Some of you have questions about cutting pipes. So here you go:
There’s lots of ways to cut pipe. You can use an angle grinder or a hacksaw, but
they are noisy, and it’s difficult to cut perfectly square. You’ll also need to
hold the pipe very firmly, and this can often mean deforming the pipe in a vice
Another way is to use a tube cutter (also called a pipe cutter). This tool uses
a hardened roller to silently and progressively cut through pipe, leaving a
square, neat chamfered cut. The inside edge may be left with a burr that can be
removed with the tool’s inbuilt de-burring device.
They come in a wide range of sizes for all sorts of pipes, and you can hire them
To get a perfectly clean cut,
wrap strong masking tape around the pipe before you cut.
The Supercraft Pipe Cutter is available at all good hardware stores.