Reed offers the best designed tools for stopping flow in PE pipe with capacities of 1/2” to 8”. Different models come with a variety of features to handle a wide range of applications. Sliding bar handles make work in tight places easier and increase leverage for tightening. Other features include fine-pitched thread to allow for a controlled, low-effort squeeze; greased fittings to make operation easier and extend life; and aluminum parts to make tools lighter for easier handling. Aluminum castings also withstand varied climate and soil conditions. All tools use positive stops to prevent damage caused by over-clamping. PES1 models feature a stationary bottom bar. The PES2 and PES4 series have an affixed bottom bar, which swings open to fit over any location on the pipe. PES2PC160 features CTS-specialized stops for Pressure Class 160 tube. PES2-2 models have a new double-bar design with two squeeze points in a row which provide better shut-off and extra protection against leaks, right in one tool. Metric stops for the PES2 and PES4 offer applications for metric pipe size squeeze jobs. Attention Utility Contractors: PES2 models can be used on both CTS and IPS PE pipe by simply changing the safety stops.
PES6 and PES8 units are offered in manual or hydraulic models and feature a single bar design on top and bottom for increased rigidity. PES8M and PES6M require manual operation and allow several different pipe/SDR combinations. The manual tools take longer to squeeze the pipe (compared to the hydraulic models) which can be physically demanding on the operator. However, PES8M and PES6M are lower-priced and lighter-weight than the hydraulic models. PES8H and PES6H utilize a hydraulic pump and offer a pressure gauge and saddle clamps. For PES8H an optional Flow Control Valve Kit (#94317) is available to control release of the upper jaw to reduce risk of static build-up.