Articles Tagged with ''hand tool''

Reed full-line tool catalog

Reed’s full-line 84-page Catalog N offers three pages of new products. Bullet
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Two and half pages worth of products in Catalog N are designated “best ever,” which means they offer significant improvements over all prior Reed versions of that tool.


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Basement cleanout, PVC spacers, pipe storage

Tool Tips—August 2014
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When opening an overhead cleanout in the basement, tie a heavy-duty plastic trashbag around the cleanout, leaving room to get your hand in to remove the cleanout plug that you previously loosened. Cut a small corner of the trashbag bottom and put a 5-gal. bucket under the hole.


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Compression gasket install, cutting oil with dawn, try a compact

Tool Tips—July 2014
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When installing a no-caulk shower drain, I found the best way to install the compression gasket is to use a 2-in. PVC coupling and a rubber mallet.


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Saving clean-outs, removing posi-temp cartridges, clearing house traps

Tool Tips—June 2014
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It’s good to have a run of PVC male adapters from 1 1/4 in. to 4 in. on hand when on a drain-cleaning job to remove the clean-out plug.


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Compact bender

The compact bender from hilmor allows users to precisely bend copper tubing up to 90° with one hand.
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The compact bender from hilmor allows users to precisely bend copper tubing up to 90° with one hand.


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Cutting pliers

Channellock introduces the E Series line of combination long-nose and diagonal cutting pliers.
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Channellock introduces the E Series line of combination long-nose and diagonal cutting pliers.


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All-in-one tool

KNIPEX’s pliers wrench eliminates the need for a full set of wrenches by providing the functions of a pliers and a wrench in one tool
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KNIPEX’s pliers wrench eliminates the need for a full set of wrenches by providing the functions of a pliers and a wrench in one tool


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Cable cutter

Klein Tools introduces the open-jaw cable cutter, a ratcheting cable cutter with front-loading jaws that easily wraps around cable in confined spaces.
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Klein Tools introduces the open-jaw cable cutter, a ratcheting cable cutter with front-loading jaws that easily wraps around cable in confined spaces.


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Tool Tips - December 2012

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Sealing tub overflow gaskets
Searching for the Buffalo box
Cleaning small copper fittings
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Tool Tips - November 2012

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Shower screw extensions
Adhesive removal from skin
No-mess caulk
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2014 August

2014 August

In the August issue of PM, read about the continued construction and renovations being made to hotels and restaurants. Find out the focus of this year's ISH China show will be, who made this month's Truck of the Month and read what Elkay has to say about their commercial construction expansion. Also, read the latest news and discover the newest products being used by professionals in the plumbing and mechanical industry.
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