Reed’s DM3 mechanical hot tapping machine enables a contractor to drill through a pressurized line without shutting off the pressure. Whether its water or steam flowing through the pipe, you can drill through without disrupting the live feed.
Use a Reed DM3 mechanical hot tapping machine for pipes with pressures up to 300 psi for hot and cold water and 125 psi for steam. The drill makes entry through the pipe wall by either using the service saddle with inserted fittings or by the thread-o-let. The kit comes with two boring bars, 7 different hole saw sizes, and the main assembly that holds the boring bar and prevents leaks. Reed’s DM3 mechanical hot tapping machine is intended for use on valve sizes up to four inches, and can be used on steel, galvanized, copper, brass, or PVC pipe. Reed’s DM3 Mechanical Hot Tapping Machine is a great investment for any pipe professional, because it includes all necessary pieces to drill under pressure – valves, saddles, fittings, and piping. During February, you can purchase Reed’s DM3 mechanical hot tapping machine and many other top Reed items for 10% off with coupon code SAVE10REED .
Maybe you already have a hole saw and hole saw arbor and don’t need to buy Reed’s entire DM3 hot tapping machine. No problem. Reed offers a second mechanical hot tapping machine without hole saws and arbor. Also known as the DM3MECHB, this is just Reed’s DM3MECHB base mechanical hot tapping machine in a toolbox. The base mechanical hot tapping machine will work on valve sizes from ¾ to 4 inches. It’s a great kit to purchase and have on hand since everything is contained in a durable carrying case and altogether weighing just 10 pounds. Keep it in your truck so you are always prepared for any job. Make sure you order your DM3 hole saws separately and use them per the manufacturer’s recommended RPM with a 3/8- or 1/2-inch drill motor. This is just one of many other top Reed items we are selling for 10% off during February.
If you still have questions before you make your purchase, Reed manufacturing has some great information on its web site. Watch this instructional video or download the manual from Reed Manufacturing to learn more about Reed’s mechanical hot tapping machine.
It is very important to know that it is not recommended to use Reed’s mechanical hot tapping machine for ammonia, gas, or other caustic systems