(1) Dremel or a Drill with 3/16 drill bit (you need to drill a 3/16 hole in the end cap. So, the drill is easier
but a dremel will do if you are careful. BUT: if you decide to go with the "Strainer Modification"
you will need the Dremel to grind down the inside of the End cap and the Reducer Bushing.
(2) Pipe Cutter: This can be done using....
... PVC Pipe Cutter (this is what I used)
... Tubing Cutter (be careful to get one that can handle the 1-1/4" tubing... and they can run kind of
expensive at that diameter.
... Plain ole Jig Saw (But OMG the mess!!! I tried this method one time and I never thought I
would be free of the PVC dust ever again! ... But it works.... it's just messy.