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  • Pressing tools

    tell me why you like one brand over the others ,i know most have Ridgid and thats what i want but the boss was looking at so other brands and the cost .

    is there a big differences between them ? size ,weight ,working ability

    we are looking to get one to do up to 4"

    thanks for your input so i can tell my boss why i want Ridgid and not the others
    Charlie

    My seek the peek fundraiser page
    http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


    http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

    new work pictures 12/09
    http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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    Re: Pressing tools

    send the boss to this forum and then ask him where else will he get the support for his tool other than the ridgid forum

    have him call me, i promise i won't share our famous photo with him

    do i need to deliver a loaner to you

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      Re: Pressing tools

      thanks Rick but i dint want my boss on here
      we will get a Ridgid and i wont use any other
      Charlie

      My seek the peek fundraiser page
      http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


      http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

      new work pictures 12/09
      http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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      • #4
        Re: Pressing tools

        I own the small Rothenberger. Works well for my purposes.

        There are many others out there.

        REMS
        Nibco
        Virax
        Rothenberger
        Ridgid
        Some other German brand, I can't remember the name. Blue in color.

        For what I'm guessing is your work environment, I'd say you should get the Ridgid. More support, (How much do you really need though?), accessories, warranty/service center, Forum.


        J.C.

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        • #5
          Re: Pressing tools

          i want to go with Ridgid because i know a lot of people using it and they love it .when i want to get a new toy [ tool ] i see what people i know are using ,i trust there word over a sales pitch

          and Rick has it so it must be good
          Charlie

          My seek the peek fundraiser page
          http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


          http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

          new work pictures 12/09
          http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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          • #6
            Re: Pressing tools

            I'd like to re-reply. From the posted pics of your work, you seem to often be working on 1.5" and up. For that, I still say go with the Ridgid. Others perform similarly, but at similar prices last I checked.

            But for repairs & installations of 1" and below for 1 & 2 man operations, the only press tool I would get is the Rothenberger compact. Hands down.

            Does what needs to be done, gets in the tight places, and pay very close attention to the weight specifics on these things. It will make a difference and the Rothenberger compact weighs 3.7lbs. without jaws. The lightest Ridgid comparison weighs 6.4lbs.


            J.C.

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            • #7
              Re: Pressing tools

              JC i looked at the Rothenberger and it does look like a nice tool and your right i do work with larger size pipe
              Charlie

              My seek the peek fundraiser page
              http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


              http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

              new work pictures 12/09
              http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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