Joining the slimmed-down line of Guillotine Pipe Cutters is the updated REED (Erie, PA) HPC4+ model. Weighing in at a trim 11 pounds, this tool cuts square on medium and high-density PE pipe used by water and gas utilities. Manual cutters slice smoothly through PE. Accurate cuts from REED Guillotine Cutters mean no facing is needed for electrofusion and only minimal facing for butt fusion joints. All aluminum construction results in lighter tool weight and greater rigidity. HPC4+ cuts through 1-1/2” through 4” HDPE, both DIPS and IPS. Aluminum rails and crosshead with hard anodized finish reduce wear on sliding surfaces. Durable, USA-made, coated blade produces many square cuts with no chips to clog valves and small openings. Slight taper on blade allows an unchallenging start to the cut and holds form for an impressive, straight cut. Blades are straightforward to sharpen or replace.