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TOOLS 

In my 35 years experience I have used many tools. These are many of the tools I have used. This Tools page will continue to grow as I have time to post items. These are tools that I use in my business. With few exceptions I don’t list any products that I don’t use.

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TOOL TOTES

Hunter X2

Akro-Mils

This is deep and wide and has 2 small wells for nozzles or caps.

View Tool tote review | 4 best compared but only 1 winner video to learn which of these 4 tool totes works the best for irrigation work.

Hunter X2

Alpine Industries

This is shallow, but sturdy and has 2 small wells for caps or nozzles.

Hunter X2

JEGS Performance Products

This is deep and includes a magnetic screw tray and a cell phone holder.

ASSORTED TOOLS

Hunter X2

Water meter key

The water meter key is a must if you have a water meter on your property that has special shutoff on it as shown in my Shutoff valve videos. You'll have a difficult shutting it off with pliers. You want this tool BEFORE there's a water emergency.

Hunter X2

Christy's Red Hot solvent/glue 1 qt.

This is the solvent that I use in the size container I buy. If you are a DIY’er doing a few repairs then you might want to buy the smaller size listed on this page with the primer. I couldn’t find primer sold by itself on Amazon.

Hunter X2

Christy's Red Hot solvent/glue + primer 1/2 pt. Handy Pack

This is the solvent that I use in the smaller size container than I buy. If you are a DIY’er doing a few repairs then this smaller size listed on this page with the primer. I couldn’t find primer sold by itself on Amazon.

Hunter X2

1/2"Teflon tape 4 pack

This is essential for pipe threads. I couldn’t find 3/4″ or 1″ teflon tape on Amazon nor could I find this 1/2″ in singles.

Hunter X2

Rectorseal T+2 Pipe Thread Sealant 1 pt.

This is the teflon paste I use. Rectorseal has been an industry-trusted name for many decades. There are times that teflon tape won’t do the job.

WAND WiFi module

Kwik Cut T-100 cutter

This versatile cutter gets used alot. Great for drip tubing, pipe, flex pipe (also known as swing pipe or funny pipe), small roots, and opening packages or bags. It has replaceable blades

XCH Hybrid

Kwik Cut BT-100-SS stainless steel blade

This is the replacement blade for the T-100 cutter.

View What’s in my work tote? video to learn what Sprinkler Pros uses every day.

SPXCH Solar Panel Kit

RIDGID Pipe cutter RC-1625

I’ve used other major brands of pipe cutters and I like this the best. It is solid, sharp, and compact.

SPXCH Solar Panel Kit

RIDGID replacement blade RCB-1625

This is the replacement blade for the RC-1625 pipe cutter.

WAND WiFi module

QWORK drip tubing hole punch

This hole punch is the main one I use. It can be found online under several brand names but they are all made by the same manufacturer. This is the easiest hole punch I’ve used. The blade is replaceable and two of the blades can be stored in the handle.

SPXCH Solar Panel Kit

Brass wire brush

This is a nice compact brass wire brush that will resist rust. I mostly use it to remove teflon tape from fitting threads.

SPXCH Solar Panel Kit

Corona trowel

This is the toughest trowel I’ve ever used. 

WAND WiFi module

CLC gel kneepads

These are the most comfortable kneepads I’ve ever used. They are so comfy. The gel makes a huge difference. Since I spend so much time on my knees I replace them once a year.

WAND WiFi module

Stanley 25ft Powerlock tape

I actually use the 30ft model, but Amazon doesn’t seem to have that available right now so this 25ft’er is a great second best.

ELECTRICAL TOOLS

This next group of items are mostly found in my electrical tote as seen in the What’s in my electrical tote? video linked below.

SPXCH Solar Panel Kit

Brady wire markers A thru Z and numbers

I don’t use this brand of markers but Brady is a good brand of electrical products and I couldn’t find any Panduit A to Z markers.

XCH Hybrid

Panduit wire markers 0 thru 9

This is the 0 thru 9 wire markers I use. They are a cloth material and hold tight.

View What’s in my electrical tote? video to learn what Sprinkler Pros uses every day.

SPXCH Solar Panel Kit

Klein wire markers 1 thru 48

I haven’t used this brand of markers but I couldn’t find Panduit 1 thru 48 on Amazon. These should work fine.

WAND WiFi module

Klein voltage tester

This voltage tester is easy to use. It detects voltage active in wires without touching the tip to the wires. It’s great for deciphering whether there’s current and which wire it is.

WAND WiFi module

Gardner Bender 4" cable ties 30pk

These cable ties are UV resistant so they can be used outside to secure and bundle irrigation wire.

XCH Hybrid

Gardner Bender electrical tape 5pk

Be sure to use quality electrical tape like this. The cheap stuff doesn’t stick worth a darn.

XCH Hybrid

Gardner Bender Electrical Liquid Tape 4oz

This is great stuff when the wire insulation or wire loom is nicked. Just apply a bit of this on it and it dries with a flexible seal.

SPXCH Solar Panel Kit

King small watertite wire nuts 150pk

These wire nuts have gel in them to help keep the water. Intended for outdoor use only.

SPXCH Solar Panel Kit

King medium watertite wire nuts 100pk

These wire nuts have gel in them to help keep the water. Intended for outdoor use only.

SPXCH Solar Panel Kit

King large watertite wire nuts 50pk

These wire nuts have gel in them to help keep the water. Intended for outdoor use only.

WAND WiFi module

Channellock 528 long pliers

I’m 6’2″ and have large hands. This pliers are the perfect size for me so this is the model that I use,

WAND WiFi module

Channellock 440 12 inch pliers

I stock 2 of these in my work tote. It’s the perfect size for most landscape irrigation work I do that require something larger than standard pliers.

WAND WiFi module

Channellock E318-CB needle nose pliers

This is a great, comfortable design,

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Channellock 958 wire strippers

I have used this model for most of my career and like it the best. It can strip down to 20 AWG wire.

Milwaukee M12 Fuel 1/2" Hammer Drill Kit 2504-22

This is the kit that I use for installing timers, taking sprinkler valves apart, etc. The hammer drill feature is helpful when drilling into masonry. The case is handy for also carrying nut driver bits and extensions along with a few diaphragms, and small tools.

Milwaukee M12 12V Cordless PVC Shear (Bare Tool) 2470-20

This is the PVC shear tool that I use mostly for cutting 3/4″ and 1″ pipe. This item doesn’t include the battery although the kit version on this page does include it. Personally, I store this tool in the bag with my Milwaukee Hackzall available on this page.

Milwaukee M12 PVC Shear Kit, 12 V 2470-21

This is the PVC shear tool kit. I use the shear tool for mostly cutting 3/4″ and 1″ pipe. The case is handy for also carrying small tools.

Milwaukee M12 Hackzall Saw Kit 2520-21XC

This is the kit that I use for mostly cutting roots. The bag is handy for also carrying blades and I store my PVC shear tool in it as well.

Milwaukee M12 compact vacuum Kit bare tool 0850-20

This small vac kit includes an extension, a crevice tool, and an upholstery wand.

Milwaukee LED USB headlamp 2111-21

This is the headlamp flashlight I use as needed. It has 3 light modes and recharges via USB so you can recharge it in your vehicle power source.

Milwaukee 100 Lumens High Definition Penlight 2105

This pocket-sized flashlight is tough and handy. It’s made of aluminum and rubber with a strong clip on it.

View All my Milwaukee power tools and how I use them video to learn how you can make your irrigation work easier with quality tools.

Milwaukee M12 12V LED Work Light Bare Tool 49-24-0146

This is the flashlight I keep handy in my truck door ready for anything including emergencies. I like how it uses the M12 battery so if I need to replace the battery I can just grab one of my other ones.

Milwaukee M12 Redlithium 2 Pack 48-11-2411

Extra batteries are a must to keep the project moving forward. It’s inexcusable to have the job come to a screeching halt just because you’re out of juice.

Milwaukee folding jabsaw 48-22-0305

I keep this jabsaw in my work tote. I keep it loaded with the 5184 blade shown on this page.

6" Bi-Metal Reciprocating Saw Blade, 5 pk. 48-00-5184

These are the blades I use in the jabsaw and Hackzall for cutting PVC (both shown on this page). The blades can be stored in the Hackzall bag.

6" Bi-Metal Reciprocating Saw Blade, 5 pk. 48-00-5186

These are the blades I use in the jabsaw and Hackzall for cutting PVC (both shown on this page). The blades can be stored in the Hackzall bag.

Milwaukee The Ax 9" 5 TPI Reciprocating Saw Blades, 5-Pack 48-00-5026

This is the blade that I use for cutting roots. They can be stored in the Hackzall bag shown on this page.

Milwaukee Hole Dozer 14 Piece Hole Saw Kit 49-22-4036

This is the kit that I use for cutting holes in wood to fit pipe and conduit through as needed. It’s nice having all the major sizes in one kit. The case is compact.

Milwaukee 6" magnetic bit holder 48-32-4511

This bit holder is Shockwave strong.

Milwaukee #2 Phillips Shockwave Insert Bit (25-Pack) 48-32-4604

I keep one of these packs in my hammer drill case (shown on this page) at all times.

Milwaukee 15-Piece Titanium 48-89-4630

I love this compact drill set. The square shank holds tight in the drill chuck. No more slipping.

Milwaukee INKZALL Ultra Fine Point (Black, 4 pack)

This “sharpie” is great. It writes on most anything. I use it mostly for marking PVC pipe so I keep on in my work tote and one in my electrical tools tote. I couldn’t find it on Amazon in singles.

Milwaukee green marker

I couldn’t find a silver Milwaukee marker on Amazon so this’ll do for now.

Milwaukee 8" needlenose pliers 48-22-6101

This is the needlenose pliers I have in my work tote.

Milwaukee wire strippers 48-22-6109

I have these wire strippers in my electrical tote. Keep in mind that they only strip down to 18 AWG wire which is standard irrigation wire size.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION – More items coming soon!