November 2017 Vol. 72 No. 11

New Products


McElroy’s Spider 125 Series 2 socket fusion tool introduces an all-new, serrated jaw design that keeps polypropylene pipe perfectly round and improves force distribution to produce leak-free joints for top-performing plumbing and mechanical systems.

This upgraded tool features a removable fitting stop for crossover compatibility with HDPE pipe, and a removable support system to hold fittings firmly in place for proper alignment.

The Spider 125 Series 2 comes with a stronger gearbox and self-locking drive handle for smooth movement of the jaws and consistent fusion pressure for joint integrity. It’s built to withstand more job-site abuse, with tougher handles and knobs; and a new D-ring that allows the tool to be easily lifted and lowered from high spots, limiting damage from accidental drops.

McElroy introduced the Spider 125 for 2- to 4-inch pipe to the polypropylene fusion market in 2012, after working with pipe installers to understand their processes and challenges. The Spider is easy to use, lightweight and compact, and requires only one operator, making it ideal for performing socket fusions overhead, vertically, and in other tight indoor spaces from the floor to the ceiling and every space in between.

While the original model radically improved socket fusions in the indoor marketplace, the company has continued to work with industry and channel partners to evolve and improve it. The Spider 125 Series 2 maintains the universal clamping jaw system, which fits all pipe brands and fittings, and does not require inserts. It can be adjusted without tools for user-friendly setup.

A Series 2 retrofit kit to update the prior Spider 125 model will be available in early 2018.

McElroy is the leading manufacturer and innovator of pipe fusion equipment for polypropylene and polyethylene pipe.

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