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Crimping Tool

Robert O'Brien
Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,537
I have had a REMS corded tool for a few years.Love it,I'm not going back to a torch! Just picked up a cordless REMS last week.Used it for the first time on this job and it's great too! A lot lighter and more maneuverable. I also have a Ridgid CT-400 corded it's faster than either REMS but it is heavy!

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  • Paul Fredricks_6
    Paul Fredricks_6 Member Posts: 88
    Advice

    We are looking to purchase a crimp connecting tool. While we don't do new installs right now, we do quite a few boiler replacements with multiple zones. The idea is to cut our install time.

    I know many of you use the ProPress system. Any thoughts on that line? How about Rems, anyone using that one? Thoughts?
  • Paul Fredricks_6
    Paul Fredricks_6 Member Posts: 88


    When you say faster, how much faster? A 1" fitting takes 3 seconds longer with the Rems, or 30 seconds longer? Is the cordless much slower than the corded?
  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,537
    A few

    seconds difference.Not much, but you get used to instant gratification! I can't tell any difference between the corded and cordless REMS.I would choose corded if it were my only machine.No charging and cheaper and feels somewhat heavier duty.A lot of wholesalers will lend a tool for a few days if you buy some fittings.Give that try and see for yourself

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  • heatboy
    heatboy Member Posts: 1,468
    I have both, Paul, but I......

    ..... like the Ridgid better than the REMS. The diagnostic part is worth the extra money. I am on my second set of batteries and had the tool serviced for maintenance and I have never had a problem with leaks (other than my own dimness). I own the cordless version of both tools and I would love to have a 120 volt 100-B based tool to leave on the truck for service. But alas........

    hb
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  • Paul Fredricks_6
    Paul Fredricks_6 Member Posts: 88


    I'm not familiar with the diagnostic part. What's that?
  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    series of lights

    on the tool that tell you its time for service.

    I have three Ridged tools and am very happy.

    Scott

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  • Paul Fredricks_6
    Paul Fredricks_6 Member Posts: 88
    Thanks guys

    We are looking at the cordless. Ridgid has the 100-B and the 330-B. For what we do, residential work, I'd think the 100-B makes sense, with the ring kit to handle 1-1/4". We don't really do anything much bigger on any regular basis.

    Does this make sense? Or is there a real advantage to the corded units? Are the diagnostic lights only on the corded model, or on all of them.
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