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Reed Manufacturing RS1 1-1/2" Ratchet Shears

SKU: 5116

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About the Reed RS1

This pair of ratchet shears with hardened steel blades is ideal for cutting such pipe and tubing as PVC, PE, PP, PEX, and ABS. Reed recommends model RS1PLT, RS7290, or RSP1 ratchet shears for CPVC applications, because the thinner blade and finish will cut more effectively. However, if you will be cutting PVC or CPVC in preparation for solvent cement weld connections, ratchet shears are NOT RECOMMENDED as they may cause hairline fractures in PVC or CPVC. For these applications, you should use Reed Quick Release Tubing Cutters instead. The Reed RS1 ratchet shears have a 1-1/4" nominal IPS capacity (1.66" actual outside diameter) and features one of the industries smoothest ratcheting actions. The blade of this ratchet shear is made to last and resharpen when needed but can also be easily replaced if needed. Reed Manufacturing has been producing high-quality tools for professional trades since 1896. Their hand tools are covered by a lifetime warranty against all failures due to defects in materials and workmanship for the normal life of the tool.

Product Details

Product: Hand Tools
Manufacturer: Reed Manufacturing
Use: General use
Style: Ratchet Cutter
Mpn # RS1
Shipping Dimensions 3.5" x 8.0" x 1.8"
Weight 0.80 lbs.

Product Features

  • Ratchet Shears are ideal for cutting PVC, PE, PP, PEX, and ABS pipe and tubing.
  • Smoothest ratchet action for easiest cuts.
  • Replace or resharpen blades for longer tool life and faster cuts.
  • Capacity: 1-1/4 inch Nominal IPS; Actual O.D. = 1.66 inch (42 mm)
  • Length: 8.3 inches (210 mm)
  • Weight: 0.8 lbs (0.4 kg)
  • Material Cut: PE, PP, PEX, ABS, PVC, nylon tubing, similar soft plastics and rubber materials
  • Ratchet Shears are NOT RECOMMENDED to cut PVC or CPVC for solvent cement weld connections because hairline fractures may occur when cutting PVC or CPVC. Instead use Reed Quick Release Tubing Cutters.


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