Best Ever Clutch Improves REED Valve Operator

Jan 17, 2019


Add power to valve exercising and maintenance jobs with this easy-to-transport valve operator system.  It is good preventative maintenance for water authorities to make sure valves are not rusted in position. REED valve operator tools provide a portable and economical way to exercise valves. Operators working alone can isolate a leak by shutting multiple valves with this time-saving power tool. Maintenance projects are simplified by the power option, too.  Electric or pneumatic power drive kits are offered.  The utility clutch with over torque protection is adjustable but factory set at 150 lb-ft of torque.  Clutch range is 7 to 204 lb-ft and disengages when torque exceeds preset value and automatically reengages. The clutch drops into R12+ and 12R drophead power drives.  It accepts 1 inch square shafts. The included 2 inch square head valve key extends from 4 to 9 feet and recommended operation is at chest height for best leverage. An additional clutch may be useful when set to another torque limit, and valuable for shops or utility companies that have different personal safety limits or valves with different torque capacities.








Reed Manufacturing Company

PO Box 1321

Erie, PA  16512

800-666-3691 or 814-452-3691

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Reed Manufacturing is the pipe tool specialist for the water and wastewater industry. Started in 1896 and soon to celebrate 125 years, the company is operated by fifth generation Wright family members. From the company’s beginning, REED Associates have invented quality tools that continually become industry standards, including the Quick Release Tubing Cutter, numerous tools for plastic pipe, plus hinged and rotary cutters for large diameter pipe.

REED makes quality water services tools for municipal and underground contractor professionals including tapping and drilling machines, plus the Feed Tap™, Pump Stick™ and Cordless Power Pipe Beveler.  Pipe cutters, shut-off tools, valve keys, valve exercisers, test pumps, specialty wrenches, and threading equipment round out the line.  REED provides piping solutions for the professional trades, including water and wastewater utility contractors and municipalities.

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