How to Cut Cast Iron Pipe

Dinsen Impex Corp is one of professional suppliers for cast iron drainage pipe systems in China. Our pipes are supplied with a standard length of 3 m, while they can be cut at the required size. An important condition is to fix the pipe securely, to guarantee cut edge a clean and right-angled and would be free from burr and smooth. This article will teach you how to cut cast iron pipe.
Method 1 Using Snap Cutters
Step 1   Use chalk to mark cut lines on the pipe. Make the lines as straight on the pipe as possible.
Step 2   Wrap the chain of the snap cutter around the pipe as evenly as possible. Ensure that there are as many cutting wheels as possible against the pipe.
Step 3   Apply pressure onto the handles of the cutter so the wheels cut into the pipe. You may need to score the pipe several times before you can make the final cut. You may need to rotate the pipe slightly before making the final cut if you are cutting replacement pipe on the ground.
Step 4    Repeat these steps at all other chalk lines.
Method 2 Using a Reciprocating Saw
Step 1  Fit your saw with a long metal cutting blade. Many of these blades are made with carbide grit or diamond grit for cutting through hard items.
Step 2  Use chalk to mark your cut lines. Mark the lines as straight as possible. Hold the pipe firmly in place. It may be easier to have another person hold it in place for you.
Step 3  Set your saw at low speed and let the blade do the work for you. Avoid applying undue pressure on the saw that can cause the blade to snap.
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