Rothenberger Plastic Pipe Cutter 1Â½" (42mm)
I've had one of these for about a year now - quick, easy to use, and leaves a nice clean cut end.
As for the reviewer who gave it 2 stars & said you had to be Arnold Schwarzenegger to use it obviously didn't have his Weetabix that day - sure, it can be fairly stiff to get started, particularly on solvent-weld pipe, but it's not that hard...
I've just been looking at getting another for a work colleague, and the price seems to have gone up quite a lot in the last year - I don't remember paying this much last year. Still, it saves loads of time so I guess even at the higher price it's worth it.
28 Apr 2015
Top bit of kit
If you have strenth greater than that of a 4 year old then you will have not problem using these. mm perfect, straight clean cut every time, must have for any plumber
6 May 2014
Excellent gets in to very tight spots
Should have bought one years ago.
30 Apr 2014
Good for tight spots
I bought one of these to cut a 42mm waste pipe that was in a pipe chase and impossible to reach with a hack saw and it was perfect for this job. The initial turn is the hardest and you really have to grip the pipe while turning the cutter which means that even in tight areas, it's a two handed job. Also the cutter leaves a burr or doesn't cut straight if cutting off a small piece at the end, where the pipe isn't fully into the body of the cutter. I found it best cutting solvent weld in situ, as the pipe doesn't rotate in the fitting. A useful tool for tight spots.
16 May 2011