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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.

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Catalog No.Item CodeDescription Gross Weight
lbs kg
FTB 09160Feed Tap™ Base Machine 22.5 10.2
FT2000CC110 09161AWWA/110 Compression Feed Tap Kit 3/4" - 2" 31.5 14.3
FT2000 09162AWWA Feed Tap Kit 3/4" - 2" 27.8 12.6
FT2000110 09163110 Comp Feed Tap Kit 3/4" - 2" 28.0 12.7
FT2000NPT 09164NPT Feed Tap Kit 3/4" - 2" 26.5 12.0
FT2000UNIV 09165Complete Feed Tap Kit 3/4" - 2" 34.0 15.5
FT2000CCNPT 09166AWWA/110 Comp 3/4" - 1" NPT; 1 1/2" - 2" Feed Tap Kit 28.7 13.0
FT1000CC110 09167AWWA/110 Comp Feed Tap Kit 3/4" - 1" 24.4 11.1
FTP2000UNIV 09168Feed Tap Kit 3/4" - 2" for Plastic Pipe Only 36.0 16.4
FTBB 09169Feed 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.

The complete collection of Reed Training Videos can be found under the Resources menu.

Feed Tap™ Drilling Machine

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