Ridgid RP 342-XL Press Tool


The Ridgid Compact Propress Press Tool was designed to meet the needs of small businesses or individuals who do not have enough room for a full size press. This press is ideal for making small batches of items such as coffee, tea, chocolate bars, cookies and many other things.

It is made from high quality stainless steel with a capacity of 1.5 kg (3 lbs) and weighs only 30 grams (1/2 oz). The press is equipped with two handles which are adjustable to fit any hand size.

The press uses a ball bearing system for smooth operation and it features a removable lid so that you can easily clean the inside of the machine. You will get one free replacement lid each year after purchase.

You can use this press to make various types of products including:

• Coffee & Tea

• Chocolate Bars

• Cookies & Cakes

The Ridgid Compact Propress Press Tool comes with a lifetime warranty.


Material : Stainless Steel, Ball Bearing System, Capacity 1.5 KG (3 LBS)

: Stainless Steel, Ball Bearing System, Capacity 1.5 KG (3 LBS) Colour : Silver

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: Silver Product size (length x width x height) : 16.5 x 9.3 x 11.6 cm

: 16.5 x 9.3 x 11.6 cm Package size (length x width x height) : 23.4 x 21.0 x 8.7 cm

: 23.4 x 21.0 x 8.7 cm Weight : 0.830 kg

: 0.830 kg Warranty: Lifetime

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The Ridgid Press Tool has two main fittings: the ratchet and the handle assembly. Both of these can be replaced or repaired if needed. The ferrules and link bars can also be replaced.


The ratchet on the Ridgid Press is very strong and durable. It can be used to apply a lot of pressure without any problems. The ratchet is replaceable if needed.

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The handle that comes with the press is made from high quality plastic and aluminum. It is designed to be easy to use and comfortable for all hand sizes.

The handle is adjustable (to fit all hand sizes) and easy to remove so that you can access the die compartments.

The handle is also valuable if you need to replace it, but this is a rare occurrence.


You may need to replace the ferrules or link bars in your press from time to time. These do wear out eventually, but they are easy to replace.

The ferrules are designed to protect the link bars from damage. These are small o-rings that are designed to keep the link bar smooth and well lubed. They also help the press from making any unwanted sounds.

The link bars connect the ratchet mechanism to the handle. As you use the press you may notice small cracks in the link bars. If this happens you will need to replace them.

If you take good care of your press these parts should last a long time, but they are all replaceable if needed.

Lifetime Warranty

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The Ridgid Press comes with a lifetime warranty. If you own this press you need never worry about replacing any of its parts. If at any time you need a replacement part simply contact the manufacturer and they will send you a free replacement.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I tell if my press is working properly?

Before each use, you should check your press for excessive wear and tear. This will keep it running smoothly and prevent injury. We recommend that you inspect the ferrules and link bars before each use. Look for any cracks, chips, or other damage. If you notice anything out of the ordinary contact customer service.

Are there any signs that I need to replace my press?

The only signs that you need to replace your press is excessive wear and tear. This includes damage like cracks, loose screws, or other damage to vital parts. Any of these problems should be reported to customer service.

How long does it take to replace parts on this press?

It only takes a few minutes to replace ferrules and link bars. The ratchet is a little more involved. This part involves removing several screws and linkage before you can access the part. Even still, this process should not take longer than 15 minutes.

How do I use my RIDGID Press Tool?

Before you begin using your press you will need to adjust it to your hand. Loosen the adjustment knob counterclockwise until you can place your hand inside the opening. While holding the tool in one hand, use the other to turn the knob clockwise. Stop when the handle is at a comfortable position for you.

When will my press arrive?

Your press should arrive within two days of placing your order if you live in the United States. If you live outside the USA it may take a little longer.

How do I modify my press?

You can accessorize your press many different ways. The options are nearly endless. This includes adding a light to it or even replacing your die head with a shell plate to reload shotgun shells.

What is the best way to clean my press?

You should clean your press after each use. To start, you will need gun scrubber, spray air, and a clean cloth. Apply the gun scrubber to the cloth then wipe down the entire press. Use the compressed air to blow out any excess dirt.

Are there any tricks or tips you would recommend for reloading?

Always wear safety glasses to protect your eyes from any airborne debris. Keep in mind that the first few rounds you reload can have minor cosmetic issues while you learn how to adjust the die. Don’t worry though, the rounds will still be perfectly safe to fire.

When I try to adjust my die it keeps moving easily.

What is wrong?

Some of the press designs have a tendency to “walk” when you are trying to tighten the screw. To prevent this from happening use a combination of the allen wrench and your fingers to stop it from wandering while you make your adjustments.

What size bullets can I reload with this press?

You can reload rounds for most pistol calibers as well as some of the smaller rifle calibers with this machine. The largest round you can reload is a .45-70 (not including shotshells).

Are the dies included with this press?

No, you will have to buy the dies separately. They are available from multiple manufacturers and in multiple price ranges.

What is the warranty on this press?

We offer a one year warranty on this product.

How many rounds can I reload with this press?

There is no easy answer to this question, but as a guideline you should be able to load between 500 and 1,000 rounds per hour.

Does this machine come with the dies?

No, you will need to purchase the dies separately.

Is a press mounted primer catcher necessary?

No, but it is available if you wish to use one.

Do I need a lock for my press?

No, but they are available as an accessory if you feel it is needed.

Are there any other accessories or attachments I can get for this press?

There are many things you can add to increase the versatility of your reloading press. You should browse the main website to see what is available.

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