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Ratchet Shears


  • Ratchet Shears are ideal for cutting PVC, PE, PP, PEX, and ABS pipe and tubing.
  • Smoothest ratchet action for easiest cuts.
  • CPVC is no problem for several Reed shears - check the chart.
  • Replace or resharpen blades for longer tool life and faster cuts.

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Catalog No.Item CodeCapacity Length Weight
Inches Actual Ø mm in mm lbs kg
RS1PLT [1]041751 1/4" nom. IPS
(1.66" actual O.D.)
42 8.3 210 0.8 0.4
RS1 041761 1/4" nom. IPS
(1.66" actual O.D.)
42 8.3 210 0.8 0.4
RS2 041772" nom. IPS
(2.4" actual O.D.)
63 17.0 440 2.8 1.3
RS7290 041822" nom. IPS
(2.4" actual O.D.)
63 13.25 337 2.4 1.1
RSP1 042761 1/4" nom. IPS
(1.66" actual O.D.)
42 8.75 222 0.9 0.4

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Why Reed

Broader base and 7-step ratcheting mechanism on RS1/RS1PL T models mean square cuts are easily attained with minimal clearance.

Ratchet shears with hardened steel blades are ideal for cutting PVC, PE, PP, PEX, and ABS pipe. For CPVC up to 1-1/4" diameter, use RS1PLT, RS7290, or RSP1 ratchet shears because of blade thinness and finish. Due to the long handles and leverage of the RS2, it is good for cutting CPVC up to 2". RSP1 also cuts PVDF. One-hand models RS1 and RS1PLT offer a 7-step ratchet mechanism for best mechanical advantage and smoothest operation. RS1PLT is unique with a corrosion-resistant, nickel-plated, steel blade. Pointed blade in one-hand model RSP1 helps start the cut in tough plastics such as CPVC, and helps avoid bounce in thin wall material. The two-hand RS2 features 2” capacity, extra wide, v-style jaws for easy alignment, and long handles for leverage on tough-to-cut pipe. RS7290 one-hand style, 2” capacity ratchet shears cut pipe used in gas, water, plumbing, and industrial applications, as do the other ratchet shears. All ratchet shears’ blades can be easily sharpened or replaced, enhancing performance and saving money. These tools are not disposable and perform better, longer, and for less money over the tool’s lifetime.

Ratchet Shears are NOT recommended to cut PVC or CPVC for Solvent Cement Weld Connections. Instead use QUICK RELEASE TUBING CUTTERS for Plastic.