Why Keystone's Slim Hole Slip Type Elevator Is The Tool For The Job

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Why Keystone's Slim Hole Slip Type Elevator Is The Tool For The Job


The new design of our SHST elevator with its retractable inserts allows it to grip drilling pipe like no other elevator on the market.

We have previously discussed the efficiency of running SDSH drill pipe with KET’s new slip type elevator. 

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 could possibly crush or cut the pipe.

But, not with our new SHST Elevator.

The SHST Main Features:

  • Slips set wherever the elevator closes and latches on the pipe!
  • Retractable inserts engage the slip, allowing even die-contact.
  • Interlocking plates ensure the slips set evenly on the pipe.
Want to learn more?
Click below to download our SHST Product Flyer to learn about it's specs and the different sizes that Keystone offers!

Also, visit our Slim Hole Y Series Page.


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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