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Guillotine Pipe Cutters

Guillotine Pipe Cutters


  • Squarest cut available, within 1⁄8" (3 mm) on medium and high density pipe, due to strong frames and unique blade design.
  • Saves facing cost: no facing needed for electrofusion, less needed for butt-fusion.
  • HPC12 cuts PE up to 12" (350 mm).
  • Requires minimal clearance, only 4" – 6" (102 - 152 mm) around pipe.
  • Clean and safe! No chips to clog valves and apertures.
  • Many high quality cuts, with durable non-stick coated (resharpenable and replaceable) tool steel blade.


Catalog No.Item CodeCapacitySDRApplicationLengthWeight
in-nom.actual O.D. mminmmlbskg
HPC4+[1]046051 1/2 - 4 DIPS & IPS50 - 125SDR15.5 - SDR9PE18.647211.04.99
HPC8+[1]046093 - 8 DIPS & IPS90 - 230SDR15.5 - SDR9PE29.675227.412.4
HPC12[2]046124 - 12114 - 350SDR17 - SDR9.3PE511295100.045.5



Must ship via truck freight.


NOTE: HPCs cut PE only and will not cut PVC or PP (polypropylene) pipe, such as Aquatherm®.

More Information

Robust Guillotine Pipe Cutters are designed to cut PE pipe within 1/8 inch (3 mm) of square on medium and high-density pipe. Manual, guillotine style cutter slices straight and clean through polyethylene. REED offers three models to cover from 1-1/2 inch to 12 inch (50-250 mm) pipe diameters. Accurate cuts from REED Guillotine Cutters mean no facing is needed for electrofusion and only minimal facing for butt fusion joints. These tools leave a super smooth, cut surface. Durable, non-stick coated, made-in-USA blade makes many square cuts with no chips to clog valves and small openings. Slight taper on blade allows an easy start to the cut, and holds form for a nice, straight cut. Blades are easy to sharpen or replace.


  • Temperature impacts pipe density. Cold temperatures (below freezing) can significantly shorten blade life.
  • Blade is very sharp. Take care when reaching in that area.
  • For operator and blade safety, always transport the cutter with the blade fully seated in the base of the cutter. Use the blade guard if available since it protects the blade and the operator.
  • REED strongly recommends use of the PEGR7 Static Grounding Device (#04621) with Guillotine Cutters. Use a grounding device as a precaution against static build-up. Dissipate the charge and minimize the possibility of ignition.
  • HPCs cut PE only and will not cut PVC or PP (polypropylene) pipe, such as Aquatherm®.
Best Ever Video Training

Because of the crosshead and blade design, all HPCs produce a much straighter cut with minimal blade wear. Safer than abrasive saws because no PE chip residue remains in the pipe that may later clog valves.

Accessories & Common Parts


Guillotine Pipe Cutter Blades


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

Guillotine Pipe Cutter On Location in Rochester, NY

Guillotine Pipe Cutter On Location

Guillotine Pipe Cutter Demonstration

Guillotine Pipe Cutter Blade Care

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