Model : PVC Channel Cuter
PVC Channel Cutter :
PVC Channel cutters like these use a ratchet mechanism that allows you to apply continuous force with a minimal amount of motion and effort. The only downside to tools like this is that they will only cut pipe up to a certain size. Most cutters will cut Channel up to a 5mm nominal size, but all cutters are different. Be sure to check the maximum Channel size your cutters will accommodate before buying.
That’s why this special tool is so handy. To begin using your PVC Channel cutters, pull the handles all the way apart. This will engage the ratchet mechanism and open up the cutting blade. Now if you try to close it, the mechanism only allows you to close it a little at a time. With each squeeze of the handles another rung is engaged and the blade is pushed down a little further.
When you’re ready to begin cutting, make sure the cutters are open. Hold them so that the blade is on top and the curved support is on the bottom. Lay your Channel on that Flat and line it up approximately where you want the cut to be made. Begin ratcheting the handle by squeezing it. I find it easiest to anchor the Channel cutters on a table or the ground – especially since my PVC Channel cutters are the heavy-duty sort. When the blade is about to touch the Channel, make sure it lines up precisely with the mark you’ve made on the Channel. Continue squeezing the handle and ratcheting the cutters until the blade is completely lowered and the pipe breaks apart. The result should be a nice, clean cut.