RIDGID


RIDGID

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Contrary to a relatively popular belief, they are not a Home Depot house brand.

The vast majority of RIDGID products, notably including some power tools, carry a lifetime warranty which covers everything except normal consumables (oil, drain cables and cutters, filters, cutting dies). Also notable, RIDGID's lifetime warranty covers wet/dry vacuum cleaners unless they have been used to vacuum drywall dust.

pecialties

* automatic-chuck pipe threading machines.
* RIDGID "SeeSnake" video sewer and drain inspection systems.
* RIDGID "SeekTech" utilities locators.

Hand tools

* pipe wrenches, including premium lightweight aluminum models and RIDGID "RapidGrip" spring-loaded self-adjusting pipe wrenches.
* manual pipe threaders.
* manual tubing cutters.
* manual drum augers ("hand spinners") from RIDGID/Kollman.
* basin wrenches and other plumbing speciality tools.
* broad range of hand tools (recent).

Power tools

* pipe threaders.
* drum augers and other powered drain snakes.
* utility pumps.
* wet/dry vacuum cleaners (recent).
* common power tools (saws, drills, etc.) (recent).
* air compressors and air tools (recent).

Advertising slogans

As RIDGID has traditionally been a professional tool company, their advertising has been limited (their equipment stands on reputation in the plumbing trade) and was generally restricted to trade publications in the plumbing and HVAC fields. This author expects the situation to change now that RIDGID has broadened its offerings to more general tools.

* "I love a RIDGID tool" (obviously a double entendre, a bumper sticker seen on plumbing company trucks during the late 1990s).
* "Tools for the Professional" (current slogan).
* The Ridgid Tool Calendar featuring women in alluring poses is notable. The calendars have been produced since 1935. The calendars are typically two-year. The famed artist George Petty produced many of the illustrations in the 1950s. [ [http://www.animationarchive.org/2006/05/media-george-pettys-ridgid-tools.html ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive: Media: George Petty's Ridgid Tools Calendars ] ]

Trivia

* The mascot for the University of Waterloo's Faculty of Engineering is a 60-inch (1.5 m) pipe wrench called The TOOL, formerly the RIDGID Tool, as it was donated by the Ridgid Tool Company in 1968.

References

External links

* [http://www.ridgid.com RIDGID's website] (includes product demonstration videos community)
* [http://www.ridgidforum.com RIDGID's Forum] (plumbing, construction, woodworking discussion)
* [http://www.ridgidtoolsonline.com Ridgid tools Online]


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