Reed Manufacturing Company has been producing fine tools for worldwide professional trades since its founding, in 1896, by Carl Reed. Purchased in 1902 by Reuben Wright, the company continues to be operated by his descendants.
From the company’s beginning, Reed associates have invented tools that continually become industry standards, including the Quick Release™ Tubing Cutter, various tools for plastic pipe, vises, plus Hinged and Rotary™ cutters for large diameter pipe. In addition to new tools, each year Reed makes end-user driven improvements and refinements to existing tools. The “Best Ever” designation is given to a tool whose quality, benefits, or performance has been significantly improved over all previous versions. These continuous improvements are advantages to buying Reed. “Why Reed” statements throughout our literature and website explain why that tool is superior to any other on the market.