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The missing tool has finally arrived. Repairing compression tube fittings is now possible with the KnechtionRepair tool. No need to remove the damaged fitting from the machine. An all in one kit can repair the damage easily. A real time saver to say the least.

Rick Dukowitz, Dukowitz Machine

I used the Knechtion Repair Tap and Die tool offshore on a platform refurbishment and upgrade project, it saved approximately $5,000 in materials and over 2 days of labor costs on instrumentation repairs and installation”. We were able to repair a large number of cross-threaded and ill-fittings connections in lieu of running new lines.

Matt M., Nova Consulting Services

I recently used the Knechtion repair tool on a 3/8″ compression fitting on an oil line in the accessory compartment of one of our frame fives. Without the Knechtion repair tool I would have been forced to remove, and rebend, a six foot length of tubing. The tool made what used to be a several hour repair, a quick ten minute fix. I only wish this tool had been invented earlier.

James A., Plant Operator, Rover

We wanted to take the time to thank you for the time savings that your special tool provides us. At Nexen-AFS, we specialize with refurbishing industrial gas turbine fuel systems, both natural gas and liquid fuels. Typically liquid fuel is distributed to the combustion tips via high pressure tubing from a fuel manifold. The tubing connections are made from 300 stainless steel using compression fittings, which during disassembly/reassembly tends to readily gull and burr.

In the past, before we had the KnechtionRepair® Tool, we would struggle with cutting off and replacing nuts and ferrules. Now we save considerable time by using your tool to chase both internal nut threads and external manifold fittings. No longer do we risk costs of time and material from replacing and re-bending tubes that we damaged while trying to repair threads. The tool is compact and easy to use. Once again Ken, thank you for your special tool!

Mark D. Dion, Nexen - AFS

I have been supplying Instrument Fittings and Valves for over 30 years.  Customers would constantly ask about thread dies for chasing damaged fitting threads.
The existing ring dies were difficult to center properly in confined space. When I saw the Knechtion Repair tool I had a gut feel that this would be a great solution.
The hollow Tap is an especially clever design. Everyone that we have shown it to can see the utility. Once you put the tool in their hands it’s hard to get it back.

Greg Palascak, Team Technical Services

Over the past 30 years I have personally encountered complications in the reassembly of the liquid tubing components on turbine engine component repairs due to thread damage to either the nut or the connector. Most especially during the rebuild process of duel fuel, fuel nozzle components where often times we encounter damaged threads on either the male or female component. Once encountered, they are more often than not, deemed unusable and therefore scrapped. I have searched and questioned diligently tooling manufactures looking for a proper tool that could chase threads on these tube adapters for the turbine liquid delivery systems. I have talked to many manufacture reps for Parker and Swagelok, just to name 2, and none had a solution, only the opportunity to purchase new parts.

When I learned about Ken having designed and manufactured a remedy for these problems I was extremely anxious to see these tools for myself. Ken came to ICS for a demonstration and I could see for myself the value added significance of these tools, I immediately had purchasing place an order. In fact, I didn’t want Ken to take the set that he used for demonstration purposes. I was willing to take those off his hands right then and there.

The ease of use with the self-aligning  feature, is significantly better than using a standard tap and die and the Knechtion Repair Kit has performed flawlessly to date. The Knechtion tooling has saved several parts from otherwise being scrapped as a result of those damaged threads.

I can’t give you a dollar amount, but we have definitely saved time and saved our customer’s money in replacement of parts as a result of using the Knechtion Tap and Die Kit.

On many occasions, I have recommended the Knechtion tools and their web site to place an order to many of our clients and customers when the opportunity has presented itself and siting them as a must have tool combination at their plant site(s).

Duncan, SC, Integrated Combustion Solutions

Certain locations in a plant or piece of equipment warrant repair rather than replacement of a tube fitting.  The KnechtionRepair Tools are the only way to achieve the substantial cost savings associated with avoiding replacement of that equipment and the tubing system associated with it.

SuperLok USA

We have been aware of your special tools for quite some time.  The ease of usage of the tools and its simplicity are the two most attractive features.  Our customers have reported at least monthly usages of tools.In February, we convinced several of our customers to purchase these customized tools for their industrial/turbine usage.  One specific instance, the tool was used at a refinery’s control valve hydraulic oil fitting that was cross threaded.  The tools kept the mechanic from otherwise replacing a 25’ section of 3/8” stainless steel tubing.  They re-taped the male and the female fittings and the valves process was not interrupted.  Without the tool they would have spent in excess of 4 hours replacing the tubing without regard to the cost of the tubing.The pricing of the tools is modest and these tools are a must have for every mechanic in most industries.

Paul Tucker, First / TBS

Having the KnechtionRepair tools around has been a true time saver.  During start-up of a newly constructed steam plant, the boiler feed pump strainers were plugging up frequently.  Crews cleaning the strainers had to remove the DP instrument tube each time, eventually damaging the threads.  Having the KnechtionRepair tool on site we were able to repair the threads immediately without any upset to the plant operation.  The KnechtionRepair tools are a great insurance policy!  The design is well thought out and practical and built to last!

AC Machine Works

Remember that job you were on, you were almost finished for the shift and all that was left to do was install the last few pieces of factory tubing. You know the tubing with so many intricate bends that looks more like a pile of spaghetti than gas turbine instrumentation.  Normally this wouldn’t be a difficult task, one you could finish in short order and call it a day.  However, this particular tubing has been stepped on like a ladder for years and doesn’t want to fit easily back into place.  You’re finally down to the last piece, trying to get that last tubing nut started; it doesn’t want to start by hand, so gently starting it with a wrench is the only option.  You’ve done it many times before, just push this way and pull that way while tightening the nut hoping for it to start.  Than that’s when you see the hair, you know, that little stainless steel hair that curls out of the end of the nut when you’ve officially cross threaded it.  Now instead of winding down and calling it a day you have to round up new tubing, new fittings, and a set of tubing benders and tools to try to replicate the intricate piece of tubing now in your hand.

Or do you?

What used to be a costly time consuming repair can now be fixed in a matter of minutes using the KnechtionRepair tubing tool.  Unfortunately for me, this happened before KnechtionRepair’s time and money saving tool was available requiring a complete replacement of the piece of tubing.  Since becoming readily available, we now have a full set of KnechtionRepair tubing tools in each of our turbine overhaul tool boxes.  This set is a must have for every organization that works with any type of compression style tubing fittings, and even more indispensable when working with welded in place tubing fittings.  In addition, the tubing tool works great to simply chase the threads on a nut and fitting that has been repeatedly overtightened and will no longer thread on by hand.  My only complaint is these precision tools weren’t available when I started in the trade over twenty years ago.

Tyson Peterson, Conoco Phillips, AK

I’ve worked on the North Slope in Alaska for 30+ years and have come to anticipate and appreciate the weather delays and perils associated with getting supplies delivered on time.  Dennise and the team at KnechtionRepair researched shipping methods and worked with us individually to make sure delivery could be made on time, in the most cost effective route possible.  Further, she even took the time to follow up after delivery was made to make sure we were happy with our purchase.  These industrial maintenance tools are high quality and the customer service is top notch!

RDM Consulting