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.