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Tubing Cutters – Improved!

Sometimes it’s the simple things that give the biggest return on investment. Actually, it’s more often than not the case. We tend to over-think a lot of stuff these days. It’s nice to see some useful, but simple improvements made to a tool that has been largely left alone for many years.

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Milwaukee’s new and improved Tubing Cutters will be available early in 2016.

The Wizards of Milwaukee (I’m coining that term here) have made some ingeniously simple improvements to a a couple of one-trick ponies. Tubing cutters are a necessary evil. Most cut great out of the box; then it’s frustration and blister-city when you’re tightening the thumb-wheel in tight spaces. Not so with Milwaukee’s large and mini-tubing cutters…

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The Devil in the Details

The improvements are so simple, and yet quite logical. The larger cutter now has chrome-plated rollers for longer life and resistance to moisture (duh), while the mini-cutter now has an oblong thumb-wheel.

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Milwaukee’s tubing cutter will feature chrome rollers. The company says this will make them tougher and less susceptible to rust.

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Simply by changing the shape of the thumb-wheel, Milwaukee has single-handedly crippled the Band-Aid industry for several years. What will we do without blisters?

Milwaukee put some very thoughtful consideration into the handle on the larger tubing cutter. It's nicely weighted and spins freely for quick size changes.

Milwaukee put some very thoughtful consideration into the handle on the larger tubing cutter. It’s nicely weighted and spins freely for quick size changes.

This is one instance where re-invention of the wheel actually made sense. You get more leverage and fewer blisters (hopefully) over the long haul.

The copper tubing cutters will be available in Q1 of 2016.

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Brad Staggs

Contributing Writer/Producer at Tool Skool
Brad has worked in and around the home improvement and tool industry most of his life. He was host of Talk2DIY Home Improvement, Co-produced DIY Tools & Techniques and is the author of Spend a Little, Save a Lot Home Improvement.