The RC-1625 ratcheting plastic pipe and tubing cutter has a large capacity and an advanced blade design that reduces the required cutting force. With a 1/2- to 1-5/8-inch O.D. capacity, the ratchet cutter cuts plastic pipe and tubing such as PVC and CPVC, as well as PEX, polyethylene, polybutylene, and rubber hose. The blade profile and the ratcheting mechanism work together to reduce the amount of hand force needed to cut through hard plastic material. According to the company, a quick-change blade pin enables users to change blades by hand in a matter of seconds, and ensures there will be no lost clips or screws during a blade change. The cutter also has ergonomic handles specifically designed to provide a comfortable grip and to ensure that the user’s hands are placed in the best position for cutting. An easy turn thumb latch holds the cutter closed, protecting the blade when the cutter is not in use.

Ridgid, c/o Ultimate Lead, P.O. Box 739, Berea, OH 44017-0739; 800-769-7743;

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