Cutter and Reamers handle stainless steel applications.

Press Release Summary:

Though specifically designed for use on stainless steel, Model 35S Tubing Cutter cuts copper, steel, and aluminum tubing. It features ergonomic X-CEL knob and roller bearings that minimize friction while optimizing cutting speed. Constructed of hardened steel, Models 227S and 223S inner-outer reamers include integrated measurement tools. Model 227S features 45 cutting edges to allow for inner reaming and outer deburring or beveling of ½-2 in. tubing, while Model 223S has 36 cutting edges.

Original Press Release:

RIDGID® Adds New Line of Cutting and Preparation Tools for Stainless Steel

ELYRIA, OHIO - June 2008 - RIDGID® recently added the Model 35S stainless steel tubing cutter and Models 227S/223S inner-outer reamers for stainless steel to its line of tubing cutting and preparation tools.

The lightweight Model 35S tubing cutter features X-CEL(TM) knob, roller bearings and pin upgrades for easier stainless steel cutting. The X-CEL knob allows quicker tube cutting with its larger, more ergonomic design. The X-CEL roller bearings reduce friction while increasing cut speed. A spare wheel stored in the knob can be quickly changed with the X-CEL pin. Though specifically designed for use on stainless steel, the Model 35S also cuts copper, steel and aluminum tubing.

The Model 227S and 223S inner-outer reamers for stainless steel, copper, steel and aluminum include integrated measurement tools for faster and easier use on the jobsite. The Model 227S features 45 cutting edges on the inner cone to allow for quick, clean inner reaming and outer deburring or beveling of 1/2 inch to 2-inch copper and stainless steel tubing. The smaller 223S reamer has 36 cutting edges. Constructed of hardened steel, the Model 227S and 223S reamers offer end users increased durability.

"As the use of stainless steel becomes more prevalent in the industry, RIDGID has responded with tools specifically designed for faster, easier cutting and preparation of stainless steel tubing," says Renee Brown, product manager, plumbing technologies, 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(TM), 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 new RIDGID stainless steel cutting and preparation tools, 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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