Pipe Cutting

For customers wishing to abandon or cap off cast iron, ductile or steel pipes up to 1500mm diameter, Steve Vick International offer a pipe cutting service. This is carried out with or without flowstopping operations.

We are also able to offer a window cutting service, facilitating access to previously inserted carrier pipe.

Window Cutting

Rapid Window Cutter

Rapid Window Cutter

Rapid Window Cutters


For customers needing windows cut in ductile iron or steel pipes, we offer a service that is reported to be up to 50% faster than traditional methods.

For use on ductile iron, we use the new Rapid Window Cutter which we developed in conjunction with Wales and West Utilities. It can quickly and safely cut windows in ductile iron mains – for example, cutting an average top tee size window in less than 12 minutes.

For steel pipes, we use the Rapid Window Cutter for Steel which is capable of cutting a typical top tee size window in less than 30 minutes.

Rapid Window Cutters are compact, handheld units for smaller excavations and avoid the need for digging under the main. The unit has precise depth controls, keeping the blade at a safe distance from an inserted pipe.

Downloads & Video

Rapid Window Cutter Demonstration
Rapid Window Cutter - Steel - Demonstration

Circumferential Cutting - Large Diameter Pipe

Keel Cutter

Keel Cutter

SVI has been successfully supplying circumferential cutters for many years. The specialist machines, manufactured by us in the UK, are used by Contract Services to make circumferential cuts in a variety of different materials and diameter pipe.

Keel Cutter


Steve Vick International is the exclusive and sole UK and European supplier of Keel Cutters – machines that automatically make circumferential cuts in steel, cast iron, ductile iron, plastic and other types of pipes up to 1500mm.

Two models are available, the N450 and the N600:

N450 Keel Cutter

The N450 cuts pipe between 200mm and 900mm in diameter, and has an approximate cutting speed of 140mm per minute.

N600 Keel Cutter

The N600 cuts pipe between 250mm and 1500mm in diameter, and has an approximate cutting speed of 100mm per minute.

Downloads & Video

Keel Cutter Demonstration

Circumferential Cutting - Small Diameter Pipe

The Rapid Rotary Cutter

The Rapid Rotary Cutter

Rapid Rotary Cutter


Ductile Iron is notoriously problematic because it cannot be broken out like cast iron.

The Steve Vick International pipe cutting service can solve this problem with the Rapid Rotary Cutter; developed and manufactured at our UK headquarters.

The unit easily makes circumferential cuts in ductile iron mains without damaging internal pipes and allowing immediate access – cutting a 4” ductile iron main in approximately 4 minutes.

Downloads & Video

Rapid Rotary Cutter - Demonstration
Rotary Cutter - Steel - Demonstration
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