Ridgid recently released their new line of concrete and masonry equipment. Available since August, the line of new Ridgid Concrete and Masonry tools includes London Brick trowels, pointing trowels, margin trowels, stainless steel finishing trowels, blue steel pool trowels, magnesium and aluminum floats, a zinc groover, and a blue steel edger. All of the new models feature innovations to improve the user experience, providing increased comfort and functionality.
Features of the New Ridgid Concrete And Masonry Tools
These new concrete and masonry tools are a first for Ridgid. With an idea to create meaningful innovation for the professional craftsman, Ridgid has incorporated this mindset in this new lineup.
The new Ridgid concrete and masonry tools include solid shank through the handles, the idea being to eliminate any kind of handle rotation or shaft breakthrough. They all include an over-molded handle for increased comfort and control. The new lineup also features compact designs for easier portability.
The trowels in the new lineup feature a golden stainless steel for maximum durability and performance. In the case of the London Brick trowel, Ridgid has included taper ground blades. This grants flexibility from the taper as well as a heavy friction hold for the mortar. In fact, all the various tools’ blades offer multiple features. Depending on their different shapes and edges, some tools feature things like pre-ground edges, broken-in blades, and handle strike plates.
On paper, these new Ridgid concrete and masonry tools look like higher quality tools for the trade. Because gold stainless steel resists rust, the trowels and edgers should last a while. Over-molded handles are always nice. Pre-worn edges are also great, as they can be used straight out of the box without having to spend the first half of the job breaking them in.
This appears to be, however, Ridgid’s first line of tools in the concrete and masonry fields. We haven’t had the chance to get these in the hands of our Pros yet, but we did get a chance to spend a little bit of time with them just to look over the features. Our first impressions are very favorable. But of course, the jobsite will be the final judge as to whether they’ll last as long and be as useful as they appear.