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Toolstop Podcast Edition #65 – Part 2 From RIDGID in Leuven

Posted by Toolstop on 11th Feb 2011

This is part 2 of our chat with the RIDGID guys in Leuven. We were joined by Enver, Walter, Mike and John (stars of our recent YouTube video).



Enver is one of the product managers at Ridge Tools and was delighted to show us some of the brand new laser and measuring tools available from RIDGE.

5390389010_89a3c75f28Check out the challenge we posed Mike and John on using RIDGE ratchet cutters verses their new cordless cutter. Enver points out that the RIDGE TC40 is ideal for installers and plumbers who use multi-layered pipes.

We also reference the massive range of pipe cutters we demo'd in this video.

John explains some of the history behind the product of the hand tool RIDGID are perhaps best known for, and most certainly launched the company, the pipe wrench. See the entire range of RIDGID pipe wrenches we stock here.

Enver fleshes out our knowledge of the P-TEC 3240, including explaining why RIDGID feels this is a revolutionary piece of pipe cutting kit.

We move onto the ratchetting pipe cutter and Mike explains the concept behind its design and who would benefit from having it in their toolkit. See our video. Mike also shares some of his passion for RIDGID threading and grooving machines, including the fabled, 40-year-old 300 machine.

5390402516_63d8d0a6efAt first we thought they were Doctor Who-style fazer guns, but, as Mike explains, they're actually RIDGID SeekTech tracers, which, bizarrely enough, are favourites of his young daughter, something Walter picks up on as being a key benefit to the tool; how easy they are to use.

A huge thank you, once again, to the RIDGID team in the UK and in Belgium for their time, hospitality and expertise on our trip.

In other news, keep your eyes peeled for a revolutionary breakthrough exclusive to Toolstop that'll change how you buy power tools!

We've also launched a service that'll make it easier for you to choose the power tools that're right for you and your job. Rather than being faced with potentially hundreds of cordless drill/drivers, for example, we'll be able to lead you to a selection of tools that'll help you make an informed choice, especially if you're on a budget.

To avail yourself of our help, email If you use Skype, you can call us or send us an instant message to toolstop1.

Finally, Neil gives us a sneak preview of some brand new Panasonic power tools. These are the Tough Tool IP range, and we're going to be putting them through their paces to see if they live up the “tough tool” label.

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