USING A PIPE CUTTER
TYPES AND USES
There are two sizes of pipe cutters. One size can cut
from 1/8 to 2 inches, while the other can cut from 2 to 4
inches. The pipe cutter has a cutting blade (1) and two
pressure rollers (2) which are adjusted and tightened by
turning the handle (3). Pipe cutters are used to cut
steel, brass, copper, wrought iron, and lead pipe.
Measure from end of pipe and make a mark
where you want to cut.
PIPE THREADING SET
The pipe threading set contains an assortment of cutting
dies (1), a handle or wrench (2), a collar (3), and locking
screws (4). The cutting dies may range from 1/8-inch to
2 inches in diameter. The threading set is used to cut
American Standard Pipe threads on steel, brass, copper,
wrought iron, and lead pipe.
Fasten pipe securely in a pipe vise (2). Be sure
mark is clear so that it can be cut. Pipe must be
supported on both ends to keep it from bending.