Lateral Cutters

Picote specialises in innovative and cutting-edge lateral cutters for small diameter drains. Our range includes the award-winning Smart Cutter™ and Twister. Designed, tested and used everyday by the Picote CIPP Services Team working in DN32 - 300 / 1¼" - 12" pipes.

The Twister Range

Mini Express

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

Twister Express

Available for lined or unlined pipes, the Twister Express is up to six times faster at re-instating connections than the original Twister. Currently available for DN100 / 4" pipes.

Original Twister

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

Tiger Twister

The Tiger Twister is a superior tool for reinstating connections. Fast and very efficient, the Tiger Front Metal Panels also work with the Smart Cutter™ Hub.


Smart Guide

The Smart Guide is a precision fine-tuning tool that can quickly be attached to your Smart Cutter hub, allowing you to steer the hub without damaging lined pipe. This makes it easy to locate and grind the correct spot.

Watch the Smart Guide in action with the Smart Cutter below:

Maxi Power + Cutters

Smart Cutter™ DN100 - DN300 / 4”-12”.

The award-winning Smart Cutter™ but bigger.
Lightweight hubs with 6 or 8 side grinding panels. Hollow hub and shortened panels keep the weight down for larger tools. Make rein-statements 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 Power+. DN100/4” inside straight pipe only.
DN150/6” Smart Cutter™ 6-panel hub version for Maxi Power + 18mm/¾” shaft only.
DN200-300/8” - 12” Smart Cutter™ 8-panel hub version for Maxi Power + 18mm ¾” shaft only.

A Twist on a classic

The Maxi Power + Twister Express offers ultra-fast lateral re-instatements in DN150, 200 & 225 /6”, 8” and 9” pipes in typically only 30 seconds!

The Smart Cutter™

The award-winning Smart Cutter™ is a unique lateral cutter for DN32 - 300 / 1¼"-12" drains, and has successfully reinstated tens of thousands of branches world-wide 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 and can also be used as an aid for robots, or for the Twister to achieve a smooth finish.

Navigating 90° bends and diameter transitions effortlessly, the Smart Cutter™ 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.

The Smart Cutter™ is always recommended to refine the opening cut for the ultimate finish.