Pipe Tools for Infrastructure Repair

Sept. 17, 2021
REED pipe tools, designed for the professional trades, play a significant role in infrastructure work.

Water Connections
Presented by Reed

Infrastructure is the backbone of communities, providing us with water, roads, utilities, bridges and more. Often unseen, millions of miles of pipe and conduit work below ground level bring electric, gas and water to municipal services buildings, homes and businesses. With forthcoming infrastructure funds, municipalities will be upgrading their water main grids, their sewer lines, and other under-the-road utilities. Utility contractors and their professional-grade tools are key to keeping things humming. REED pipe tools, designed for the professional trades, play a significant role in infrastructure work.

Rotary Pipe Cutters cut pipe fast, with minimal digging. The low-profile design of LCRC models needs only a 5-inch clearance for up to 16-inch pipe. Safe, clean, straight cuts result because of these 4-wheel, manual-operated cutters. Cold cut large diameter steel, most stainless steel, ductile, and cast iron pipe in close quarters. With good leverage from the tool’s long handle, pipe snaps off squarely before the cutter wheels penetrate halfway through the pipe. Rotary cutters produce a square cut and can be used in close quarters anywhere — in the ditch or underwater. Brittle pipe pairs well with rotary cutters which apply even pressure as they rotate around the pipe. Power saws and hydraulic snap cutters can crack and crumble the old pipe, but REED rotary cutters yield a planned cut which permits tie-in to new pipe sections. In addition, their low clearance allows them to fit in tight spaces.

For plastic pipe rehab and installation jobs, REED PLAS series rotary pipe cutters offer a great solution for cutting PVC, C900 and PE. Larger diameter pipe refurbishment and rehab jobs often require power cutters.

REED Universal Pipe Cutters (UPC) to cut 6”-48” pipe of ductile iron, cast iron, clay, concrete, steel, PVC or PE pipe. Power cutters save time and energy on the job. REED’s proven models offer safety for the cutting process as they are designed with operator safety in mind. The UPC is secured to the pipe with roller chain and is easily pulled around the pipe by the operator to complete the cut in one revolution. From a safety standpoint, the secured-to-the-pipe UPC removes any sudden and unpredictable problems sometimes encountered by handheld methods. WW

Reed Manufacturing has been producing fine tools for worldwide professional trades since its founding in 1896. To learn more, visit www.reedmfgco.com.

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