Pipe Wrench offers 2 in. jaw capacity.

Press Release Summary:

Self-adjusting RAPIDGRIP(TM) 12 in. wrench is designed for one-handed operation. Spring-loaded hook jaw quickly adjusts to any size work surface, and aggressive tooth design provides secure grip. Thumb trigger allows easy application and removal from work piece. V-groove hook design enables rapid ratcheting action. Constructed of forged-steel jaw and cast handle, RAPIDGRIP has replaceable parts and can be used on any type of pipe.

Original Press Release:

Innovative RAPIDGRIP(TM) Wrench Features One-Hand Operation, Rapid Ratcheting Action

ELYRIA, OH - July 2002 - Ridge Tool Company has recently introduced its RAPIDGRIP(TM) wrench, an innovative, heavy-duty, self-adjusting pipe wrench that is designed for one-handed operation with a rapid ratcheting action.

The wrench's spring-loaded hook jaw design quickly adjusts to any size work surface and its aggressive, patented tooth design ensures a secure grip. A unique thumb trigger allows users easy application and removal from the work piece. The wrench's V-groove hook design enables the ratcheting action to be performed quickly and effortlessly.

Unlike traditional pipe wrenches, there is no need to tighten an adjustmnent nut with the RAPIDGRIP wrench, making it faster and more efficient than standard wrenches.

"Currently the RAPIDGRIP wrench is the only heavy-duty wrench of its type available in the market," said Matt Ondrejko, product manager, hand tools, at Ridge Tool.

With a jaw capacity of 2", the 12" RAPIDGRIP wrench can be used on any type of pipe.

Constructed of a forged steel jaw and a cast handle for durability and strength, the RAPIDGRIP has replaceable parts. The new RAPIDGRIP Wrench 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 rental, 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 RIDGID RAPIDGRIP Wrench, please contact Ridge Tool Company, 400 Clark Street, Elyria, OH 44036 U.S.A. Or, call toll free: 1-800-769-7743. www.ridgid.com

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