Phil shows three ways to cut copper pipe: with sawzall-DON’t, a shorty pipe cutter, or a Linux cutter. The Linux is much faster and easier.
00:00 Follow along with a handyman
00:25 Why you don’t want to cut copper pipe with a hacksaw or sawzall
01:10 Leaves a really rough, uneven edge on the pipe
01:20 Normally you would cut with shorty. Tighten and spin it to cut
02:15 Now you have a Linux set to cut copper pipe with
02:35 It does all the tightening for you and is much quicker to cut with
03:04 Be an American not an American’t
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What you might not know is that there’s a new innovation out. But to explain first.
The copper pipes that you cut. Quite often you use a something similar to this as, and it can be bigger. But you tighten it up and so on. But reason you do that with copper pipes is because you don’t want to say like to use a hacksaw and this is a sawzall that’s not really even accurate either.
So wrong. See how that leaves a really ragged edges. You clean it up and all you want to but it’s going to not be round. So what you would normally do is you use one of these which this is a shorty, small one. And you would tighten it up so that little wheel in there cuts, and you, so you tighten it up a little bit, spin it around, tighten up a little bit.
Spin it around. When it starts getting loose tighten it up a little more so you see how clean that is compared to that. And that’s why you would use this. But now, and that’s been around a long time, there’s a Linux set that has the three different sizes. This is a little bit on the price. It’s not terrible, but you just push it in.
“The other way.”
No, the other way I see the arrow and it does all that tightening for you. Guess what? It’s quicker So might be something you should consider since it makes a does a really good job and it gets in really tight places and it’s quicker. This is a great tool. I think it’s like 50, 60 bucks, but it’s well worth it if you’re doing much work with copper. See you.
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