works as promised, may not be entirely necessary By Chris on 11/4/10
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
I bought this thing because I thought I 'needed' it. It definitely does what it says, and easily cuts tubing squarely. If you are careful with a sharp utility or pocket knife and slice with the blade (instead of crushing with a dull knife or scissors), you could get by without this.
If you are careless or have no sharp implements in the house, just buy this and you'll like it.
Wish I would of had one years ago! By paul on 10/10/10
paul would recommend this product to a friend
I have built several reef systems for friends over the last few years and consider the little tools like this to be invaluable. As more gadgets become available for our water purification needs the complexity of the RO/DI plumbing becomes a daunting task. Worry no longer about leaking installations caused by inadequate tools used for cutting tubing. Happy Reefing!
If you're debating on whether to get this, get it. By Alexey on 10/1/10
Alexey would recommend this product to a friend
I primarily bought this because the box cutters in my house are of questionable cleanliness, and I didn't want to chance any waterline contamination.
While a 99 cent box cutter may be cheaper, this thing makes clean and easy cuts. Just don't get your finger in the way. :) Probably a bit pricey for what it is, but definitely a big help when you're tearing apart your RO system!
Great to Own If you have an RO unit By Lee on 8/24/10
Lee would recommend this product to a friend
I am always tinkering and adding on to or changing my RO/DI system and filters. I have found these tubing cutters give you the cleanest and squarest cut on your tubing ends for easy, leak free insertion into your quick connect fittings. If you have been cutting your tubing with scissors you know how you can flatten the tubing and have to "unflatten" it. For the best and longest lasting connection, especially if you are doing any work not in your own home, then these are a must. $5 is a little to pay to help prevent any water leaks.
get this with your next order By curt on 5/26/10
curt would recommend this product to a friend
scissors, blades, whatever, you never get a straight cut. this little piece of plastic is super solid, clean cut every time. next time you place an order, just put this little gem in your cart.
Great tool! By William on 3/26/10
William would recommend this product to a friend
I would highly recomend purchasing this cutter is you plan on installing a RO system. It cuts tube without crushing it. Crushed tubing can lead to leaks and increased backpressure which results in production loss.