Keystone’s New Small Diameter Slim Hole Solution

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Keystone’s New Small Diameter Slim Hole Solution

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The Dawn of the Slim Hole Slip Type Elevator.


Roll out the red carpet for the new Slim Hole Slip Type Elevator.

Keystone Energy Tools has designed the optimal tool for small diameter slim hole drill pipe. Lift nubbins are no longer the only option for running small diameter slim hole (SDSH) drill pipe . The Slim Hole Slip Type (SHST) elevator allows for running SDSH drill pipe without the frustration of lift nubbins.

The SHST elevator’s new design grips the pipe with retractable inserts, which set the slips on the tube wherever the elevator is latched.

Experience the efficiency of running SDSH drill pipe with KET’s new slip type elevator.

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Why the Slim Hole Slip Type?

When running SDSH drill pipe such as 2 ⅞ PAC there were few options. Due to the slight transition between the tube, the upset and the tool joint, conventional slip type elevators were not an option.

Conventional slip type elevators set on the pipe once the setting plate makes contact with the tool joint. Being set on SDSH drill pipe, the inserts would make contact with the upset and the tube causing uneven die-contact with the pipe. This possibly crushing or cutting the pipe.

Lift nubbins were the solution for running SDSH drill pipe. Using them is labor intensive, and making them up for every joint of pipe consumes valuable time. Since "time is money," the days of using lift nubbins is limited.

Apart from lift nubbins and the use of square shoulder elevators, few options have existed for SDSH operations.

Until now.

The SHST: Small Diameter Slim Hole Pipe Solution

Running pipe efficiently is the name of the game.

Either produce or you are out! Promising victory when running SDSH pipe, the SHST redefines EFFICIENCY!

Available in MYT, YT, and HYT Elevators, with capacities of 40, 75, or 150 Tons, the SHST is packed with 4 retractable inserts and 4 interlocking setting plates. 

The latest Interlocking plate technology ensures the slip sets and bites evenly on the pipe as the retractable inserts engage the tube when closing the elevator.


The SHST will not disappoint, adding efficiency and safety to your operation.

How can the new SHST Elevator improve your operation?

What separates conventional elevators from quality elevators?

Keystone’s Drilling Elevators

KET is a leading manufacturer of Drill Pipe Elevators. We design and precision-machine all of our elevators to meet and exceed API Standards, with KET and the API monogram stamped on our equipment, you can be sure you are getting high-grade equipment at a competitive price, made in the USA.

KET’s full elevator line includes


Want to learn more about Keystone's Elevators or Replacement Parts? 

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About Keystone Energy Tools



Keystone Energy Tools is a manufacturer with over fifty years of combined experience in designing, manufacturing, and delivering high-quality oilfield tools, including elevators, slips, dies and inserts, tongs dies, safety clamps, stabbing guides, drill pipe float valves, baffle plates, float valve pullers, rotating mouseholes, and tong blocks

By using the latest in 3D modeling for product design and by staying current with the rapid advances in manufacturing technology and quality-assurance standards, Keystone is able to manufacture and produce the most reliable products on the market today.

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