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PIPE CUTTER, STEEL 2" - 4"

Where to find PIPE CUTTER, STEEL 2  - 4 in Vancouver / Surrey

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Daily: $20.00

Weekly: $60.00

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Additional Information

  • Pipe cutters are available in a number of different
  • sizes. Use depends on what size, type of material,
  • and the situation under which they are to be used.
  • It has always been acknowledged that the best way to
  • cut pipe is by using a pipe cutter. This method assures
  • that the pipe is cut squarely, accurately, and quickly.
  • The simplest form of pipe cutter is fitted with one cutter
  • wheel and two rollers which keep the cutter square
  • to the pipe and which are rolled around the circumference
  • of the pipe. Sufficient force creates a groove
  • which is gradually worked deeper until it cuts through
  • the pipe wall. No metal is removed; it is only displaced
  • and pushed away by the cutter.
  • Single wheel cutters must be rotated through 360 to complete the cut. Should there not be enough space
  • to do this, a four wheel cutter should be used. By swinging the cutter through an arc of 120 each
  • wheel will track to the groove cut by another wheel and thus completes the cut.
  • Pipe can, of course, be cut by the use of a hack saws, torches, and other means.
  • However, if the pipe is to be threaded, the end must be squared off. This can rarely
  • be achieved without a tool specifically designed for pipe cutting and may result in
  • badly cut threads and possibly broken dies.
  • Select The Correct Cutter
  • In order to get maximum performance from a tool, one should
  • always ensure that the correct model of pipe cutter has been
  • selected for the job. Definite forms of pipe cutters are available
  • for specific functions from, the simple single wheel tool to the
  • more sophisticated four wheel unit, and those which are specifically
  • designed for use with power drives and threading
  • machines. Each of these tools has its own particular features
  • suited for its intended job. On occasion for lack of the correct tool,
  • some people try to cut pipe with a tubing cutter. A tubing cutter
  • should never be used for such work. Its design and construction
  • make it suitable for cutting through the thin walls of tubing and
  • thin walled conduit only.
  • Never try to cut pipe with the wrong cutter type
  • or cutter wheel. This may result in serious injury and damage
  • to the tool and work piece.
  • Check The Cutter Wheel
  • Always ensure that when selecting the cutter, the cutter wheel is
  • of the type suited to 1) the cutter being used and 2) the material
  • to be cut. Always inspect the cutter wheel before use to see that
  • it is not blunt or damaged in any way.
  • 7/2005
  • Cutter Wheel
  • (See Wheel Types)
  • Frame
  • Roll
  • Feed Screw
  • Wear Plug
  • Wheel Pin Roll Pin
  • Roll Housing
  • WARNING
  • No. 42-AMounting The Cutter On The Pipe
  • Open the cutter by turning the feed handle counter clockwise and
  • place the cutter on the solidly held pipe so that the rollers are in
  • contact with the pipe. Turn the screw handle clockwise until the
  • cutter wheel makes contact with the pipe. The rollers will steady
  • the cutter and keep it square to the pipe while the cutter wheel
  • will make contact with the pipe itself.
  • True Tracking
  • When the cutter wheel is in contact with the pipe, lightly engage
  • the cutter wheel by turning the feed screw 1
  • /4 of a turn and rotate
  • the cutter through 360 so that the wheel cuts a light groove.
  • Check this groove to see if it tracks into the original starting
  • groove. If it does, the result will be a good cut. If not, it will spiral
  • and not cut the pipe. If the cutter does not track, the cutter wheel
  • is probably damaged and should be replaced.
  • The Cut
  • Having ensured a true track , tighten the feed screw a quarter of
  • a turn and rotate the cutter around the pipe progressively tightening
  • the screw at each turn until the pipe is cut. It should be
  • noted that the roller, as well as steadying the cutter itself, also
  • serves to roll down the burrs thrown up on the outside of the pipe
  • by the cutter wheel.
  • Do not force the cutter wheel into the pipe. It will
  • damage and shorten the life of the cutter wheel.
  • Proper Maintenance of Pipe Cutters
  • Do not use a pipe cutter that is not properly maintained.
  • Pipe cutters must be kept clean to ensure they function correctly. always make sure that the feed screw, slide,
  • cutter wheels, and rollers are kept free of dirt and foreign matter.
  • Clean tools correctly always clean the pipe cutter at the end of each job using a cleaning agent and a
  • wire brush to clean the feed screw, rollers, and cutter wheel.
  • Oil thoroughly cleaning agents will cause tools to become dry. Always ensure that the feed screw, slide,
  • rollers and cutter wheels are well lubricated using a suitable lubricating oil. Do not use thread cutting oil which
  • is not a lubricant.
  • Inspect frequently having cleaned and oiled the cutter thoroughly, inspect it closely to ensure that no damage
  • has taken place to the cutter body, feed screw, rollers; and most important, examine for proper tracking
  • and cutter wheel sharpness. If any damage is detected, replace the damaged or worn part immediately.
  • Store correctly always hang cutters, if possible, in a warm dry area.
  • If you have any questions regarding the care and use of tubing cutters, call or email Ridge Tool's Technical

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