Internal Pipe Cutters IPC Ø48–Ø114mm, MCC-Made in Japan


IPC Internal Pipe Cutters Ø48–Ø114mm from MCC Japan are exceptional tools that combine practical design with precise performance. Whether you’re a professional plumber or a DIY enthusiast, these cutters will deliver reliable and efficient cutting for your PVC pipe installations.


IPC Internal Pipe Cutters Ø48–Ø114mm. MCC Japan. The IPC Internal Pipe Cutters series, designed by the renowned manufacturer MCC Japan, offers superior solutions for precise and efficient pipe cutting. These innovative tools are specifically engineered for trimming tubing below floor or above ceiling installations, ensuring convenience and accuracy in hard-to-reach places.

There are two models available in this range: the IPC-0050 and the IPC-0100. Both models are designed to leave no scratch on the floors, an essential feature for maintaining the aesthetic appeal of your installations, particularly in visible areas.

Internal Pipe Cutters IPC Ø48–Ø114mm

The IPC-0050 model is suited for pipes with an outer diameter ranging from 48 to 60mm. It offers cutting depths from 30 to 100mm from the pipe end and up to 55mm from the floor. Weighing in at just 1.00 kg, it provides a lightweight yet robust solution for your pipe cutting needs. The spare blade for this model is IPCE0050.

For larger pipes, the IPC-0100 model accommodates outer diameters of 76 to 114mm, with cutting depths from 40 to 120mm from the pipe end and up to 70mm from the floor. Despite its larger capacity, this model maintains a manageable weight of 2.07 kg. The compatible spare blade for this model is IPCE0100.

Model Capacity
Outer Dia.
Cutting Depth (mm) Weight
From Pipe End From Floor
IPC-0050 48-60mm 30-100 0-55 1.00 IPCE0050
IPC-0100 76-114mm 40-120 0-70 2.07 IPCE0100

For trimming tubing below floor or above ceiling installations. No scratch on the floors. Good for PVC pipes.

These internal pipe cutters are especially good for cutting PVC pipes. They allow for clean, precise cuts without deforming the pipe’s shape, crucial for maintaining the integrity of your plumbing system and ensuring a tight, leak-proof fit when installing pipe joints or fittings.

The IPC series boasts easy handling and user-friendly operation. The internal cutting action reduces the risk of accidental injury and increases the level of control you have over the cut, leading to a more precise and professional result.

Differences between a plastic pipe cutter and a steel pipe cutter.

Pipe cutters designed for steel and plastic pipes differ significantly in terms of their construction, cutting mechanism, and the materials used for the blades. Here are some of the main differences:

  1. Material of the Blades: Steel pipe cutters generally use extremely hard and durable cutting blades, often made of hardened steel or carbide, that can effectively cut through the metal. Plastic pipe cutters, on the other hand, have blades made from materials like stainless steel, which are sharp enough to cut through plastic but not necessarily hard enough to cut through metal.
  2. Cutting Mechanism: Steel pipe cutters often employ a rotational cutting mechanism, which involves tightening the cutter around the pipe and rotating it to create a deep, continuous score until the pipe is cut through. Some steel pipe cutters also use a chain mechanism. Plastic pipe cutters, conversely, typically use a scissor-like or ratchet mechanism, allowing the user to apply a direct downward force to cut through the plastic.
  3. Design and Construction: Steel pipe cutters are often robustly built to withstand the pressure and force required to cut through metal. They are usually heavier and larger than plastic pipe cutters. Plastic pipe cutters are generally more lightweight and compact, with a design similar to that of a pair of scissors or a ratchet.
  4. Type of Cut: Steel pipe cutters are designed to create a clean, burr-free cut suitable for threading or welding. Plastic pipe cutters, in contrast, ensure a smooth, clean cut that ensures proper joining and fitting of plastic pipes.
  5. Price: Given the difference in construction and the materials used, steel pipe cutters are usually more expensive than plastic pipe cutters.

It’s crucial to use the right tool for the job to ensure effective cutting and to prolong the life of the tool. Using a plastic pipe cutter on a steel pipe or vice versa could damage the tool and potentially lead to safety risks.

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