Short Cut. Cutting tubing inside a wall or other tight spot usually requires a midget cutter and nimble fingers, but Ridgid's new 2-in-1 Close Quarters Autofeed tubing cutter takes the fingers out of the equation. Its ratcheting head holds an included (but removable) Model #118 cutter and works with as little as a 10-degree rotation. The tool needs only about 2 inches of clearance from the center of the tubing to an adjacent obstruction and can cut up to 1-inch tubing. A spring-loaded cutting wheel mechanism means the cutter needs to be tightened only once per cut. The complete tool sells for $33. Ridgid, 800/769-7743.

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