Tom’s Oil Filter Cutter

(11 customer reviews)
Tom’s oil filter cutting tool will allow you to quickly and easily open your oil filter and inspect your aircraft’s filtering material for trapped debris. Oil filter inspection is a critical measure of your engine’s health and should always be a part of your aircraft’s regular maintenance program. Most filter cutters work like a pipe or tubing cutter in that you have to go around and around the filter, adjusting cutter depth with each pass. Although you could do that with this tool, the real beauty of this product is that the cut can be easily made in one pass. The tool is designed primarily for Lycoming oil filters that have a threaded insert protruding from the end of the filter. A few Lycoming oil filters and most Continental oil filters do not have this insert. For these filters, an adapter insert is supplied with the tool. The adapter fits a 3/4-16 thread, which is common on many automotive filters as well. If you’re planning on using this tool for automotive filters, please check the thread size of your specific filter, as not all filters use the same thread size. Tom’s oil filter cutter may also be used on smaller filters such as found on Rotax or automotive engines. Simply remove the cutter handle and reposition the pivot bolt to the inner hold on the base handle. The adapter insert may be needed on these filters as well. Made in the USA by Flyboy Accessories.

11 reviews for Tom’s Oil Filter Cutter

  1. Bradley W.

    Very well made and sturdy. Cuts my Tempest oil filters in a single, easy to use pass

  2. Brian C.

    Out of the box to open oil filter was about one minute! Great Tool!

  3. Merrill E.

    Don’t see how! Tom’s oil filter cutter is the best!!!

  4. Winston Z.

    i just received the cutter and am impressed with it’s construction….very substantial…..but have not used it and will repost after I’ve had a chance to evaluate performance. However, it looks like it will do the job.

  5. Christopher M.

    Toms oil filter cutter is well made and easy to use. Granted, using a vice makes it a whole lot easier. I had to rename it though. As it no longer belongs to Tom…it is mine.

  6. Keith R.

    feels pretty sturdy, but haven’t used it yet

  7. Keith V.

    Worked perfectly first time I tried it on the filter for my Lycoming IO-360; and having a spare cutting wheel built in is a nice touch. Great value, too.

  8. Ron S.

    I’ve used this cutter a number of times on my Champion aircraft filters and works quickly and easily.

  9. Darryl H.

    Great tool.

  10. W. D.

    Bought this oil filter cutter and have been really pleased with this product!

  11. Peter H.


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