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47-3015.00 — Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

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Adjustable widemouth pliers
  • Expanding-jaw pliers
  • Water pump pliers
Adjustable wrenches
Air compressors
Alternating current AC arc welder
  • Alternating current AC welding equipment
  • Tractors with backhoe attachments
Ball peen hammer
  • Ball peen hammers
Bandsaw wheel
  • Vertical bandsaws
Bench vises
  • Bench chain vises
Blocks or pulleys
  • Block and tackle equipment
  • Pulleys
Blow torch
  • Butane torches
  • Propane torches
  • Torches
Bolt cutters
Boring or sinking machinery
  • Boring machines
  • Horizontal boring machines
Box end wrenches
  • Ratcheting box wrenches
Caulking guns
Circuit tracers
  • Wire tracers
Deburring tool
  • Deburring tools
Detection apparatus for non metallic objects
  • Line locators
  • Transmitters
Dewatering pumps
  • Utility pumps
Diagonal cut pliers
  • Diagonal cutting pliers
Diaphragm pumps
  • Test pumps
Digital camcorders or video cameras
  • Video diagnostic tools
Direct current DC arc welder
Drain or pipe cleaning equipment
  • Drain cleaning cables
  • Drain cleaning machines
  • Hand spinners
  • Pigs
  • Plumbers' snakes
  • Power spinners
  • Pressurized water pigs
  • Sewer tapes
  • Snakes
Drain or toilet plunger
  • Plungers
  • Vacuum plungers
  • Dredges
Drill press or radial drill
  • Drill presses
Dump trucks
Flat hand file
  • Flat files
Flow sensors
  • Flow gauges
Fluid regulators
  • Pipe freezing kits
  • Water stoppers
Gas detectors
  • Gas leak detection devices
Gas generators
  • Generators
Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus
  • Plasma cutting guides
  • Torch cutter guides
  • Hacksaws
  • Mini hacksaws
Hammer drills
  • Rotary hammers
Hand reamer
  • Reamers
Hex keys
  • Allen wrenches
  • Hex wrenches
  • Chain falls
  • Tirfors
  • Tuggers
Hole saws
  • Hole cutting tools
Hose cutter
  • Gasket cutters
Hydraulic truck cranes
  • Hydraulic cranes
Impact hammers
Impact wrenches
  • Hydraulic valve turners
Inspection mirror
  • Telescopic inspection mirrors
Integrated tool carriers
  • Tractor pipe carrier attachments
  • Manual screw jacks
  • Pipeline jacks
Laser measuring systems
  • Pipe lasers
Leak testing equipment
  • Trutest smoke detectors
Level sensors or transmitters
  • Transit levels
  • Automatic levels
  • Carpenters' levels
  • Dumpy levels
  • Laser levels
  • Optical levels
  • Pipe flange aligners
  • Split bubble levels
  • Two-hole pins
Light trucks or sport utility vehicles
  • Light pickup trucks
Liquid leak detectors
  • Ultrasonic leak detectors
Locking pliers
  • Channel lock pliers
Manlift or personnel lift
  • Manlifts
Metal band sawing machine
  • Bandsaws
Metal detectors
  • Magnetic locators
  • Null locators
  • Rebar locators
Metal inert gas welding machine
  • Metal inert gas MIG welders
Metal markers or holders
  • Centering head tools
  • Magnetic circle layout tools
  • Radius markers
Moisture meters
Mud pumps
  • Sand pumps
Nut drivers
  • Universal nut wrenches
Offset socket wrenches
  • Hollow core socket wrenches
Oil gun
  • Oilers
Open end wrenches
  • Crescent wrenches
Pipe bending mandrel
  • Pipe bending mandrels
Pipe bending tools
  • Manual benders
  • Pipe benders
  • Tube bending springs
Pipe extractors
Pipe layer
  • Pipelayers
Pipe or tube cutter
  • Mini tubing cutters
  • Pipe cutters
  • Pipe cutting machines
  • Polyvinyl chloride PVC cutters
  • Polyvinyl chloride PVC saws
  • Soil pipe cutters
  • Tubing cutters
  • Wide roll pipe cutters
Pipe reamer
  • Spiral ratchet pipe reamers
  • Straight-fluted pipe reamers
Pipe vises
  • Aligning clamps
  • Welding clamps
Pipe wrenches
  • End pipe wrenches
  • Offset pipe wrenches
  • Straight pipe wrenches
Pneumatic drill
  • Pneumatic drills
Pneumatic grinders
  • Air operated grinders
  • Angle air grinders
  • Pipe beveling machines
Pneumatic hammer
  • Air hammers
Pneumatic sanding machines
  • Sandblasters
Power drills
  • Cordless drills
  • Direct tap machines
  • Right-angle drills
Power flaring tool
  • Flaring tools
Power grinders
  • Bevel grinding machines
  • Motor-driven grinders
  • Offset grinders
  • Pedestal grinders
  • Portable grinders
  • Seat dressers
  • Stationary grinders
Power saws
  • Circular saws
  • Concrete saws
  • Cutoff saws
  • Reciprocating pipe saws
  • Reciprocating saws
Power screwguns
  • Cordless screwdrivers
Pressure indicators
  • Air pressure gauges
  • Comprehensive water gauges
  • Heavy duty water pressure gauges
  • Hydrostatic testers
  • Maximum reading water pressure gauges
  • Water pressure gauges
Pressure or steam cleaners
  • Rodders
  • Root ranger jetter nozzles
  • Water jetters
Pry bars
  • Crowbars
  • Compression sleeve pullers
  • Faucet handle pullers
  • Faucet stem and cartridge pullers
  • Tub drain removers
  • Ratchet wrenches
Round file
  • Rat-tail files
Safety harnesses or belts
  • Safety harnesses
  • Impact screwdrivers
  • Phillips head screwdrivers
Sewage pumps
Sheet metal grooving machine
  • Roll groovers
Shielded metal arc welding or stick welding machine
  • Shielded arc welding tools
  • Narrow mouth shovels
  • Round point shovels
Sledge hammer
  • Sledgehammers
  • Belting slings
Slip or groove joint pliers
  • Slip joint pliers
Soldering iron
  • Soldering equipment
  • Soldering irons
Specialty wrenches
  • Basin wrenches
  • Basket strainer wrenches
  • Bibb seat tools
  • Chain wrenches
  • Cleanout plug wrenches
  • Compound leverage wrenches
  • Internal wrenches
  • Monkey wrench sets
  • One stop wrenches
  • Pedestal sink wrenches
  • Plastic nut basin wrenches
  • Plumbers' pliers
  • Pop-up plug wrenches
  • Rapwrenches
  • Seat wrenches
  • Shower valve socket wrenches
  • Six-step faucet seat wrenches
  • Spud wrenches
  • Stillson wrenches
  • Telescoping basin wrenches
  • Water heater element removal wrenches
Spot welding machine
  • Portable welding machines
Square file
  • Thread repair files
Staple guns
Strap wrenches
  • Rubber strap wrenches
Sump pumps
Swaging tools
  • Hand tachometers
  • Powered tampers
Tape measures
  • Measuring tapes
Tapping machine attachment
  • Tapping tools
  • Non-contact infrared thermometers
Threading die
  • Die heads for threading machines
Threading dies
  • Die heads for plastic pipe/conduit
  • Pipe threaders
Threading machine
  • Pipe threading machines
Tinners snips
  • Tin snips
  • Chain tongs
Torx keys
  • Four-in-one keys
  • Shut-off keys
  • Water meter keys
Tracer or duplicating or contouring lathe
  • Lathes
Track excavators
  • Excavators
Track loaders
  • Tractors with loader attachments
Trenching machines
  • Cable plows
  • Trenchers
Tube end finisher
  • Facing machines
  • Tube crimping tools
Tungsten inert gas welding machine
  • Tungsten inert gas TIG welding equipment
Two way radios
Vacuum gauges
Vibration testers
  • Vibration analyzers
Voltage or current meters
  • Amp meters
  • Voltmeters
Water pumps
  • Ditch pumps
  • Fill pumps
Water samplers
Welder torch
  • Brazing equipment
Welding masks
  • Welding hoods
Wheel bulldozers
  • Bulldozers
Wheel loaders
Wire brushes
  • Air wire brushes
  • Motor-driven brushes
  • Pneumatic wire brushes
Wire or cable cutter
  • Cable saws

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