Category Archives: Plumbing Tools
Today Ohio Power Tool called us because they had a special Milwaukee M18 demo tool on hand for one day, and thought we might want to see it. So we headed down to OPT, tried the tool out, and then stole it. This… is Coptool Special Coverage.
Since the Ridgid SeeSnake was invented there has been the desire when you find a blockage, you use that pricey piece of equipment to just nudge it loose, right? The camera head is already there, why not just jab it a few times, if that doesn’t work, maybe just really give it some good hard pokes… oh no the camera went dark… It’s true and it’s happened many, many times before. Typically most only make that mistake once, then have much more respect for their camera as strictly a diagnostic machine. That all changes today, with the addition of Ridgid’s new FlexShaft!
The industry standard for inspection cameras are without question the Ridgid SeeSnake Cameras, day in day out these cameras perform in some very nasty situations. For all intensive purposes these have remained a fairly consistent design since they were black & white. These new models with TruSense HDR imaging and TiltSense features are in addition to existing model options but only about $150 upcharge over the Self-Leveling options so will likely replace them when they catch on, Compact 200’ is 63628 ($6381), Standard 200’ 63603 ($7484) and extended length 325’ 63583 ($8296). So what is the big difference?
For as long as we can remember the Ridgid Power Pony 700 ($1400) has been the standard in mobile pipe threading for ½” – 2” pipe. Others have made similar versions but none have come anywhere near the Power Pony for popularity and performance. The one and only drawback that continuously comes up however, in 2019 a tool designed for portability needs to be you know, portable which means cordless. The team at Milwaukee hopes to capitalize on this short coming and fill the need with the M18 FUEL Pipe Threader w/ONE-KEY 2874-22HD. This unit will use the very common 12R die heads so will be compatible with all your current Ridgid 12R Threading Die Heads you likely already own in various sizes.
Announced at the AHR Expo today but not going to be hitting the Market until summer 2019, Pre-Sale will be up early on Ohio Power Tool under Milwaukee M18 Tools, no pricing info yet but stay tuned for #NPS19 where there will likely be much more info, in the meantime check out the full Milwaukee press release below. (more…)
If you’ve cleaned drains at any point in your career in the last 100 years, changes are good you are familiar with Ridgid Drain Cleaning machines. There also have not been a lot of design changes in recent years, however we are now seeing a little competiton coming from Milwaukee Tools and other cordless tool brands looking to take a piece of the pie. Ridgid of course has a big leg up here with many years of product development so we are excited to see a totally new design, built on what’s worked for them, with the K-5208 Section Drain Cleaners, available as machine only 61688, with 4x 15’ cable 61692 or 7x 15’ cables 62378. So how does this stack up to other Ridgid Dain Cleaner options?
Alright you pipe fitters and plumbers, have you heard of the Wheeler Rex Sidekick II? We published a quick look video some time ago and I figured now is a good time to share it!
Spring is moving in fast and Rigid Tools is ready to kick off the season with their “2018 Spring Promo” mail-in rebate. We understand mail-in rebates could sometimes be a pain. This one is worth it. Inspection, SeeSnakes, Thermal, Locating, Drain Cleaning, Jetters and Pressing items are all included with this promotion. We’ve attached the promotional PDF to provide more details. View PDF promotional details
We now have another reason to purchase a Ridgid Tool. Let’s dive into why Ridgid Tool has become such a trusted brand among professional. (more…)
The Milwaukee team has really been hard at work recently launching a number of products that are truly the first time on a battery platform. The Milwaukee M18 2688-21 ($239, kit) and 2688-20 ($119, bare tool) are perfect examples of this. Heat guns have always been corded solutions and very popular amount mechanics, electricians, plumbers and many other trades, all places where cords simply don’t make any sense. The first question we hear of course is can this stand up to the corded heat guns?
RIDGID® thermal imagers feature the latest technology, including the best image
resolution in their class and an easy-to-use interface, to help you efficiently predict
problems before they happen and prevent costly system downtime and keep buildings running at the highest performance with RIDGID Thermal Imagers (Pre-Sale Coming Soon). The new line features the latest technology, best images in their class and easy-to-use interfaces to predict problems before they happen. (more…)