Press Release Summary:
RIDGIDÂ® Model 418 includes heavy-duty, abrasion- and rust-resistant reservoir that resists impact without denting, cracking, piercing, or permanently deforming. Reservoir's integral molded body design, combined with flat hose port, eliminates leaks at hose-reservoir connection. Fastener-less, twist-and-lock mechanism allows user to lock drip pan into place. Pump delivers 50% more thread cutting oil per stroke than other handheld oilers.
Original Press Release:
New, Improved RIDGID Model 418 Oiler Pumps 50% More with Less Effort
ELYRIA, OHIO - February 2003 - The new RIDGID® Model 418 hand-held oiler features a redesigned, heavy-duty reservoir manufactured of a high strength polymer that resists impact without denting, cracking, piercing or permanently deforming. In addition, the reservoir withstands abrasion and rust.
The high performance material of the reservoir is lighter than metal for easy transporting. The reservoir's integral molded body design, combined with its flat hose port, eliminates leaks at the hose-reservoir connection. The new oiler lasts longer than conventional oilers and increases contractors' productivity.
A patent pending, fastener-less, twist-and-lock mechanism allows the user to lock the drip pan into place easily for quick disposal of metal chips.
"Our new RIDGID 418 oiler has been successfully tested in conditions ranging from the extreme elements of the Arizona desert to the sub-zero temperatures of Northern Canada," noted Elias Campos, director of marketing-pipe joining at Ridge Tool.
The RIDGID 418 oiler's pump delivers 50% more thread cutting oil per stroke than other handheld oilers, providing additional protection for threading dies and better thread quality. An ergonomically designed, two-finger trigger is easy to use, and reduces user fatigue. A 54" hose and a wide, curved steel nozzle directs oil onto the dies and pipe in a controlled manner. The nozzle may be swiveled to direct flow at any angle.
The RIDGID 418 oiler is backed by a lifetime warranty from Ridge Tool Company.
Ridge Tool Company, a leading manufacturer of hand and power tools, markets its products in more than 130 countries. The Company's broad offering includes threading and drain cleaning machines, and more than 300 types of tools serving the plumbing, HVAC/R, industrial, electrical, petroleum, institutional, commercial and hardware markets. Ridge Tool is a subsidiary of St. Louis, Missouri-based Emerson.
For additional information on the RIDGID 418 oiler, please contact: Ridge Tool Company, 400 Clark Street, Elyria, OH 44036 U.S.A. Or, call toll free (800) 769-7743.