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The RP 350 features a brushless motor, no service interval downtime and 360-degree swiveling head. RIDGID®, part of Emerson’s Professional Tool group, is adding even more versatility to its line of trusted press tools with the introduction of the RP 350 – an advanced, long- running press tool that’s built for the most demanding jobsites Read more

RIDGID RP 350 Pistol-Grip Press Tool, press technology, plumbing, pressing, RIDGID, Rodge Tool Co., HVAC, heatingThe RP 350 features a brushless motor, no service interval downtime and 360-degree swiveling head.

RIDGID®, part of Emerson’s Professional Tool group, is adding even more versatility to its line of trusted press tools with the introduction of the RP 350 – an advanced, long- running press tool that’s built for the most demanding jobsites. Engineered to be five percent lighter and almost three inches shorter than its predecessor, the RP 350 eliminates scheduled service intervals for less downtime and features a brushless motor, 360-degree swivel head and most advanced LED interface and lighting.

“RIDGID has been the leader in press technology for decades, and we’re excited to give tradespeople even more options for connecting pipe quickly, safely and with less fatigue,” said Michael Provenzano, global product manager, press connections, RIDGID. “We’ve already heard from contractors who previewed the RP 350 at the AHR Expo that the tool exceeds their expectations and they are excited to upgrade their pressing capabilities on the jobsite.”

Weighing only eight pounds with the battery, the RP 350 features an advanced brushless motor, known for maximizing tool longevity, efficiency and durability. The tool’s 360-degree swivel is an industry-first and comes paired with brightest-in-class LED lights to let users not only access tight spaces – but see them more clearly in low-light applications.

RIDGID RP 350 Pistol-Grip Press Tool, press technology, plumbing, pressing, RIDGID, Rodge Tool Co., HVAC, heating

“The RP 350 is designed for contractor ease of use, not only from the standpoint of creating a quality press, but also to minimize contractor fatigue when using the tool,” said Don Embree, manager, industrial design – professional tools, Emerson. “Every feature we built into the tool helps put less impact on the body – for a more productive day and to reduce muscle fatigue.”

Ideal for making connections on residential, commercial and industrial jobs, the RP 350 is compatible with the full line of RIDGID jaws and rings, including: 1⁄2 – 4-inch ProPress® for copper and stainless steel, 1⁄2 – 2-inch PureFlow® for PEX, and 1⁄2 – 2-inch MegaPress® for carbon steel. It also offers maximum versatility, pairing with the RIDGID Press Booster for 2 1⁄2 -inch, 3-inch, and 4-inch carbon steel, StrutSlayrTM Strut Shear Head and the Press SnapTM Soil Pipe Cutter. The tool’s 18V battery platform includes a car charger for on-the-go battery charging; the unit also pairs with the RIDGID Link app to track tool usage, service needs, battery life and last known location. All RIDGID press tools, including the RP 350, come with the RIDGID Full Lifetime Warranty.

To purchase or learn more about the RP 350 and its accessories or other press tool products, visit RIDGID.com, or call toll-free: 1-800-4RIDGID.

Milwaukee Tool, the leading jobsite lighting provider in the industry, adds to their Personal Lighting family of products once again with two new flashlight solutions. The expansion includes two new rechargeable lights equipped with high-definition light output – the USB Rechargeable 1100L Twist Focus Flashlight and the USB Rechargeable 800L Compact Flashlight – both utilizing Read more

Milwaukee Tool, the leading jobsite lighting provider in the industry, adds to their Personal Lighting family of products once again with two new flashlight solutions. The expansion includes two new rechargeable lights equipped with high-definition light output – the USB Rechargeable 1100L Twist Focus Flashlight and the USB Rechargeable 800L Compact Flashlight – both utilizing Milwaukee’s REDLITHIUM™ USB* 3.0AH Battery for upgraded performance.

USB Rechargeable 1100L Twist Focus Flashlight

Providing 1,100 Lumen light output with precise beam control, the USB Rechargeable 1100L Twist Focus Flashlight leverages LED technology to deliver 1100L of TRUEVIEW™ High Definition Output** up to 175-meters (574 feet) away. For full control of the beam size and intensity, the flashlight feature precision twist focusing, allowing users to switch from spot all the way up to flood to search, trace, or inspect more efficiently. Optimized for one-click operation, the flashlight is complete with a multi-functional power button offering that houses a fuel gauge, mode selection, and mode memory intelligence. The flashlight features low, medium, and high modes for up to 14 hours of runtime. Built to withstand harsh jobsite conditions, the flashlight can withstand drops up to 4M and is IP67 rated for protection from dust and water.

Specifications

  • Modes: Low, Medium, High
  • Lumens:
    • Low: 100
    • Medium: 600
    • High: 1100
  • Run-time:
    • Low: 14 Hours
    • Medium: 4.5 Hours
    • High: 1.75 Hours
  • Ingress Rating: IP67
  • Weight w/ Battery: 0.41lbs

Includes: USB Rechargeable 1100L Twist Focus Flashlight, REDLITHIUM™ USB 3.0AH Battery, and Removeable Clip

USB Rechargeable 800L Compact Flashlight

Delivering uncompromised power in a portable, pocket-size, the USB Rechargeable 800L Compact Flashlight delivers 800L of TRUEVIEW™ High Definition Output up to 150-meters (492 feet) away. Complete with a bulls-eye beam, the Compact Flashlight combines the accuracy and intensity of a spotlight with the widespread coverage of a flood light. Optimized for pocket-portability, the compact size allows users to easily take lighting onto any jobsite. The flashlight features low and high modes for up to 13 hours of runtime. For durability, the flashlight is IP67 rated and rated for drops up to 4M.

Specifications

  • Modes: Low, High
  • Lumens:
    • Low: 100
    • High: 800
  • Run-time:
    • Low: 11 Hours
    • High: 2.5 Hours
  • Ingress Rating: IP67
  • Weight w/ Battery: 0.36lbs

Includes: USB Rechargeable 800L Compact Flashlight, REDLITHIUM™ USB 3.0AH Battery, and Removeable Clip

These new flashlights join Milwaukee’s fast-growing Personal Lighting offering. All Milwaukee Personal Lighting is covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Focused on the user and investing in game-changing technology, Milwaukee will continue to design and develop lighting solutions with the ability to adapt, perform and survive the demands of professional use.

*REDLITHIUM™ USB provides users rechargeable convenience and performance where maintaining a compact size is critical, and eliminates the downtime associated with other rechargeable solutions due to slow charge speed or integrated batteries. Capable of being charged either in the product or in a separate charger, and with a 3X faster charge time, users can get back to work more quickly. REDLITHIUM™ USB eliminates the dependency on disposable batteries in applications that require extended use.

**TRUEVIEW™ Technology utilizes the most advanced LED technology and optical designs to deliver a consistent beam, optimized color temperature, and true representation of colors and detail leading to a more productive work area.

To provide users with face, head, and neck protection, Milwaukee Tool is expanding its workwear lineup with the addition of a Multi-Functional Neck Gaiter. Made from a moisture-wicking, breathable blend of lightweight polyester and spandex, the Gaiter is designed to keep users dry and comfortable all day with UPF 50+ sun protection and odor-resistant technology Read more

To provide users with face, head, and neck protection, Milwaukee Tool is expanding its workwear lineup with the addition of a Multi-Functional Neck Gaiter.

Milwaukee Tool Multi-Functional Neck Gaiter, Milwaukee Tool

Made from a moisture-wicking, breathable blend of lightweight polyester and spandex, the Gaiter is designed to keep users dry and comfortable all day with UPF 50+ sun protection and odor-resistant technology. The Gaiter can be worn as a face covering, headband, neck guard, or any other adaptable solution. The Neck Gaiter is washer and dryer safe and will be available in three colors – Gray, Hi-Vis, and Red.

The new Multi-Functional Neck Gaiter will be available for purchase at select distributors September 2020.

One tool. Any material. Every size. Those are the capabilities of the new RIDGID® RP 342-XL Press Tool. No two jobs are created equal, but the RIDGID RP 342-XL Press Tool is built for them all: Its lightweight design packs major power and boasts the widest range of applications of any press tool. Now you Read more

RIDGID RP 342-XL Press Tool, press technology, tools, cordless tools, RIDGID tools, plumbing, HVACOne tool. Any material. Every size. Those are the capabilities of the new RIDGID® RP 342-XL Press Tool.

No two jobs are created equal, but the RIDGID RP 342-XL Press Tool is built for them all: Its lightweight design packs major power and boasts the widest range of applications of any press tool. Now you can press 1⁄2” to 4” copper, stainless steel and carbon steel pipe, and 1⁄2” to 2” PEX pipe – in under 12 seconds and all with one tool.

The lightweight RP 342-XL features QuickSwitchTM technology to quickly switch from Standard to Extended 32kN applications to press 2 1⁄2” to 4” carbon steel. Adding to the tool’s versatility and usefulness on the job, the lightweight RP 342-XL is compatible with the RIDGID full line of Standard 32kN Press Tool accessories, including the StrutSlayrTM Strut Shear Head, Press SnapTM Soil Pipe Cutter and all MegaPress jaws.

RIDGID RP 342-XL Press Tool, press technology, tools, cordless tools, RIDGID tools, plumbing, HVAC“RIDGID has been the industry leader in press technology for decades and our latest innovation, the RP 342- XL Press Tool, continues to set us apart,” said Michael Provenzano, Global Product Manager for Press Connections at RIDGID. “The RP 342-XL offers maximum versatility in all types of materials and sizes that can be pressed with one tool.”

The RP 342-XL is backed by the industry’s leading warranty, and also offers the lowest initial investment for contractors whose goal is to press up to 4” copper, stainless steel and carbon steel pipe.

Emerson’s professional tools business, which includes RIDGID as well as the Greenlee and Klauke brands, provides the industry’s broadest portfolio of advanced, reliable tools and technologies for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades globally. Visit emerson.com/professionaltools for more information.

Klein Tools (www.kleintools.com), for professionals since 1857, introduces the Rechargeable Focus Flashlight with Laser, a durable and rechargeable LED flashlight with onboard Class IIIa laser and a battery that lasts all day.   Rechargeable Focus Flashlight with Laser (Cat. No. 56040) Equipped with a Class IIIa red laser to pinpoint out-of-reach objects Twist focus bezel Read more

Rechargeable Focus Flashlight with Laser, Klein Tools, workplace lighting, flashlightKlein Tools (www.kleintools.com), for professionals since 1857, introduces the Rechargeable Focus Flashlight with Laser, a durable and rechargeable LED flashlight with onboard Class IIIa laser and a battery that lasts all day.

 

Rechargeable Focus Flashlight with Laser (Cat. No. 56040)

  • Equipped with a Class IIIa red laser to pinpoint out-of-reach objects
  • Twist focus bezel concentrates the light beam where it’s needed
  • Strong magnetic end cap for hands-free use
  • 12-hour all day runtime on low of 125 lumens
  • 6-hour runtime on high of 350 lumens
  • Battery gauge notifies when the battery is low
  • Rechargeable via included micro-USB cord
  • Removable pocket clip with an integrated lanyard hole
  • 10-foot (3 m) drop test rating and is IP54 water & dust resistant

Rechargeable Focus Flashlight with Laser, Klein Tools, workplace lighting, flashlight“This flashlight was designed to give users a light that is bright, long lasting, easily adjustable, and improves communication across any jobsite,” says Klein Tools’ senior product manager Laura Ranieri. “The flashlight features a built-in class IIIa laser making it easy to pinpoint objects at a distance when communicating to supervisors, inspectors, etc. It offers a strong magnetic end cap for hands free use, and has a 12-hour runtime, meaning trade professionals can count on it to last through an entire day of work without needing a charge. Additionally, the focusable bezel lets users concentrate the light where they need it most.”

For more information, visit www.kleintools.com/new-products