How to Cut PVC Pipe

It’s really easy to cut PVC pipe once you know how. Check out this blog post for a quick and easy guide on how to cut PVC pipe.

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PVC pipe is a versatile product that can be used for a variety of purposes, from plumbing to crafts. It’s easy to work with and relatively inexpensive, making it a popular choice for many projects. Cutting PVC pipe is a simple process that can be done with a variety of tools, depending on the type of cut you need to make.

What You’ll Need

-Tape measure
-PVC pipe
-PVC cutter
-Ruler or a straight edge

Step One: Measure and Cut Your Pipe

You’ll need a measuring tape, a pencil, and a saw to cut your PVC pipe. First, use your measuring tape to measure the length of PVC pipe you need. Once you have your measurement, mark the pipe with your pencil at the point where you need to make your cut. Then, using your saw, cut through the pipe at the marked point.


Before you cut your PVC pipe, you’ll need to measure and mark it. To do this, you’ll need a measuring tape and a marker.

First, measure the length of pipe that you need. Then, use your marker to draw a line on the pipe at the point where you need to make your cut.

Once you have your measurement and your mark, you’re ready to cut the pipe.


Once you have your PVC pipe and fittings, you will need to cut the pipe to the correct size. You can do this with a handsaw, power saw, or a pipe cutter. To use a handsaw, simply mark the line where you need to cut and then saw through the pipe. To use a power saw, first clamp the pipe down so it doesn’t move. Then, using a speed square or other straight edge mark the line where you need to cut. Use a utility knife or other sharp blade to score the line deeply. This will help prevent the saw from chipping or cracking the PVC as you cut. Finally, make your cut with the power saw.

To use a pipe cutter, first clamp the pipe down so it doesn’t move. Then, line up the blade of the cutter on your marked line and tighten the screws until they are snug against the pipe. Twist the cutter around the pipe several times until you have cut all the way through.

Step Two: Deburr the Cut Pipe

The next step is to remove any sharp edges from the PVC pipe so that it will be safe to handle. This is called “deburring” the pipe. You can use a utility knife, a file, or a piece of sandpaper to remove any sharp edges from the pipe.


Deburring the cut pipe is an important step in the PVC cutting process. It removes any sharp edges from the cut so that the pipe can be safely handled and installed. There are a few different ways to deburr a pipe, but the most common is to use a electric rotary tool with a deburring bit.

To deburr with a rotary tool, start byleasing the guard on the tool. Place the tip of thedeburring bit against the edge of the cut pipe and gently spin the tool around the circumference ofthe pipe. Apply light pressure to ensure that allof the sharp edges are removed. You may needto go over the area several times to completelyremove all of the burrs.

Once you’ve finished deburring, remove any debrisfrom the inside of the pipe with a brush or compressed air. Be sure to wear proper safetyequipment when using a rotary tool, includingeye protection and earplugs or headphones.

Step Three: Repeat as Necessary

Now that you have made your first cut, it is time to repeat the process as necessary. You will need to make sure that you are using the same amount of pressure and the same speed as you did before. You may need to make a few passes before you get a clean cut.


To get an accurate measurement, use a tape measure or ruler to measure the length of pipe you need, then add 1/2 inch to that measurement. This will give you enough room to make your cut without harming the pipe.


Now that you have your pipe and fittings glued together, it is time to cut the pipe to the correct length. Depending on the application, you might need to make a lot of cuts or just a few. Here are some pointers to help you get a clean cut every time:

-If possible, use a miter saw or chop saw to make your cuts. These tools will give you the cleanest, most precise cuts.
-If you don’t have access to a miter saw or chop saw, you can use a handsaw, but it will take more time and effort. Make sure the handsaw is sharp and that you are cutting along the lines that you marked on the pipe.
-You can also use a PVC cutting tool, which is specifically designed for cutting PVC pipe. These tools are relatively inexpensive and can be found at most hardware stores.


After you have cut your pipe to the desired length, you will need to remove any sharp edges from the inside and outside of the pipe. This process is called “deburring” and it ensures that your pipe is safe to use.

There are a few different ways that you can deburr your pipe. You can use a deburring tool, which is a small hand-held tool that has a rotating blade. You can also use a rat tail file, which is a type of file that has a round, tapered head.

Whichever method you choose, make sure that you deburr both the inside and outside of the pipe so that there are no sharp edges.