Model 238-P Powered Soil Pipe Cutter cuts cast iron pipe quickly and easily in tight spaces. The 238-P is designed to cut up to 8" soil pipe when driven by an impact driver or 4" with the included ratchet.


  • Dual Powered - Operates using a 1/2" square drive impact driver or ratchet.
  • High Capacity - Cuts 8" diameter soil pipe when used with an impact driver (minimum 200 ft-lbs) or 4" manually.
  • Compact - The 11.5" (29.5 cm) length, removable handle, low profile cutter wheels and compact design fits into tight places in both overhead and below grade applications.
  • Lightweight - At 13.5 pounds mounting the tool in difficult places is easy.
  • Easy Set-Up - Articulating outward facing chain hooks lay on the pipe to simplify latching.
  • Clean Cut - Two directional operation allows scoring of the pipe for a clean cut.
  • Durable - Patent pending torque limiter helps protect the tool from overloading.



Ratchet 1 1/2" - 4" No-Hub Soil Pipe
2" - 4" Service Weight Soil Pipe
2" - 4" Clay Pipe
4" Concrete Pipe
Impact 1 1/2" - 8" No-Hub Soil Pipe
2" - 8" Service Weight Soil Pipe
2" - 8" Clay Pipe
4" - 6" Concrete Pipe

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Catalog Number Model No. Description Capacity Nominal Pipe Size Weight
in. mm lb. kg
42878 238-P  Powered Soil Pipe Cutter  200  14  6.10  Buy Now
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Rated 5 out of 5 by 1 reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to Use I used the 238-P soil pipe cutter today is cold rainy weather to cut rusty old cast iron pipe in a very tight spot. The tool was easy enough to maneuver with one hand due to the light weight, small size, and the angularity of the construction, even in a cold, rainy, icy environment. The knob is easy to adjust and the provided ratchet fits the adapter snugly. It doesn't fall out and has a solid feel to it. There is positive feedback provided by the ratchet. The reverse lever and removal button works easily with one finger. The included screw-in handle is easy to hold, it inserts and removed easily. The snapping action is clean and there is no cracking of the pipe or offsetting of the cutter wheels. I have not used this tool with an impacter but assume it will work just as well as it does with the manual ratchet wrench. The instruction book is clear and concise with good explanations and diagrams. January 11, 2014
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This cutter is recommended for standard service weight cast iron pipe. It is not suggested for extra heavy cast iron pipe.
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