New Smallest and Lightest Press Tool, the RIDGID® RP 210-B, Gets Into Confined Spaces and Makes 1 1/4-inch Connections

ELYRIA, OHIO May 2009 The new RIDGID® Model RP 210-B press tool”the smallest and lightest pressing tool in the RIDGID product line”with the capability to make presses up to 1 1/4-inch connections, is now available. The compact-designed RP 210-B is 2 inches shorter and 25 percent lighter than the RIDGID Compact 100B press tool, which was previously its most compact unit.


Featuring an ergonomic design, the user-friendly RIDGID RP 210-B press tool weighs 5.625 pounds. It has 270 degree barrel rotation and a flattened top, providing greater accessibility for users making connections in confined spaces. The new press tool has indicator lights that provide feedback and safety information with an intuitive interface.


The RP 210-B press tool is the first RIDGID compact press tool to feature a lithium-ion battery, which allows more presses per battery charge and has optimum cold weather performance with a temperature range of -10 to 50 degrees Celsius. An improved gear ratio contributes to the better performance at cold temperatures and the more presses per charge. The battery provides 1.1 amp per hour, and as an option, a 2.2 amp-per-hour and a 3.3 amp-per-hour battery will be offered.


The RP 210-B press tool kit includes 1/2-, 3/4-, 1- and 1 1/4-inch jaws and is compatible with all current compact RIDGID press jaws.


The durable and rugged RP 210-B press tool is designed with rubber over molding to protect the tool during rough handling or inadvertent drops. A hydraulic pressure release retracts the ram with the touch of a button.



The RP 210-B is the smallest press tool in the RIDGID product line and one of the smallest available on the market,Âť said Dave Roberts, product manager, plumbing and pressing technologies. It is two inches shorter and 25 percent lighter than our Compact 100B press tool design, but it still incorporates all the bells and whistles that are extremely intuitive and user friendly to the end user. The lightweight, smaller profile and flattened top make it perfect for pressing in tight spots for both residential and commercial work.Âť


Backed by the RIDGID lifetime warranty, the RP 210-B press tool has an elevated service interval of 30,000 presses.



RIDGID®, a leading manufacturer of hand and power tools, markets its products in more than 140 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®.

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For additional information on the RIDGID RP 210-B press tool, 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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