Tubing Cutter How-To-Guide

by IDEX Health & Science

The IDEX Health & Science Polymeric Tubing Cutter is designed to work on all types of polymeric tubing, including Teflon®, Tefzel®, and PEEK polymers. It is engineered with guide holes for both 1/16" and 1/8" outer diameter (OD) tubing, to ensure a flat, even tubing cut.

Score and Snap Instructions for Use

  1. Squeeze the tabs at the back of the cutter together to raise the blade.
  2. Insert your 1/16" or 1/8" OD tubing through the appropriate guide hole.
  3. Release the tabs, allowing the blade of the cutter to rest on the tubing.
  4. Holding the tubing, spin the cutter around the tubing to begin the cut.

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Please Note:

For Teflon® tubing, continue to spin the cutter around the tubing until the blade finishes the cut. For PEEK tubing, spin the cutter four to five times, then remove the tubing and snap the tubing at the cut.

Over time, use of this cutter will dull the blade, making replacement of the blade necessary. Use the replacement blades packaged with this cutter and follow the instructions below:

  1. Remove the retaining nut completely by unscrewing it counterclockwise.
  2. Slip the cutting blade out of the tubing cutter body, taking care not to injure yourself on the cutting surface of the blade. Remove the plastic protective cap from the non-cutting end of the blade.
  3. Install the replacement blade by inserting it into the tubing cutter body, with the angled cutting surface of the blade facing away from the guide hole. Make sure that the cutting end of the blade is flat against the tubing cutter body’s inner surface.
  4. Push the plastic protective cap down onto the top end of the blade. Continue to push down on the blade while snugly tightening the retaining nut back into place.