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For over 117 years, Reed has manufactured piping solutions. From the company’s beginning, Reed Associates have invented tools that continually become industry standards, including the Quick Release™ Tubing Cutter, various tools for plastic pipe, vises, plus Hinged and Rotary™ cutters for large diameter pipe.
In addition to new tools, each year Reed makes end-user driven improvements and refinements to existing tools. The “Best Ever” designation is given to a tool whose quality, benefits, or performance have improved significantly over any prior versions. “Why Reed” statements throughout our literature and website explain why a given tool is superior to any other on the market, allowing one to compare Reed products with competitive models.
2013 brings more additions and improvements to the breadth and depth of Reed’s tool line. Recent additions include the DEB1-2 Deburring Tool, LCRC4 Low Clearance Rotary Cutter and PE Scraper, along with improvements to long-standing Reed tools. Nearly every Reed tool is the best of its kind in the world, outlined in “Why Reed” statements, and each offers a Lifetime Warranty.
Reed sells in 90 countries around the world in these major tool categories:
- Cutters & Cutter Wheels
- Groovers, Power Drives, Threaders & Dies
- Water Services Tools & Machines
- Plastic Pipe Tools
- Large Diameter Pipe Tools
- General Pipe Working Tools
Reed’s website offers a wide range of information about its products and company. Find the most convenient place to purchase Reed tools worldwide in the “where to buy” database. An online cutter wheel search saves time finding the right Reed cutter wheel for the cutter of any manufacturer. NEWS and PROMOTIONS are offered on the homepage.
Committed to providing the best customer service in the industry, Reed aims to ship 98% of orders complete within three days. Reed’s customer service staff routinely strives to expedite rush orders the day of receipt, thus helping distributors and tool-users meet their own service obligations. Reed’s seasoned team of Associates, Regional Managers, and Manufacturers Reps works together to provide excellent service to distributors and tool-users.
History & Culture
Reed Manufacturing has been producing fine tools for worldwide professional trades since its founding, in 1896, by Carl Reed. It was purchased in 1902 by Reuben Wright with money he made selling water and hardware during the 1849 California Gold Rush, followed by successful timber businesses in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Western Pennsylvania. The company continues to be operated by his descendants: fifth generation members of the Wright family. Mark Wright and Scott Wright serve as President, Manufacturing & Product Development and President, Sales & Finance, respectively. At Reed in several roles for more than 20 years each, Mark and Scott uphold the family traditions of product innovation, highest quality pipe tools, great customer service, a cutting edge factory, and extra value to customers.
The secret of Reed’s continuing, increasing success can be attributed to its corporate culture of excellence and the quality of its company Associates, who are individually committed to exceptional performance and service. With participative management and profit sharing for all, Reed people, products, and service continually improve. Reed is quite progressive and enhances its customer offerings each year.