The Ultimate RIDGID Plumbing Toolkit

February 7, 2023

When out on the field, in addition to the actual job, plumbers constantly face numerous challenges. Working in narrow or messy spaces is commonly needed, so whether they operate in the commercial or the residential business, plumbers need a toolkit they can always rely on. All RIDGID plumbing tools are known as industry-leading products that allow professionals to complete their jobs faster and more efficiently.

So what should the ultimate RIDGID plumbing toolkit include?


RIDGID Wrenches

The ultimate plumbing toolkit starts with RIDGID wrenches, of course. With sizes between 6” and 60”, they are available in a large variety of configurations and materials (including ductile iron or aluminum) and they are suitable for different pipe works. This is a selection of Wrenches you should start with.

  • The Heavy-Duty Straight Pipe Wrench is a classic which covers a very wide range of applications.
  • The End Pipe Wrench is ideal for pipe work close to a wall, in tight quarters or in closely spaced parallel lines.
  • The Offset Pipe Wrench features a jaw opening parallel to the handle and a narrower hook jaw head. It provides easy entry into tight spots.
  • The Raprench Wrench features a deep and broad jaw housing and has a flat surface ideal for occasional use as a hammer.

A RIDGID Press Tool

Connecting pipes securely is critical to the success of a plumbing project. The RIDGID Press Tools offering is broad and includes 19 kN (RP-219 Press Tool), 24 kN (RP-240 Press ToolRP-241 Press Tool and 32 kN (RP-350 Press Tool. RP-351 Press Tool & RP-352 XL Press Tool) Pistol Grip and In-line design tools.

Each of these tools deserves its place in the ultimate plumbing toolkit, guaranteeing a fast, clean and secure pipe connection on different materials. Make sure to choose the one / ones more suitable to your job site needs. 

RIDGID PC-116 Powered Tubing Cutter

A professional plumber deals with many HVAC-R jobs. With different shapes, sizes and materials, the RIDGID tubing cutters offering is very wide. Whether you need to cut, install or replace copper or plastic piping, we have a tubing cutter suitable for the job. 

In case you are looking for an all-in-one solution, the RIDGID PC116 Tubing Cutter is the go-to tool. It delivers consistent and accurate cutting in a large variety of materials, such as stainless steel, steel and coated steel, aluminum, copper, PVC (plastic), and multilayer. Plus, it is compact, highly transportable and features a swift set-up.


A RIDGID Pressure Test Pump                                                                                                                                                       

Pressure test pumps ensure that the pipes used for transferring water and other fluids or gases are safe to use. The RIDGID 1450 Pressure Test Pump is perfect for use in heating, compressed air, refrigeration systems, sprinkler systems and other small bore pipe installations and it doesn’t have to miss from a plumber’s toolkit.


A RIDGID Pipe Threader

All RIDGID pipe fabrication equipment is engineered to work even in the most extreme environments and job site conditions. As many plumbing jobs involve pipe threading work, a plumbing toolkit should include a manual threading solution or a hand-held power drive.


RIDGID CD-100 Gas Detector

Gas leaks can cause dizziness, kill houseplants, increase utility bills or even lead to destructive explosions. That’s why a plumber needs to have a RIDGID CD-100 gas detector in the toolkit. Its rugged, ergonomic design features adjustable sensitivity settings, allowing for quick, precise leak locating even at the lowest gas concentration levels.


RIDGID PowerClear Drain Cleaner

Sometimes issues appear as clogged pipes, so a drain cleaning tool is essential to any plumber’s toolkit. The RIDGID PowerClear Drain Cleaning Machine is compact, yet powerful and versatile to tackle toilet, tub, shower or sink blockages. Its lightweight design makes it easy to manoeuvre in tight spaces.


Safety helmet, glasses and gloves

Safety comes always first, so plumbers should make sure to include a helmet, glasses and protective gloves in their toolkit.