Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Nov 19, 2019 10:26 AM


When you need to get through your task list, having the right tools for the job can make a huge difference in your productivity. Poor-quality tools can make your work crews spend forever in the field, frustrated while trying to get the job done. Team EJP has partnered with Reed Pipe Tools & Vises to provide our customers with some of the highest-quality tools on the market, specifically developed for the water utility industry. Here's a quick look at some of our favorite tools from this exceptional manufacturer.

Here's a quick look at some of our favorite tools from this exceptional manufacturer:

  1. Tubing Cutters:

    cutter-finderInstead of constantly spending time spinning your tubing cutters into position and back out again, Reed's tubing cutters include quick release and advance to help save you time. A built-in reamer and spare cutter wheel stored in the knob makes it easy to get the job done as quickly as possible.

  2. Soil Pipe Cutters:

    When you need to get through soil pipes quickly and effectively, the soil pipe cutters from Reed do a great job. Using chain pressure to snap the pipe at the right location, the cutter features a captured screw design that improves upon the original to ensure proper alignment and prevent errors in the cutting process.

  3. Tripod Pipe Vises:

    When you need a sturdy workbase for getting your pipes in place, Reed's tripod pipe vise helps you get the job done. It features a patented design with reversible bow tie jaws that are double sided for superior versatility. The overlapping hinges and adjustable tray clamp on the lower tray provide sturdy construction. The handle grip makes it easy to transport, while sides on the tray keep tools and parts where they need to be, without danger of rolling or falling off.

  4. Hammer Flaring Tools for Copper Pipe:

    Flared copper tools require a proper flare to get a solid connection, but getting those flares done correctly with traditional tools can be difficult. The hammer flaring tool from Reed does a great job with Type K soft copper tubing, creating excellent 45-degree flares with minimal effort and is hardened and tempered for wear resistance.

  5. Rerounding Tools:

    reed-rerounding-toolsWhen your copper tubing goes out of round, compression fittings don't work well, causing leaks and loss of pressure. The rerounding tools developed by Reed help to restore the round shape to CTS copper tubing being used in compression fittings. It's manufactured from high-quality steel to provide enduring performance and works well with a brass hammer.

  6. Ratchet Shears:

    If you've ever had to deal with a cheap ratchet shear for polyethylene, PEX, ABS or similar tubing, you know how much of a pain it can be. It doesn't want to advance smoothly, binds up and has to be thrown away when dull. Reed's solution includes replaceable or resharpenable blades, and an extremely smooth action to make the job go faster and easier.

  7. Basin Wrench:

    Slipping wrenches, torqued jaws and short reaches are a thing of the past with Reed's new basin wrench. Spring-loaded, forged jaws allow for one-handed ratcheting while the telescoping handle makes it easier to reach deeper for hard-to-reach locations.

By adding some of the tools from Reed Pipe Tools & Vises to your work crew's toolkit, you can ensure that your crews will get the job done quickly, effectively and efficiently. If you need more information or assistance in deciding whether some of these high-quality tools from Reed are right for your water utility's needs, Team EJP is happy to help. Please feel free to contact us today to learn more.

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