However, it also has a brittle nature, which is manipulated with a snap cutter tool when cutting through cast iron pipes. But when cutting through solid cast iron, a saw or cutting tool with a diamond saw blade is the best choice to make a cut in a straight line.
Orbital pipe saws cut almost all types of metal pipes. They manually rotate the machine around the steel pipe, and a built-in electric motor then cuts the pipe during this process. This type of cutter is usually cheap, with a cutting range between 0.25 to 12 inches of diameter. They typically have properly guided cuts that are without any burr.
“We use the Exact 280 pipe cutting saw daily. We cut sleeves anywhere from 3” schedule 40 to 10” schedule 40 steel pipe. Cutting pipe to be grooved later is fast and the new saw always cuts square. There is no grinding and it’s always a nice clean cut.
For a thin steel pipe, you can use a steel pipe tubing cutter to cut it. First, you need to tighten the cutter and let the blade of the cutter score the steel pipe. Then rotate the cutter around the steel pipe for the blade to cut through it. You can use the hacksaw to cut the steel pipe of small and medium thickness.
Pipe Cutting and Drilling - Steel Dragon Tools. 2A Pipe Cutter. 6 Piece Bi-Metal Hole Saw Kit 3/4" to 1-1/4". 7 Piece Hole Saw Kit 1-1/4" to 2-11/16". 258FP Foot Pump. 258G Cutting Wheel. 258G Power Pipe Cutter. 1215 Cutter Wheel. 6790 Replacement Cutter.