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Ratchet Action Hose/PVC Pipe Cutter - 39749 view this item at harborfreight.com »

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Review by axa on October 27th, 2011
anyone who is having trouble cutting mere pvc might want to sharpen the blade or something.

Mine quite dull cuts pvc nicely, and straight enough to have confidence with my crimp joints in a closed wall...

what is annoying as all hell is resetting the ratcheting action, a real moron designed that part. otherwise id rate higher... now just a 3
Review by RobbieKnobbie on August 7th, 2011
I can't imagine using this to cut pvc pipe, but for getting nice clean cuts in hose, this cutter is the bomb. I've cut nylon tube, rubber air hose, garden hose, etc with it and I'm delighted. I've even used it once or twice to cut the jacket off SO cord, very handy light duty tool.
Review by Randy_che on April 20th, 2010
This one is a loser. Can barely make it through 1/2" PVC pipe. It's easier and faster to just use a hacksaw. I think the blade is the real problem. Soft and dull. Mine got a little better with sharpening, but not enough to make this worth using. Pass on this one.
Review by tjr on December 5th, 2009
Works ok for up to 1" or 1.25" PVC or plastic conduit. Blade tends to bend a bit as it cuts so the cut won't be perfectly square.
Review by Bigplanz on November 29th, 2009
It will cut small PVC pipe, like a 1/4 inch gray service line for a toilet, but for anything larger or thicker (like, say, schedule 80 PVC pipe) it crushes it more than cuts it. You are left with an egg shaped end of the pipe. The product description says, 'razor sharp' but it isn't. I suppose I could sharpen it, but why bother? I doubt it would hold an edge. For Schedule 80, I just cut it with a hacksaw or reciprocating saw anyway. Usually I put sanitary line I use a miter box because I want the joint to be as square and solid as possible.

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