Pressing Tool is offered with compact jaws for tight areas.

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RIDGID® Compact 100-B press tool is available with RIDGID Compact Series Jaw for Murray Heavy Duty Stainless Steel PEX Clamps (No. 24923), which is suited for making quick connections on 3/8-1 in. PEX tubing in potable water and radiant heat applications. Compact jaw design enables end user to work in tight spaces, and jaw ID clip is provided for quick identification. Weighing 7.5 lb, tool is powered by 14.4 V NiMh battery and features 90° swivel barrel for maneuverability.



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RIDGID® Compact Series Jaw for Murray PEX Clamps Provides Additional Pressing Options



ELYRIA, OHIO - December 2006 - The RIDGID® Compact Series Jaw for Murray Heavy Duty Stainless Steel PEX Clamps (Cat. No. 24923), from Ridge Tool Company, offers increased versatility for the Compact 100-B pressing tool.

Designed to be used with the RIDGID Compact 100-B pressing tool, the RIDGID Murray PEX Clamp Jaw is ideal for making quick connections on 3/8" to 1" PEX tubing in potable water and radiant heat applications.

The compact jaw design enables the end user to work in tight spaces. A jaw ID clip is provided for quick identification.

The RIDGID Compact 100-B press tool is the most lightweight, compact and durable pressing tool offered by Ridge Tool. Weighing only 7.5 lbs., the Compact 100-B is powered by a 14.4-volt nickel metal hydride battery, allowing for use in extreme temperatures. The tool was designed for tight-space installations and features a 90-degree swivel barrel for increased maneuverability when working around obstructions. The Compact 100-B is available with pressing jaws for use with 1/2" to 1" copper tubing connections as well as 3/8" to 1-1/2" Viega PureFlow(TM) connections, 3/8" to 1-1/4" ASTM F 1807 copper crimp ring PEX connections.

"The addition of this new jaw provides contractors more pressing solutions to help meet their customers' needs," said Matt Ondrejko, director of marketing-alternate joining technologies, Ridge Tool.

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. Emerson is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses.

For additional information on the RIDGID Compact Series Jaws for Murray Stainless Steel PEX Clamps, please visit www.ridgid.com, call toll free: 1-800-769-7743, or contact Ridge Tool Company, 400 Clark St., Elyria, Ohio 44035 U.S.A.

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