Ridgid Is Here. And We're Very Excited
Posted by Mark Hunter - November 16, 2010
We're really excited about this. Toolstop Ltd is now the exclusive UK distributer of legendary tool company Ridgid's products.
Why are we so excited about this?
Firstly, and this is fairly simple and obvious, we only want to work with - and distribute - the very best tools possible. So, we're now part of Ridgid's 140-country-strong professional distribution network. That means we get to offer you Ridgid tools at competitive prices, plus you're plugged in to Ridgid's support and repair infrastructure.
Secondly, we're now able to deal with a broader range of tradespeople, particularly those involved in drainage and plumbing. And, factoring in the first reason for our excitement, we're able to bring those tradespeople the best tools possible.
"Since 1923, Ridgid has remained the symbol of certainty to dedicated professionals of the expert trades...This is why every tool that bears the Ridgid brand is engineered to the same high standards of quality, strength, and endurance as was that first heavy duty pipe wrench more than 80 years ago."
Big claims from Ridgid, but one of the reasons we're stocking Ridgid tools is because they don't just talk the talk; they walk the walk.
Part of that is borne out by their ethos. Basically, Ridgid know that when you're using a tool on the job, how well that tool performs directly reflects on your professional reputation. In other words, if you want to be the market leader you're going to want to choose the market leading tool to do the job.
Makes sense, no?
Also, how well the tools perform that you use to carry out your work directly impacts your profits; efficient tradespeople means more jobs, higher revenue and increased customer satisfaction. And in this economic climate those are key ingredients.
Another reason we're stocking Ridgid is the lifetime warranty. Here's the bullet points:
- Ridgid tools are warranted to be free of defects in workmanship and material. What that means is the tool isn't going to pack up because it hasn't been made properly, or from substandard materials.
- The warranty lasts for the lifetime of the tool, except electrical tools and electrical components. Then you're going to get a one year warranty from the date of sale.
We got a sense of pride from the Ridgid guys before agreeing to be their official UK distributer, pride in that millions of Ridgid tools go to work around the world every single day. That's hundreds of thousands of jobsites, construction sites, power plants and any number of harsh environments. And that statistic drives their innovation and their dedication to producing the best tools possible.
Because Ridgid offers their warranty, because they stand by the workmanship of every tool, because they recognise that your efficiency on the job site is very much about the quality of the tool in your hands and that your efficiency directly corresponds to your profitability, means we're delighted to be able to offer you Ridgid tools, not to hire*, but to buy!
What are your favourite Ridgid tools? Also, any questions for Ridgid? They're coming on the Toolstop Podcast next week.
Let us know in the comments.
* traditionally in the UK Ridgid tools were offered by hire companies. But let's face it, why continually shell out hire fees when you can own the tool?
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