Lateral cutters are a cost-effective system which allows you to re-open laterals in pipe diameters from 100mm (4in) to 300mm (12in).

lateral cutters

The cutter is operated by a handle bar linked to a number of steel cane rods which control the way the cutter moves down the pipe.

The handle bars also control the cutter movement from side to side as well as forward and backwards, ensuring all areas of the lateral are re-opened.

The handle bar also drives the function of speed, lifting and lowering of the air motor/cutting head, to press against and cut the lateral.

This is an air driven system and benefits from all associated airlines being contained in an umbilical hose, making the system very robust and user friendly. The control box houses a regulator and lubricator allowing this machine to work in all climates.

Extra skids can be supplied and motor extensions to allow the cutter to work in larger pipes.

Full hire, sales, services and repairs are available for the Springbok cutters.


  • Simple, robust Lateral Cutting system.


  • 25m (82ft) range. 75mm (3in), 100mm (4in) and 150mm (6in) set ups and cutting heads to suit.


  • 70mm (2.7in) – 300mm (12in).


  • 25m (82ft) extension/skids for 200 (8in) and 250mm (10in) and 300mm (12in) diameter pipework


RSM Lining Supplies Global Ltd has partnered with Dancutter to provide an efficient, cost-effective solution for lateral cutting and reinstatement. 

dancutter dc superflex


  • Suitable for multiple 90° bends
  • 360° continuous rotation
  • The working area is between 70mm- 150mm
  • Self-cleaning camera lens
  • Built-in 12inch monitor
  • Air motor = 15000 Rpm
  • Power = 110v/240v
  • Hose reel and control box = 25m/50m


  • Robust cutter
  • 360° continuous rotation
  • The working area is between 100- 300mm
  • Weight = 8kg
  • Air motor = 13000 Rpm
  • Power = 110v/240v
  • Hose reel and control box = 30m/50m
lateral cutter heads


This small but extremely powerful cutter locates the exact position of any junction by cutting through the liner from the branch side. The cutter quickly and easily opens up a hole in the liner in exactly the right position.

Depending on the access, this tool can either totally re-open the connection giving a perfect finish or if access is very tight it can simply open a small hole. This will allow a lateral cutter to re-visit at a later time and fully open the connection. Both sizes of the DTB can also be used to root cut, using a high tensile wire cup brush.

We have an extensive range of accessories to enhance the usability of the tools.


  • Steel bodied.


  • Air tool for cutting out 75mm (3in) to 150mm (6in) laterals from the branch side.

Up to 65° bends The 5:1 ratio is the most powerful, offering higher torque but slightly less revs.

Up to 90° bends The 3:1 ratio is slightly smaller making it more maneuverable. The 3:1 offers high revs but slightly less torque than the more powerful 5:1 motor.


100mm (4in) and 150mm (6in) skid setup, Short flexible airline, 10m (30ft) telecom rods, Small 3/8 inch adaptor, M14 thread adaptor, 70mm (3in) wire cup brush, 50mm (2in) carbide cone or dome, Tool Kit for maintenance and adjustment

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