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Restricted Valve Repair using a Jet Swet

For the purposes of this explanation, we will be talking about a Hose–Bib repair, but these techniques can be used with any restrictive valve.

The Jet Swet is designed to be inserted into a pipe through any full port or gate valve. The inside diameter of these valves are the same as the pipe. This allows the Jet Swet to pass cleanly through them.

When you are working on a Hose–Bib, or other restrictive valve, it is obvious that you cannot pass a Jet Swet through it. When the plumbers have a Jet Swet, most solve this problem by simply cutting off the old valve with their saw or Duby–cutter. Once the valve is off, the plumber inserts the Jet Swet into the pipe and stops the draining or siphoning water.

The key to this repair, is once the Jet Swet has isolated the water away from the repair site, the plumber solders on a male threaded nipple. Next remove your Jet Swet from the pipe through the male nipple, and thread on a Female threaded Hose Bib. This turns the seal into a mechanical connection.

The repair is done quickly and professionally.

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Milwaukee® Introduces Industry’s First Sub-Compact Hammer Drill Driver

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation continues to expand their M12™ LITHIUM-ION system with the introduction of the industry’s first sub-compact hammer drill driver. Delivering 275 in-lbs of torque and 0-400 / 0-1,500 rpm, this new tool features best in class power, speed, and durability in a compact, light-weight size.

“At only 7-5/8″ long and 2.8 lbs, it is the lightest and most compact hammer drill driver on the market,” says Robert Shaw, Product Manager, M12™ Cordless Tools for Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation. “This tool provides an ideal Lithium-Ion solution for contractors, maintenance technicians, and remodelers who desire maximum portability without sacrificing performance.”

In addition, the M12™ Hammer Drill Driver features a metal gear housing for best in class durability and a single sleeve, metal ratcheting chuck for superior bit retention. An integrated fuel gauge and LED light provide added user convenience and minimize downtime on the jobsite.

Compatible with over 25 tools on the M12™ cordless system, the new hammer drill driver is one of the first products powered by RED LITHIUM® battery technology to deliver unmatched run-time, performance and durability for the professional tradesman. With constant innovation in Lithium-Ion and plans to grow the M12™ cordless platform in the future, MILWAUKEE® continues to expand its leadership position in the sub-compact category.  The M12™ platform will continue to offer innovative solutions in power, productivity, and portability.

Specifications (2411-22)

Max Torque: 275 in-lbs

High Speed: 0-1,500 rpm

Low Speed: 0-400 rpm

BPM: 0- 22,500 BPM

Chuck Capacity: 3/8”

Length: 7-5/8”

Weight: 2.8lbs

Includes 2411-20 Hammer Drill, (2) M12™ REDLITHIUM Batteries, 30 minute charger, and carrying case


About Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation, a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY) is an industry leading manufacturer and marketer of professional, heavy duty power tools and accessories.  Products include the legendary SAWZALL® reciprocating saws, M12™, M18™ & M28™ LITHIUM-ION cordless tools, HOLE-HAWG® drills, portable band saws, circular saws, driver drills, hammer drills, rotary hammers, grinders, sanders and a line of Test & Measurement tools.  Accessories include SAWZALL® blades, SWITCHBLADE® self-feed bits, BIG HAWG® hole cutters, THUNDERBOLT® drill bits and SHOCKWAVE Impact Duty™.


The Pro’s Opinion

The rave reviews just keep coming.

When we introduced the improved CHANNELLOCK® 9.5” 369 high leverage linemen’s plier earlier this summer, an independent lab verified it’s the best in the business. Then last month, a review from Tool Snob proved our linemen’s plier is the best in the neighborhood. Now the pros, the ones whose livelihoods depend on their equipment, have had their say.

Commercial electricians from Atlas Industrial Electric in Columbus, Ohio recently took the 369 for a spin while working on one of their largest contracts of the year. The state of Ohio hired Atlas to replace overhead electric lines with underground cabling at the Ohio Expo Center & State Fair, a job requiring miles of line, thousands of wire cuts and no room for error.

So what did they think of the improved CHANNELLOCK® 9.5” 369 high leverage linemen’s plier?

“I know CHANNELLOCK® quality is something you can depend on for years,” said Erick Rautio, an Atlas journeyman wireman. “This is one tool, that as an electrician, you’re going to have on you all the time so it’s got to be able to do the job.”

And get the job done it does. Thanks to the redesign that placed the rivet closer to the head, Rautio said it takes less force for him to cut through thick copper wire, something he’s been doing hundreds of times each day at the fairgrounds.

Other brands of linemen’s pliers may work, said Kendal Moton, an Atlas inside wireman, but the CHANNELLOCK® plier has a better grip and better quality.

“What I’ve heard it’s always been a tradition to work with CHANNELLOCK®,” Moton said. “You know we work hard and we sweat blue.”