Next-Level Waterworks Tools

Sept. 7, 2022
Reed manufacturing provides pipe tools, vises, cutters, cutter wheels and more for the water and wastewater industry.

Reed Manufacturing has been producing pipe tools, vises, cutters, cutter wheels, and more for 125 years. The tools that the company invented have become the standard in worldwide professional trades, from fire and fabrication to waterworks to plumbing and beyond. Operating worldwide, Reed tools are sold in more than 100 countries. In addition to always developing new tools, Reed is committed to making end-user driven improvements and refinements to its existing line of tools, so that its tool users, in any industry, can always have access to cutting-edge, high-quality Reed tools.

Reed Manufacturing offers quality tools for the water and wastewater industry. Its full line of water services tools benefit municipal, rural, and underground contractor professionals. Its wide line of available tools include service line, direct tapping, and drilling machines, plus the Feed Tap™ for work on plastic service lines.

For nuisance water, the Pump Stick® cordless transfer pump whisks away at 15 gallons per minute. The battery platform of the Pump Stick allows it to work with various 18V batteries, depending on the plate installed.

In the field, the Bevel Boss® cordless pipe beveler is a fast, safe way to bevel on-the-go on pipe diameters from 2” up through 24” and higher.

A cordless power drive (CPDWW) is offered specifically for waterworks use in tapping and drilling jobs. It can also be adapted for valve exercising.

To round out the line, Reed also offers pipe cutters, polyethylene (PE) squeeze tools, emergency shut-off tools, valve keys, traditional valve exercisers, pumps, specialty wrenches, flare tools, portable tripod pipe vises, pipe jacks, and more.

 Reed also provides proven methods for cutting, beveling and deburring plastic pipe. Reed tools and waterworks projects go hand-in-hand with solutions for cast and ductile iron, soil pipe, and all types of plastic pipe from PVC to 636 to PE and beyond.

The secret of Reed’s continuing, increasing success can be attributed to its corporate culture of excellence and the quality of its company associates, who are individually committed to exceptional performance and service. For over 125 years and across over 100 countries, operators have been able to count on professional-grade Reed tools to get the job done. WW

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

Published in WaterWorld magazine, September 2022.

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