Category Archives: Ridgid

Ridgid Spring Fling Gives Mail-In Rebates to Forward Thinking People

ridgid spring fling

It was 60 degrees in Columbus, Ohio this weekend, and that has folks thinking about spring even though it is mid-January. Well, it could be the weather, or it could be the Ridgid Tools Spring Fling promotion that we just got our hands on. From now until the end April when you buy one of a select few drain cleaning machines such as the Ridgid K-50-6 Sectional Drain Cleaning Machine  or the Ridgid K-7500 Drain Cleaning Machine, you will be eligible for a free cable or a credit on a future Ridgid tools purchase from your favorite distributor. This could be a good way to get an extra cable if you are in the market for one of these drain cleaners. (more…)

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Ridgid 238-P Soil Pipe Cutter Impact Attachment

Ridgid 238-P


This is our first look at the new Ridgid 238-P Soil Pipe Cutter attachment that can be used with any ½” impact wrench to cut cast iron & clay pipe up to 8” (6” concrete). Shown faintly in the above picture it is working with the wildly popular Ingersoll Rand Cordless Impact IQv W7150, but it could also work any other brand of high torque impact drivers: cordless, electric or air powered. The target price for one of these units should be around $600 and they will actually hit shelves later this month! This is an ideal solution for folks who are looking to get away from using manual cutting tools but don’t want to go all the way up to the more expensive hydraulic pipe cutting tools. These units will be available shortly from Ohio Power Tool, in the meantime read more in the Ridgid press release below. (more…)

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Ridgid SeeSnake Digital Recording Options


For reasons I do not fully understand (perhaps as a tax write off), December always seems to be a good time of the year to buy a Ridgid SeeSnake Inspection System. While SeeSnakes are flying off the shelves, I thought I would take an opportunity to discuss the different recording systems that are available for the full size Ridgid SeeSnake reels and talk about what each can and can’t do.


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Ridgid PTEC 3000 Tailpiece Extension Cutter Addresses Issues

It seems the folks at that design the Ridgid pipe and tubing cutters have seen the err in their ways after the release of the PTEC 2550 and have sought to correct the most major issue with it. The PTEC 3000 features an open, rather than closed, design for 1-1/2″ pipe. This feature allows you to cut pipe that is single or double flanged or already has a fitting or something that increases the diameter of the pipe. (more…)

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2012 Super Awesome Power Tool Gift Guide

Christmas Gnome

Black Friday and the holiday shopping season will be upon us shortly which means it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gift for the handy guy or gal on your shopping list. We here at Coptool put together a few nice gift ideas we personally wouldn’t mind unwrapping Christmas morning. With a wide variety of price ranges and interests in mind hopefully some of the items on this list will be that perfect gift or at least give you some good ideas for yourself.

The Latest & Greatest Gadgets of 2012 (more…)

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Ridgid ProPress 200B In-Line ProPress 43428

Ridgid ProPress

The trend over the past several years has been moving more and more towards pressing copper pipe rather than traditional sweating methods. These connections are more secure and there is less room for error/leaks that will cause trouble down the road. We don’t have any exact figures to go on but our feeling from talking with plumbers daily is that this is a growing trend, but there is certainly a large portion of the tradesmen population that has yet to commit the investment needed to get a press tool and continue to sweat pipes. We recently announced 2 new Milwaukee Press Tools to hit the market, which must mean Milwaukee sees an opportunity for growth here. The new Milwaukee models feature a similar inline design which offers some advantage over the traditional gun type tools. Ridgid, now looking to be one-upped, is striking back with their own compact Strait Line design tool ProPress 200B ($1837, Ohio Power Tool). (more…)

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Ridgid SeeSnake Max rM200 Inspection Camera System 200’


The Ridgid line of microREELs, microDRAINs and nanoREELS have become very popular inspection camera systems. These systems are more compact and very easy to take onto any job or into someone’s house. These systems are so portable and compact because the monitor, battery and recording system all based off of the CA-300 ($417, Ohio Power Tool) handheld inspection camera.

The SeeSnake Max 200’ camera shares many of the features of these other new systems including the removable drum, next generation push cable and improved reel mechanics. The new SeeSnake Max reel is available in 2 options 42338 ($5737, Ohio Power Tool) base unit and the 42348 ($6155, Ohio Power Tool) which includes the transportation kit. This seems like a pretty pricy upgrade for just the handle and some wheels however check out the complete unit in this photo album and you will see it also includes a top piece with some funky connectors. This will most likely be home to some kind of new monitor system that will run off the 18v battery system, as the CA-300 isn’t going to have the juice to run this. Also the handle locks into position to angle the reel, this gives full access to the controls and creates a very solid footing of the reel even when the camera is fully deployed (again see photo album).


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RIDGID CrossChek Inspection System – Utility Bore Slot Drilling

It’s pretty scary to imagine those utility guys drilling out front hit 2-3 other utility lines per mile, some of which are gas lines… That being said this seems like a pretty essential new Ridgid SeeSnake Camera for inspecting pneumatically bored utility lines and hopefully will become a standard requirement. The camera can only inspect the lines after they are already bored so if you do run into another line the damage is already done but the good news is you can locate it instantly and repair it. To understand how it works a little better watch the 2 videos below and check out the Ridgid press release below that. These units will be available soon from Ohio Power Tool 800-242-4424 but as of now pricing has not been released.    


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2012 Ridgid Roadshow Calendar with 50+ Stops Nationwide

The Ridgid Reputation Roadshow is at it again with over 50 stops across the US for the 2012 season. Most stops are 11am-2pm and provide that nice midday break to fill up on a nice free lunch (courtesy of Ridgid & local store), check out all the latest Ridgid gear and meet one the 12 beautiful Ridgid Calendar Girls. Here are some videos of Calendar Girl Ashley Ann Vickers we meet at an Indians game last year doing promotions for the 2011 Roadshows. The shows are also be a terrific buying opportunity, depending on the hosting store, but these are normally the best deals you will find throughout the year. See the 2012 Roadshow page for a full list of the dates and locations.


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Ridgid Plumbing Spring Fling 2012 Promotion is Here

The Ridgid brand of professional plumbing equipment is the clear industry leader with some of the most well built and innovative products available. Unfortunately this also means they do not run many promotions for their products with the exception of the once per year Spring Fling promotion where you can pick up a few extras with your purchase. The promo is a mail-in rebate and can include additional cables with Drain Cleaners, a free year to RidgidConnect or a NaviTrack Transmitter (valued at $915) with full SeeSnake Camera System.


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