Category Archives: Ridgid

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…)

At 5:04 PM | Posted in Plumbing Tools, Ridgid | 1 Comment

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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Ridgid New Professional Wet/Dry Vacuums Motor-On-Bottom 1650RV

Ridgid Wet/Dry Vacs

Ridgid has actually totally overhauled the Ridgid wet/dry vacuum line so there is a total of 12 new wet/dry vacuums in all (these are in addition to the Ridgid “Orange” vacs at home centers). The new Pro series offers several compact options in 4-6 gallon range as well as some nice specialty options for HEPA, stainless steel tank and a couple 2 stage options. One of the really interesting options that caught our eye was the 16 gallon Motor-On-Bottom 1650RV ($189) which has a couple of very nice features that make it a smart option for professionals.

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RIDGID RE 6 Electrician Tools, Aggressive Price Reduction, $800 Off

Ridgid RE6 Tools

Last September Ridgid launched the innovative RE 6 Tool System for Electricians which can cut cable up to 750 MCM (Cu/Al), crimp without needing dies and punch holes into electrical boxes up to 3.5”. While Ridgid has made a name for themselves with innovative products in the plumbing and mechanical trades they have always had a much smaller offering for professional electricians. While the Ridgid RE 6 had great response and a lot of interest, the price has been user’s main objection.

Many people looking for a new tool simply didn’t need to replace all 3 tool at once so there was not an immediate saving vs buying just a new less expensive single function tool which might need replaced, like a GreenLee Die-Less Crimp ($3699), GreenLee Cable Cutter ($1349) or Milwaukee M18 Knockout Set ($1549). For the time being, at least until end of June, the new RE 6 kits drop in price, $800 drop for the 3 Head kit, $600 on 2 Head Kits and $400 for single head kits.

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At 3:15 PM | Posted in Electrician Tools, Ridgid | 7 Comments

Ridgid Spring Fling Promotion for 2015

Ridgid Spring Fling

The latest Ridgid Spring Fling Promotion is now available. These are all Mail-In Rebate offers for additional free product with the purchase of specific products or the most common combinations of product. The Ridgid brand while known for excellent quality products for professional plumbers, electricians and other trades they are not known for much discounting or sales so this annual promo really has become the most popular time of the year to purchase Ridgid Tools. (more…)

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Ridgid Portable Pipe Beveller B-500 and Pipe Cutter 258 for Large Diameter Pipe

Ridgid B-500 Beveller

For cutting and beveling steel pipe onsite there are a couple ways to go about it however no process is going to be faster, cleaner and more accurate for larger diameter pipe than using these Ridgid tools. The new Ridgid B-500 Portable Beveller 49298 ($3046) puts a perfectly 37.5 ° bevel on a 4”-12” pipe in under 2 minutes. You can also get 30 or 45 degree bevels cutting heads if needed. This is a very easy tool to setup and operate however it does require a clean strait cut on the pipe so the Ridgid Pipe Cutter 258 for 2.5”-8” 50767 ($2937) or Ridgid 258XL for 8”-12” 58277 ($3049) is going to be the best option to ensure the cut is perfectly even. (more…)

At 5:20 PM | Posted in Plumbing Tools, Ridgid | Leave a comment

Ridgid Calendar 2015-2016 Hot Off The Presses

Ridgid Girl Calendar 2015

Ridgid recently made a big splash with their 3-in-1 Electrician’s RE6 Crimper, Cutter, Knock-Out Tool but not Ridgid product could even be more anticipated than the Ridgid Calenders which come out every other year. For the last 80 years these famous pin up girl calenders have hung in shops and garages across the country. For the 2015-2016 calendar the Ridgid Girls are again holding the Ridgid Tools which is something these calendars got a way from for the last several prints. While the idea of draping a Seesnake cable over your shoulder sounds pretty gross to us, it seems to work perfectly well when you’ve got an attractive girl in a bikini doing it. (more…)

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Ridgid Launches RE 6 Electrician’s Tools 3-in-1, at NECA Show

Ridgid RE 6

***** UPDATE POST 4/2/2015 – RIDGID RE 6 PRICE REDUCTION

For 75 plus years Ridgid has made tools focused on the plumbing trades however many of those tools have a wide range of uses for electricians as well as other trades. The Ridgid RE 6 Full Kit 44383 ($4637) is really the first of its kind aimed specifically at the Electricians and we think this could be a big savings (both dollars and time) for the professionals. Clearly they think this is going to be a big hit as well judging on the production value of this YouTube video!

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At 1:30 PM | Posted in Cordless Tools, Electrician Tools, Ridgid | 4 Comments