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  • Tubular cutter

    https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/plastic-drain-pipe-cutter

    Always used to use my 18tpi sawzall blade for tubular then picked this up. Man this is worth every frickin penny. Works slick as can be.
    Buy cheap, buy twice.

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    I'm on my 3rd one! Glad they finally took Ron's suggestion and made the 1.5" a semi-circle so that you can cut double ended TP's with it. Nice clean cut every time and little if any debris.

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    • #3
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      Originally posted by Swade Plumbing View Post
      Nice clean cut every time and little if any debris.
      Just a thin ribbon of plastic is shaved off where the cutter makes a bevel on the end of the pipe.

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      • #4
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        Had you all gone to the roundup, you would have seen the cutter before it hit the market. There was only a slight concern about the original design not allowing a double flange tailpiece to fit. But honestly, a simple cut with a tiny tim hacksaw to separate the double flanged tp is all it takes to use the old model on that rare occasion you have to cut doubles.

        Still like my plastic cutter with the exacto blade. Have 1.25, 1.5 and 2". Simple design and very effective at cutting pipe.

        Rick.
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        • #5
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          I want Gina to be my wife!~ HOLA!!!


          I have the older version but like always, have no idea where it went.


          I need to start a thread on the 'other' cutters for copper.
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          • #6
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            Still trying to figure out why anyone uses thin walled plastic tailpieces?

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by sweatthepipe View Post
              Still trying to figure out why anyone uses thin walled plastic tailpieces?
              Would like to hear your opinion of thin wall tailpieces. Unless you slam it and the compression p-trap, etc they last for years.

              David

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              • #8
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                Agreed. Tubular tailpieces are almost all 22 gauge these days. Those things don't last very long. A PVC tailpiece will outlast us all

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                • #9
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                  Only place to find 22 gauge would be lowes or HD.

                  Keeney, DB, McGuire are all 17 Gauge.

                  Heck, even Proflo.

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                  • #10
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                    Not at my supply houses.
                    Last proflo i bought was 22 gauge.
                    They might make 17 gauge, but not everyone carries them.
                    I've seen countless brass tubular tailpieces and traps that have holes in them from wear.
                    I've Never seen a PVC tailpiece or trap with a hole in it.

                    I only keep double ended tailpieces on the truck. So for some the new design is a bigger deal.

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                    • #11
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                      Actually, ProFlo 17 ga ptraps are made in the same Thailand factory as Zurns are.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Tubular cutter

                        I handled that cutter the other day at a tabletop put on by the Northern CA Ridgid rep.
                        I brought a Ridgid cordless drill along and got schooled on the difference between my Ridgid tool (HD-China Orange)
                        and his Ridgid (domestic-Red) ones.

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                        • #13
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                          It was nice to use this tool before it was even on the market. Like Rick said they wanted our input on it at the round up
                          Charlie

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