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RIDGID will feature a new mechanical contracting tool designed to significantly increase productivity at FABTECH, Nov. 11-14 in Chicago. Tradespeople can stop by the RIDGID booth (#B17093) to be one of the first in the industry to experience the game-changing tool and other recent pipe fabrication, pressing and wet/dry vac innovations.
“RIDGID is excited to be launching an industry game-changing product for mechanical contractors at FABTECH,” said Larry Feskanich, senior global marketing manager at RIDGID. “This new tool will boost the speed and quality of an everyday jobsite task, changing the way it is typically completed today for enhanced productivity.”
Details of the new mechanical contracting tool will be shared during FABTECH. Demos of the tool, along with demos of other RIDGID tools, will be available in-booth. Tools include the following:
B-500 Transportable Pipe Beveller – Producing high quality bevels in 45 seconds without flames, the B-500 Transportable Pipe Beveller’s compact design quickly mounts to pipe 4 inches and up with a maximum wall thickness of 1⁄2-inch, and creates consistent bevels in a single pass.
NXT Line of Wet/Dry Vacs – These powerful wet/dry vacs are now giving pros more to love: the NXT line of 6-, 12-, 14- and 16-gallon models recently underwent an ergonomic makeover, with enhanced features designed to make jobsite cleanup even easier.
Press Booster – Users can press black steel pipe 2 1⁄2-inches to 4-inches with the Press Booster. It builds on the power of the RIDGID RP 340 Press Tool, attaching to the tool to multiply its output for fast connections of Viega MegaPress XL fittings on larger diameter pipe.
Quick-Acting Pipe Welding Clamp – Designed for quick setup and easy alignment of pipe from 2 to 12 inches, the Quick-Acting Pipe Welding Clamp comes in two sizes – 2-inch to 6-inch and 41⁄2-inch to 12-inch – allowing contractors to select the clamp best suited to their needs. Both sizes feature quick- release buttons and integrated handles for fast adjustment, alignment and easy switching between pipe sizes.
RP 340 Press Tool – An industry-leading standard-size pistol-grip press tool, the RP 340 Press Tool is ideal for making any connection on the jobsite. The RP 340 offers a full line of jaws and rings compatible with 1⁄2 – 4-inch ProPress for copper and stainless steel; 1⁄2 – 2-inch PureFlow for PEX; and 1⁄2 – 2-inch MegaPress for steel.
In addition to product demos, attendees stopping by the RIDGID booth can enter to win one of three welding helmets.