The new lightweight and portable PipeBench 170 from Exact Pipe Tools, Inc., the U.S. wholly owned subsidiary of Finland-based, Exact Tools Oy, provides proper support for pipe cutting where it is needed. Ideal for renovation sites, as well as a variety of other applications, the new PipeBench 170 properly supports pipe during cutting. Equipped with Read more

Uniweld Products’ CrossBow™ Ratchet Tube Bender enables plumbers and HVAC/R technicians to make precision bends up to 90 degrees with soft copper and aluminum tubing. The low friction mandrels and rotating side support blocks provide precision bending in restricted spaces. Bend tubing sizes: 3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″, 7/8″, and 1-1/8″ O.D. You can produce bends Read more

Weighing just 10 lbs., the versatile, rugged Gen-Eye SDN® offers all the features of full-size video inspection systems in a compact, lightweight package. Use the docking arm to mount it on a full size reel to trouble-shoot 3” to 10” lines – or on a mini-reel for 2” to 4” lines. The SDN Card Reader Read more

Every once in a while a “head slapping” tool comes across my radar. This simple but versatile MPT Tester by Palmer Wahl Instrumentation Group is one of the better ideas I have seen in some time. It was invented by a plumber to replace the homemade or one sized test gauges assemblies commonly found on Read more

With electrical repairs, it’s immediately apparent if something didn’t go quite right—there are sparks, the lights go out, maybe a little zap. Plumbing repairs are different.  Problems often don’t appear for weeks—when the little leak from the poorly sealed pipe becomes a giant, dripping wet spot on the ceiling. Then there’s the issue of disposal—what Read more