RIDGID TUBING CUTTER: RIDGID 65S STAINLESS STEEL TUBE CUTTING TOOL
The Ridgid brand name was founded in 1975 and since then they have been manufacturing high quality products for the home and professional markets. They are known for their innovative design, quality materials, and outstanding workmanship. Their product line includes a wide variety of products including water heaters, air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers and many other household appliances.
They manufacture their own stainless steel tubing (SS) which is used in various applications such as plumbing fixtures. These SS tubes are made from a special grade of stainless steel called “65S” or “Stainless Steels”. These SS tubes are manufactured using a proprietary process that allows them to be cut into any shape and size.
These stainless steel tubing cutting tools are designed for use with SS tubing. They come in two sizes; 6″ x 3/4″ and 9″ x 1 1/2″. Both sizes include a 5/16-inch hex bit driver, a flat blade screwdriver, and a Phillips head screwdriver.
These tools are great to have around the house or shop. They can be used for all kinds of projects, installations and repairs. If you ever need to cut non-standard shapes out of stainless steel tubing, these tools will come in very handy.
With a little practice, you’ll be able to cut stainless steel tubing like a pro and make the job look easy. It’s an excellent skill to have and you’ll be glad you invested in these tools when you need them!
These cutting tools are used in the plumbing business, especially for sink installations. Regardless of what material you’re working with, it is always better to cut the pipe before you put it in the ground or wall. After it’s in place, it’s more difficult to make a clean cut.
If you’re installing a sink, the drain pipes need to exit in a certain direction and the trap (the U-shaped pipe) needs to be at a certain angle. It’s much easier to measure, mark and cut the stainless steel tubing before it’s installed.
To make clean cuts in stainless steel tubing, use these cutting tools along with a hacksaw or electric pipe cutter. Always wear safety glasses when cutting SS tubing with a saw of any kind.
SS tubing cutters are designed to be used only on stainless steel. Using them to cut anything else might damage the cutting head, which is not covered under the manufacturer’s warranty.
The Ridgid brand cutting tools are made in USA. They have a lifetime warranty for home use. If you plan on using them professionally, you should evaluate them after one year.
To get the most out of your cutting tools, always make sure they are very sharp. A sharp tool will prevent crushing or buckling the tubing which will weaken its strength and durability.
Also, make sure you clamp or prop the tubing in place before cutting. This also helps to prevent buckling or weakening.
These tools are great for the handyman who is making his first renovation to his home.
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