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Good point - I've used sand cloth too and maybe it's the one I get but the finish with the pipe cleaner seems to be smoother than the sandcloth which seems to leave a more gritty finish. both joints soldered fine so I did not see any issues.
Well, I think you should replace all your copper piping with the Pex. It is very easy to deal with the Pex rather than copper. Installing, re-installing Pex is a very easy deal. Also, Pex is very cheaper than copper.
Ha Ha - enjoyed that vid. I also own a Ridgid No. 15 and it's very good and fast. However, I was also thinking about cutting in confined spaces - while the 15 is great it only works well on new pipe yet to be installed. For tight spaces I have a close quarters hacksaw (as suggested by you previously) as well as the Autocut cuttter. I also have the Ridgid 104 and 118 (or 116/110 - hard to read the number on the tool) but even they have a limit in tight spots
I use the Milwaukee auto cutter, but I talked to Milwaukee today about it. I wish that the power it had going forward, it also had going backward. I have to cut out a lot of piping that is soft copper down in a ditch 12" - 2' deep. I also have been talking to them about making an auto cutter for Black iron Pipe. I am getting ready to go Mega Press for Gas piping. The only time I use a Torch these days is to heat up my Uponor to get it to shrink down around my fittings. Propressing Copper to Uponor pex that is what we are doing.
"don't put that in your mouth, you don't know where it's been"