Picote Lateral Cutters

Picote specialises in innovative and cutting-edge Lateral Cutters for small diameter drains. The range includes the award-winning Smart Cutter™ and Twister. Designed, tested and used everyday by the Picote CIPP Services Team.

  • DN32 – 300 / 1¼” – 12″ pipes.

The Smart Cutter™

The award-winning Smart Cutter™ is a unique lateral cutter for DN32 – 200 / 1¼”-8″ drains. This innovative product has successfully reinstated over 60,000 branches worldwide to date, inside cast iron, concrete and clay pipes.

​The Smart Cutter™ not only eliminates the need for traditionally expensive methods, but its user-friendly and fully customisable design also greatly reduces training and maintenance costs. It can also be used as an aid for robots, or the Twister to achieve a smooth finish.

The Smart Cutter™, navigating 90° bends and diameter transitions effortlessly, accurately shapes openings without accidental damage to the original pipe.

A great remedial tool, the Smart Cutter™ also removes lead, nails, roots, fins and epoxy slugs as well as other inconsistencies such as wrinkles in the pipe.

20140731 PORVOO Picote, Smart Cutter. Picture: Ismo Henttonen.

The Twister Range

Available to re-instate connections inside lined or unlined pipes, the original Twister is available for DN100, DN150 / 4″, 6″. And now for DN200 / 8″ pipes in plastic, cast iron or clay.

Twister Mini
The Twister Mini has been designed for re-instating connections in DN50 / 2″ and DN70 / 3″ pipes in plastic, cast iron or clay.

Twister Express
​Available for lined or unlined pipes, the Twister Express is up to six times faster at reinstating connections than the original Twister. Currently available for DN100 / 4″ pipes.


Maxi Power Plus Cutter Range

Smart Cutter™ DN100 – DN300 / 4”-12”.

The award-winning Smart Cutter™ – but bigger!

Features include:

  • New lightweight hubs with 6 or 8 side grinding panels.
  • Hollow hub and shortened panels keep the weight down for larger tools.
  • Make re-instatements and remove inconsistencies, wrinkles and collapsed liner faster than ever before.
  • Special adapter available to enable using the DN100/4” Smart Cutter™ 6-panel hub with the Maxi Plus. DN100/4” inside straight pipe only.
  • DN150/6” Smart Cutter™ 6-panel hub version for Maxi Miller Power Plus 18mm/¾” shaft only.
  • DN200-300/8” – 12” Smart Cutter 8-panel hub version for Maxi Miller Power Plus 18mm ¾” shaft only
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Maxi Miller Power Plus Twister Express

A Twist on a classic! The Maxi Miller Power Plus Twister Express offers ultra-fast lateral re-instatements in DN150, 200 & 225 /6”, 8” and 9” pipes in typically only 30 seconds!

Contact your dedicated Picote specialist

Interested in the Picote Solutions Range? Get in touch with Terry Ingleby, our Picote specialist, on 01226 397015 or terry.ingleby@s1e.co.uk.

Picote Solutions - Products Expert, Terry Ingleby