Loading...
/About Us
About Us2018-01-28T22:09:08+00:00
Ken Knecht
Ken KnechtInventor/President
Ken Knecht is both the Inventor and President of KnechtionRepair, LLC. Ken has been in the gas and steam turbine power plant maintenance industry for 40+ years. He loves talking, listening and learning everything industrial maintenance related. He also enjoys creating specialty tools and 3D CAD models.

When not working… Ken loves to fly! He is a private pilot and flies small aircraft and gliders as often as possible around Western and South Central Alaska. Other interests include running and watching NASCAR!

Kelly Knecht
Kelly KnechtCFO
Kelly Knecht is the CFO of KnechtionRepair LLC. Kelly’s educational background is in counseling psychology and she worked at the Anchorage School District for 15 years. In 2015 she quit her counseling job and dove into the family business full time as Chief Financial Officer of KnechtionRepair, LLC.

When not working… Kelly loves to read, listen to music and take road trips! She also enjoys hiking, running and spending time with family & friends. Kelly Knecht resides in Peters Creek, Alaska.

Dennise Casey
Dennise CaseyCOO
Meet our COO / Logistics Ninja! Dennise Casey is the Chief Operating Officer and Logistics Ninja for KnechtionRepair, LLC. Dennise takes care of everything from daily warehouse and shipping operations to inventory, advertising and procurement. If it has to do with the operating of KR then Dennise has a hand in it!

When not working… Dennise likes to run and train for half marathons. She most recently ran the Lake Powell 1/2 marathon with her two sisters. She likes to hike (some favorite Alaskan hikes are Crow Pass, Eklutna and Lost Lake), and she can always be found cheering for her favorite NASCAR drivers and her amazing Seattle SeaHawks! Dennise Casey resides in Port Ludlow, Washington.

Isabelle Moore-Casey
Isabelle Moore-CaseyQC Manager
Isabelle Moore-Casey is the Quality Control Manager at KnechtionRepair, LLC. Isabelle’s work activities include inspecting all shipping boxes and staring down her fellow co-workers until all quality control is complete to her exacting standards!

When not working… Isabelle likes to take long naps and snack on roast chicken. Isabelle resides in Port Ludlow, Washington.

MEET THE INVENTOR

Ken Knecht, inventor of the KnechtionRepair tools, (“connection repair”) has been in the gas and steam turbine power plant maintenance industry since 1975. Years of experience in tight places, encountering damaged threads on reusable swaged industrial, 2 ferrule type compression fittings, led him to design these remarkable tools.

REPAIR CROSS THREADS

KnechtionRepair (“connection repair”) is a specially designed, patented tool that repairs both internal and external threads of industrial standard, swaged two ferrule type compression tube fittings. The KnechtionRepair tools repair all major brands of swaged type compression fittings. With their uniquely designed holder (for alignment) and hollow bore tap, damaged threads on compression fittings are easily repaired. With KnechtionRepair tools, thread alignment for thread repairs are quickly and easily made right at the connection location saving time, money and labor hours.

QUALITY MATERIAL

KnechtionRepair tools are 100% manufactured in the USA. Both the taps and dies are precision manufactured from heat-treated tool steel. Further, the tool steel taps and dies are TIN coated for durability and protection.

The holders and pilots are manufactured from 7075 aluminum and fully CNC machined. After machining, the finished holders and pilots are anodized in different colors for quick and easy identification. The tools are then packaged in a clear PVC plastic container for clean, efficient toolbox storage.

Our AN/MS and JIC tools include a lapping feature made of 7075 aluminum  with a plasma sprayed abrasive material

WHY YOU NEED THIS TOOL

KnechtionRepair tools are designed to make thread repairs to both the female and male ends of all major brands of swaged type two ferrule compression fittings. Due to their small design these tools can be used directly at the location of the damaged fitting. In most cases, the repair will be accomplished without removing the tube from the system. With the uniquely designed alignment holder and pilot, repairs can be completed nearly blind folded. Technicians can use these hand tools without any training. This will save the maintenance technician time and save the company money by avoiding additional down time.