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February 12, 2013 - Available in ½ and ¾ in. sizes, Close Quarters ASTM F1807 PEX Crimp Tools are suited for making connections in potable water and radiant heating applications. Size of handle openings lends to maneuverability in tight spaces, while glass-filled polycarbonate E3™ handles promote user comfort. Made for use with ASTM F1807 copper crimp ring PEX tubing connections, tools feature built-in Go/No-Go Gauge that folds into handle and adjustable lock screw for calibration.

RIDGID

400 Clark St., Elyria, OH, 44035, USA

Original Press Release

New RIDGID® Close Quarters PEX Crimp Tools Designed for One-handed Use in Tight Spaces

Press release date: February 5, 2013

-Available for crimping ½” and ¾” ASTM F1807 PEX connections; Ideal for potable water and radiant heating applications-

ELYRIA, OHIO – The new RIDGID® Close Quarters ASTM F1807 PEX Crimp Tools are the latest addition to the company’s PEX tool lineup. With handle openings up to 70 percent smaller than standard PEX crimp tools, the new Close Quarters tools give contractors the ability to maneuver easier in tight spaces.

Available in ½” and ¾” sizes, the Close Quarters tools are ideal for making connections in potable water and radiant heating applications. Features include durable, glass-filled polycarbonate E3™ handles to improve user comfort and reduce operator fatigue; an exclusive, built-in, Go/No-Go Gauge that folds into a handle for easy access and storage; and an adjustable lock screw for easy tool calibration.

Made for use with ASTM F1807 copper crimp ring PEX tubing connections, these tools are available through traditional U.S. and Canadian plumbing distributors and come with the RIDGID Lifetime Warranty against Material Defects and Workmanship.

“Handle openings up to 70 percent smaller than standard PEX crimp tools provide enhanced maneuverability to contractors when working in tight spots,” said Christopher Burton, Global Marketing Manager at RIDGID. “Combined with our ergonomic handles and built-in Go/No-Go Gauge, these new tools allow plumbing professionals to get more done in less time.”

The Close Quarters PEX Crimp Tools expand upon current RIDGID product offerings for ASTM F1807 PEX including standard PEX Crimp Tools (available in ½" – 1" sizes) and battery-operated Press Tools with PEX jaws (available in ½” – 1- ¼” sizes).

For additional information about the full line of RIDGID PEX Crimp Tools and Accessories, please visit www.RIDGID.com, call toll free: 1-800-769-7743, or contact RIDGID, 400 Clark St., Elyria, Ohio 44035 U.S.

Agency Contact:
Cody Peck 
216.574.2132
cpeck@theadcomgroup.com

Corporate Contact:
Rachel Gilmore
440.329.4422
rachel.gilmore@emerson.com

About RIDGID®
RIDGID®, a leading manufacturer of innovative tools and equipment for the professional trades, markets its products in more than 140 countries. The company’s broad offering of more than 300 types of tools, including RIDGIDConnect™, an online business tool, serves the rental, plumbing, HVAC/R, utility, industrial, electrical, petroleum, institutional, commercial and hardware markets. RIDGID is part of Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions, 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®, PROTEAM® and InSinkErator®.
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About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com .

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