Feed Tap™ Drilling Machine
- Match the kit to the application considering size, threads and pipe.
- Preferred tool for PVC taps using independent feed control and shell cutters for PVC and PE.
- Superior performance and life of the heavy-duty Carbide Tipped Shell Cutters.
- Coupon Retaining Pilot Drill Bit with proven technology provides consistent results.
- All units are shipped in an impact-resistant, compact case.
|Catalog No.||Item Code||Description||Gross Weight|
|FTB||09160||Feed Tap™ Base Machine||22.5||10.2|
|FT2000CC110||09161||AWWA/110 Compression Feed Tap Kit 3/4" - 2"||31.5||14.3|
|FT2000||09162||AWWA Feed Tap Kit 3/4" - 2"||27.8||12.6|
|FT2000110||09163||110 Comp Feed Tap Kit 3/4" - 2"||28.0||12.7|
|FT2000NPT||09164||NPT Feed Tap Kit 3/4" - 2"||26.5||12.0|
|FT2000UNIV||09165||Complete Feed Tap Kit 3/4" - 2"||34.0||15.5|
|FT2000CCNPT||09166||AWWA/110 Comp 3/4" - 1" NPT; 1 1/2" - 2" Feed Tap Kit||28.7||13.0|
|FT1000CC110||09167||AWWA/110 Comp Feed Tap Kit 3/4" - 1"||24.4||11.1|
|FTP2000UNIV||09168||Feed Tap Kit 3/4" - 2" for Plastic Pipe Only||36.0||16.4|
|FTBB||09169||Feed Tap™ Main Unit, CRPD25 and TMTC6 – no case||9.0||4.1|
Reed’s Feed Tap™ is a great waterworks tool that drills through PVC, PE, cast iron and ductile iron pipe while under pressure using a corporation stop inserted into a service saddle. The compact design, featuring a separate, independent feed control for advancing the heavy-duty shell cutter into the pipe, allows the user to easily complete the tap using a drill (not included) for cast and ductile iron, or manual power (7/16” wrench) for PVC/PE and other plastic pipe. The independent feed control advances the shell cutter for tapping PVC pipe as recommended by Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association.
The FTB Feed Tap consists of the base unit which allows the user to purchase shell cutters and corporation adapters separately, as needed. A complete kit is sold as FT2000UNIV. The kit contains both a coupon retaining drill bit, CRPD25 and two sets of coupon retaining magnets. The magnets work well on ductile iron taps and the CRPD25 bit works on all types of pipe taps. The retaining method used is up to the individual operator.
Plastic Pipe only FTP200UNIV is used for manual drilling operations using Reed’ s proven PE/PVC "PL series" shell cutters. The FTP2000UNIV comes complete with all corporation adapters, shell cutters, shell cutter adapters, and a ratchet wrench with socket to cover ¾” to 2” services in PVC and PE. Each machine ships with a sturdy carrying case.
Review the Feed Tap™ Operator’s Manual to choose the model best-suited to the job.
Accessories & Common Parts
Heavy Duty Shell Cutters
PVC/PE Shell Cutters
Feed Tap™ Parts PDF (959 KB)