12V Ridgid PEX-One Press Tool
Ridgid hopes to improve the way
contractors install Pex with the new 12V Ridgid Pex-One. Designed
for one-handed use, the Pex-One weighs in at five pounds and can
press multiple sizes up to one inch with an interchangeable die
system. Ridgid claims the Pex-One provides full power through 150+
presses per charge with a 5-second crimp cycle. It’s compatible with
ASTM F1807 copper crimp ring fittings and in the near future Viega
“We developed the new RIDGID PEX-One with the contractor in mind.
Based on our conversations with contractors and our deep
understanding of their challenges through ongoing research and time
spent on jobsites, we confirmed that using a manual tool is
inefficient, as well as, is tough on the body. The PEX-One’s
innovative one-handed, lightweight design maximizes efficiency on
the job site and reduces contractor fatigue.”
–Marcus Borman, RIDGID Global Marketing Manager
Ridgid Pex-One joins the Ridgid RP 200-B, RP 210-B, and RP 340 press
tools. To see the Pex-One in action,
check out the intro video.
Weight low enough for easy one-handed use and a 5-second cycle time
are pretty attractive features for the Ridgid Pex-One. You’d think
the 12-volt battery would limit what you’re able to accomplish, but
150 cycles on one battery charge is no joke.
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The Ridgid Pex-One is
definitely a big step forward for Pex installers, but it’s
not without competition.
Milwaukee’s M18 Short Throw Press Tool runs on an
18-volt battery with faster cycling and manages to come in
slightly lighter as a bare tool. Still, that doesn’t
relegate the Pex-One to the sidelines.
“Without the battery and dies/jaws the Milwaukee tool comes
in slightly lighter than the RIDGID tool; however, when you
add the battery and jaw/dies to each tool—which is needed to
operate the tool—the PEX-One is 5.9 pounds whereas the
Milwaukee tool is 8.1 pounds. Thus, we are lighter than the
Milwaukee [M18 Short Throw Press Tool] tool by 2.2 pounds
(27% percent lighter)” – Official Statement from Ridgid
That’s a significant difference! What’s still hanging out
there is the price. We expect the retail price to be in the
$675 according to whispers we’ve heard around the internet.
That puts it in the same price range as Milwaukee so…
Either way, it looks like a solid design from our friends at
Ridgid. It’s certainly a welcome addition to their plumbing
arsenal. While it may be outperformed by Milwaukee on paper,
there’s no reason for Ridgid fans to shy away from seriously
considering it – particularly where weight is a concern.
Ridgid Pex-One Features
•Designed for one-handed use
•Interchangeable die system up to 1-inch
•5-second crimp cycle
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