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Old 01-08-2010, 03:14 PM   #1
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Anyone use the Ridgid or Reed quick release cutters with plastic cutting wheels for pvc or abs?

My co-worker has Reed's as they top out at 3" they are the TC4Q. If that's the case, should the TC6Q's be able to handle 6"?



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Old 01-08-2010, 03:31 PM   #2
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I have not seen plastic pipe cutters with wheels. I use the ratchet type (Ridgid) but only for 2" and below. Since i don't use the larger pipe much, I have a handsaw for cutting. Going by the numbers, I would agree that the one you mentioned would cut 6" pipe.



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Old 01-16-2010, 08:24 PM   #3
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My TC3 cuts 3" just fine. I think you've got something out of whack.

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Old 01-19-2010, 10:46 PM   #4
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I use a reciprocating saw. With a bit of practice you can make very straight cuts fast.

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Old 01-30-2010, 02:01 AM   #5
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I use an abrasive chop saw for pipe over 2".
Provides quick clean cut that is square
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Old 07-24-2010, 04:28 PM   #6
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i use a combo of cutters, chop saw for rough ins and top outs. recip saw for small jobs, ratchet cutter for small pipe and a rigid cutter with pvc blade for finish work( less mess to clean up and more precise) never use hack saw though thats for non plumbers lol

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Old 10-14-2010, 06:27 PM   #7
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anyone try the Milwaukee M12 PVC Cutter and if so what have you thought of it? I have one but the jury is still out on how well it works
On short pieces it will explode the pipe.
Longer pieces it works OK but takes practice to get a good square cut

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Old 10-15-2010, 02:02 AM   #8
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I have been wanting to try one of those out. But when I look at the price tag, my mongo ratchet cutters, cordless Sawzall, and yes, even my unprofessional hacksaw win out.

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Old 10-18-2010, 03:02 PM   #9
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I too use the unprofessional hacksaw. Straight cuts are no problem and the blades are cheaper and last much longer.

I've tried all the others and they just don't last and a few cuts and they are getting dull.

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don't worry phish, my unprofessional hacksaw does just fine for me also.



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