Category Archives: Ridgid

New Ridgid 12V Compact ProPress Tool RP241

 

Ridgid RP200 vs RP241

There’s no denying that the Ridgid Propress RP200 delivered professional results in a compact size, contractors reliability could depended on. A professional grade, powerful ram output of 5400 lbs, delivered over 100 presses per charge in 18V however as a compact option left a little to be desired, slightly heavier and larger than its competitors. Introducing the new Ridgid RP 241 ($1430-$1940 price depends on how many heads in kit), the next generation of compact inline pressing tool. The RP 241 uses the smaller 12V battery platform, same as the PEX-ONE tool. For Ridgid ProPress users on the 18V platform there is still the smaller press tool RP 210 ($1525-$2010) or heavy duty RP 340 ($2222 – $3169) both should remain for sometime.     (more…)

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Ridgid 18v Cordless Air Compressor, 1 Gallon R0230

Ridgid Cordless Air Compressor

We recently had the opportunity to spend a few days with the Ridgid 18V Air Compressor R0230 ($179, bare or $299 kit) and really had some initial doubts about how practical it was to put batteries on an air compressor or how useful that might be. We’ve been using a Porter Cable 4 gallon for many years and since we’ve gotten our hands on various cordless nailers have really used it less and less. Currently the only other cordless air compressor on the market is the Dewalt FlexVolt DCC2560T1 ($299, Kit) which we will look at as well.

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RIDGID One-handed PEX-ONE Press Tool

Ridgid PEX-ONE

RIDGID will soon be lightening tool bags and easing PEX connections with the release of the PEX-ONE Cordless Press Tool. Boasting a 30% lighter design, the RIDGID PEX-ONE enables quick and easy connections overhead and in tight spaces. Designed for one-handed use, the PEX-ONE weighs only 5 pounds, has a 5 second crimp cycle and MSRP is expected at $675 which is inline with other automatic options. Its 12V battery provides over 150 crimp cycles and the quick change head makes for quick die changes. It is compatible with ASTM F1807 copper crimp ring fittings and in the near future Viega PureFlow® fittings.

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RIDGID SEESNAKE CS65x, BlueTooth & WiFi

Ridgid Bluetooth SeeSanke

The new RIDGID SeeSnake Monitor CS65x ($3907) really provides a mobile workstation to document your inspections while you are working on them. Full keyboard allows you to type in all the customer’s info and make notes. You can record the inspection in several ways, photo, video or PhotoTalk which is a photo with audio commentary over them. Once everything is recorded onto the 128 GB solid state hard drive in HQ Software it can easily be sent to customer via email or put on a USB or sent off to be printed, added to DVD or any number of other formats. By utilizing WiFi or BlueTooth you can easily pair with any mobile device or network for internet connectivity.

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The 2017 RIDGID Calendars are In… No Pinups

Ridgid Calendar 2017

For the RIDGID 2017 Calendars they have made the change to feature 12 artist’s renderings of Pipe Wrenches instead of the iconic Pinup Girls. I like the graphics, if the calendar were a new promo idea from a company I would think it was pretty cool idea. Of course going from a 50 year tradition for beautiful ladies on the wall of the shop to drawings of pipe wrenches is not going to sit well with everyone. This has been a change several years coming and with the move towards a more PC work place should not come as much of a surprise.

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Ridgid StrapLock, Grip Plastic Pipe up to 8”

Ridgid Straplock Grips

Chalk this one up in the “why didn’t I think of that” category. The new Ridgid Straplock 42478 ($25) is an ideal tool for handling 3” – 8” PVC pipe and fittings. Super easy to adjust for different size pipe in seconds, just pull the slack. Ideal for aligning pipe, check out the video to see extended setup time, makes a lot of sense.

Check out all the Ridgid Plumbing tools and if you have any questions give the pros at Ohio Power Tool 800-242-4424 a call and they would be more than happy to help you find the right tool for the job.

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Could 2016 Be The End of RIDGID CALENDAR?

Ridgid Calendar Girl Pin-ups

The RIDGID Calendars have hung on walls of garages and workshops across America for over 75 years with many famous celebrities gracing its pages as Pin-Up Models. This time honored tradition is rumored to possibly be coming to an END! Will 2016 be the Last RIDGID Calendar? Are people offended by Pin-Up Girls & Pipe Wrenches? Head over to our Facebook Post and let us know what you think, should RIDGID:

Kill the Calendars    or    Save the Calendars?

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RIDGID RE6 Electrical Tool 3-N-1 Update

Ridgid RE6

A couple years ago RIDGID launched their all in one RE6 solution for electrical trades to cut, crimp and knockout all from one tool. RIDGID of course has been the name brand for professional plumber tools but less well known to electricians for professional electrical tools, who might associate the RIDGID name with the home owner focused tools at Home Depot (a confusing distinction of a separate division, made by a different company).

Looking past the slow start for the Ridgid RE6 Tool Lineup, from the feedback we have received from professional electricians now using this RE6 tool on a daily basis is that they love it. Simplifying these 3 jobs into 1 very portable package means the right tool is close at hand. Now they are updating the package and offering a pretty attractive promo through end of June 2016.

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Ridgid Spring Fling Deals 2016 SeeSnakes, Pressing, Pipe Wrenches

Spring Fling 2016

It’s that time of the years again for Ridgid’s Spring Fling (see full PDF here) which will run February to April 2016. It’s pretty typical stuff if you’ve seen previous Spring Flings but looks to be a little more simplified. For the Full Size SeeSnake Camera System with a 200’ reel and large monitor you will get a Scout Locator ($1348) for FREE. The SeeSnake systems with a smaller RS6 Monitor, if you add on a drain cleaner you still qualify for the FREE Scout Locator. We like the option here to build the package that makes the most sense for you. (more…)

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Ridgid ProPress Deal & FREE Pipe Wrenches with Stands

Starting now and going through September Ridgid has come out with 2 terrific deals on a couple of their more popular items. We see far less deals and promos from the Ridgid Pro Tool side so we are also happy to see nice spiffs like these come though.

Ridgid ProPress Free Batteries

For the Ridgid ProPress Tools if you purchase select models of 200-B, 210-B or RP340 you can receive 2 18V batteries ($240 value). See the Full Mail-In Rebate HERE. While these kits do come with batteries already we’ve rarely ever heard anyone say they couldn’t use more. These are also the same batteries used with the SeeSnake Camera systems.   (more…)

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