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I bought this Ridgid pipe slice type cutter over a month ago and it's been extensively used every day since then.

It's attraction to me was that it cuts both 15mm and 22mm using only the one tool. However you pay a premium for this function, as my one cost me £35.77 which is more than you'd pay for two separate pipe slices. However, it's main feature is convenience and being a Ridgid tool, it's quality. I've relegated my 22mm cutter to the spare tools box.

It's extremely simple to use. Slide a small lever and the cutting wheels drop down to engage 15mm pipe, slide the lever back again and the cutting wheels lift to engage 22mm pipe. Nothing whatsoever requires tightening.

Changing the cutting wheel is also very simple and only requires pulling a pin out, so no more fluffing about opening cutters to get at the cutting wheel.

Cutting of copper pipe is quite simply superb. Three revolutions and the pipe is cut. As the cutting wheel dulls through use though, I'd expect more turns on the pipe to cut it.

This is everything I'd expect from a quality tool, and it is quite simply the best pipe slice I've ever used. For you lads using larger copper pipe, there's also a model that cuts up to 28mm.

Be aware that as this was originally intended for the American market, that there are versions in metric and imperial measurements, so make sure you get the metric version. Also in past reviews, I've read that the wheels are prone to rusting, so give it a quick spray of WD40 before popping it back in the tool bag.
 

BYP

Gas Engineer
Order placed, I bought the Ridgid 32673 too. Less than 24 hours on the forum and its cost me £50
 
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Deleted member 96286

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Plumber
Think it's too big to get in close to walls etc.
It's roughly the same size as my Monument 22mm pipeslice so it fits fine into awkward places. It also has wee inbuilt slots on it that are there to insert the blade of a screwdriver to help push it round the pipe in awkward places. They seem to have really thought about the design of this.
 

BYP

Gas Engineer
The ridgid ratchet pipe cutter I ordered is great , much better than the nerrad one also mentioned on these forums. The other ridgid cutter is also useful
 
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Got one of these and it works really well. Bought off Amazon for about the same price as a decent pair of 15 & 22 slices
 

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