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Ridgid RP 350 Press Tool

Ridgid RP 350 Press Tool with Pistol Grip

Ridgid Adds Pistol Grip to Press Tool Line The Emerson side of the Ridgid tool brand has added more versatility to its line of cordless press tools. With a lighter and more compact frame than its predecessor, along with a slew of other features, the Ridgid RP 350 Press Tool has been custom-designed for contractors […]

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Ridgid RP 342-XL Press Tool

Ridgid Press Tool Boasts Widest Range of Applications on the Market Ridgid asks you to paint the following picture in your head: imagine using just one press tool on any given material of any size. If that seems too good to be true, prepare for your skepticism to get dashed against the hard rocks of […]

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Milwaukee Press Tools with PEX Crimp Jaws

Milwaukee Expands Force Logic Line with PEX Crimp Jaws Milwaukee has expanded the capability of its M12 and M18 Force Logic Press Tools with the addition of PEX crimp jaws for F1807 and F2159 PEX. Flex Your Pex Milwaukee has engineered the new PEX Crimp Jaws to provide users with a simple solution for PEX […]

Ridgid Press-In Branch Connector Kit Eliminates Welding

Ridgid Press-In Branch Connector Kit Eliminates Welding

Welding branch connections may be a thing of the past for plumbers, pipe fabricators, and MRO Pros thanks to the new Ridgid Press-In Branch Connector Kit. It’s a system that makes you quicker and possibly eliminates the number of onsite crewmen required. Ridgid Press-In Branch Connector System The Ridgid Press-In Branch Connector Kit includes the hardware you […]

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Ridgid RP 240 Press Tool

Ridgid RP 240 Press Tool Review

Plumbing contractors have a few options when it comes to pipefitting: using solder, using a threader, or using a pro press. All of these options can get the job done, but the cost of each particular option will definitely factor into which direction the plumber chooses to proceed with. Well, today I’ve elected to use […]

Milwaukee M18 Short Throw Press Tool

Milwaukee M18 Short Throw Press Tool – Updated

Milwaukee Tool recently introduced the new RedLithium-powered Milwaukee M18 Short Throw Press Tool for residential PEX installation up to 1 inch. It requires no calibration interval and uses unique jaws compatible with Viega PureFlow Pex Press Systems. The press tool features a pre-press battery check that ensures the tool can complete the press and an Auto-Cycle […]

Milwaukee M18 Force Logic Brushless Press Tool

Milwaukee M18 Force Logic Brushless Press Tool

The newly re-designed Milwaukee M18 Force Logic Brushless Press Tool facilitates the plumbing industry’s shift from sweat and solder to press connections. It is smaller and lighter than its predecessor thanks in part to a brushless motor and offers a long calibration interval at 50,000 cycles. The full-sized press tool features a pre-press battery check to […]

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DeWalt 20V Max Threaded Rod Cutter (Plus 4 More Tools!)

DeWalt recently announced five new trade-focused cordless tools, including the much-anticipated DeWalt 20V Max Threaded Rod Cutter. Set to be available in June, the new cordless tools are solely dedicated to filling a niche for electrical, mechanical, and plumbing professionals. Each tool was designed to offer premium ergonomics, the capability to finished wide range of applications, and compatibility […]

Milwaukee M12 Force Logic Press Tool Tames Copper

My Father, who’s been a master plumber for over 40 years, loves his job. There is, however, one thing that he hates to do more than anything else: soldering. You’d think it would be something like digging up a sewer line, squeezing into a dark crawlspace or one of the other not-so-glorious plumbing procedures, but […]

Milwaukee M12, M18 Force Logic Press Tools

Milwaukee Force Logic Press Tool Preview

We don’t do a lot of copper and steel pipe pressing, but we know plenty of high-end plumbers who do. For them, pressing tools are either laborious hand tools that take a lot of effort, or expensive solutions that bolt onto existing tools or come in oversized packages which are less than ideal for repetitive use. Milwaukee interviewed a lot of plumbers and then delivered what we believe to be one of the (if not “the”) smallest, lightest tools for copper and steel pipe press connections. Milwaukee is calling the new tools their ForceLogic Press Tool line. We’ll explain the “Logic” part later, but the tools all feature a one-handed, in-line design, so they are super-easy to wield. For offset piping, the inline design is also indispensable. And that “logic” part? Milwaukee also designed an intelligent press solution that delivers exceptional accuracy and reliability.