DIG’s three-in-one drip tubing cutter, hole punch and insertion tool incorporates a number of features to simplify the installation and maintenance of drip irrigation systems for home gardeners and professional landscapers. This one handy tool can do it all. The three main features of the tool are a tubing cutter, a 3-mm hole punch and the dripper/barb holders that allow for easy insertion of 1/4″ barbs or drippers into 1/2″ or 1/4″ tubing.
|Tubing Cutter, Punch & Insertion Tool
Lightly squeeze handles together while rotating them up and down. As the tubing is cut, release pressure at the end of the cut.
Place the tubing crescent against the drip tubing. Apply downward pressure until the punch pin pierces the drip tubing. Release. Periodically wipe the punch pin with your fingers to remove residual build-up.
Insert the dripper or barb into the upper barb holder. Place the dripper or barb against the punched hole in the drip tubing (or in the line-end for 1/4″ micro tubing). Apply pressure and insert the drip emitter into the drip tubing. Remove the tool.
Insert the dripper with the 1/4″ micro tubing attached into the small crescent slots on the bottom of the tool. Place the dripper on the outside edge of the tool with the 1/4″ micro tubing pressed into the smaller crescents and place the dripper barb against the hole in the drip tubing. Apply pressure and insert the dripper into the drip tubing. Remove the tool.
Place the tool’s eased edge at the middle of the handle against the dripper at 45° angle. Apply pressure until the dripper edge is lifted and seated into the tool crescents. While holding the dripper assembly in crescents, rotate the tool backwards until the dripper is removed.