Rated 5 out of 5 by bensmithplumbing21 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 racinplumber Time saver
works great, only problem battery didn't want to charge at first
March 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by zman53 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 MonmouthPlumbs 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 swanny 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 Chester 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.
January 13, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by DanSbhmh 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 ronscott 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