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The only tool on the market that lets contractors press black steel pipe between two-and-a-half and four inches, the new RIDGID® Press Booster for use with Viega® MegaPress® XL Jaws and Rings, builds on the power of the RIDGID RP 340, attaching to the tool to multiply its output for fast connections on larger diameter Read More

60638_RIDGID_Press Booster MegaPress XL KitThe only tool on the market that lets contractors press black steel pipe between two-and-a-half and four inches, the new RIDGID® Press Booster for use with Viega® MegaPress® XL Jaws and Rings, builds on the power of the RIDGID RP 340, attaching to the tool to multiply its output for fast connections on larger diameter pipe.

“We heard from contractors that they wanted to leverage our current Standard Tool platform to make press connections on black pipe over 2 inches,” said Marcus Borman, RIDGID Global Marketing Manager. “The MegaPress XL Booster & Rings provide the ideal solution. The new tool will make press connections on 2.5”, 3”, and 4” black pipe in under 25 seconds—welding those same connections can take over 30 minutes. We worked closely with Viega to develop a program that would meet the strict demands of the contractors we serve. As market leaders in pressing, we’re both truly proud to introduce yet another industry-first.”

MegaPress XL makes connections in under 25 seconds, saving time and enhancing efficiency. Simply attach the booster to the end of the RP 340, press the trigger on the tool three times, and you have a secure press connection. Hard-to-reach angles are a breeze with an actuator that can rotate 180-degrees on the press ring.

Weighing less than 22 pounds and coming with built-in carrying handle and strap, the MegaPress XL Booster is designed for portability and easy transport between jobs. The primary kit includes the XL Booster, 2.5” ring, 3” ring, 4” ring, and high quality carrying case.

After success in Europe, RIDGID and Viega introduced ProPress® to North America in 1999 and continue to have a strong partnership to this day, resulting in continuous tool innovation and design. RIDGID press tools are unsurpassed in making quick and reliable connections on copper, stainless steel, black steel, PEX and multi-layer tubing.

All RIDGID press tools come backed by the RIDGID Full Lifetime Warranty.

To purchase or learn more about MegaPress XL or other pressing solutions contact your local distributor, visit RIDGID.com.

General Pipe Cleaners’ award-winning Gen-Eye Micro-Scope® compact inspection tool offers outstanding versatility when inspecting small drain lines and hard-to-reach places – like duct work, furnaces, and crawl spaces.  General is offering a special limited-time $100 rebate* with the purchase of the 30 ft. model (Cat # GMC) or 100 ft. model (Cat # GMG) from January Read More

General Pipe Cleaners’ award-winning Gen-Eye Micro-Scope® compact inspection tool offers outstanding versatility when inspecting small drain lines and hard-to-reach places – like duct work, furnaces, and crawl spaces. 

General is offering a special limited-time $100 rebate* with the purchase of the 30 ft. model (Cat # GMC) or 100 ft. model (Cat # GMG) from January 1 to March 31, 2018. 

General Pipe Cleaners Gen-Eye Micro-ScopeThe Micro-Scope Command Module sports a bright 3.5″ LCD screen and built-in SD card reader with one-touch record button to record job photos or videos. It also includes digital zoom, rotatable picture, voice-over recording, and LED brightness controls. On-screen status indicators include date and time, SD card capacity, and battery strength. The rechargeable battery powers the unit for up to four hours. 

The Micro-Scope Command Module attaches to the reel with an adjustable mount for optimal viewing angles. And the reel holds up to 100 ft. of micro push-rod with color camera, giving you the ability to inspect 1-1/2″ to 3″ drain lines and most toilet traps. 

The three-foot probe rod with color camera lets you check hard-to-reach places. And three handy attachments help adjust your viewing angle – or retrieve objects.

For details, contact the Drain Brains® at General Pipe Cleaners at 800-245-6200 or 412-771-6300, or visit www.drainbrain.com/geneye.

*Product Note: The $100 rebate is in US currency. Purchase must be made between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2018, and Rebate Card, copy of bill of sale, and Warranty Card must be returned to General Pipe Cleaners no later than April 30, 2018 to qualify for rebate. 

DEWALT® launches its Jobsite WiFi Access Points (DCT100) which are Made in the USA with global materials. First announced in May 2017 at ENR FutureTech, where leading construction teams learn about today’s innovative applications of technology, DEWALT Jobsite WiFi Access Points are built to withstand tough construction site conditions. Reliable internet access is a necessity Read More

DEWALT® launches its Jobsite WiFi Access Points (DCT100) which are Made in the USA with global materials. First announced in May 2017 at ENR FutureTech, where leading construction teams learn about today’s innovative applications of technology, DEWALT Jobsite WiFi Access Points are built to withstand tough construction site conditions.

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Reliable internet access is a necessity on residential and commercial construction sites large and small. DEWALT Jobsite WiFi Access Points utilize the user’s existing ISP to provide jobsite wireless internet coverage. With an operating temperature of -4°F to 122°F, the Access Points are IP67 rated to protect against dust and water submersion. In addition, the Jobsite WiFi mobile app, coming soon, will provide detailed steps to guide users through the simple setup process without requiring a technician. With both vertical and horizontal mounting options, DEWALT Jobsite WiFi Access Points can be installed to a user’s optimal orientation on a carabiner, anchor, tripod, or wall mount (not included). As the jobsite changes and progresses, the DEWALT Jobsite WiFi Access Points self-heal and adapt, retaining connectivity on site and helping to keep users connected to their data.

DEWALT Jobsite WiFi Access Points provide increased productivity and profitability* by providing access to 3D models, construction software, RFI’s, change orders, punch lists, collaboration tools, and photo documentation. Each Access Point operates off of 120V AC power and provides WPA2 encryption via SSL interfaces for security. One DEWALT Jobsite WiFi Access Point is available for $1,499 MSRP. For more information, visit dewalt.com/jobsitewifi.

*Based on actual case study findings.

The RIDGID®RP 240 joins the RP 241 to expand its line of smaller, lighter and stronger next generation compact press tools. The tool is ideal for contractors accessing the tightest of spaces without sacrificing the quality of press on copper, stainless steel, black steel and PEX. “RIDGID has nearly 20 years of leadership in pressing Read More

57398_RIDGID_RP 240 Action Close UpThe RIDGID®RP 240 joins the RP 241 to expand its line of smaller, lighter and stronger next generation compact press tools. The tool is ideal for contractors accessing the tightest of spaces without sacrificing the quality of press on copper, stainless steel, black steel and PEX.

“RIDGID has nearly 20 years of leadership in pressing, starting with our ProPress®in 1999,” said Marcus Borman, RIDGID Global Marketing Manager. “We’re continuing to set the standard for contractors by developing products that meet their needs without compromising pressing power. Our new RP 240 and RP 241are no exception, both purpose built smaller and lighter to maximize productivity and minimize contractor fatigue.”

The RP 240is13 inches long and weighs only7.4 pounds with battery and jaws included, making it 15 percent smaller and 10% lighter over earlier models. TheRP 241 is 25 percent smaller and 10 percent lighter than its predecessor.

Both tools feature a new 12V battery platform for 140 presses per charge –more crimps than contractors need per day -and come standard with RIDGID Link to track key tool data including crimps completed, service history and more. In addition,they include a brighter LED display,180-degreehead rotation, and bolt sensor to prevent tool use without proper form, helping to ensure a quality press. Each are also backed by the RIDGID Full Lifetime Warranty.

RIDGID and Viega, industry leaders in pressing technology, introduced the ProPress joining system in North America in 1999 and have had a strong partnership ever since. This strong partnership has resulted in continuous innovation and design in press connections. RIDGID pressing tools are unsurpassed in making quick and reliable connections on copper, stainless steel, black steel, PEX and multi-layer tubing.

To purchase or learn more about the RP 240, RP 241 and other pressing tools contact your local distributor, visit RIDGID.com, or call toll-free: 1-800-769-7743

Milwaukee Tool continues to expand their Storage Solutions with the introduction of a new Utility Pouch and Compact Utility Pouch. The new pouches are designed from the ground-up to address the needs of professionals who require a durable storage solution that easily and securely fastens to belts but can also be quickly removed. Both pouches Read More

Milwaukee Tool continues to expand their Storage Solutions with the introduction of a new Utility Pouch and Compact Utility Pouch. The new pouches are designed from the ground-up to address the needs of professionals who require a durable storage solution that easily and securely fastens to belts but can also be quickly removed. Both pouches feature a range of pockets that fit the most common tools and have a slim profile for everyday use.

To withstand the wide range of jobsites they’re used in, both the pouches are constructed with tear-resistant 1680D Ballistic Material for up to 5X longer life and feature riveted seams in high-stress points for up to 4X more strength.

A quick-attach belt loop provides users with the ability to quickly attach the pouch to their belt, readily access their tools, and easily remove the pouch when switching tasks. A tape strap on the Utility Pouch and a tape chain on the Compact Utility Pouch allow for convenient access to electrical or pipe thread tape.

Both pouches have been thoughtfully designed for the trades and the tools professionals commonly use.* The new Utility Pouch has 8 exterior pockets and 1 deep center pocket for users who carry a wide range of different sizes and types of tools, such as electricians, MRO, remodelers, plumbers and more. The Compact Utility Pouch provides 7 exterior pockets of storage space for users that need to store smaller tools such as VDV-specialized electricians, cable installers, MRO and more.

Part of a growing line of storage solutions from Milwaukee, the new Utility Pouch and Compact Utility Pouch will be available in December of 2017. Dedicated to delivering enhanced solutions to increase productivity, Milwaukee’s storage category will continue to grow and offer user-driven innovative solutions for the trades.

*Common tool examples per pouch:
Utility Pouch: 2 pliers, 2 screwdrivers, 3 rolls electrical tape, INKZALL™, utility knife, adjustable wrench, snips, M12™ drill/driver, carpenter pencil.

Compact Utility Pouch: Data scissors, Data wire stripper, Data crimper, Data punchdown, multi-tool, pick, precision screwdriver, 11in1 driver.

Milwaukee® Utility Pouches

48-22-8118      Compact Utility Pouch

48-22-8119      Utility Pouch

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