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    Ratcheting PVC cutter

    Does anyone know if anyone makes a ratcheting 3 inch PVC cutter,I have a 2 inch cutter that I got at Home Depot. Or maybe something similar that makes nice neat cuts without the mess of a saw saw.

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    What's a saw saw?
    "There is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals."

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    Damn spell corrector

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    Milwaulkee was supposed to be coming out with an 18v operated 4" pvc cutter. I would look into that if you do that much of it.
    Gotta have the right tool for the job!

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    I'll check on that,it's not that I do a great deal of it. But the better the cut is,the pipe fits into the fitting easier and deeper,gives me peace of mind that my pipe won't fall apart.

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    My pvc cutters never cut straight.
    You need to put the phone down and get back to work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnsrose View Post
    My pvc cutters never cut straight.
    Isn't that the truth....... Aggravates me to no end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech Rob View Post
    What's a saw saw?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan1088 View Post
    Isn't that the truth....... Aggravates me to no end.
    I cannot get a straight cut either, new blade or used.

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    Use the string technique to start a kerf in the pipe then use saw and follow kerf. You can also slip a coupling over the pipe to your mark then use it as a saw guide.

    HTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnsrose View Post
    My pvc cutters never cut straight.
    My Ridgid brand PVC cutter cuts straight, but they cost 3-4 times as much as the Home Cheapo ratcheting cutters.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    I've seen a plumber use a large tubing cutter, not sure if it was a special pvc one or not. That could be another option.

    My 2"ratcheting cutter dosent cut straight either. I have had a few rigid ratcheting ones for up to 1 or 1 1/2 pipe and the blade always broke after a dozed cuts on schedule 40. So I stopped buying them. I found a brand I never heard of in a ceiling a year ago and it had been working great ever sence.

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