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Plastic pipe cutter

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by movieman, 1 Apr 2021.

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    Hi guys does anybody have any recommendation for 32mm plastic pipe cutter?
     
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    Do you mean waste pipe? If so a junior hacksaw is good. Also good for MDPE.
     
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    I bought a 35mm Ox plastic pipe cutter for use on the push fit under our sink, really pleased with it. I've now bought the 22mm as well and a monument 40mm. Found the 22 and 40 take a bit more care when using.
     
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    personally i would use @jeff the gasman he is not cheap but he does a great job , just wear ear muffs he is loud
     
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    Hacksaws are good, but I’d recommend using a file, to get rid of burr, no point being rough. The link to Rothenberger - I have a similar set for hep, and wouldn’t attempt 32mm with it. Ratchet pipe cutters are good as well, as are plastic pipe slices.
     
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    If you use a hacksaw, as has been suggested, I would wrap a length of masking tape round it as guide, as it's easy for the blade to go off course. Then dress it up with a half-round file.
     
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    Ox That's the one I've got in 22 and 35. 35 cut really easily and well each time but I found the 22 a bit more difficult to use.
     
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    But my pipe is 32mm they don't seem to do it in that size only 35mm
     
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    My vote is still for a hacksaw
     
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    IMG-20210407-WA0000.jpg Hi guys I bought these , they were expensive but did the job 30 quid but solid cut every time I have to admit.

    One thing is though they don't cut the old pipe, it seems like it has become very brittle.

    Is it better to replace the whole pipe once it become this way?

    Also don't go for these ones with the straight blade they are cheap and won't cut the plastic pipe properly, you want one with a blade with 2 sides (not straight) View attachment 56734

    https://www.mgftools.de/154-thickbox_default/pipe-cutter-plastic.jpg
     
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    View attachment 56750 guys is the best waste for this set up , I've replaced all the piping but just wanting to ask if this is the best set up before I glue everything down, thanks IMG-20210407-WA0001.jpg
     
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    If you're in a tight spot with little room for a tool you could use a length of thin string. Simply pass it around the back of the pipe and then, using the ends held in each hand, pull the string back and forth. The heat generated by the friction of the string on the plastic pipe will cut its way through in a matter of seconds.
     
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