Ridge Tool Co. has introduced the RIDGID MLT 3401 mainline tapping tool for direct tapping of pressurized pipelines without shutting down the system. The MLT 3401 allows water works contractors and public utility technicians to direct tap and insert 3/4-in. or 1-in. corporation stops to branch pressurized water lines. The MLT 3401 can also be converted to tap 3/4-in. through 2-in. saddle-mounted corporation stops. The tool can be used on various pipe materials, including cast iron, ductile iron, PVC and steel. The tool features an all-in-one valve for bleeding and pressure equalization, which is positioned for maximum chip flushing. A gate valve is used for positive chamber containment. www.ridgid.comRidge Tool Co.