A copper pipe cutter comes in handy when doing any DIY projects involving copper pipe. Whether you are installing a new piece of pipe or repairing pipes already in the wall having the right cutter can make the process quicker and easier.
Before buying a copper pipe cutter consider how much space you have to work and the size of the pipe. Here are three types of copper pipe cutters.
A standard copper cutter requires a bit of room to rotate around the pipe so it may not work when cutting pipes in tight spaces.
Thumb cutters require less space so they work well in tight places because they have a small outside diameter and can be tightened with a thumb.
Auto tube cutters use even less space and auto tighten but they have a set cutting diameter.
If you do many plumbing projects involving copper pipe you may find it useful to have more than one copper pipe cutter amongst your plumbing tools to suit the job.
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