How to cut damaged gutter piping using a multi-tool

Posted 30 Nov 2022

When replacing damaged gutter piping, it is important to get a clean cut so that any replacement fittings and connectors fit together properly. This can be a common problem, especially following any extensive construction or renovation work. A simple handsaw might come to mind for this job. However, when situated outside and at the mercy of the wind and the rain, plastic becomes brittle. When applying cuts to brittle material, it is very easy for said material to break and splinter into shards.

Therefore, the key thing to keep in mind when picking a tool for this job is that it can provide a smooth and gentle cut. That is why SMART recommends the Professional Series Deep Rapid Wood Blade as it will slice through the pipe with ease and without breakages, leaving a smooth and even finish.

What is the SMART Professional Series 32mm Deep Rapid Wood Blade?

The SMART 32mm Deep Rapid Wood Blade is a dual-tooth blade that is designed to cut through wood, hardwood, and plastic with ease. The dual tooth design makes it extremely fast for cutting into plastic and will reduce the risk of fracturing the material. Being able to make plunge cuts of up to 67mm, the Deep Rapid Wood Blade is the perfect attachment to cut the width of the pipe.

The regular 32mm Rapid Wood Blade is also available as a regular 63mm variant, both are available as either single, three or ten packs. The blade has both a Professional and Trade series variant and can therefore be purchased with either a Starlock or Universal Fitment.

How to cut through plastic gutter pipe using a Deep Rapid Wood Blade

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IMPORTANT: Always wear the appropriate PPE when operating a multi-tool

1. Pre-mark your cut

Careful marking is necessary if you want the fittings to slot together nicely. If the runs into the ground, a simple block of wood under the multi-tool will provide a good guide for an even cut.

2. Attach the Deep Rapid Wood Blade to the multi-tool.

3. Cut through the pipe using the Deep Rapid Wood Blade

Apply firm pressure to the multi-tool and ease the blade through the pipe.

4. Clean away any excess and examine you cut against your marking.

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