April 06, 2016 RIDGID®, a leading manufacturer of innovative tools and equipment for professional trades, is taking its RE 6 Electrical Tool to the next level. The tool is now available with the new Swiv-L-Punch Knockout Punch Head that will not only make accessing tight spaces easier, but will ultimately increase efficiency and time-saving capabilities.
Weighing 4.6 pounds, the Swiv-L-Punch can make up to 4-inch holes in 12 gauge mild steel and 14 gauge stainless steel with ease. It has 360-degree rotation at the pivot point of the Swiv-L-Punch as well as in the RE 6 QuickChange™ System collar. This maximizes access and maneuverability in tight spaces. It is also compatible with knockout punch dies from RIDGID and other manufacturers.
“The new features of the Swiv-L-Punch Knockout Punch Head are designed to make hole-making for electrical contractors even easier with the RE 6,” said Bob Solymos, Product Manager at RIDGID. “When the RE 6 Electrical Tool was introduced it was a game changer for contractors, helping them save time and space, and the new Swiv-L-Punch only adds to its time-saving benefit.”
Introduced in 2014, the RE 6 is a 3-in-1 battery-powered solution for cutting wires, crimping lugs and punching electrical boxes all with a single tool. It features a patented QuickChange System that incorporates a moveable collar that lets contractors quickly and easily switch between interchangeable heads. Along with the Swiv-LPunch, other heads include the SC-60C Scissor Cutter Head and the 4P-6 4PIN™ Dieless Crimp Head.