Inline design and 360-degree head rotation work harder in difficult spaces
For the electrical contractor cutting cable or crimping lugs at the jobsite, the new RIDGID® line of dedicated use cable termination tools are built for ease of use. With four options available – two cutters and two crimpers – each tool in the RE 600 line is designed for easy, one-handed operation.
Powered by an 18V advanced lithium battery platform, the tools have a 6-ton hydraulic force output and an approximate 5-second cycle time for crimping and cutting. This means less downtime with more crimps and cuts per battery charge. Each tool features an inline design and 360-degree head rotation to increase accessibility in difficult-to-maneuver spaces. The tools also include a bright white LED light to provide direct illumination of the work area.
“At larger jobsites contractors may only perform one role, either cutting or crimping, making single-function tools ideal,” said Gina Hartman, RIDGID Global Marketing Manager. “Our new RE 600 line builds on the success of our RE 6 Cable Termination Tool, while giving customers the single-function option they requested.”
The RE 600 CU/AL and ACSR scissor cutter tools have replaceable blades and a guide that keeps the blades aligned and cuts square. The CU/AL tool cuts up to 750 kcmil (MCM) copper/aluminum building wire and 500 kcmil (MCM) copper fine stranded wire. The ACSR tool cuts up to 477 kcmil (MCM) ACSR.
The crimping tools – 4PI and RDH – are classified to UL 1976. The 4PI dieless crimp tool crimps copper connectors and wire from #8AWG to 750 kcmil (MCM) and aluminum connectors and wire from #8AWG to 500 kcmil (MCM). The RDH is a die crimp tool which crimps copper connectors and wire from #8AWG to 600 kcmil (MCM) and aluminum connectors and wire from #8AWG to 350 kcmil (MCM). It requires the use of 6-ton U dies from RIDGID or other manufacturers.
For additional information about the RE 600 Cable Termination tool line and other RIDGID products, please visit: www. RIDGID.com.