The RP 200-B is the newest addition to the RIDGID® press tool line and gives contractors another option for a fast and reliable way to join copper, stainless steel and PEX. The inline form of the tool allows access to tighter spaces, enabling press connections in difficult to reach areas.


  • The inline form of the tool allows access to tighter spaces, enabling press connections in difficult to reach areas.
  • The tool kit comes standard with two 18V Advanced Lithium 2 batteries that can produce over 200 presses per charge for jobsite efficiency.
  • Large capacity 18V Advanced Lithium 4 batteries are also available and can achieve over 400 presses per change to maximize uptime.


Capactity 1/2" – 1 1/4" (Copper & Stainless Steel), 3/8" - 1 1/2" (PEX)
Head Rotation 270° Barrel/Jaw Swivel
Battery 18V Advanced Lithium 2
Battery Charger 120V
Hydraulic Ram Output 5,400 lbs. (24kN)
Weight 6.2 lbs/2.8 kg (w/Advanced Lithium 2 Battery)
Operating Temperature Range 15˚F to 122˚F (-10˚C to 50˚C)
Approximate Cycle Time 4-5 Seconds
Compatibility Compatible with all RIDGID® Compact Series Pressing Attachments


Catalog Number Description Weight
lb. kg
43458 Advanced Lithium Battery Charger (N. America)  1.8  0.8 
44693 18V Advanced Lithium 2.0Ah Battery  1.0  0.5 
44698 18V Advanced Lithium 4.0Ah Battery  1.5  0.7 
44798 Charger Replacement Cord (N. America)  0.3  0.1 
43453 Carrying Case  1.0  0.4 
44848 Set of (1) 2.0Ah Battery & (1) 120V Charger, N. America  2.8  1.3 
44853 Set of (2) 2.0Ah Batteries & (1) 120V Charger, N. America  3.8  1.7 
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 14 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 Great product!! I actually had been waiting for this tool to come out, after the release I purchased a combo pack in conjuction with the Viega Promotion, I would say I use this tool for repairs at least once a week, works great when you can't get the water to stop running and you can just press an new valve in place and turn the water on. Love it as I do my older press tool. Would by another in a heart beat, no regrets or sleepless nights about purchase, would love to get a couple for each employee. April 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Time saver works great, only problem battery didn't want to charge at first March 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very nice and heavy duty tool works very nice in tight spaces. Very handy for service work. I already have the larger set with 1/2"-2" with the cast cutter and use it all the time. January 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A great tool to add to the arsenal I've used the press fitting system on commercial construction previously where literally thousands of joints were pressed using Ridgid press equipment. Now that I primarily work in residential service, the RP 200-B is indispensable. Never again will I need to be in a crawlspace trying to solder wet copper. When you're in a situation where you only need a few fittings to complete a job, such as cutting in a tee for an ice maker supply valve, or fixing a leaking pipe, or replacing a water heater, it doesn't make sense to use a torch. I can literally complete a repair in less time than it takes to write up the bill. This is a great alternative to soldering when you are in a situation where flames could be dangerous, or when you're trying to solder that last wet joint and the steam starts to pinhole around your fitting. Add a set of pure flow PEX jaws, and you have a tool that's even more useful. I'd love to see them be able to use megapress even if it only would do 3/4" IPS that would make a lot of repairs very easy and the threading machine would be able to stay at the shop. I also should add that recently another company has come out with a press tool, but I would never stray away from Ridgid even if their other tool may be a little less expensive. There isn't any comparison when you look at the fact that Ridgid has a lifetime warranty. This tool has a longer duty cycle, and Ridgid has proven themselves as being the leading tool manufacturer in the plumbing and pipefitting trades. All my pipe wrenches are Ridgid for a reason. I wasn't going to risk skimping on purchasing anything other than a Ridgid press tool. It's simply not worth it. January 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love the straight design. The 200-B is much better than the 100-B. The 270 degree rotating jaws provide much more flexibility for unusual access to fittings. The straight design rather than the "pistol grip" design of the B-100 which I've had for about 15 years seems to be more versatile. It is a great investment that I highly recommend! January 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to use. Great size. We found great use for this tool on the very first day we bought it. It fit through a access hole in plastered ceiling that we otherwise would've needed to cut open. The idea of not needing to solder and worrying about setting off smoke detectors is a huge time saver. So far everything about this tool we really really like. I have recommended it to other contractors and have offered the tool to them to borrow for a test try. Thanks Ridgid January 13, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Early Shut down? The Press worked very well to start with. But with less than 400 Crimps on it, it shut down for calibration/Fault. Have sent it in to have it fixed. Thank goodness I got a loaner from the sales rep. the shut down happened when I was in the middle of a freeze up catastrophe and I lost a couple of hours finding a replacement. :( January 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by great for any liquid piping job great tool I've used the company larger press for a couple years, so often i bought a compact for myself its good for repairs as well as complete repipes .the first job i used the compact on was a cooling tower feed water sys. it was a tight area .. worked well... never had a leaking fitting perfect for wet pipe you don't have to drain a whole building because a valve won't hold ,as i write this theres a ton of reasons to buy a pro press December 21, 2014
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We do apologize but, this request deals with the fittings for these tools. Please contact the fitting manufactuer for your request. If the fitting are Veiga, they can be reached at 800-976-9819.

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I do not believe this tool can be used with refrigerant lines, Chilled water lines yes for pressing with the proper o-ring, This tool is for pressing copper not for welding or silver-brazing.
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