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Usually when you’re cutting copper pipe with a tubing cutter, you’ve got to have a good deal of space around the pipe. Not only do you need a few inches for every swing, but you have to adjust the cutter as you rotate. It all adds up to a time- and space-consuming process. Superior Tools, a plumbing tool manufacturer, offers an alternative — the Ultracut Cordless Tubing Cutter.

The Ultracut can cut 1/2″ and 3/4″ copper tubing in just a few seconds.  Its design allows it to reach into spots that a normal tubing cutter or saw couldn’t reach.  Simply set the cutter to the appropriate size, snap the cutter head onto the pipe, and let it rip. The cutter will stop as soon as the cut’s complete.

Its built-in light allows you to easily see exactly where the cut will happen. The Ultracut can also cut thin conduit and aluminum tubing.  The Anyfuel battery will make up to 100 cuts before needing a recharge.

If you’re looking for a tool to ease a new plumbing install, or to help you change existing setups quickly, the Ultracut has a street price of $120.

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6 Responses to Ultracut Cordless Pipe Cutter

  1. Man, I really could’ve used something like this when I was replacing my water heater. I had to cut a pipe in a tight spot, but the mini pipe cutter I had just wouldn’t track straight — I couldn’t keep it from spiraling. I ended up using my sawsall, but that is just not the best solution.

    If they could get this down to the $50 to 60 range I bet people would be all over it.

  2. George says:

    I don’t know if these have been around a while (I do lots more wood working than plumbing), but this is a seriously cool tool. Like the poster above, it would have been perfect when I had to replace my water heater last year.

  3. Fred says:

    I do a lot of plumbing.
    Mini cutters can spiral – because the roller that opposes and stabilized the cutting wheel is small. My old Imperial Eastman Imp cutters were better in this aspect than what came out of Ridgid. I’m not sure whether Stride Tool (now owns Imperial) still makes the 127-FA.

    For the homeowner, I’ve seen ratcheting cutters at Sears (I think their part # 9-51672) that has an open mouth and a tensioning wheel. I’ve never tried these.

    Not exactly related – but what we do find is handy is a stub (internal) tubing cutter (Ridgid 102 – 32970) for 1/2 tubing and its big brothers #108 (83240) that handles up to 2 inches and #109 (83290) that goes from 2.5 to 4 inch. These are handy to cut off sub ends close to walls, drain lines up out of floors etc. The work like a mini lathe cutter from the inside out.

  4. ExtremeFramer says:

    I bought one of these a year ago. Works as advertised. But the battery take hours to charge (and doesn’t hold a charge on the shelf for long) so unless you are plumbing on a daily basis, you have to plan ahead to have this tool ready for work.

  5. Fred says:

    Wheeler Rex is making some hand ratchet tubing cutters:

    http://www.wheelerrex.com/catalog/Wheeler_Rex_2008_Catalog_28.htm

  6. Pawel says:

    Where Can I buy some cutter like this? I need cut a lot of pipe 4,8mm. Have you got some idea how do that? Hand cut takes too long and make too much other problems.

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