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 Smart Cutter™

The award-winning Smart Cutter™ is a unique lateral cutter for DN32 - 300 / 1¼"-12" drains, and has successfully reinstated over 40,000 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.

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:

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.


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, plastic, cast iron or clay.

Maxi Power Plus Cutters

A Twist on a classic

Smart Cutter™ DN100 - DN300 / 4”-12”.

The award-winning Smart Cutter but bigger.
New 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 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.

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!

Special Drill Heads

Picote's range of Special Drill Heads can be used to unblock pipes to make space for larger tools or used in conjunction with the original grinding chains as pilot bits to easily cut into tough blockages such as tree roots, grease and tuburculation.


The ridged drill heads allow for greater navigation through bends and even cast iron P traps.

A PVC Special Drill Head is also available - The safety ring gives the drill head the ability to be used in PVC, clay and lined pipes. This feature means more reliability with less risk of damage to the host pipe


Special Drill Heads can also be used to re-open connections when larger tools, like Twister, cannot fit through pipe or there are dimensional changes inside the pipe. The remaining edges can then be removed using the Smart Cutter.

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