RIDGID has announced the expansion of its RP 241 Compact Press Tool and its capabilities. With the addition of RLS Press Jaws, it’s designed explicitly for HVACR applications. The RIDGID RLS Press Jaws for HVACR are specialized tools designed for professionals working in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) industry. These press jaws are part of the RIDGID pressing system, which is known for its efficiency, reliability, and ease of use. This new integration brings improved productivity and efficiency to the forefront, revolutionizing the way professionals in the industry connect and install pipes. 

The RLS Press Jaw has been designed to press copper ranging from ¼-inch to 1 ⅜-inch, which offers a significant time-saving advantage when combined with the RP 241 Compact Press Tool. They utilize a pressing mechanism that eliminates the need for soldering or brazing, resulting in faster and more consistent installations. Compared to traditional connection methods, the RP 241 and RLS Press Jaws reduce installation time by up to 60%. This substantial improvement allows contractors to complete their projects more quickly and efficiently, ultimately boosting their overall productivity. 

Collaborating with the RLS, the creators of the first press-to-connect fitting systems for high-pressure HVACR projects, have optimized its use with RLS fittings. RIDGID offers a wide range of RLS Press Jaws sizes, allowing professionals to work with various pipe diameters commonly found in HVACR installations. This flexibility ensures compatibility with different systems and applications, providing installers with a comprehensive solution for their pressing needs. It’s important to note that RLS fittings are fully registered and listed to UL207 for pressures up to 700 psi, ensuring reliability and safety.

With the latest addition to the RIDGID Compact Press Tool family, this tool keeps a low-profile and lightweight design. Its balanced structure and ergonomic features enable users to work comfortably even in tight spaces. The RP 241 Compact Press Tool also offers Bluetooth connectivity, allowing it to connect seamlessly to the RIDGID Link app. Through this app, users can effortlessly track the number of cycles the tool performs, monitor battery information, and access many other useful features. 

In addition to the compatibility with RLS Jaws, the RP 241 supports all RIDGID Compact Series jaws, rings, and actuators. It provides reliable and efficient pressing capabilities for various pipe materials and sizes, including up to 1 1/4 -inch (32mm) on copper and stainless steel, and up to 1-inch (25mm) on carbon steel. 

With this new release of the enhanced RP 241 Compact Press Tool featuring RLS Press Jaws, RIDGID and RLS are revolutionizing the HVACR industry by streamlining the installation process. With their compatibility with multiple RIDGID press tool systems, durable construction, and a range of sizes, these press jaws are a valuable addition to the toolkit of HVACR professionals, streamlining installation processes and delivering high-quality results.  The addition of RLS Press Jaws is available today at Ohio Power Tool via one of the links throughout this post! Don’t hesitate to reach out at cs@ohiopowertool.com or 614-481-2111 with any questions, comments, or concerns, and be sure to follow us on all your favorite social media channels to stay in the know with all the latest announcements, deals, news, and more!