Crucial Things You Need to Know about Best Copper Tubing Cutter Of 2018. Buyer’s Guide.

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Want to know, how we have made our list of the best copper tubing cutter? We took into account many aspects (such as the price, materials, user score, and many others) and compared copper tubing cutter to find ones with the highest quality. Let us know if you think that anything is missing, and we may reconsider this list of the best copper tubing cutter.

Considering the number of various copper tubing cutter available on the market, choosing the best one is a pretty tough task. Hundreds of manufacturers release new copper tubing cutter every year to compete for your money. To make your choice a little bit easier, we decided to create this list of the TOP best copper tubing cutter (and the extended TOP-30 list).

Top 8 Copper Tubing Cutter of 2018

Rating Image Name and Features Details
Ease of use 4/5
Materials 5/5
Construction 5/5
Price 5/5
Rigid 31622 Model 150 Constant Swing Tubing Cutter 1. Rigid 31622 Model 150 Constant Swing Tubing Cutter
Features a larger, more ergonomic x-cel knob that provides a firmer grip so you can cut tubing quickly and easily.
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Ease of use 4/5
Materials 5/5
Construction 5/5
Price 4/5
Ridgid 118 32573 2-in-1 Close Quarters Autofeed Cutter 2. Ridgid 118 32573 2-in-1 Close Quarters Autofeed Cutter
Designed to cut hard and soft copper, aluminum and brass.
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Ease of use 3/5
Materials 5/5
Construction 5/5
Price 4/5
Ridgid 32920 Model 15 Screw Feed Tubing Cutter 3. Ridgid 32920 Model 15 Screw Feed Tubing Cutter
Large, ergonomic x-cel knob provides a firm grip so you can cut tubing quickly and easily.
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Ease of use 3/5
Materials 5/5
Construction 4/5
Price 5/5
Ridgid 32975 Model 103 Close Quarters Tubing Cutter 4. Ridgid 32975 Model 103 Close Quarters Tubing Cutter (Most Unique Design)
Specifically designed for use in restricted spaces on small diameter tubing.
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Ease of use 3/5
Materials 4/5
Construction 5/5
Price 5/5
Ridgid 31632 Model 151 Quick-acting Tubing Cutter 5. Ridgid 31632 Model 151 Quick-acting Tubing Cutter (Best to Use Right Away)
Quick-acting design, i-beam construction and hardened wear surfaces for reliable durability.
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Ease of use 5/5
Materials 2/5
Construction 5/5
Price 2/5
Mini Pipe 6. Mini Pipe
Reduces down to 1/8in (3mm) to 22mm (55/64in) and everything in-between.
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Ease of use 2/5
Materials 5/5
Construction 3/5
Price 3/5
Approved 7. Approved
Makes easy work for the diy refrigerator water filter installation in either copper or plastic.
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Ease of use 3/5
Materials 3/5
Construction 2/5
Price 4/5
General Tools 135 Ratcheting Tube 8. General Tools 135 Ratcheting Tube
Self-feeding and moves in 5 increments while cutting 360 around tube.
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№ 1. Rigid 31622 Model 150 Constant Swing Tubing Cutter, 1 8-inch to 1-1 8-inch Tube Cutter

Features a larger, more ergonomic x-cel knob that provides a firmer grip so you can cut tubing quickly and easily. Designed with an enclosed feed screw to eliminate clogging and jamming, grooved rollers for close-to-flare cuts, and a fold-away reamer. Tube cutter is made from high-strength zinc alloy and includes a spare cutter wheel in the knob. Innovative x-cel ball detent wheel pin allows quick, tool-free cutter wheel changes in seconds, with no lost clips. Cuts copper, brass, and aluminum tubing and thin-wall conduit from 1/8 inch to 1-1/8 inch (3 mm to 28 mm).

 

 
The good
Tube cutter is made from high-strength zinc alloy
Cuts copper
Innovative x-cel ball detent wheel pin allows quick
Features a larger
The bad
I have been using it for months and did not experience any troubles yet.
 

 

 
№ 2. Ridgid 118 32573 2-in-1 Close Quarters Autofeed Cutter with Ratchet Handle, 1 4-inch to 1-1 8-inch Tubing Cutter

Cutter is easy to use in hard-to-reach areas because the knob only needs to be tightened once. Tubing bender has an adjustable 1/4-inch to 1-1/8-inch (6 mm to 28 mm) outside diameter capacity. Designed to cut hard and soft copper, aluminum and brass. Featuring a 2-in-1 design, the tube cutter can be used alone or with the attachable, light and ergonomic ratchet handle. Rugged and compact ratchet handle attaches to cutter for easier cutting in tight, restricted spaces; handle can be operated in ratchet steps as small as.

 

 
The good
Tubing bender has an adjustable 1/4-inch
Featuring a 2-in-1 design
Cutter is easy
The bad
Does not have enough color options.
 

 

 
№ 3. Ridgid 32920 Model 15 Screw Feed Tubing Cutter, 3 16-inch to 1-1 8-inch Tube Cutter

Large, ergonomic x-cel knob provides a firm grip so you can cut tubing quickly and easily. Features a convenient fold-away reamer to clean and insure a better connection. Tubing cutter has a 3/16-inch to 1-1/8-inch (5 mm to 28 mm) cutting capacity. Ridgid covers its products with a lifetime warranty against defects in material or workmanship for the life of the tool. Easily executes clean, square cuts on copper, brass, aluminum and thin-wall steel.

 

 
The good
Tubing cutter has a 3/16-inch
Ridgid covers its products
Easily executes clean
Features a convenient fold-away reamer
The bad
The manufacturer offers awful customer support services.
 

 

 
№ 4. Ridgid 32975 Model 103 Close Quarters Tubing Cutter, 1 8-inch to 5 8-inch Tube Cutter

Specifically designed for use in restricted spaces on small diameter tubing. Ridgid covers its products with a lifetime warranty against defects in material or workmanship for the life of the tool. Tubing cutter has a 1/8-inch to 5/8-inch (3 mm to 16 mm) cutting capacity. Cuts hard and soft copper, aluminum, brass and plastic tubing. Strong, lightweight slide and wheel housing and large knurled feed screw knob provide easy control of cutting pressure for clean cuts.

 

 
The good
Tubing cutter has a 1/8-inch
Ridgid covers its products
Specifically designed
The bad
Inconvenient to use.
 

Should I overpay for a copper tubing cutter with a lifetime warranty?

Most manufacturer offer various warranty terms depending on the price of a copper tubing cutter. Some brands have expensive models with a lifetime warranty, while the others only offer one-year or two-year protection. The cheapest copper tubing cutter on the market may not have the warranty at all. If you are afraid that the copper tubing cutter may break down, pick a model with the five-year warranty period. Lifetime warranty is usually useless.

 

 
№ 5. Ridgid 31632 Model 151 Quick-acting Tubing Cutter, 1 4-inch to 1-7 8-inch Tube Cutter

Quick-acting design, i-beam construction and hardened wear surfaces for reliable durability. Thrust-bearing slide assemblies for smooth operation. X-cel knob for cutting tubing more quickly and easily with a larger, more ergonomic design. X-cel wheel pin with ball detent designs allows you to change the cutter wheel quickly with no tool needed and no lost clips. Tubing cutter has a 1/4-inch to 1-7/8-inch (6 mm to 42 mm) cutting capacity. Features a convenient fold-away reamer to clean and insure a better connection.

 

 
The good
Tubing cutter has a 1/4-inch
Quick-acting design
X-cel wheel pin
Features a convenient fold-away reamer
The bad
You will have to wash it regularly.
Smelled disgusting during the first days of use.
 

 

 
№ 6. Mini Pipe and Tube Cutter (heavy Duty Industrial Grade) Adjustable Tubing Cutter Diameter of 3-22mm (1 8 to 55 64 Inches), Perfect for Cutting Copper, Aluminum, Brass, Pvc, Steel, Plastic, and More!

100% manufacturer money back guarantee – tarvol guarantees all of it’s products and tools for life. Cuts the most common pipe sizes – reduces down to 1/8in (3mm) to 22mm (55/64in) and everything in-between. Lightweight & incredibly strong – durable aluminum alloy body with strong cutting jaws. Heavy duty twist knob – industrial strength metal knob, can easily be twisted with gloves or in wet/cold conditions. Perfect for cutting all types of piping & tubing – including copper, brass, metal, plastic, pvc, stainless steel, and more.

 

 
The good
Heavy duty twist knob
100% manufacturer money back guarantee
Cuts the most common pipe sizes
Lightweight & incredibly strong
The bad
The material quickly heats up, making the product impossible to use in summer.
 

 

 
№ 7. Approved for Automotive Brand Copper Tubing Cutter with Carbon Steel Replacement Blade1 8 to 1 1 8

Additional carbon steel cutting wheel and folding deburring tool included. Hardened carbon steel cutting wheel makes smooth edge cuts in copper, plastic, aluminum and other home and industrial tubing. Aluminium and zinc alloy construction prevents rust and oxidation so every cut is as smooth as the first. Extra sharp blade and smooth rollers prevents tube denting and kinking. Makes easy work for the diy refrigerator water filter installation in either copper or plastic. Easy turn screw feed allows for constant pressure for precise cutting on important jobs such as copper and nickel brake lines and refrigeration coils where there is no room for error.

 

 
The good
Additional carbon steel cutting wheel
Makes easy work
Easy turn screw feed allows
The bad
Offers too many unnecessary features.
It cannot be disassembled.
 

 

 
№ 8. General Tools 135 Ratcheting Tube and Pipe Cutter

Capacity: 1/8″ to 1-1/8″ (3 mm – 28 mm). Cutting wheel: full-size cutting wheel is made of bearing tool steel and is replaceable ( rw135/2). Cuts: copper, brass, aluminum, stainless steel, pvc and thin wall conduit. One-hand operation: cuts without rotating tool completely around tube or pipe. Diameter: large cutting diameter 1/8″ to 1-1/8″ (3 mm – 28 mm). Ratcheting: self-feeding and moves in 5 increments while cutting 360 around tube.

 

 
The good
One-hand operation
Cutting wheel
The bad
Takes up too much space.
 

What is the determining factor that I should consider when choosing the best copper tubing cutter?

Material is among the most significant factors of any copper tubing cutter. Good copper tubing cutter are made from long-lasting and cleanable materials. If you want to buy a product that will serve you for years, do not be greedy and buy an expensive model from a reliable brand — only the best materials are used in such products.

How many years should last the warranty period for a copper tubing cutter?

Obviously, it is better to buy copper tubing cutter made by well-known brands that offer longer warranty periods. As soon as your copper tubing cutter breaks, you will not have any problems and should be able to easily repair it for free. On average, manufacturers offer a two-year warranty period for their copper tubing cutter.

For how long does the warranty period lasts for a good copper tubing cutter?

Based on our experience, we think that a decent copper tubing cutter should have at least a two-year warranty. There are many expensive models that come with longer periods, but we do not think that it is necessary. Sometimes it is better to buy a new product instead of overpaying for a long warranty and repairing the old copper tubing cutter.

How exactly did you make the TOP list of the best copper tubing cutter?

Our team had to test hundreds of copper tubing cutter while creating this rating list. We compared models from various manufacturers and picked models with the optimal price to quality ratio. Our team wanted to create the list of copper tubing cutter from every price range that offer the best value. We have managed to do this, which made this buying guide useful for all readers.

How much money do I need to waste on a new copper tubing cutter?

In the most cases, the higher cost of a copper tubing cutter means that it is a good and reliable product. This rule is not always applied, but it is suitable for most of the models. Of course, you can save some money and choose a cheap copper tubing cutter, but we do not recommend you to do it.

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