Updated September 25, 2019 by Rafael Perez

The 9 Best Pipe Cutters

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This wiki has been updated 19 times since it was first published in May of 2016. A pipe cutter offers significant advantages over a hacksaw when trimming a pipe to length. Our selections include models that make it easy to work on PVC, copper, and steel tubes, so even a moderately competent DIY-er will feel confident tackling all kinds of jobs. Of course, we've also included some heavy-duty models that can stand up to the rigors of long-term use by professional contractors. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best pipe cutter on Amazon.

9. Gearwrench 2031DD

8. Magbit MAG801

7. Cobra Products PST002

6. Lenox Tools 14833TSK

5. Ridgid 32975

4. Master Plumber 745122

3. Rigid 32573

2. Steel Dragon Tools SDT-2A

1. Klein Tools 88904

Editor's Notes

September 18, 2019:

Removed the Tekton 6463 because of availability issues. Added the Klein Tools 88904 and the Rigid 32573.

The Klein is a great model when space is not an issue, as is the case when building new plumbing. The four rollers allow for smooth cutting with no wandering. The Rigid 32572 is perfect for repairs when only certain sections of pipe must be replaced or rerouted. The ratchet engages with minimal turning, which means that you can cut pipes even if you only have a half foot of lateral space to work with.

When cutting hard metals like steel, its always best to use some lubrication to prolong the life of your wheel blades. Working on plumbing or fluid lines can be dangerous and should only be done by trained technicians to avoid personal injury or property damage.

Rafael Perez
Last updated on September 25, 2019 by Rafael Perez

Rafael Perez is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of Rochester. His primary focus is the metaphysics of time and the philosophy of mind, with a particular interest in artificial intelligence and antirepresentational models of the mind. He has extensive experience as a mechanic, a construction worker, and a general repairman. This has allowed him to gather a wealth of knowledge on automobile repair, auto parts, carpentry, masonry, welding, and the tools used in those trades. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, woodworking, and fishing.

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