Ratcheting pipe shears

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I recently got a pair of ratcheting pipe shears as I was sick of cutting pipe with a saw and then filing off burrs etc, slow and messy.

Only tested them so far as I have not had a job to use them given the current situation but in my testing I am having some trouble with them, they seem to crush the pipe out of shape and I am worried they won't form a good seal, especially if I was using them on 15mm pipe with push fit connections.

Am I doing something wrong? Seem pretty straight forward to use.
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What brand are they? I have Rothenbergers and they're great.
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Dickie Dyer, not budget but not high end either. Says they are UK made though.

https://www.dickiedyer.com/en-GB/Plumbi ... ers/432848
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ive got some think theyre rothenberger for 15mm pipe. they work sound for that but i can at a push cut up to 32mm waste pipe with em. but i have to sort of twist the pipe at the same time to get it going otherwise they will try to squash the pipe
for 40mm waste pipe i have one of them thats the same as a standard pipe slice dead easy to use that.
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I use ratcheting cutters for 32 & 40mm waste pipe and like Fin need to twist at the same time. For 15mm & 22mm pipe I use a pair of JG pipe cutters, they have a much much sharper blade.
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