My Best Tube Cutters Of 2018. Buyer’s Guide.

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Those who were looking for the best tube cutters have come to the right place. This website offers you the TOP list of the very best tube cutters. Use it if you want to get the best value out of your purchase.

Purchasing of the best tube cutters is not the easiest task. There are hundreds of various models on the current market. If you do not know much about them, you will have to waste a lot of time choosing the best tube cutters possible. We decided to help you and made a list of the TOP best tube cutters (as well as the extended TOP-30 list) that should meet most of your needs.

These Are The 6 Best Tube Cutters of 2018

Name and Features Image Rating Details
1. Mini Pipe (Editor’s Choice)
Reduces down to 1/8in (3mm) to 22mm (55/64in) and everything in-between.
Mini Pipe
4.8
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2. Ridgid 32975 Model 103 Close Quarters Tubing Cutter (Most User-Friendly)
Specifically designed for use in restricted spaces on small diameter tubing.
Ridgid 32975 Model 103 Close Quarters Tubing Cutter
4.5
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3. Ridgid 31632 Model 151 Quick-acting Tubing Cutter
Quick-acting design, i-beam construction and hardened wear surfaces for reliable durability.
Ridgid 31632 Model 151 Quick-acting Tubing Cutter
4.3
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4. 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.
Ridgid 32920 Model 15 Screw Feed Tubing Cutter
4.3
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5. RIDGID 23488 Model PC-1250 Single Stroke Plastic Pipe
Spring-loaded handles allow for faster positioning.
RIDGID 23488 Model PC-1250 Single Stroke Plastic Pipe
4.0
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6. Ridgid 29963 Model 35s Stainless Steel Tubing Cutter
Contoured frame allows for easy alignment while adjusting the cutter to make a cut.
Ridgid 29963 Model 35s Stainless Steel Tubing Cutter
3.5
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№ 1. 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!

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

 

 
Top Pros
100% manufacturer money back guarantee
Heavy duty twist knob
Cuts the most common pipe sizes
Lightweight & incredibly strong
Top Cons
I have not had any problems.
 

How many years should last the warranty period for a tube cutters?

Obviously, it is better to buy tube cutters made by well-known brands that offer longer warranty periods. As soon as your tube cutters 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 tube cutters.

 

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

Cuts hard and soft copper, aluminum, brass and plastic tubing. Specifically designed for use in restricted spaces on small diameter tubing. Strong, lightweight slide and wheel housing and large knurled feed screw knob provide easy control of cutting pressure for clean cuts. 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.

 

 
Top Pros
Specifically designed
Ridgid covers its products
Tubing cutter has a 1/8-inch
Top Cons
It cannot be disassembled.
 

 

 
№ 3. 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. 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. X-cel wheel pin with ball detent designs allows you to change the cutter wheel quickly with no tool needed and no lost clips.

 

 
Top Pros
X-cel wheel pin
Tubing cutter has a 1/4-inch
Quick-acting design
Features a convenient fold-away reamer
Top Cons
The price tag may make you cry.
 

 

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

Ridgid covers its products with a lifetime warranty against defects in material or workmanship for the life of the tool. Tubing cutter has a 3/16-inch to 1-1/8-inch (5 mm to 28 mm) cutting capacity. 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. Easily executes clean, square cuts on copper, brass, aluminum and thin-wall steel.

 

 
Top Pros
Features a convenient fold-away reamer
Tubing cutter has a 3/16-inch
Ridgid covers its products
Easily executes clean
Top Cons
You will not be able to use it on the daily basis.
 

 

 
№ 5. RIDGID 23488 Model PC-1250 Single Stroke Plastic Pipe and Tubing Cutter, 1 8-inch to 1-5 8-inch Pipe Cutter

Features a reversible blade that provides two times the blade life; not suitable for cutting multilayer tubing. Spring-loaded handles allow for faster positioning. Cuts plastic (pvc, cpvc, pp, pex, pe). Ridgid covers its products with a lifetime warranty against defects in material or workmanship for the life of the tool. Pvc pipe cutter has a 1/8-inch to 1-5/8-inch (3 mm to 42 mm) outer diameter capacity.

 

 
Top Pros
Spring-loaded handles allow
Pvc pipe cutter has a 1/8-inch
Cuts plastic
Features a reversible blade
Ridgid covers its products
Top Cons
In comparison with other options, this one offers the lowest number of features.
 

 

 
№ 6. Ridgid 29963 Model 35s Stainless Steel Tubing Cutter, 1 4-inch to 1-3 8-inch Tube Cutter

Features a specially designed stainless steel cutter wheel that contains bearings in the hub, decreasing drag around the tube for a smoother cut. Ergonomic knob allows for easy adjustments. 6 individual bearings replace traditional rollers, creating a smoother cut and allowing for increased speed around the tube. Contoured frame allows for easy alignment while adjusting the cutter to make a cut. Manufacturer warranty may not apply. Steel tube cutter has a 1/4-inch to 1-3/8-inch (6 mm to 35 mm) cutting capacity.

 

 
Top Pros
Manufacturer warranty may not apply
Steel tube cutter has a 1/4-inch
Contoured frame allows
Ergonomic knob allows
6 individual bearings replace traditional rollers
Features a specially designed stainless steel cutter wheel
Top Cons
Not suitable for short people.
 

How much money do I need to waste on a new tube cutters?

In the most cases, the higher cost of a tube cutters 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 tube cutters, but we do not recommend you to do it.

What is the most important choice criteria of a tube cutters?

Take the weight of a tube cutters into consideration — it should not be too heavy. Usually, lightweight tube cutters are much easier to use. Another important factor is the material and assembly quality of a tube cutters. A well-assembled model will serve you for a long time.

What is the optimal warranty period for tube cutters?

We recommend you to purchase tube cutters with a two-year or longer warranty period. Two years is the optimal lifetime of a decent tube cutters. Instead of paying extra money for a lifetime warranty, buy a cheaper tube cutters and replace it after a year or two.

How much money does a good tube cutters cost?

The most suitable tube cutters for you does not have to be the most expensive. Expensive models are usually good, but there are many options on the market that offer much better value. People looking for the best product with a good price/quality ration should consider all specifications of a tube cutters before buying it.

Should I overpay for a tube cutters with a lifetime warranty?

The recommended warranty period for any product, including tube cutters, depends on various factors, such as the use frequency, price, materials, and other details. Brands sell their most expensive products with a lifetime warranty, while the cheapest options come without any protection. We think that the optimal warranty period for a good tube cutters should not be longer than five years.

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