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Old 08-13-2009, 03:05 PM   #1
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Anyone used the klein pvc cutter for 1/2'' upto 2''? Do they work well? I can't imagine spending 150 bucks on them, maybe there is a knock off that works as well or better for cheaper?
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:19 PM   #2
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I have one. I'm not very impressed with it and I have never used it. A sawzall is better and quicker IMO.
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I have the 1/2 to 1-1/4" version and it is excellent quality. The only thing that comes close is the Lenox version, which if I am not mistaken only does up to 1".

I have never used the 2" model, but it look very big.
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Anyone used the klein pvc cutter for 1/2'' upto 2''? Do they work well? I can't imagine spending 150 bucks on them, maybe there is a knock off that works as well or better for cheaper?


This is as cheap as I could find. I don't know if it's Chinese junk or not. Might be worth a look.

http://www.flexpvc.com/cart/agora.cg...s-Pipe-Cutters
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I have the 1/2 to 1-1/4" version and it is excellent quality. The only thing that comes close is the Lenox version, which if I am not mistaken only does up to 1".

I have never used the 2" model, but it look very big.
Ditto on that, I have the same one. It cuts smooth and I would take it over a sawzall any day.
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I've got the same one and I love it,,,but I see two problems with it 1) it won't work on cold pipe,,,only warm 2) My helper tightened it up until the blade contacted the pipe, realizing he was off the mark slightly and no way to release the blade, he twisted it,,,,CRACK!! 80 dollar blade broke.
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2) My helper tightened it up until the blade contacted the pipe, realizing he was off the mark slightly and no way to release the blade, he twisted it,,,,CRACK!! 80 dollar blade broke.
What??? You can't just pull the big one open like you can with the small one?
What a dumb design.
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My helper tightened it up until the blade contacted the pipe, realizing he was off the mark slightly and no way to release the blade, he twisted it,,,,CRACK!! 80 dollar blade broke.
That seems like a deal breaker at 150+ dollars
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After going through 2 brasscraft PVC cutters, I got the Klein version that does 1/2" to1 1/4" for $70. Ive had it for the past 3 years and it has cut more pipe on the original blade than both my brasscrafts did combined including a replacement blade on the first one.
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Brasscraft is cheap HD junk

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i use a hacksaw
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i use a hacksaw
You also enjoy taping split bolts and use a hawkbill knife, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised.
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I use the klein 1/2--1 1/4 perfect for cutting pvc when watching masons.
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I have the small Klein and love it. I have a Ridgid that goes to 2" and find it faster and cleaner than a saw, no deburring and no sweeping up in a finished space. I got it on Ebay for @$55 with shipping, in the business section.
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I have a Lenox that I use up to 1'', and a Ridgid for the bigger stuff. I can't remember what I payed for the Ridgid, but it wasn't enough to make me want to use a hacksaw.
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i have a cheap (50$) chineese knockoff of the greenlee that goes up to 2.5 inch and i like it
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Buy the plumbers Ridgid pvc cutter its far nicer and much cheaper.
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