The hacksaw or back saw are the most common methods to cut lengths of PVC pipe, as most individuals already have either one in their toolbox or garage. Hacksaws and back saws work well, but are somewhat time consuming and can cause additional work to de-burr the edges of the cut PVC pipe.
By the way, what is the best tool to cut PVC pipe?
A hand saw is the most common way to cut PVC pipe, but can be a little messy. You can use almost any kind of saw, but a hacksaw is best as it gives you much more flexibility.
Secondly, what is the easiest way to cut PVC pipe? The easiest way to cut smaller-diameter PVC pipe is with a PVC ratchet cutter. This tool can be purchased for as little as $10, and makes light work of cutting smaller (1½” diameter or less) pipe. For cutting larger diameter pipe, use a hacksaw.
For good measure, how do you cut PVC pipe without a cutter?
How to Cut PVC Piping Without a Blade of Any Kind
Tie metal rings onto both ends of the cotton string.
Wrap the cotton string halfway around your PVC pipe, and teeter-totter the ends back and forth in a sawing motion. ...
You can also loop a piece of butcher's twine, or kite string, all the way around the PVC pipe. ...
Pull the string back and forth like a seesaw.
Does cutting PVC dull saw blade?
PVC won't harm it, but if cut too slowly it will soften and build up on the teeth - especially the sides.
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You can cut a PVC pipe straight and easy with some basic tools and a little know-how. If you don't have a power miter saw, don't sweat it. With an inexpensive hacksaw (about $5) and a bit of duct tape, cutting a PVC pipe couldn't be simpler.
Much of the time, PVC can be cut on a worktable or other stable surface. In these cases, a bayonet blade that works back and forth, such as that found on a jigsaw or reciprocating saw, works well. ... When cutting pipe in place, a small tool that can be easily positioned is needed.
We can cut lumber, mini blinds, pipe, rope, chain and more. Lowe's also offers FREE pipe threading and cutting for any size galvanized or black iron pipe. ... This service is specifically designed to both thread and cut pipes. No blade is involved in the process.
Note: Squeeze-style cutters are only capable of cutting PVC pipe with smaller diameters. ... The Ridgid Plastic and Copper Tubing Cutter (also available on Amazon), for example, will work for plastic pipe up to 4 inches in diameter.
If you have decent hand strength, you can easily ratchet the cutter until it cuts right through PVC pipe. These cutters are also great for cutting CPVC and PEX. PVC tubing cutters are not recommended for ABS pipe, which is too brittle to be effectively cut by a PVC tubing cutter.