Tight space for tube cutter

Old 07-24-16, 04:37 AM
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Tight space for tube cutter

I need to cut some copper pipe but it's too close to the wall for a tube cut.
I have an oscillating tool but I find that it doesn't always leave the straightest cut.
I need to attach the cut end to a sharkbite afterwards to connect to pex.
If it's not perfectly at right angles after the cut, will it still secure well in the sharkbite?
Old 07-24-16, 04:46 AM
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Old 07-24-16, 05:55 AM
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Get the cut as square as you are able. Clean off all burs and clean the pipe with emery cloth.
Also ensure the pipe you are cutting is perfectly round or you will have problems.

The best blades I use are the original Fein multimaster blades, they cut wood, metal and plastic very good.
Old 07-24-16, 07:24 AM
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As Brian says. The seal takes place on the outside surface of the pipe not the end edge. You want to be sure that the clamping action of the Skarkbite gets a good amount of metal on all sides to grab and seal.

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