USING A PIPE CUTTER - Continued
Open the jaws of the pipe cutter enough to allow
the pipe cutter to be placed around the pipe. Adjust
so that the cutting blade (3) is on the line.
Tighten the handle (4) until cutting blade makes
contact with pipe.
Then turn the handle (4) 1/4 of a turn more
Now turn the whole cutter one turn around the pipe
Repeat steps 5 and 6 until the pipe is cut through.
Be sure the cutter is at a right angle to the
pipe as shown to keep the wheel on track.
Remove the shoulder (the rough edge left by cut-
ting) from the outside of the pipe with a file (5).
Remove the burr from the inside of the pipe with a
pipe reamer (6). (See Chapter 39 for care and use
of pipe reamers.)
Place protective cap (1) on cut pipe end and
remove from vise.
If the part of the pipe you cut off is going to
be used, put in vise and repeat steps 8
and 9. If you are going to store the pipe,
put the protective cover back on.