Wheeler Manufacturing was established in 1957 with the invention of the chain type snap cutter for cast iron and clay tile pipes.
It was a revolutionary tool which has since been adopted worldwide. This innovative product was followed by several other industry firsts, such as cutters for glass tube, power bevelers for PVC pipes, power torque wrenches for soil pipe couplings, shut off tools for copper and poly pipes, sewer tapping machines and more. Today Wheeler-Rex sells worldwide with a wide variety of tools for the piping professional.
In 1988, Wheeler became part of the Rex Industries family. Rex Industries produces the highest quality and largest variety of pipe threading machines in the world.
Rex has been an industry leader for over 75 years and has developed advanced threader features such as through the die head oiling, auto open die heads, notch type quick adjustments, and ball detent die location. Their quality is backed up by the best warranty in the business. Wheeler Manufacturing is a member of the American Supply Association, American Hardware Association, American and National Fire Sprinkler Associations, Specialty Tool and Fastener Distributors Association, National Rural Water Association, Industrial Supply Manufacturers Association and Water and Sewer Distributors of America.
Wheeler-Rex products are sold exclusively through an extensive network of authorized distributors and service centers.