RIDGID hits 25 Years in Pressing

The Brand is Recognized as a Leader in Press Tools

Toolmaker RIDGID celebrates 25 years as the industry leader in pressing this year.

The brand, a part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, first introduced press technology to North America in 1999. RIDGID says it has become the most recognizable name in pressing, with a product portfolio of innovative solutions that help tradesmen and women achieve fast, secure, and flame-free connections.

RIDGID press tools deliver unprecedented versatility on residential, commercial and industrial installations and for making quick and reliable connections on copper, carbon steel, stainless steel and PEX tubing. The clean, flameless operation provides secure connections in less than 5 seconds – wet or dry – making them ideal for a variety of applications.

The brand recently launched the RP 115 Mini Press Tool, which the company describes as the smallest, lightest hydraulic press tool on the market.

Other innovations that have left an impact on the North American market over the years include:

  • The first lithium-ion battery for press tools.
  • The first press tool accessories for cutting strut and soil pipe.
  • The first tools for pressing iron pipe.
  • The first swivel rings for access to tight spaces.
RIGID Celebrates 25 Years as Industry Leaders