Wheeler-Rex Hot Tap Kits
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WHEELER-REX Hot Tap Kits

In the waterworks industry, having a handy and effective way to cut pipe is a necessity. With a Hot Tap Kit, you can add a new water line with minimal interference from the rest of the system. No more shutting down the entire street when you need to perform professional pipe services as a contractor or municipal worker. When you choose the WHEELER-REX Hot Tap Kits, you also gain convenience. Learn more about how our Hot Tap Kits can benefit you below.

Our Hot Tap Kits

WHEELER-REX offers nine Hot Tap Kits. Each of the kits features a hot tapping system designed for steel, copper pipe, cast iron, ductile iron, and plastic pipe. The kits are well-made using the highest grade materials and feature a premium design. In fact, WHEELER-REX has 60 years of experience in manufacturing this type of tool. The company understands what pipe professionals need in hot tapping systems, and provides a line of products that fulfill that need.

The kits are made to last and to perform within 250 pounds per square inch of pressure. At the same time, you don’t have to go through a great deal of manual labor to get the hot tapping tools to work. The WHEELER-REX kits for hot tapping are hand-operated for one person to do with ease. The system is designed to drill holes with very little energy or effort.

Using a Hot Tap Kit

You are also relieved of having to figure out how to conduct the process of adding a new water line on your own. With the hot tapping systems, everything is included for an easy-to-understand process. Each of the high-quality hot tapping kits is designed for professional grade water line maintenance, repairs, and service. You get everything you need in a heavy-duty case that ensures everything will be within arm’s reach when you are ready to use it.

It is the ideal system for pipe professionals in the plumbing industry. You will want to have at least one of the hot tap kits by WHEELER-REX on hand. You don’t have to go through a great deal of manual labor to get the hot tapping tools to work. You will appreciate being prepared for those difficult, emergency jobs that require a new water line.

Available Hot Tap Kits

There are nine different Hot Tap Kits in the WHEELER-REX line-up. Each kit is specifically designed to cut a particular material. Check out the different hot tap kits to find the solution that best suits your needs:

  • Model 8100 features 1″ NPT adapters and is used for steel and copper pipe; geared at the fire department industry
  • Model 8200 offers 1″ CTS flare adapters for cutting steel and copper
  • Model 8201 also features 1″ CTS flare adapters for cutting plastic pipe
  • Model 8202 is more extensive in sizing and used for large arbor assembly plastic pipe
  • Model 8203 specializes in cutting ductile and cast iron, featuring cutter shells and flare adapters
  • Model 8204 is used for ductile and cast iron including large arbor assembly
  • Model 8205 cuts through plastic, ductile iron, and cast iron using flare adapters and shell cutters
  • Model 8206 is the most conclusive kit; see below
  • Model 8300 cuts steel and copper pipe with BSPT adapters and HSS cutters

 

Meet Model 8206

The most popular hot tap kit by WHEELER-REX is Model 8206. It’s the most complete kit for ductile iron and plastic pipework. However, each kit is designed to fully provide hot tapping solutions.

Choose Your Hot Tap Kit Today

Learn more about how to find your hot water tapping kit today by contacting WHEELER-REX.

WHEELER-REX Snippers and Tubing Cutters
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Top Features of the Best Snippers and Tubing Cutters

Here at WHEELER-REX, we take pride in providing customers with the #1 choice in professional pipe and tubing cutters. Our new line of snippers and tubing cutters are durable enough to handle everything from DIY to professional projects. Plus, the rolling mechanism lets you get into impossible-to-reach places. Thanks to the use of the highest quality materials and ergonomic designs, you can finally have the cutting tools that you have always wanted. Save yourself the stress of poor pipe cutting and go with WHEELER-REX’s new lineup of professional grade snippers and tube cutters.

Useful for the Average Joe

The new collection of snippers and tubing cutters available at WHEELER-REX is made with the Average Joe in mind. You don’t need to have a certificate or read an instruction manual to use our tools. You won’t need to watch how-to videos or sign up for safety training sessions.

Each of our new tubing cutters and snippers is designed to be easy to use. Our line of cutters is applicable for weekend projects around the house. Yet the real test comes from the plumbers, contractors, and other industry pros who depend on the WHEELER-REX tubing cutters every day.

Ergonomic Design

Speaking of industry professionals who need a dependable pipe cutting tool, they want something easy to use. The ergonomic design of our snippers and tubing cutters protects against carpal tunnel and other repetitive use syndromes. Instead of getting hand cramps after five or more cuts, choose a safer technique.

The WHEELER-REX tubing cutters and snippers are designed to do all the work for you. Quick to cut, these pipe cutting tools help you get the job done fast without leaving you with painful hands.

Durability

Once you find a tubing cutter or snipper that you like, you want to keep it around for a while. Opt for the WHEELER-REX line of high-performance cutters. These tools feature stainless steel tubing cutters in three different sizes. The stainless steel cutters feature maximum corrosion resistance.

You can also purchase glass tube cutters especially formulate to cut through glass efficiently. Each of our specialized cutters is made using professional-grade materials and industry-tested designs. You benefit from having dependable tools ready to tackle any task.

Wide Range of Sizes

When you are faced with a tight deadline, you want to have all the right tools readily available. Yet buying, storing and maintaining dozens of different sizes of snippers and tubing cutters is cost-prohibitive for your business. Instead, opt for three tools that give you the greatest range.

The WHEELER-REX line of tubing cutters and snippers extends from 1/8 to 6-5/8 inches. Among the dozen different tubing cutters and four different snippers, you can narrow down your selection to just three tools.

The Quick Release models are available in three sizes – 1/4 to 3 inches; 2 to 5 inches; and 4 to 6-5/8 inches. These popular sizes will save you space and money by covering the majority of your pipe and tube cutting needs.

Select the Best Tubing Cutters and Snippers

As you shop for the best tubing cutters and snippers,  look no further than WHEELER-REX. Based in Ohio, the WHEELER-REX brand of snippers and cutters offer you the best value for your money.

We sell the #1 best tubing cutter for plumbers and contractors. Whether you need to purchase cutting tools for PVC or copper, we have you covered. Our tubing cutters are designed to work with minimal clearance in the tightest nooks and crannies.

Contact WHEELER-REX today to find out where you can purchase our snippers and tubing cutters near your! We have distributors throughout the US along with online retailers ready to serve you.

WHEELER-REX Tubing Cutter
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3 Benefits of Choosing the WHEELER-REX Tubing Cutter for Contractors

As a contractor, your time is money. The quicker you can complete a task, the faster your customers are satisfied and you get paid. Certain tools, technology, and equipment suits this purpose including the WHEELER-REX Model 4992 Tubing Cutter. Industry professionals agree that this tubing cutter gets the job done while offering you additional benefits. Learn more about the reasons why you want to add this tube cutter to your toolbox today.

Close Quarters Cutter

Most of the time you need to cut pipe that you cannot reach easily. Instead of breaking down or taking apart unnecessary elements, grab the WHEELER-REX Tube Cutter. Designed for close quarters cutting, you can easily slip into small spaces when using this innovative cutting device. It is adjustable and ready to get into those tight quarters.

For contractors and businesses interested in shaving off valuable time on service calls, this tube cutter is hands down a must-have tool. You need minimal clearance and workspace when using this handy device. Check out our video to learn more about the WHEELER-REX Tubing Cutter and to see it in action.

Flexibility and Capabilities

Choosing a pipe cutting device starts with considering the size of piping you typically deal with most often. Opt for a tubing cutter that is going to give you the greatest reach, quite literally. When you select WHEELER-REX Model 4992 Tube Cutter you can cut any pipe with a diameter measuring between 1/4 to 2 3/8 inches. This covers most of your standard size tubing and pipe that you will encounter in the workplace.

In addition, this pipe cutting tool is capable of cutting apart plastic tubing and non-ferrous pipe. Traps and tailpieces associated with pipe cutting can also be cut efficiently using the WHEELER-REX Tube Cutter. No more stopping and switching tools just to accommodate an odd size pipe or tubing. Our top-rated tubing cutter covers most all of your pipe cutting needs. Along with cutting plastic tubing, the cutter can just as easily slice through a copper pipe.

Reduce Waste

In the construction and contractor sectors, one of the biggest losses comes in the form of construction waste. According to Construction Dive, the amount of construction waste around the world is set to double by 2025 to 2.2 billion tons. In addition to becoming an environmental issue, all of this waste costs contractors money. Construction waste is the result of mistakes wastes perfectly usable materials and jeopardizes the number of natural resources we have remaining on the planet.

Do you want to spend time and money fixing your own mistakes due to improper tube cutting equipment? Very few contractors do. This is where the WHEELER-REX Tube Cutter saves a substantial amount. By using this tube cutter you can potentially avoid costly contracting errors. At the same time, your contracting firm is on trend with providing sustainability in the construction industry. If your company is interested in taking a green approach to business, this is a perfect opportunity to sell that concept to your customers.

Choose Pipe Cutters Today

As you shop around for the best pipe cutters on the market, look no further than WHEELER-REX Model 4992 Tube Cutter. This redesigned tube cutting device is made to handle pipe cutting for all of your contracting jobs. No more sawing pipe or tubing. No more loose joints due to excessive manual labor. Save time and money while making your job a lot easier. Contact WHEELER-REX or call 1-800-321-7950 to buy now. More than 80,000 units of this tubing cutter have already been purchased. Buy your tubing cutter today!

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Helping the Next Generation Get Their Start

HCC Competition

One of the most exciting events on the trade show circuit is the National Craft Championships at the ABC Show. This event brings over 200 students and trainees together to challenge each other in contests ranging across 15 skilled trades. The winners of the NCC can truly say that they are the best of the best, until the next competition anyway!

At WHEELER-REX we’re always looking for opportunities to help people get started, grow, and learn in their careers; whether in plumbing, pipefitting, or water works. Skilled tradespeople are more necessary today than ever.

For the Pipefitting and Plumbing competitions, WHEELER-REX is proud to help by supplying our high-performance pipe threading machines. We make some of the best equipment in the business, and we’re proud to give the students at the NCC hands-on experience with it.

The NCC is a great way to get trainees and students excited about their craft and encourage other young people to join their ranks and find a great career in the trades.

For more information about the competition, check out

http://ncc.abc.org/

and if you’re at the show, see us at Booth #412.

Contact us:
wheeler@wheelerrex.com
1-800-321-7950

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Hands-On Hydrostatic Test Pump Testing

At WHEELER-REX, we test every pump we make before it leaves the factory. In this video, Eric walks us through the testing process of the 300-PSI manual hydrostatic test pump.

Now you know if there’s any fluid in your pump when it arrives, your pump isn’t used, it’s left over from being tested. If you ever have any problems with a pump, don’t hesitate to call us. We know it works, because we tested it, and we’ll take the time to help you get it up and running.

Please note our full range of hydrostatic test pumps. While the handheld 300-PSI is a great choice for many applications, we offer a variety of powered models for big jobs.

Contact us:
wheeler@wheelerrex.com
1-800-321-7950

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Close Quarters Tubing Cutter: Cut up to 2-3/8” With Ease

 

WHEELER-REX 4992 Close-Quarters Tubing CutterContractors and other professionals know that when it comes to some specific jobs, working in tight spaces can’t be avoided. If you work on plumbing, air conditioning, or commercial boilers WHEELER-REX’s new Close Quarters Tubing Cutter can make things a lot easier.

The new Model 4992 is the perfect solution when you need to cut but just don’t have room, because it needs minimal swing space to do its job. This feature makes it ideal for working underneath vanities, close to walls, wastes and overflows, and other confined spaces. Using the Close Quarters Tubing Cutter prevents sawing, so you avoid loose joints.

WHEELER-REX 4992 Close-Quarters Tubing Cutter
Four rollers help create more stable cut.

The Model 4992 is adjustable from 1/4” to 2-3/8” outer diameter for non-ferrous tubing and plastic pipe with the included cutter wheel for plastic. And it cuts thin wall materials, like traps and tailpieces without distortion.

WHEELER-REX 4992 Close-Quarters Tubing Cutter cutting wheel change.
No tool required for fast wheel change.
WHEELER-REX Replacement blade of plastic No. 8033.
Replacement blade of plastic No. 8033.

 

WHEELER-REX Standard replacement blade No. 8038
Standard replacement blade No. 8038.

 

The WHEELER-REX Model 4992 Close Quarters Tubing Cutter, American-made and we take quality personally.

Contact us:
wheeler@wheelerrex.com
1-800-321-7950