Tools and Equipment
RE 6 from Ridgid 3-in-1 tool cuts, crimps and punches
By Anthony Capkun
November 16, 2014 – Ridgid says its RE 6 tool is its first battery-powered solution specifically for electrical contractors. The tool offers a 3-in-1 solution for cutting wires, crimping lugs and punching electrical boxes.
The RE 6’s QuickChange System incorporates a moveable collar that lets you quickly switch between three interchangeable heads with 360° rotation: the SC-60C scissor cutter, 4P-6 4PIN dieless crimp, and PH-60B knockout punch. The tool features an inline design for one-handed operation and 6-ton hydraulic force output to cut and crimp up to 750 kcmil (MCM) and punch boxes up to 3.5 in. It also includes onboard diagnostics, LED indicators and automatic ram retraction.