USING A PIPE CUTTER - Continued
Open the jaws of the pipe cutter enough to allow
the pipe cutter to be placed around the pipe.
Adjust so that the cutting blade (3) is on the line.
Tighten the handle(4) until cutting blade makes
contact with pipe.
Then turn the handle(4) 1/4 of a turn more
Now turn the whole cutter one turn around the
Repeat steps 5 and 6 until the pipe is cut
Be sure the cutter is at a right angle
to the pipe as shown to keep the
wheel on track.
Remove the shoulder (the rough edge left by
cutting) from the outside of the pipe with a file
Remove the burr from the inside of the pipe with
a pipe reamer (6). (See Chapter 39 for care and
use of pipe reamers.)
Place protective cap (1) on cut pipe end and
remove from vise.
If the part of the pipe you cut off is
going to be used, put in vise and
repeat steps 8 and 9. If you are
going to store the pipe, put the
protective cover back on.