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Old August 7th, 2011, 10:41 AM
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Need a new quality Tubing cutter

Re doing my brake and fuel lines and in the past have bought 3 different cheap tubing cutters most blades dull out right way, so I'm looking for a new high quality cutter, came across this automatic ratcheting version for confined spaces , anyone try one of these or similar ratcheting cutters ? Or can recommend a good quality one ? (with high quality replaceable blades ).
http://www.ratch-cut.net/products_RCA.html
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Old August 7th, 2011, 10:57 AM
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Re doing my brake and fuel lines and in the past have bought 3 different cheap tubing cutters most blades dull out right way, so I'm looking for a new high quality cutter, came across this automatic ratcheting version for confined spaces , anyone try one of these or similar ratcheting cutters ? Or can recommend a good quality one ? (with high quality replaceable blades ).
http://www.ratch-cut.net/products_RCA.html
That's pretty sweet but I have used just regular tubing cutter from lowes and such for years. trick is to go in small increments forward and backwards.
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Most tubing cutters are sold with cheap cutting wheels since the majority are use with soft copper tubing. Rigid, the one you provided the link for, and Snap-on offer a HSS replacement blade for their cutters. I actually think Ratch-cut supplies Snap-ons cutter. One thing nice about Rigid is that it is commonly found and they have a wide roller model which doesn't mar the tubing as much.
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I've used a Ridgid model 103 for a long time, no issues. As said, take it slow.
http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Midget-T...s/EN/index.htm

If you're really worried about dulling cutters Ridgid makes one for stainless steel, Model 35S.
http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/35S-Tubi...r/EN/index.htm

Several Ridgid cutters you can get wheels for cutting stainless. Here's the chart.
http://www.ridgid.com/ASSETS/B1AB2ED...ent_Wheels.pdf
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Old August 7th, 2011, 09:35 PM
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Just tried to buy one of the many ridged ones at home depot , none had a steel line application (copper , aluminum and PVC only) and no replacement wheels available there for the SS they even had a ratcheting one that I would have bought if they had the stainless steel replacement wheels .
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If you really want one for SS (though I don't really think it's needed) try a proper plumbing supply shop, or order it online.
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Old August 7th, 2011, 11:39 PM
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What I would really like to find is a decent price on a Ratch-Cut 375-A has automatic tension on the cutting wheel and it is ratcheting .
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I 2nd the plumber's store. The big hardware stores are not going to have anything above the cutters used for copper,pvc,and aluminum. Try calling the "industry stores" in your area for what you are looking for.
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What I would really like to find is a decent price on a Ratch-Cut 375-A has automatic tension on the cutting wheel and it is ratcheting .
http://www.amazon.com/Ratch-Cut-RC37...2814381&sr=8-1
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