|The Mini Tubing Cutter performs where conventional tubing cutters simply cannot fit. With a 1-1/2” swing radius, the Mini Cutter is ideal for limited-space applications such as refrigerator and air conditioning repair. The adjustable jaws accept tubing sizes from 1/8" to 7/8” in diameter and up to 1/8" in wall thickness. Gold Standard, tempered cutting wheels are capable of cutting through copper, aluminum, brass and thin-wall stainless steel.|
Let me be clear, this cutter is doing it’s job. However, I purchased it specifically for cutting 3/16” (inside it’s advertised cutting range) 3003-O tubing, and the frame of the cutter badly scored my tubing. I tried flipping the tool around, cutting more slowly, using lubrication - there was no escaping the deep groove cut into my delicate tubing by the cutter frame. Fortunately, the frame is soft aluminum, and I was able to file the edges down so that they no longer stood proud above the roller assembly. It was a cheap tool, and it cuts, so it gets three stars. But it required some significant modification to work properly. Buyer beware.
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