Cutting a Drain Pipe

How to cut a drain pipe

  • Difficulty


Use a two hand grip on the rotary tool when using a cut-off wheel.

You need
  • Tape measure
  • Spring Clamp
  • Smooth-faced Wrench
  • No materials needed
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter
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Step 1

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After installing the new sink in your cabinet, you will need to measure the new drainpipe length needed and transfer this dimension to the pipe.

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Step 2

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Clamp drainpipe and cut excess off with the 456 cut-off wheel. Recommended speed: 35,000 rpm.

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Step 3

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Secure pipe to drain basket, slide trap up both pipes and hand tighten.

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Step 4

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Use a smooth-faced wrench to tighten the joints. Test the drain by slowly running cold water (check for any leaks). Tighten any loose fittings. Your sink is now ready to use.


To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.