Frequent question: Can I use a pipe cutter on EMT?

Will a copper pipe cutter cut steel conduit?

NOT JUST FOR COPPER – Our pipe cutting tool isn’t just a great copper tube cutter but also can also cut steel pipe, stainless steel tubing, aluminium piping, PVC and iron.

Is a tube cutter and a pipe cutter the same thing?

How are tube cutters different from pipe cutters? Pipe cutters, because they are made to cut metal, cut in a circular motion to prevent the pipe from cracking. As tube cutters are designed to cut softer material, such as PVC, they can cut straight down through the tubing because the material is more malleable.

What is a tubing cutter?

A wheeled pipe cutter (also called tubing cutter) looks similar to the letter “C” with a handle or knob extending from the side. Wheeled pipe cutters are used to cut pipes made from copper, brass, plastic and thin-walled electrical metal tubing (EMT).

Which is the type of pipe cutter?

Types of Pipe Cutter

Pipe Cutter Type Pipe Cutter Uses
Hose cutter Ideal for cutting rubber hose
Midi pipe cutter Midi tube cutter
Plier pipe cutter Used for cutting piping
Ratchet pipe cutter Suited for cutting pipes

Can you cut galvanized pipe with a pipe cutter?

Cutting Galvanized Pipe

Secure the galvanized pipe in either a pipe vise or solid bench vise. Place the rotary pipe cutter on the galvanized pipe. Make sure you are centering the line you need to cut with the blade. Take your cutting oil and apply it while tightening the handle of the pipe cutter.

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