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When it comes to jobsite efficiency, contractors know having the right tool for the specific application makes all the difference—and saving time means saving money. Now, a simple new product for the toolbox can help pros do both: T-Rex® Brute Force™, a ferociously strong, high-performance duct tape. Traditionally, ropes or chains have been the only Read more

When it comes to jobsite efficiency, contractors know having the right tool for the specific application makes all the difference—and saving time means saving money. Now, a simple new product for the toolbox can help pros do both: T-Rex® Brute Force™, a ferociously strong, high-performance duct tape.

Traditionally, ropes or chains have been the only option for contractors and installers when they encounter jobsite tasks that require intense strength and durability. Until now as one 36-inch loop of new T-Rex® Brute Force™ can hold more than 700 pounds of weight and offers superior adhesion, so you can quickly secure, fasten and hold loads that you wouldn’t dare attempt with other tapes.

The high-bond, double-thick adhesive allows the tape to stick to rougher, dirtier surfaces and offers a durable, waterproof backing suitable for all-weather performance. Brute Force™ represents the next generation of high-performance duct tapes with patent-pending Forge-Link™ Technology.

“The unmatched holding power and strength of T-Rex® Brute Force™ fundamentally changes what you can do with a duct tape. Where regular duct tape is the go-to for everyday fixes, Brute Force™ is truly an engineering solution,” says Stephen Wagner, product marketer, ShurTech Brands, LLC, the marketers of T-Rex® brand. “The unique technology of Brute Force™ forges the way for the next generation of high-performance tapes.”

T-Rex® Brute Force™ is sold in 25-yard rolls and is available at national mass and hardware retailers. For more information, visit https://www.trextape.com/contractors.

Wall-to-wall clean with astonishing speed combined with simultaneous pipe inspection Boost jobsite productivity with the new RIDGID® FlexShaftTM Drain Cleaning Machines, the latest high-speed drain cleaning innovation from the brand trusted by more professionals. FlexShaft machines quickly and efficiently deliver wall-to-wall clean in 1 1⁄4-inch to 4-inch residential and commercial pipes up to 70 feet Read more

Wall-to-wall clean with astonishing speed combined with simultaneous pipe inspection

RIDGID FlexShaft Drain Cleaning Machines, drain cleaning, plumbing, RIDGID drain cleaning, drain cleaning tools, RIDGID plumbing toolsBoost jobsite productivity with the new RIDGID® FlexShaftTM Drain Cleaning Machines, the latest high-speed drain cleaning innovation from the brand trusted by more professionals. FlexShaft machines quickly and efficiently deliver wall-to-wall clean in 1 1⁄4-inch to 4-inch residential and commercial pipes up to 70 feet.

The lightweight and fully-contained FlexShaft machines are used in conjunction with a full suite of specialized accessories designed for clearing grease, sludge, small tree roots and soft blockages with less mess and enhanced speed.

FlexShaft machines utilize powerhouse chain knockers that expand to the size of the pipe to quickly clear the entire circumference. The chain knockers are connected to a flexible, nylon-sheathed cable that is housed in a fully enclosed drum and powered by a cordless drill attached to the driveshaft. The FlexShaft machines are purpose-built to be a lightweight, compact solution that can be easily carried from work vehicle to jobsite with minimal strain on the body.

RIDGID FlexShaft Drain Cleaning Machines, drain cleaning, plumbing, RIDGID drain cleaning, drain cleaning tools, RIDGID plumbing toolsDesigned with efficiency and cleanliness in mind, FlexShaft machines allow for inspection cameras to remain in-pipe throughout the entire drain cleaning process for maximum efficiency. The durable, nylon sheath allows for the cable to be easily wiped clean as it is pulled from the line and its fully-contained drum limits jobsite cross-contamination.

“The FlexShaft machine is the next big thing to happen to drain cleaning, not only providing fast clearing of soft blockages, but also enhancing efficiency by allowing for inspection cameras to remain in-pipe while work is completed,” said Tim Dunphy, marketing director, Underground Technologies, RIDGID. “It’s the perfect complement to the industry’s most complete line of professional drain cleaning tools and one that every professional will want to have on their trucks.”

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, visit RIDGID.com.

New multifunctional tool aids in damage-free installation and easy adjustment IRWIN® announces that the new VISE-GRIP® Pliers Wrench is now available. With more than 97 years of product innovation in the pliers’ market, the new VISE-GRIP® Pliers Wrench features smooth jaws that provide damage-free installation and IRWIN®’s new patented GrooveLock™ ratcheting up mechanism for easy Read more

New multifunctional tool aids in damage-free installation and easy adjustment

IRWIN® announces that the new VISE-GRIP® Pliers Wrench is now available. With more than 97 years of product innovation in the pliers’ market, the new VISE-GRIP® Pliers Wrench features smooth jaws that provide damage-free installation and IRWIN®’s new patented GrooveLock™ ratcheting up mechanism for easy adjustment in confined spaces.

IRWIN VISE-GRIP Pliers Wrench, Pliers Wrench, plumbing tools, tools, pliers, wrenchIdeal for plumbing applications, the smooth, anti-marring jaws minimize harm to chrome and plated fixtures during installation. While traditional adjustable wrenches are difficult to access/adjust in confined spaces, the GrooveLock™ ratcheting up mechanism allows for fast and easy adjustment in tight working areas. The IRWIN VISE-GRIP Pliers Wrench also replaces metric and imperial spanners up to 1-1/2” (38mm) with one convenient tool, eliminating excess equipment on the jobsite, in addition to offering anti-pinching, bi-material ergonomic handles that help provide comfort and control.

Primary users for the IRWIN® VISE-GRIP® Pliers Wrench include plumbers and HVAC professionals. The tool is available now in 10 in. (IRHT82636) and 8 in. (IRHT82635) models.

“IRWIN listened to customer feedback about limitations of traditional adjustable wrenches and implemented several innovations to improve the user experience,” commented Matthew Grella, Product Manager. “We believe the modifications in the VISE-GRIP Pliers Wrench will allow plumbers and other tradesmen to work more efficiently and comfortably, while mitigating damage to work pieces being serviced.”

Tired of the messy, germ-laden splash-back with old-fashioned toilet plungers? Take the VersaPlunge from General Pipe Cleaners!     With its patented, extremely pliable VersaFlange cone, the VersaPlunge plunger easily conforms to nearly any shaped toilet bowl opening, creating a tight seal in virtually any toilet design.     Traditional plungers, by contrast, have round ends—incompletely sealing the Read more

Prevent Mess & Splash-Back With General’sNew VersaPlunge Toilet PlungerTired of the messy, germ-laden splash-back with old-fashioned toilet plungers? Take the VersaPlunge from General Pipe Cleaners!
    With its patented, extremely pliable VersaFlange cone, the VersaPlunge plunger easily conforms to nearly any shaped toilet bowl opening, creating a tight seal in virtually any toilet design.
    Traditional plungers, by contrast, have round ends—incompletely sealing the bowl drain and producing filthy, unsanitary splash-back.
    VersaPlunge sports a convenient relief valve in the handle to minimize overflow. And its super-compressible, accordion-style bellows lets you apply extra force on stubborn stoppages.
    VersaPlunge is extremely versatile, too.
    Roll up the VersaFlange end—and make a flat bottom to clear sinks, tubs, and other drain openings. Get extra VersaPlunge plungers to handle a range of problems!
    VersaPlunge helps clear clogs faster—and keeps you, and your surroundings, clean!
    For more information, contact the Drain Brains at General at 800-245-6200 or 412-771-6300, or visit www.drainbrain.com/versaplunge.

Advanced sensors deliver better in-pipe images while reporting the pitch of the camera in-pipe Experience the first true data-enabled plumbing diagnostic cameras with the new line of RIDGID SeeSnake cameras powered by TruSense technology. TruSense establishes a two-way datalink path between the camera head and a connected RIDGID SeeSnake CSx series Wi-Fi enabled monitor. With Read more

Advanced sensors deliver better in-pipe images while reporting the pitch of the camera in-pipe

Experience the first true data-enabled plumbing diagnostic cameras with the new line of RIDGID SeeSnake cameras powered by TruSense technology. TruSense establishes a two-way datalink path between the camera head and a connected RIDGID SeeSnake CSx series Wi-Fi enabled monitor. With TruSense, advanced sensors on the camera head convey valuable information about the in- pipe environment.

RIDGID SeeSnake Cameras with TruSenseSeeSnake cameras with TruSense technology include a high dynamic range (HDR) image sensor that takes the next leap forward in diagnostic imaging. A common challenge faced by diagnostic professionals is being able to see far down the pipe as well as the image just in front of the camera’s lights. An HDR image sensor expands the camera’s dynamic range, allowing a greater ratio of bright and dark areas to be displayed in the same image at the same time without reducing visibility. This means fewer blown-out areas and sections of the pipe that are too dark to see, offering superior clarity and detail.

TiltSense is an on-camera inclinometer that is included on SeeSnake cameras with TruSense technology. The inclinometer measures the camera’s angle. When connected to a SeeSnake CSx series monitor, the camera can convey the camera’s degree of tilt on the monitor display—giving you a useful indicator of the pitch of the camera in-pipe.

RIDGID SeeSnake Cameras with TruSense Technology“RIDGID SeeSnake cameras are trusted for having the clearest in-pipe picture along with features that help our customers work smarter and faster,” said Tim Dunphy, RIDGID Marketing Director of Underground Technologies. “With TruSense technology, HDR sensors and TiltSense deliver the image quality and information contractors need to see.”

SeeSnake cameras with TruSense technology are available in self-leveling models, which keeps the image upright, and non self-leveling models. All RIDGID SeeSnake cameras come with the RIDGID Full Lifetime Warranty.

To purchase or learn more about SeeSnake cameras with TruSense contact your local distributor, visit RIDGID.com, or call toll-free: 1-800-769-7743.