Is it a circumcision cutter, or scissor like cutters?
If the former, you should make sure the cutter is seated
properly... and not try to cut it in one revolution.
just let it bite a little, then once around... tighten a little more,
the around again. repeat till cut.
I usually go around 3 times.
Verso l'esterno! Verso l'esterno! Deamons di ignoranza.
They'd be more like scissors, where you place the PVC between two
metal surfaces. It then ratchets down until it slices the pipe. But
every single time it comes out at an angle.
Perhaps I'll try the hacksaw/mitre box approach recommended here, see
how that works.
Many thanks to everyone for the suggestions.
On 23 Nov 2003 11:31:35 -0800, email@example.com (Fleemo) wrote:
Ehhhhhhh, another useless gadget to make a buck for somebody......
I was in the plumbing biz for years, and all I used was a miter box
and backsaw. I bet the saw used less physical effort than that
"thing". The few times I had to cut a lot of pipe for a job, (one and
a half inch or larger), I used a chop saw to speed up the work.
That "thing" you have probably only cuts ONE inch or less pipe too.
All those things do is waste useful space in a toolbox.
I do a lot of 1/2" to 3/4" CPVC and 3/4" to 1" PVC and 1/2" to 1.25" PE
tubing. You can't do more than bend over to pick up your saw by the time
I have any of my cuts done. You can't beat a good pair or ratchet
'prunning type' cutters.
Quality Water Associates
Well, almost impossible to say without seeing what you have, but pvc ain't that
hard to cut. What size pipe you cutting and what type of cutters and someone
might can offer some suggestions. I have seen folks pick up a cheap plastic
mitre box to help keep the cuts straight on larger pipe sizes.
Angled cuts? What are you doing, making your own elbows?
To save the price of an elbow when using pvc pipe, do the following.
Cut two pieces of PVC pipe at 45deg. angles, and apply lots of glue,
followed by liberal amounts of ducttape. Let dry thoroughly.
If it leaks when you try it, just apply more ducttape. If it still
leaks after that, buy one bag of ReadyCrete for each homemade elbow.
Make a mold out of wood to fit around the pipe at each elbow. Mix the
concrete and fill the mold, being sure to completely cover the pipe.
Allow several days for the concrete to dry. Apply water pressure and
check for leaks. This should solve your problem, but if there are
still leaks, then you just ain't no plumber, and better call AAAAA
Plumbing service, listed in your yellow pages.
It sounds like you have a scissor/shear type that is worn out. I have
worn out many of them over the last 10-15 years and I've learned to
rotate the tubing as I start the cut rather than simply relying on the
sharpness of the blade and squeezing to make the cut. That causes wear.
If you mean a pipe cutter with a wheel for plastic, or not... I've seen
worn out pipe cutters run out of the wheel groove before rejoining the
beginning and causing an angle cut, but so what. Cement it a go on with
life. If the wheel doesn't connect with the previous groove, you'll
never cut the tubing if you continue in one direction; the groove
spirals up or down the tubing and never meets
Quality Water Associates
PVC was designed to be used by monkeys with average intelligence. The seat
area is sufficient so that if a piece is cut at an angle, there is still
plenty of surface to glue to.
IMHO, one would not be able to cut a piece of PVC at such a sharp angle that
it could not be glued into a fitting. Unless, of course you used a miter
saw, or were really an intelligent monkey and worked at it.
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