Best / Favorite Sch 200 PVC Cutter

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by MEXANDME, Apr 11, 2013.


    MEXANDME LawnSite Senior Member
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    I cannot seem to find a Sch 200 PCV cutter that will not leave a "lip" around the outside of the pipe.

    Do you mind sharing your favorites?


  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    de-burr your PVC pipe :nono:
  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Use sch 40 M&M. You'll have a more harmonious outcome.
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    MEXANDME LawnSite Senior Member
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    Most of my work is maintenance and the Sch 200 is existing.

    I do de-burr critical joints.....I just do not like having to de-burr every joint.

    Thanks / Regards,

  5. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    M&M if you have set parameters then you have little choice. Deburring is about your only choice and i would suggest a conical deburring tool or a swivel knife, both can be had at your supplier.
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  6. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
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    I use a PlumbPro to cut mine, it leaves a small lip sometimes but not much. The trick is to have a sharp blade but keeping it sharp is a trick since it's in the dirt all the time.
  7. stebs

    stebs LawnSite Senior Member
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    I use a widow-maker (cordless recip saw) followed with either a fingernail or utility knife to clean up the ends..
  8. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,416


    We have stuck with for years the,

    WHEELER-REX 5290 Cuts 1/2" through 1.25" pvc

    You can get replacement blades for them also.

    Theyre kinda pricey but work well.

    MEXANDME LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 396

    Koster__Irrigation / Thanks for your reply. The Wheeler Rex-5290 is what I am using for Schedule 40. What cutter have you found best for Schedule 200?

    Thanks !

  10. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,780

    Alright I'll be the one to say it

    It's called

    Class 200

    The most common pipes you'll see for irrigation is Class 160, Class 200, Schedule 40, Schedule 80, Poly 100 psi and poly 160 psi. Older systems are Galvi.

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