Viega LLC, the company that introduced pressing to North America, now has its own branded pressing tools for use with its fittings.
The Viega Pressgun 6 and Pressgun 6 Picco are now available in distributors and through Viega. The tools, which are the first in North America to carry the Viega name, cost less than similar press tools from other manufacturers and are an affordable way for contractors to adopt pressing.
“We know the cost of tools has been a barrier for some contractors who want to adopt pressing,” said Dominic Küng, Senior Manager, Product Portfolio. “The lower price of the Pressgun 6 and Pressgun 6 Picco will make it easier for those customers to buy a tool and begin realizing the enormous benefits of pressing.”
Tools aren’t a new offering for Viega. It has sold branded tools in Europe for years in collaboration with RIDGID, which manufactures the Pressgun 6 and Pressgun 6 Picco for Viega.
The Pressgun 6 is a no-frills, cost-efficient workhorse that can press up to 4-inch ProPress copper and stainless and 2-inch MegaPress with the V2 actuator and rings, as well as 2-inch PureFlow PEX. Its features include:
- Eight-second press cycle
- LED display indicating number of presses left on a charge
- Steel cylinder head and jaw intake
- 270-degree rotating cylinder head
- Forward and backward compatibility with RIDGID batteries
The less-expensive and less-powerful Pressgun 6 Picco can press up to 1¼-inch ProPress with the C1 actuator and rings, 1½-inch PureFlow, and ¾”-inch MegaPress.
Neither tool can be used with the MegaPress XL PressBooster or MegaPress Z3 Actuator.
Both tools come with an 18-volt lithium-ion battery and charger. The 2.5/5.0 Ah battery offers 25 percent more presses per charge than the previous battery. It includes a battery life indicator. The charger comes with a standard 100-240V charging cord and a 12V DC charging cord so it can be charged off a vehicle lighter. The battery also features forward and backward compatibility with RIDGID batteries, chargers, and tools.
“We’re excited to make it possible for additional contractors to become more efficient and productive through pressing,” Küng said. “They’ll find that the Pressgun 6 and Pressgun 6 Picco will revolutionize their businesses and quickly pay for themselves.”
Source: Viega LLC