Reed Rotary™ cutters cut pipe safely, easily, quickly, and at a low cost. They provide a square cut and can be used in close quarters in the ditch, underwater, in noise-free zones, overhead, in racks of pipes, and more. They cut large diameter steel, most stainless steel, and ductile and cast iron pipe. The cutter's slip-on handle is used to turn the cutter around the pipe in one direction and is also used to tighten the cutter every half revolution. With good leverage from the long handle, pipe snaps off squarely before the wheel penetrates halfway through pipe.