Press Release Summary:
Designed for underground pipe installations that use no-hub couplings, Model No. 904 eliminates guesswork and assures proper coupling tightness for leak-free joints. Wrench has 80 lb-in. torque setting and 3/8 in. drive that tightens hubless couplings with ratcheting action. Click sound occurs when releasing to assure user when desired torque has been achieved. Product is constructed of stainless steel and corrosion-resistant painted steel.
Original Press Release:
Ridge Tool Introduces 3/8 Inch Torque Wrench For Hubless Soil Pipe Connectors
ELYRIA, OH - February 2004 - Ridge Tool Company now offers a 3/8"-drive torque wrench designed specifically for underground pipe installations that use no-hub couplings. The RIDGID® Model No. 904 torque wrench eliminates guesswork and assures proper coupling tightness for strong, leak-free joints. The new wrench, with its 80 inch-lbs. torque setting, was developed to meet the growing demand for a tool with higher torque capability. Many county and district plumbing codes already require new-style connectors with higher torque settings. The Model 904's 3/8" drive tightens hubless couplings with fast ratcheting action. The wrench's distinctive "click" sound when releasing assures the user when the desired torque has been achieved. The new wrench is constructed of stainless steel and corrosion-resistant painted steel. It features the same superior quality and ergonomic design as its predecessor, the Model 902 5/16"-drive/60 inch-lbs. torque wrench. Ridge will continue to offer the No. 902 to service existing piping. 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, pipe inspection cameras, 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 St. Louis, Missouri-based Emerson. For additional information on the RIDGID Model 904 torque 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