Soft tubing cutters

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FIMCO-MEISTER, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not worth even an extra nickel - in poly land, a generic Kwik-Cut is fine
     
  3. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    My thought as well. Turn while you cut makes up for the angle blade.
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    When the blade is brand-new sharp, you don't even have to turn the cutter.
     
  5. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    It'll work fine, get the one that ratchets (good to have for SCD 40 too) and gently squeeze while rocking the cutter back and forth to avoid pinching the poly.

    If you have a Kwik Cut, you don't need this but you'll want one for rigid pipe.
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2011
  6. Rotor_Tool

    Rotor_Tool LawnSite Senior Member
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    My thoughts exactly. I have never had luck with the ratcheting cutters, the always seem to fall apart at the ratcheting mechanism.
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  7. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    Any brands to mention? Victors or cheap chinese ones from home depot?
    I'll send you one to check out. I owe you for the ESPSMT you sent me. PM me if you want with your address.
     
  8. Wet_Boots

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    One reason I like Wheeler ratchet cutters, is that they are the prototype the cheap cutters are patterned upon, which means you can get most any repair part from one of the cheapo knockoffs.
     
  9. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    I've had ratcheting cutters for years, only thing I've changed is the blade.
     
  10. Wet_Boots

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    Never even the springs?
     

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