Rothenberger Rocut 38 Direct Cut Pipe Shears 0-38mm
Cheap and cheerful
Good item, does what it says on the tin but after about 20 or so cuts a little part of the cutting blade snapped off and now makes it awkward to cut.
I feel this was partly my fault, maybe I was bending to the left or right as I cut and partly a brittle part of the blade. I'm pretty sure it would be classed in the 10% of faulty stock and that is why I am still giving it a higher rating.
Good for a now and then DIYer not so good for a day to day trades man.
10 May 2014
I've been having renovating my home and upgrading pipework and radiators on an as needed basis...up until recently I been using a small pipe cutter for 15mm and 22mm pipe which did the job perfectly.
I bought these as I needed something to cut up to a 28mm pipe.
I cant believe that I hadnt bought them before. So much easier and quicker than a rotational cutter - you can line up by sight and make the cut where you need it. A fairly intricate leak repair requiring many different joints was done in half the time using these. I'd like to think that my labour is worth more than Â£11.99 per hour so in that respect these are a great buy. Wish I'd thought of them sooner.
25 Mar 2013
why did i wait so long to buy
i do alot of genaral diy plumbing and have done for years and just never got round to buying pipe shears. After buying these i wish i bought them years ago they give a quick and clean cut. no more messing about with rough saw cuts they even cut 32mm waste pipe with ease. the lock makes them easier to fit in the tool box too
12 Jan 2013