Reed Manufacturing: Hot Tap Drilling Machines

August 10, 2005
New hot tap mechanical drilling machines are available. According to the manufacturer, with the right hole saw, the user can cut or drill holes for up to 4-inch valves in copper, steel, or plastic pipe. The DM3MECH contains the drilling machine, 7/16-inch hex arbor, 1/4-inch drill bit, seven hole saws, Allen wrench, and toolbox. The DM3MECHB is the drilling machine and case, without the hole saws or arbor. Both DM3MECH and DM3MECHB come with a heavy-duty plastic compartmental toolbox. These machines require a 1/2-inch drill motor, valves, and fittings, which are all sold separately.

Reed Manufacturing, P.O. Box 1321, Erie, PA 16512; 800-666-3691 or 814-452-3691;;

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