Ratchet shears with hardened steel blades are ideal for cutting PVC, PE, PP, PEX, and ABS pipe. Due to the long handles and leverage of the RS2, it is good for cutting CPVC up to 2". One-hand model RS1offer a 7-step ratchet mechanism for best mechanical advantage and smoothest operation. The two-hand RS2 features 2" capacity, extra wide, v-style jaws for easy alignment, and long handles for leverage on tough-to-cut pipe. All Reed ratchet shears cut pipe used in gas, water, plumbing, and industrial applications. All ratchet shears blades can be easily sharpened or replaced, enhancing performance and saving money. These tools are not disposable and perform better, longer, and for less money over the tools lifetime.
Ratchet Shears are NOT recommended to cut PVC or CPVC for Solvent Cement Weld Connections. Instead use QUICK RELEASE TUBING CUTTERS for Plastic