When you’re in the field, you need the right tools for the job. With so much of the market using plastic pipe these days, having the right tools to work with that pipe can make a big difference in your productivity and bottom line. WHEELER-REX understands the needs of our clients and has developed a range of tools to make it easier and more cost-effective to run every job. Here’s a look at some of the top plastic pipe tools we offer.
For larger-diameter pipe fittings, the Pipe Hog works to effectively clear out any remaining adhesive and excess pipe that may have been left over in the fitting. The Pipe Hog ensures that Schedule 40 plastic fittings are reusable. This allows you to save money on replacement fittings, whether you’re reusing older fittings or simply fixing those that have been mis-installed. Instead of losing money on the process, make a solid investment in this tool and start gaining money on projects. If you have a drill that will take a ½” bit, you already have all the other tools you need to get the job done with 1 – ½”, 2”, 3” or 4” PVC pipe fittings. This allows you to simply replace the broken section of piping without having to make additional extensive repairs.
Much like the Pipe Hog, the Fitting Saver works to quickly remove any remaining pipe adhesive and excess pipe in a fitting, allowing for its reuse. The tool is simply inserted into your existing drill set, and then rotates to simply remove the existing material, providing you with a clean fitting that can be reused in any number of different situations, whether to simply replace one part of the fitting or remove the old pipe from the entire plastic fitting. It can be quickly fit into a standard 3/8” drill chuck and there are parts available to fit Schedule 40, Schedule 80, IPS and CTS fittings in 1/2”, ¾”, and 1” sizes.
Internal Plastic Cutter
Tired of having to clean up your pipes before gluing them up or dealing with poor-quality cuts that aren’t squared up on the ends? The Internal Plastic Cutter gives you a much better finish and accuracy than a simple hacksaw or reciprocating saw will. Its blades cut from the inside of the PVC or ABS pipe outward, giving you a clean, square cut simply using a drill to make the cut. It works well for pipes from 1 – ½” to 6” in diameter using a drill that will accept a ½” bit, with a recommended speed of 350-450 RPM and from 4.6 to 6 amps.
Considering using a gasketed pipe system but having a hard time dealing with beveling the pipe edges to ensure a proper connection? Our beveling tool quickly and evenly removes material to create a smooth edge for the gasket to bind up to. It allows you to make a quick, solid, leak-proof connection for your drain lines, including SDR35 and Schedule 40 pipe up to 12” in diameter by simply attaching the beveler to the pipe and rotating it to get a smooth, 15” bevel all the way around, while the wide base prevents issues with twisting and torqueing seen in competitor’s bevelers.
When you’re using the right tools on the job, you can get more work done quickly without a loss of hassles while saving money. Please feel free to reach out today with any questions, for more information or to place an order for some of these dynamic plumbing tools that help you get the job done right.