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Milwaukee Tool, the leading jobsite lighting provider in the industry, adds to their Personal Lighting family of products once again with two new flashlight solutions. The expansion includes two new rechargeable lights equipped with high-definition light output – the USB Rechargeable 1100L Twist Focus Flashlight and the USB Rechargeable 800L Compact Flashlight – both utilizing Read more

Milwaukee Tool, the leading jobsite lighting provider in the industry, adds to their Personal Lighting family of products once again with two new flashlight solutions. The expansion includes two new rechargeable lights equipped with high-definition light output – the USB Rechargeable 1100L Twist Focus Flashlight and the USB Rechargeable 800L Compact Flashlight – both utilizing Milwaukee’s REDLITHIUM™ USB* 3.0AH Battery for upgraded performance.

USB Rechargeable 1100L Twist Focus Flashlight

Providing 1,100 Lumen light output with precise beam control, the USB Rechargeable 1100L Twist Focus Flashlight leverages LED technology to deliver 1100L of TRUEVIEW™ High Definition Output** up to 175-meters (574 feet) away. For full control of the beam size and intensity, the flashlight feature precision twist focusing, allowing users to switch from spot all the way up to flood to search, trace, or inspect more efficiently. Optimized for one-click operation, the flashlight is complete with a multi-functional power button offering that houses a fuel gauge, mode selection, and mode memory intelligence. The flashlight features low, medium, and high modes for up to 14 hours of runtime. Built to withstand harsh jobsite conditions, the flashlight can withstand drops up to 4M and is IP67 rated for protection from dust and water.

Specifications

  • Modes: Low, Medium, High
  • Lumens:
    • Low: 100
    • Medium: 600
    • High: 1100
  • Run-time:
    • Low: 14 Hours
    • Medium: 4.5 Hours
    • High: 1.75 Hours
  • Ingress Rating: IP67
  • Weight w/ Battery: 0.41lbs

Includes: USB Rechargeable 1100L Twist Focus Flashlight, REDLITHIUM™ USB 3.0AH Battery, and Removeable Clip

USB Rechargeable 800L Compact Flashlight

Delivering uncompromised power in a portable, pocket-size, the USB Rechargeable 800L Compact Flashlight delivers 800L of TRUEVIEW™ High Definition Output up to 150-meters (492 feet) away. Complete with a bulls-eye beam, the Compact Flashlight combines the accuracy and intensity of a spotlight with the widespread coverage of a flood light. Optimized for pocket-portability, the compact size allows users to easily take lighting onto any jobsite. The flashlight features low and high modes for up to 13 hours of runtime. For durability, the flashlight is IP67 rated and rated for drops up to 4M.

Specifications

  • Modes: Low, High
  • Lumens:
    • Low: 100
    • High: 800
  • Run-time:
    • Low: 11 Hours
    • High: 2.5 Hours
  • Ingress Rating: IP67
  • Weight w/ Battery: 0.36lbs

Includes: USB Rechargeable 800L Compact Flashlight, REDLITHIUM™ USB 3.0AH Battery, and Removeable Clip

These new flashlights join Milwaukee’s fast-growing Personal Lighting offering. All Milwaukee Personal Lighting is covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Focused on the user and investing in game-changing technology, Milwaukee will continue to design and develop lighting solutions with the ability to adapt, perform and survive the demands of professional use.

*REDLITHIUM™ USB provides users rechargeable convenience and performance where maintaining a compact size is critical, and eliminates the downtime associated with other rechargeable solutions due to slow charge speed or integrated batteries. Capable of being charged either in the product or in a separate charger, and with a 3X faster charge time, users can get back to work more quickly. REDLITHIUM™ USB eliminates the dependency on disposable batteries in applications that require extended use.

**TRUEVIEW™ Technology utilizes the most advanced LED technology and optical designs to deliver a consistent beam, optimized color temperature, and true representation of colors and detail leading to a more productive work area.

To provide users with face, head, and neck protection, Milwaukee Tool is expanding its workwear lineup with the addition of a Multi-Functional Neck Gaiter. Made from a moisture-wicking, breathable blend of lightweight polyester and spandex, the Gaiter is designed to keep users dry and comfortable all day with UPF 50+ sun protection and odor-resistant technology Read more

To provide users with face, head, and neck protection, Milwaukee Tool is expanding its workwear lineup with the addition of a Multi-Functional Neck Gaiter.

Milwaukee Tool Multi-Functional Neck Gaiter, Milwaukee Tool

Made from a moisture-wicking, breathable blend of lightweight polyester and spandex, the Gaiter is designed to keep users dry and comfortable all day with UPF 50+ sun protection and odor-resistant technology. The Gaiter can be worn as a face covering, headband, neck guard, or any other adaptable solution. The Neck Gaiter is washer and dryer safe and will be available in three colors – Gray, Hi-Vis, and Red.

The new Multi-Functional Neck Gaiter will be available for purchase at select distributors September 2020.

One tool. Any material. Every size. Those are the capabilities of the new RIDGID® RP 342-XL Press Tool. No two jobs are created equal, but the RIDGID RP 342-XL Press Tool is built for them all: Its lightweight design packs major power and boasts the widest range of applications of any press tool. Now you Read more

RIDGID RP 342-XL Press Tool, press technology, tools, cordless tools, RIDGID tools, plumbing, HVACOne tool. Any material. Every size. Those are the capabilities of the new RIDGID® RP 342-XL Press Tool.

No two jobs are created equal, but the RIDGID RP 342-XL Press Tool is built for them all: Its lightweight design packs major power and boasts the widest range of applications of any press tool. Now you can press 1⁄2” to 4” copper, stainless steel and carbon steel pipe, and 1⁄2” to 2” PEX pipe – in under 12 seconds and all with one tool.

The lightweight RP 342-XL features QuickSwitchTM technology to quickly switch from Standard to Extended 32kN applications to press 2 1⁄2” to 4” carbon steel. Adding to the tool’s versatility and usefulness on the job, the lightweight RP 342-XL is compatible with the RIDGID full line of Standard 32kN Press Tool accessories, including the StrutSlayrTM Strut Shear Head, Press SnapTM Soil Pipe Cutter and all MegaPress jaws.

RIDGID RP 342-XL Press Tool, press technology, tools, cordless tools, RIDGID tools, plumbing, HVAC“RIDGID has been the industry leader in press technology for decades and our latest innovation, the RP 342- XL Press Tool, continues to set us apart,” said Michael Provenzano, Global Product Manager for Press Connections at RIDGID. “The RP 342-XL offers maximum versatility in all types of materials and sizes that can be pressed with one tool.”

The RP 342-XL is backed by the industry’s leading warranty, and also offers the lowest initial investment for contractors whose goal is to press up to 4” copper, stainless steel and carbon steel pipe.

Emerson’s professional tools business, which includes RIDGID as well as the Greenlee and Klauke brands, provides the industry’s broadest portfolio of advanced, reliable tools and technologies for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades globally. Visit emerson.com/professionaltools for more information.

Now Clean 3 to 6-inch Pipe Up to 125 Feet; Wall-to-wall clean with capabilities of simultaneous pipe inspection RIDGID® is giving plumbers even more cleaning power and diagnostic capabilities in large-scale commercial or residential jobs with the addition of the K9-306 to its line of FlexShaftTM Drain Cleaning Machines. Designed to clean 3 to 6-inch diameter Read more

Now Clean 3 to 6-inch Pipe Up to 125 Feet; Wall-to-wall clean with capabilities of simultaneous pipe inspection

RIDGID® is giving plumbers even more cleaning power and diagnostic capabilities in large-scale commercial or residential jobs with the addition of the K9-306 to its line of FlexShaftTM Drain Cleaning Machines. Designed to clean 3 to 6-inch diameter drain lines up to 125 feet, the K9-306 clears blockages with astonishing speed, while the ability to inspect with a camera simultaneously maximizes efficiency and lets you literally complete two jobs at once.

RIDGID FlexShaftTM K9-306 Drain Cleaning Machine

Purpose-built for the professional, the K9-306 quickly clears grease buildup, roots and heavy scale in larger pipes. It features a professional 1.5 HP internal universal motor for maximum power and longevity; a fully enclosed drum to minimize setup and cleanup time; and a retractable handle with multiple wheels and grab points to make loading, unloading, transporting and storage easy.

“The positive response to our first two RIDGID FlexShaft Drain Cleaning Machines last year was overwhelming, with contractors wanting a similar product to clear wider and longer lines. The RIDGID K9-306 FlexShaft Drain Cleaning Machine is the answer to that request,” said Tim Dunphy, marketing director, Global Underground Technologies, RIDGID. “With the K9-306’s ability to clean wider pipes and reach up to 125 feet, it lets contractors clean larger lines all the way out to the main.”

The K9-306 has the highest capacity of the RIDGID FlexShaft machine models; each utilizes various chain knockers that are spun at high speeds and expand to quickly clear the entire circumference of a pipe for a more thorough and longer lasting wall-to-wall clean. The flexible, fully enclosed nylon-sheathed cable can be easily wiped clean as it is pulled from the line. It also eliminates splatter, cutting down on jobsite cross- contamination.

“Our range of plain and carbide tipped chain knockers for the K9-102 and K9-204 models have proven their worth in the field, and pros have told us how much they value the cleaning power they offer, particularly when getting into grease and scale,” Dunphy said. “When designing the K9-306, we also continued to innovate and expand our chain knocker lineup, adding a new option featuring a carbide tipped penetrating head. These new chain knockers will be available for all FlexShaft models and will help the pro more efficiently engage and clear tough full line blockages.”

“As municipalities deal with older pipe lines and the tough roots of established vegetation, the K9-306’s ability to power through 3 to 6-inch diameter pipes will be a must-have for contractors today. Alongside the proven performance of our K9-102 and K9-204 models, it’s a great addition to our FlexShaft machine line,” said Wyatt Kilmartin, vice president and general manager, Global Underground Technologies, RIDGID.

FlexShaft machines are backed by the RIDGID Full Lifetime Warranty.
To purchase or learn more about FlexShaft machines or other drain cleaning solutions, contact your local

distributor for an in-person demo, visit RIDGID.com, or call toll-free: 1-800-4RIDGID.

Rusty and Randy Tigges, co-owners of R&R Septic Services of Carroll, Iowa built a profitable business niche—fast. R&R uses the JM-1000 Mini-Jet, a compact, powerful water jet from General Pipe Cleaners, to service and clean modular wastewater treatment installations. Decentralized modular septic systems like AdvanTex are becoming more common in rural areas not served by Read more

Rusty and Randy Tigges, co-owners of R&R Septic Services of Carroll, Iowa built a profitable business niche—fast.

R&R uses the JM-1000 Mini-Jet, a compact, powerful water jet from General Pipe Cleaners, to service and clean modular wastewater treatment installations.

Decentralized modular septic systems like AdvanTex are becoming more common in rural areas not served by municipal-style treatment plants—including housing subdivisions, apartments, golf courses, RV parks, campgrounds and more.

Rusty Tigges says that the Mini-Jet’s hose and nozzle are the perfect size to clean pipes and orifices of a modular septic system filter pod. And since R&R offers fixed-price septic maintenance contracts, work productivity remains key to profitability.

“Most septic maintenance guys use a bottle brush at the end of fish tape—too slow and slipshod for us,” he adds. “But our JM-1000 Mini-Jet does a faster, more reliable job!”

More Installations In Less Time

The compact, lightweight, electric-powered JM-1000 Mini-Jet—smallest in General’s popular gas and electric powered Jet-Set water jets—is excellent for clearing sludge, sediment, grease, and ice from small, 1-1/2 to 3 inch lines, up to 50 feet long.

With 1500 psi of raw cleaning power, General’s powerful little water jet hits soft stoppages with wall-to-wall high-pressure water—and flushes them away.

“General’s nozzle head design really helps negotiate the twists and turns of septic system pipes, Randy says. “And it’s far more thorough than hand-cleaning with a bottle brush.”

JM-1000 Mini-Jet performance also offers R&R the speed and reliability to service multiple septic installations in a shorter period of time.

“It’s definitely improved our productivity and profitability,” Rusty smiles. “When doing several systems a day, just one technician can knock a half-hour off each job with the JM-1000. And that really helps.”

Portability & Pulse Technology Aid Productivity

Pulse technology helps slide the hose around tight bends and farther down lines. It breaks the initial tension between the hose surface and pipe walls, increasing cleaning power. And it separates General’s Jet-Set from ordinary pressure washers.

Rusty Tigges likes the Mini-Jet’s compact size, too.

As large as a typical toolbox, the JM-1000 Mini-Jet’s rugged, diamond plate metal case containing pump and motor assemblies measures just 24” L x 10-1/2” D x 11” H. At just 23 lb, it’s easy-to- carry—making it perfect for one-person operation.

Including servicing septic system installations. “With the right knack, one technician can go seamlessly from pipe to pipe on an AdvanTex filter pod,” he says. “It works pretty slick!”

Equipment Arsenal Built From Trust

Performance like that also lets R&R use the JM-1000 Mini-Jet on a range of inside drain cleaning jobs.

Rubber feet on the carrying case help protect delicate counter tops in kitchens and baths. It also sports key safety features—like a sensor to shut-off the motor if water stops flowing, and a 3-wire Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter.

“Trust in our tools is very important for daily operations,” says Rusty Tigges. “And General has a great reputation for making highest quality tools.”