Hi guys. I have been using my mitre saw for years to cut ABS pipe schedule 40, normally between 1.5" and 3" (residential work mainly), this gives me a fast, square, straight and very clean cut I almost don't have to clean much (just a little shave with a knife inside and outside). If I need to shave just a little bit of the length of a pipe, I can easily do it with it. But I'm kind of tired of carrying the mitre saw with me just for this (but it works great once I have installed it). It's time to get to the next level or complete my collection of tools.
I'm looking at ebay and could find 2 models:
- Ratcheting PVC pipe Cutter 2-1/2"
I have one smaller one I use to cut PEX 1/2" and 3/4" pipe and the cut is easy and clean, but not always is perpendicular to the pipe and I have to cut it again. How do this work for ABS 1-1/2" pipe? I kind of feel that ABS pipe is too hard to cut in this way.
-Then I see this one for bigger pipes (I have 2 smaller ones that I use only for copper pipe). How do you call this type of cutter?
This one you clamp it around a pipe and do one or two turns around, then squeeze the lever a little bit, and repeat the cycle until you are done. This is awkward to use (especially the bigger models), need lots of space to maneuver (good luck to cut a pipe that is against a wall or in tight spaces), take much time to cut, but gives a clean cut easy to clean.
So, which one is the easiest, fastest that you use more often and why.