How to cut copper pipe flush to a wall

Cutting copper pipes

Copper pipes are a fantastic material when it comes to plumbing systems. It’s durable, resistant to corrosion and not prone to leaks. Copper pipes began to be routinely used in homes in the 1960s. For this reason, tradespeople will often find them buried in older homes that need to be trimmed off flush with a wall. Fortunately, SMART have developed the Extreme Long Life Bi-Metal Blade which is ideal for slicing through copper pipes.

What is the Bi-Metal Blade?

Part of the award-winning Purple Series SMART range, the Bi-Metal Blade is designed for fast and precise cuts in timber, copper pipes and even nails and screws. This blade is coupled with a high-grade titanium coating which reduces the heat build-up. Therefore, protecting the blade when cutting through tougher materials. So, when you are cutting tougher materials you can cut with the confidence that this blade will not burn out quickly.

When you are faced with a scenario where you need to trim a copper pipe flush to a wall, standard tools such as a pipe cutter and hacksaw would typically struggle. Although these tools are effective for most pipe cutting situations, cutting at all diameters close to a wall can be challenging. Plus, using a hacksaw to cut pipes flush to a wall will leave you with some rather sore knuckles!

This is where the SMART Bi-Metal blade comes into its own. By using this tool, you can quickly and effectively cut through all copper pipes at all diameters. Plus, this is a much more versatile tool compared to a pipe cutter or a hacksaw. If you are regularly cutting timber, pipes and nails, this blade is a long lasting, cost effective tool that will achieve perfect results for all of your needs. Even in tight spaces! So, if you are stuck in an airing cupboard with timber slatted shelves and plenty of copper pipe, this tool is an absolute time saver.

How to cut copper pipes

  1. Mark your measurement

If required mark where you intend to cut.

  1. Attach the blade to your multi-tool

When you are ready to start cutting attach the SMART Bi-Metal Blade to your multi-tool.

  1. Make the cut

Begin cutting the pipe and ensure you are continuously moving the blade site to side. This is the best way to increase the life of your blade as it helps to spread the load across the teeth.

To see the SMART Bi-Metal in action check out our video below as we demonstrate cutting copper pipe. Click here to find your local stockist.

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