Powered Pipe and Tube Cutter eliminates need for ratcheting.

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Featuring capacity up to 1 5/8 in. OD, Model TC-40 cuts polyethylene, polypropylene, PEX, rubber hose, PVC, and CPVC. Unit features 75 W motor that drives pointed X-CEL® blade to provide square, precise cut in 4 seconds. Repeat cuts can quickly follow with use of push-button blade release. Forward and reverse blade operation is possible via single trigger on front of tool. Powered by detachable 12 V Li-ion battery, TC-40 can make up to 250 cuts/charge.



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The RIDGID® Powered Plastic Pipe and Tube Cutter Provides Quick, Effortless Cuts



ELYRIA, OHIO - RIDGID® introduces the powered plastic pipe and tube cutter (Model TC-40) for fast, easy cuts without the need for ratcheting.

The RIDGID cutter is intended for polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), PEX, rubber hose, PVC and CPVC with a capacity up to 1-5/8 inches (42 millimeters) outer diameter. A 75-Watt motor drives the ultra-sharp, pointed X-CEL® blade to provide a square, precise cut in four seconds. Repeat cuts can quickly follow with the use of the push-button blade release. Forward and reverse blade operation is made simple with the use of a single trigger on the front of the tool. The RIDGID plastic pipe and tubing cutter is powered with a long-lasting, detachable 12-volt lithium-ion battery, enabling it to make up to 250 cuts per charge.

"We've given our users speed and repeatability with the RIDGID powered plastic pipe and tubing cutter," said Kennia Papadakis, director of marketing, hand tools at RIDGID. "This is an ideal tool for anyone making multiple cuts per day."

The well-balanced, 2.5-pound powered cutter is designed with a pistol grip for an ergonomic feel and firm hold. The X-CEL blade can be replaced, without using any tools, simply by removing the quick-change pin. An LED at the front of the tool provides additional lighting for accurate cutting in low light environments and a battery level indicator on the back of the tool lets the user know when to recharge the battery. The cutter and charger come packaged in a rugged plastic carrying case that makes the tool easy to carry onto the jobsite.

The RIDGID plastic pipe and tubing cutter is an ideal tool for plumbing and HVAC contractors, especially for the installation of plastic plumbing systems and drain lines, and CPVC fire sprinkler systems.

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, most recently RIDGIDConnect(TM), an online business tool, serves 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®, PROTEAM® and WEATHER GUARD®.

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 through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

For additional information on the RIDGID TC-40 powered plastic pipe and tube cutter, please visit www.RIDGID.com, call toll free: 1-800-769-7743, or contact RIDGID, 400 Clark St., Elyria, Ohio 44035 U.S.A.

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