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Tuesday, April 18th 2006, 5:10am

by SprinklerGuy

http://www.members.cox.net/tismaz/billtism.htm

My pleasure....

Tuesday, April 18th 2006, 4:06am

by BSME

This isn't the man, myth, and legend that makes the famous sucktube that you are always preaching about is it?

If it is... I have always meant to get my hands on one of those... I'd like one "Tony from AZ sent me" discount...

kidding... I do want one though sprinklerguy... I'll search both sites for "sucktube" but if I don't find it can you send me the link again?

Tuesday, April 18th 2006, 3:57am

by SprinklerGuy

Watch out guys....the Guru has joined us....;)

Hi Billy....phone call for you later today!

Monday, April 17th 2006, 6:20pm

by Bill Painter

About the most common cutter around Phx is the Kwik-Cut, especially on new pipe that still has it's elasticity. Rachet type cutters (the better ones) are good on Sch pipe, but be very careful on older pipe.... CRUNCH!
I personally use a Cable Saw on most EVERYTHING. Fast, clean, and does made NOT bugger thin or brittle pipe. I also straigten out the cable when I am done using them by making the cable smoke in a piece of Doug Fir and then pull the ends tight letting it cool straight. Gets rid of the pig tailing. Saws generally last me at least 40-50 cuts.
Bill

Sunday, March 19th 2006, 6:31pm

by lush96

kwik cut rules. a good pvc saw for pvc. small pvc up to 1 inch can be cut easily with quik cut.

Sunday, March 5th 2006, 9:25am

by radical

Kwik-Cut for poly, swing, PVC PR 160 & 200. Lenox Saw for Sch 40 & 80 and of course old pipe.

Saturday, December 31st 2005, 10:16am

by Jazzer K

kwik cut for Poly and sawsall for pvc-with 20 or higher tpi blades for cleaner cut.

Saturday, December 17th 2005, 11:45am

by RidgeRun05

I am going to agree with Wetboots here, The home improvement stores ratcheting "pipe cutters" are worthless. You'd be lucky to install a complete system using the same pair. If you want something quality, it is going to show on the price tag.

Friday, December 16th 2005, 12:26pm

by Wet_Boots

I occasionally use a ratchet cutter on the odd tree root, as well. If not using sch 40, you don't need a ratchet cutter. If any of the pipe is old and weathered, you'd want to have a saw, in case it's getting brittle.

To elaborate on this, a ratcheting cutter can shatter an old brittle PVC pipe, instead of cutting smoothly through it. This is why you use a saw when in doubt, on older pipe, when you can't afford to have shattered pipe and/or fittings.

Also, do not expect the cheapest home-center ratcheting cutter to be any good. They may look like the real thing, but the metal is so inferior as to be laughable. A Victor VP-30 is about $35 to $40 at contractor net.

Friday, December 16th 2005, 12:26pm

by Wet_Boots

I occasionally use a ratchet cutter on the odd tree root, as well. If not using sch 40, you don't need a ratchet cutter. If any of the pipe is old and weathered, you'd want to have a saw, in case it's getting brittle.

To elaborate on this, a ratcheting cutter can shatter an old brittle PVC pipe, instead of cutting smoothly through it. This is why you use a saw when in doubt, on older pipe, when you can't afford to have shattered pipe and/or fittings.

Also, do not expect the cheapest home-center ratcheting cutter to be any good. They may look like the real thing, but the metal is so inferior as to be laughable. A Victor VP-30 is about $35 to $40 at contractor net.