i went to Grainger and ordered this pipe cutter that I wanted to try out. It cuts 1/2" like butter but nobody in the entire universe but me uses 1/2". On 3/4" and 1" a slight turn to start the cut is required. In order to get pipe in it has to open all the way which makes it hard to reach the handle to cut and I have good size hands. It comes with a holster but when you pull it out it catches the handle lock and immediately opens. I'll give it a c+. They need to try these things in the field before putting them on the market. I guess it's okay for a few cuts a day but not a lot of cuts in a hurry. Should cut through Rotars poly nice.