Powered Soil Pipe Cutter gets to hard-to-reach areas.

Press Release Summary:

At 13.5 lb and 11.5 in. long, 238-P helps plumbers and mechanical contractors cut soil pipe in hard-to-reach spaces overhead and below ground. Product is designed for use with ½ in. impact driver and incorporates chain that can cut up to 8 in. dia no-hub cast iron, service weight cast iron, clay pipe, and up to 6 in.dia concrete pipe. Additionally, 2-directional operation lets users score pipe before cutting for cleaner result, and torque limit protects unit from overloading.

Original Press Release:

New RIDGID® 238-P Powered Soil Pipe Cutter Quickly Cuts Pipe up to 8" in Hard-to-Reach Spaces

-Compact, lightweight tool is designed for working in tight spots overhead and below ground-

ELYRIA, OHIO – The new RIDGID® 238-P Powered Soil Pipe Cutter is the latest addition to the company’s soil pipe-cutting product lineup. Lightweight (13.5 lbs.) and compact (11.5” long), the tool was designed to make it easier for plumbers and mechanical contractors to quickly cut soil pipe in hard-to-reach spaces such as those in the rafters of a building or below grade.

Designed for use with a ½” impact driver, the 238-P incorporates a chain that can effortlessly cut no-hub cast iron, service weight cast iron and clay pipe up to 8” in diameter and concrete pipe up to 6” in diameter. And, thanks to its 11.5” length, removable handle and low-profile cutter wheels, it provides the versatility to work with inconveniently-placed pipe.

Additionally, the 238-P’s unique, two-directional operation lets users score pipe before cutting, helping make the cut cleaner. And, as a safety precaution, the tool’s torque limit (patent pending) protects it from overloading.

“The 238-P was designed for jobs where the pipes are hard to reach or awkwardly placed,” said Larry Feskanich, Product Manager at RIDGID. “It’s a high-capacity tool that can quickly and easily cut pipes up to 8” in diameter. Mechanical contractors and plumbers should find it ideal for working with tight-overhead and below-ground applications.”

The RIDGID 238-P Powered Soil Pipe Cutter is backed by the RIDGID Full Lifetime Warranty against material defects and workmanship.

For additional information, please visit www.RIDGID.com or 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


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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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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