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How To Cut Soil Pipe

How to Cut Soil Pipe – Pro Plumbing Tips

Cutting in-place soil pipes might be an unpleasant job but it doesn’t have to be difficult. All of these methods work, other things being equal, but soil pipe access might eliminate some of them. The age and condition of the pipe might affect the method you use for cutting it as well (it gets even more […]

Knipex Pipe Cutters for Plastic and Pneumatic Hoses

Knipex Pipe Cutters Cut Clean and Easy in a Broader Range of Materials Just this month, Knipex Tools has introduced two Pipe Cutters that cover a range of materials. The 90 25 185 model tackles your plastic composite pipes while the 90 10 185 pipe cutter works with multilayer and pneumatic hoses. Knipex Pipe Cutters […]

Knipex Tubix Pipe Cutter

Knipex TubiX Pipe Cutter with Deburring Tool

Clean Cuts in Seconds The Knipex Tubix Pipe Cutter caught our attention this week and looks like a fresh take on an old idea. The lightweight magnesium tool lets you make clean, one-handed cuts in 1/4″ to 1-3/8″ copper, brass, and stainless steel pipe. It also gives you a built-in tool for deburring fresh cuts […]

Review8.9(out of 10)
Greenlee PVC Pipe Cutter with Ratcheting Action and Quick Release

Greenlee PVC Pipe Cutter with Ratcheting Action and Quick Release 864QR

PVC cutters aren’t the sexiest tools to talk about, but for electricians, plumbers, and irrigation specialists that use them every day, a good set is indispensable. We got our hands on the Greenlee PVC pipe cutter that includes ratcheting action and a quick release. It promises to make the experience easier and safer. We put […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Milwaukee M12 Plastic Pipe Shear

Milwaukee M12 Plastic Pipe Shear

Just as Electricians must constantly cut wire as a matter of course, Plumbers find the most repetitive task of the trade to be cutting pipe. Traditionally, we’ve used a hacksaw, a reciprocating saw, or a ratcheting hand cutter. But those first two require a large working area with no wall or other obstruction behind the […]

Milwaukee New Product Symposium 2017

Milwaukee New Product Symposium 2017

The 2017 edition of the Milwaukee New Product Symposium didn’t feature a massive overarching new technology like One-Key or Fuel have in the past. Each of the core trades did come away as big winners though and everyone will love the newest portable storage solution – Milwaukee PackOut. So whether you were able to follow […]

Review9.0(out of 10)

Ridgid 238-P Powered Soil Pipe Cutter Review

I feel very fortunate to be a plumber in 2013. Any time I’m having a hard day or am frustrated with a certain job, my dad will tell me a story about how he had to do that same job 35 years ago. It would usually go something like, “I never had a helper, so […]