In 2003, while attending ISH in Frankfurt, Germany, I saw numerous innovative products that impressed me with their potential to save installation-time. Cutting your labor-hours gives you a distinct advantage over your competition, lowers your job-cost and wins more bids. A number of companies, including Ridgid Tool Co., had press tools for copper potable water (and other) systems from ½-in. up to 4-in.
Upon returning to the USA, I sought out pricing for a Ridgid press-tool a