• Talking Tools with RIDGID at 2018 AHR Expo

    Feb. 28, 2018

    During 2018 AHR Expo, Marcus Borman, global marketing manager for RIDGID, spoke to Rob McManamy of HPAC Engineering about new tool innovations.

    "We're emphasizing a lot of new products we've introduced to the market," Borman said. "Our PEX-One tool can do half-inch to one-inch PEX connections. We designed it for one-handed application, because all the other tools in the market are really designed for two-hands, and it's beneficial to do everything you need to do with a tool with one hand."

    "Also, our RP 240 and RP 241 compact press tools are about a pound lighter than previous models, to help contractors get into tight spaces, and reduce fatigue. Our Mega Press jaws can do half- and three-quarter-inch black steel. And our Mega Press XL booster that we partnered with Viega for, that can 2.5 to 4-in. black steel."

    Borman said the biggest trend is making tools that are smaller, lighter faster, and more ergonomic.

    Learn more by watching this brief, informative video!