Category Archives: Ridgid

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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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…)

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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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Ridgid SeeSnake Monitor CS65 Full Keyboard & 1 Terabyte Hard Drive

Ridgid CS65

Some time ago the good folks at Ridgid launched a brand new 200’ SeeSnake reel RM200 ($6217) which promised to create an all in 1 portable cordless system for doing pipe inspections. Unfortunately at the time they did not launch it with any monitors that could be mounted on board so the initial response was a little weak. More recently the CS6 ($1951) monitor came out which bolted right on the top and powered everything with the onboard 18V battery and all was good. There were however still a goofy looking pair of tabs on top (see below) which served no purpose until now. With the launch of the Ridgid SeeSnake CS65 Monitor ($3906) that includes a full QWERTY keyboard and 1 TB internal hard drive these tab serve to lock the monitor in place for easy transportation.

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Ridgid Drain Cleaning Promotion for New Industrial Sump Pumps

Drain Cleaning Equipment

Recently Ridgid launched their full line of heavy duty Sewage & Sump Pumps which are designed to be some of the best on the market. These are very different units from the less expensive Ridgid Sump Pumps you’d purchase from the big box store so it is understandable if there is a bit of confusion understanding the differences. One of the very interesting new features available for these pumps is the AdvanTEXT alert system which will text up to 3 people when there is an outage. You can even text in for a status update, you know for those who just like to check in on their sump pump from time to time. (more…)

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RIDGID SR-24 Line Locator with Bluetooth & GPS 44473

Ridgid SR-24

Technology is rapidly improving the way we do almost everything and utility line location is no exception. The new Ridgid SR-24 ($2634) will be launching shortly and features many of the features of the SR-20 ($2295) however the new unit will be able to sync with Ridgidtrax app (free) on your phone to plot the exact location. While we have downloaded the app we have not seen it in action because without the SR-24 it doesn’t do much good. More information will be coming shortly and of course you can order it from Ohio Power Tool 800-242-4424 as soon as it becomes available. Some additional stats on the SR-24 from Ridgid below: (more…)

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