RIDGID introduces the new RP 200-B Press Tool [www.ridgid.com/pressing] as the latest addition to its broad press tool lineup. The inline-designed RP 200-B, complemented with a 270° rotating barrel, offers contractors a fast and reliable way to join copper and stainless-steel tubing (1/2 in. to 1 1/4 in. in diameter) and PEX tubing (3/8 in. to 1 1/2 in. in diameter) in hard-to-reach spaces.
A lightweight (6.2 lb.) cordless tool, the RP 200-B produces a hydraulic ram output of 5,400 lb. and can make connections in as few as four to five seconds. It also comes standard with two RIDGID Advanced Lithium Batteries that can produce more than 200 presses per charge for jobsite efficiency. Larger capacity batteries are also available and can achieve more than 400 presses per charge to maximize uptime.
Adding to the tool’s versatility, it can operate in temperatures ranging from 15° F to 122° and is compatible with all RIDGID Compact Series Press Tool attachments, including Compact Series ProPress Jaws for copper tubing, Compact Jaws for Pureflow and the C1 ProPress Ring Kit, which features a swivel actuator that allows the press tool to be placed +/- 90°to the tube being pressed. This helps maximize access to inconveniently-placed fittings.
The RP 200-B also comes with a convenient carrying case and is backed by the RIDGID full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship.