U.S.SAWS Valve Exerciser
Part Number: US75005
The U.S.SAWS VEX-400 is a portable, battery powered, high torque, valve turning machine designed to open, close or exercise valves safely and with less manual labor. The VEX-400 is used by municipal water departments, water and waste treatment facilities and other facilities where consistent valve turning is necessary. The VEX-400 has the ability to reduce fatigue and injuries. It’s torque multiplying gearbox is a key component in the ability to achieve such high torque with only a battery powered power source. Several safety measures are in place to protect the operator in the event of a frozen valve. A turn counter ensures valves are fully opened and closed. The VEX-400 is made of high quality alloy aluminum and hardened steel internal components and utilizes a Metabo drill motor for it’s power source.
- Without included extensions, the Deluxe Valve Exerciser reaches depths from 8″ to 36″
- With all included extensions, the Deluxe Valve Exerciser reaches depths from 8″ to 108″
- Custom sizes available upon request.
Package Includes: Power Head & Hard Storage Case, Deluxe Drive Shaft with Valve Key/Socket, Storage Bag for Legs & Extensions, (3) Shaft Extensions: (1) 1ft, (1) 2ft, (1) 3ft, (3) 18V Batteries & Charger
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How long does the battery last?
A: That depends. How old and corroded the valves are will play a big part in battery life, however, one battery should be able to run a full cycle on (30) 12 inch valves if they are in good shape. Older valves will decrease that amout.
Three batteries will generally be more than enough for a full day of work.
Q: Can I use my own drill?
A: No, the gearbox is specifically matched to the Metabo drill motor.
Q: What kind of safety features does it have?
A: A trigger hand guard, a stable foot base, overload protection, a shear key that will break before the gearbox does.