Summary: How to cut copper pipe, cut plastic or PVC pipe and cutting steel pipe.
Cutting pipe is a fairly simple procedure. However to avoid damaging piping, you should be careful to avoid using the wrong equipment or technique. The method of cutting will depend on the pipe material.
To cut copper pipe, you can either use a hacksaw or a set of pipe cutters.
Alternatively, you could use a metal pipe cutter. This is perhaps an easier and more reliable method.
It is best to cut plastic pipe using the correct type of pipe cutters; make sure they are plastic pipe cutters and not ones designed for copper pipe.
For cutting through steel piping, it is best to use a sharp hacksaw. You will need to securely clamp the pipe before you start to cut.
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