New Lightweight RIDGID® RC-2375 Ratcheting Plastic Pipe and Tubing Cutter Allows Fast and Accurate Cuts

ELYRIA, OHIO September 2008 RIDGID® is introducing its RC-2375 ratcheting plastic pipe

and tubing cutter for fast, easy and accurate cutting of up to 2-3/8-inch O.D. capacity. Advanced blade design combined with a ratcheting mechanism reduce the amount of force needed to cut through plastic

pipe and tubing.


      Durable aluminum construction and ergonomic handles provide a comfortable grip for precise and easy cuts of plastic pipe and tubing such as PVC and CPVC, PEX, polyethylene, polybutylene and rubber hose.

      Featuring X-CEL quick-change technology, the blade can be changed in seconds without any tools and lasts up to 2,000 cuts. The quick-change pin has no clips or screws that might be lost during a blade change.

      The lightweight RC-2375 conveniently fits in one™s pocket and is operated with one hand, making it easier for users to hold tubing. An easy turn thumb latch holds the cutter closed and protects the blade when the cutter is not in use. For convenience, ergonomic grips built into the bottom handle are spaced at 1/2-inch increments to provide a quick pipe measuring scale.


      The addition of the RC-2375 completes the RIDGID plastic cutter line,Âť says Renee Brown, product manager, plumbing technologies, RIDGID. The RC-2375 cutter addresses the need to quickly and easily cut larger plastic pipe diameters that have increased in popularity.Âť


      About RIDGID®

RIDGID®, a leading manufacturer of hand and power tools, markets its products in more than 130 countries. The company™s broad offering of more than 300 types of tools serve the rental, plumbing, HVAC/R, utility, industrial, electrical, petroleum, institutional, commercial and hardware markets. RIDGID is part of Emerson Professional Tools, a business of Emerson, which brings technology and engineering together to design and produce some of the highest-quality tools and equipment in the world. From wet/dry vacs to the industry™s best-selling pipe diagnostic system, key brands include RIDGID®, KNAACK® and WEATHER GUARD®.


      About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. For more information, visit  

      For additional information on the RIDGID RC-2375 ratcheting plastic pipe and tubing cutter, please visit, call toll free: 1-800-769-7743, or contact RIDGID, 400 Clark St., Elyria, Ohio 44035 U.S.A.

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