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Universal Pipe Cutters

Universal Pipe Cutters


  • Cut large diameter ductile or cast iron, clay, concrete, steel, PVC or PE pipe.
  • This lightweight, pneumatic pipe cutting machine cuts fast. 
  • Needs just 12" (300 mm) clearance around the pipe and provides a square cut nearly every time.
  • Basic unit can be adapted to a variety of pipe applications, depending on blade selected.


Catalog No.Item CodePipe DiameterApplicationGross Weight[1]
in-nom.actual O.D. mmlbskg
UPC636A075106 - 36150 - 1000Cast/Ductile Iron, Clay, Concrete, CPVC, PE, PVC Sch. 40, PVC C900 & C905, Steel Sch. 4013159.5
UPC648A075116 - 48150 - 1300Cast/Ductile Iron, Clay, Concrete, CPVC, PE, PVC Sch. 40, PVC C900 & C905, Steel Sch. 4013862.7
UPC616A075126 - 16150 - 450Cast/Ductile Iron, Clay, Concrete, CPVC, PE, PVC Sch. 40, PVC C900 & C905, Steel Sch. 408940.5
UPC836APE[2]075178 - 36200 - 1000PE, HDPE10145.9
UPC848APE[2]075188 - 48200 - 1300PE, HDPE10648.2

Heaviest cutter component only 28 lbs/13 kg. Weights given include all items and toolbox.




Must order REQUIRED blades SEPARATELY.

UPC836APE, UPC848APE come with two blades.


NOTE: Universal Pipe Cutters must ship via truck freight.

More Information

Lightweight, easy-to-use Universal Pipe Cutters (UPC) are available to cut 6” - 48” nominal diameter (150-1300 mm actual O.D.) ductile iron, cast iron, clay, concrete, steel, PVC, or PE pipe. NOTE: When cutting steel pipe with the steel blades, sparks are possible and expected. Because of the sparks, the UPC cannot be used for cold cuts. REED Universal Pipe Cutters are pneumatic powered. The lower cost UPC616A uses the same motor as the others, but does not need connecting frames. The UPC616 is shipped in a toolbox with a three-gallon, formed-steel water tank. The UPC636A and UPC648A UPCs come in a toolbox with a 6-gallon, stainless steel water tank and cart.


UPC836APE and UPC848APE are designed specifically for cutting PE pipe. The kit includes a 6" and 8" carbide tipped blade. The 8" blade will cut large diameter PE pipe with a wall thickness up to 2.65" (67mm). UPC836APE and UPC848APE also come in a steel box but without the water tank.


Standard Equipment

Standard Equipment UPC616A UPC636A UPC648A UPC836APE UPC848APE
Power Cutter with 1.7 H.P. Motor
Chain/Turnbuckle Assembly ✓cut up to 16"
Connection Frames & Chain to cut up to N/A 36" 48" 36" 48"
Filter/Regulator/Lubricator with Stand
Water Tank 3 gallon 6 gallon w/cart 6 gallon w/cart    
Carrying Case
Air Motor Oil
Grease Gun
Hex Key Wrench Set
Open End Wrenches
UPCSTEEL6 6” blade      
UPCPE8 8” blade      


Universal Pipe Cutter Power Requirements

Maximum R.P.M. 3675
Air Consumption 50 cu. ft./min (1.4 cu. m/min.)
Pressure  90 P.S.I. Maximum (6 BAR)
Shut-Off 3/4" Ball Valve
Air Supply Fittings 3/4" Dixon "Air King" Coupling


UPC motor reconditioning/refurbishing is available. Please send motor “freight prepaid” to our factory. REED will handle forwarding to appropriate manufacturer. Hydraulic motor repairs are priced on a case by case basis; pneumatic motor repairs are flat rate. Complete UPC cutters can also be reconditioned / refurbished. UPC cutters should arrive freight prepaid at our factory. Quotes will be issued upon inspection of the unit and labor charges apply. Contact REED for a return authorization number.

Truck Freight Required Video Training

The REED UPC is lightweight; cuts fast; requires only 12” (300 mm) clearance around the pipe; provides a square cut virtually every time; and can be operated underwater. It is by far the safest, easiest and fastest power cutter to setup, operate and maintain, which nets a low operating cost.


The complete collection of Reed Training Videos can be found under the Resources menu.

UPC On Location

UPC Unboxing and Assembly

Universal Pipe Cutters

Universal Pipe Cutters - PE

Universal Pipe Cutters on Steel Pipe

UPC Testimonial

User Photos

UPC in use Calgary, AB

UPC in use Calgary, AB

UPC in use in Calgary, AB

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