2022 Year-In-Review

9 January, 2023
From the moment we invented the modern pipe wrench it has been our main objective to invest in product development and bring to the market the best tools for the skilled trades. With a big focus on technology and ease of use, the past years have been tremendous in terms of product innovation. In addition to new product launches, 2022 was a year full of drain cleaning and pressing successes.

Let’s have a look back and see which have been the main product highlights of last year.

FlexShaft Viral On Instagram

We started the year with a FlexShaft Tester campaign in Germany and we closed it with a FlexShaft Tester campaign in the UK and France. Overall, the amazing FlexShaft machines cleaned hundreds of drains, sinks, showers, toilets and urinals, becoming a must in every drain specialist’s van. Plus, guess which was the most-watched Instagram reel of the year? A FlexShaft one, of course!

This reel went viral with more than 3.7 million views😱

StrutSlayr In Action

Over the past year StrutSlayr has proved over and over again it is a “game changer”. Used with either the RP350 or the RP 351 RIDGID 32 kN Press Tools, StrutSlayr is a very safe and time-saving strut-cutting solution.

“That is seriously impressive. 👍 I don’t want to think about all the hours I have spent as an Apprentice cutting thousands of brackets with a hacksaw and flat file. 😶” - Nicholas Burns, Electrical lead @ G1 electrical services ltd

RP350 & RP351 Press Tools For The Win

We can’t talk about RIDGID product innovation without mentioning the RP350 and RP351 Press Tools. Their brushless motor is capable of over 100,000 press cycles and requires no scheduled maintenance downtime. Over the past year, more and more plumbers decided to add them to their toolboxes.

2022’s Highlights From Diagnostics and Inspection: The Launch of MicroReel APX and CSxVIA 

The duo formed by the RIDGID SeeSnake microReel APX with TruSense Technology and the SeeSnake CSx VIA Monitor unlocks a world of flexibility and convenience with just a mobile device. What’s unique about the RIDGID SeeSnake microReel APX is that it features AutoFlip: when connected to a SeeSnake CSx series device, the microReel APX flips the onscreen image as the camera rotates through the pipe, ensuring the image remains oriented upright.
This compact solution is easy to carry on to the job site, saves time, effort and is highly versatile.

Keep an eye on us, we will continue sharing job site videos of this amazing duo in action.

RP352-XL Press Tool – The Latest Addition To The RIDGID Pressing Range 

We closed 2022 with the launch of an impressive product, the RIDGID RP 352-XL Press Tool. It is the lightest and fastest (108 mm in only 12 seconds) pistol grip XL Press tool on the market. Furthermore, it allows the user to press XL-size M-fittings in a single cycle, without requiring a second pressing and actuator.
RP 352-XL also features the patented QuickSwitch™ Stroke, allowing the use of standard 32 kN Press Jaws. As a result, there is no need for a second press tool on the job site, as RP 352-XL presses smaller sizes as fast as a standard press tool.

Curious to see it in action? Contact your local RIDGID representative and get ready to be amazed!