The TM1000 tapping machine is used to drill and tap water mains while under pressure, then to install 3/4” or 1” corporation stops in a 2-step operation. It covers a range of 4” – 48” cast or ductile iron and C-900 PVC with the use of saddles and chain extensions. Anodized and epoxy-painted aluminum frames provide a lightweight yet sturdy machine for tough in-ditch applications. The swing valve allows easy changeout from drill tap to corporation without main shutdown. Friction style boring bar lock allows faster start with minimal adjustment. Uses Reed DT series drill taps. Interchangeable parts include Mueller, RIDGID, Footage, and Talbot/Salser drill taps, and Mueller Reed Tapping Machine is a better value than the competition and is made in the USA. Reed TM1000 ships with the necessary parts, including the corp insertion tools. Plus, by ordering the saddles and drill taps separately, one only needs to purchase the right sizes for the job. Additionally, the Tapping Machine can be converted to a drilling machine for up to 2in saddle taps, thus saving money over the purchase of a separate machine.
Features / Specifications
- F1Drill and tap water mains while they remain under pressure.
- F2Lightweight yet strong, corrosion-resistant aluminum frames are easy to carry and set-up.
- F3Pressure relieving valve allows for a one-step operation making it simple to use.
- F4Modular design allows fast and simple conversion to drilling machine.