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Old 10-13-2018, 08:15 PM  
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Always had the compact rigid (210?) in my work truck with my previous employer, great little tool up to 1-1/4". To my knowledge the megapress jaws (for black iron) only fit the standard rigid. Maybe the newer stuff is different, that would be great for smaller black pipe.
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I've got the m12 and haven't had any issues yet. My brother has the 12v Ridgid with Bluetooth and hasn't had any issues either. Most of our work is 1" and under which is why we went 12v.
Like others have stated, it depends on your use. If you get a lot of work with bigger lines it would be worth getting the bigger machine. If not then just get the 12v and rent or borrow the big one when needed.
One thing that threw me off was that my brother's Ridgid makes a loud click at the end of the press and the jaws are a bit difficult to remove from the fitting. Mine doesn't click at the end and I rarely have trouble removing the jaws from the fitting. I thought maybe mine isn't clamping tight enough so I did a test to see how much force was needed to remove the fitting. They were about the same.
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I've got the m12 and haven't had any issues yet. My brother has the 12v Ridgid with Bluetooth and hasn't had any issues either. Most of our work is 1" and under which is why we went 12v.
Like others have stated, it depends on your use. If you get a lot of work with bigger lines it would be worth getting the bigger machine. If not then just get the 12v and rent or borrow the big one when needed.
One thing that threw me off was that my brother's Ridgid makes a loud click at the end of the press and the jaws are a bit difficult to remove from the fitting. Mine doesn't click at the end and I rarely have trouble removing the jaws from the fitting. I thought maybe mine isn't clamping tight enough so I did a test to see how much force was needed to remove the fitting. They were about the same.
So about how much force did it take to remove a fitting?

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I'm not sure on the exact force needed, my method was not highly scientific. I made a square with 4 90's and about 8" of pipe in between. I then positioned a bottle jack as close to the 90's as I could get it. I then measured how many degrees on the pump handle were needed before they popped off.
After that, just for my curiosity and amusement, I hooked the pipes on to a branch and did a couple pull ups. I weigh about 230 lbs but neither one of the joints popped off.
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Now what about the short throw tool vs the regular tool? Im looking to get in and its sounding like Makita is the source


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[quote=Florida Plumber;1186358]Makita one is what we use at work(we have one rigid), and by far the makita kicks ass. It will press a lot of fittings before you need to change the battery. I have very few if any resets to do on the jaws.[/

what about buying a used one?


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