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New Ridgid Tools 2018: Summer Update

For those of you who appreciate Ridgid’s aim to produce quality tools at prices that won’t put you in the poor house, take a look at the new Ridgid tools coming available this spring and summer. Ridgid’s got a little something for everyone it seems, and much of the new product offerings have been optimized for the brand’s new Octane battery platform.


New Ridgid Tools For 2018

Ridgid 18V 3Ah, 6Ah, & 9Ah Hyper Octane Batteries

New Ridgid ToolsLet’s kick things off with the power source for many of these new Ridgid tools, the company’s Hyper Octane Lithium-Ion batteries. Ridgid has designed the new battery line to provide more power and runtime to their line of Octane tools. Additionally, these new batteries include a host of new features that all revolve around integrated Bluetooth capability.

Ridgid Hyper Octane Battery Features and Specs

  • More power when paired with any Ridgid Octane tool
  • Increased runtime over standard lithium-ion batteries (3Ah=2x more runtime, 6Ah=4x more runtime, and 9Ah=8x more runtime)
  • Bluetooth technology enabled
  • Over 15 push notifications: battery fully charged, low battery, maintenance needed, and more
  • Security features: locate your battery, lock your battery, disable your battery when out of range
  • Battery status features: estimated charge time, and total hours used
  • Warranty: 3-year limited
  • Launch date: In-Store July 2018 (6Ah available now online)
  • MSRP: 3Ah ($89), 6Ah ($129), 9Ah ($169)

18v Brushless Octane Recip Saw

Ridgid promises that their new Octane Brushless Recip Saw will outperform the previous model by providing 80% faster cutting, 65% more power, and 50% longer runtime when paired with the company’s new Hyper Octane batteries. Aside from the updated performance and a brushless motor, the features we love are back, like orbital action and adjustable shoe.

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Ridgid Octane Recip Saw Features And Specs

  • Model Number: R8643B
  • As an Octane tool, when used with an Octane battery, it will deliver more power and speed in high demand cutting applications.
  • Brushless motor technology delivers not only 50% more runtime, but also more power and a longer motor life.
  • This reciprocating saw has a dial to offer on/off orbital action. Use the orbital action for faster, more efficient wood cutting, and switch it off for metal cutting applications.
  • Open shoe design will provide increased visibility when cutting.
  • Tool-free adjustable shoe allows for easy adjustment to increase the life of the blade.
  • No Load Speed: 0-3,100 SPM
  • Stroke Length: 1-1/8″
  • Warranty: Lifetime service agreement
  • Launch Date: May 2018
  • MSRP: $149 

Ridgid 10″ Dual Bevel Sliding Miter Saw

New Ridgid ToolsWe always appreciate a good miter saw, and wouldn’t you know it, one of the new Ridgid tools happens to be a 10″ dual bevel sliding miter saw. The last time we got our hands on one of Ridgid’s miter saws, things went pretty well. One of the biggest points of interest is that this saw reaches out to 70° left and right for mitering.

10″ Dual Bevel Sliding Miter Saw Features

  • Industry-leading 70° miter capacity supported by pivoting tables
  • Dual-bevel design – 0-48° left and right bevel with positive stops allows moving the saw head instead of the material
  • LED cut-line indication and work light: projects cut line and illuminates material to improve accuracy of the cut and visibility
  • Adjustable miter and bevel detents with bypass for quick adjustments to the most common angles
  • Built-in 1-1/4″ dust collection port allows for connection to wet/dry vacuums for improved dust collection
  • Crown stop mounting holes compatible with common stops and Ridgid crown molding stops
  • Blade break stops the blade for quicker transitioning between cuts
  • Blade positive stops  at the most common angles of 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 33.9°, and 45° left and right
  • Positive miter stops at the most common angles of 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 33.9°, 45°, 60°, and 67.5° left and right

10″ Dual Bevel Sliding Miter Saw Specs

  • Model Number: R4210
  • Motor: 120V AC, 15 Amps
  • No Load Speed: 4500 RPM
  • Blade Arbor Hole: 5/8″
  • Weight: 55 lbs
  • Baseboard Against Fence: 6″
  • Crown Molding Nested: 6-5/8″
  • 90° Cross Cut (nominal): 2 x 12
  • 45° Miter Cut (nominal): 2 x 8
  • Warranty: Lifetime Service Agreement
  • Available Now
  • MSRP: $349

Ridgid 18-Gauge Stapler

Battery power rules, but a lot of Pros still prefer pneumatic for most jobs, and Ridgid hasn’t left those folks out. The new 1-1/2″ finish stapler offers what Ridgid calls, “the perfect combination of power, weight, and speed.” It allows tool-free selection of firing modes, and it features a robust motor to ensure that your staples drive into even the toughest materials.

New Ridgid ToolsRidgid 1-1/2″ Finish Stapler Features

  • Tool-Free Selectable Trigger
  • Semi-Transparent Magazine Door
  • Powerful, Oil-Free Motor
  • Dry-Fire Lockout
  • Hex Grip Micro Texture
  • No-Mar Pad
  • Bottom Load Magazine

Ridgid 1-1/2″ Finish Stapler Specs

  • Model Number: R150FSF
  • Fastener Type: 1/4″ narrow crown 18 gauge staples
  • Fastener Range: 3/8″ – 1-1/2″
  • Magazine Capacity: 100 staples
  • Weight: 2.98 lbs
  • Height x Length x Width: 9-5/8″ x 9-1/2″ x 2-5/8″
  • Warranty: Lifetime Service Agreement
  • Launch Date: Summer 2018
  • MSRP: $229

Ridgid 18-Gauge Brad Nailer

A stapler isn’t the only new pneumatic hitting the market this summer – a 2-1/8″ 18-gauge brad nailer is also on the way. The big deal on this is Ridgid’s Clean Drive system, which aims to deliver consecutive perfect drives with no MDF blowouts or driver blade slips. According to Ridgid, the system will give you up to 17x more perfect drives in a row than the competition. For finish carpentry, that’s a big deal.

New Ridgid ToolsRidgid 2-1/8″ Brad Nailer Features

  • Clean Drive
  • Tool-Free Selectable Trigger
  • Semi-Transparent Magazine Door
  • Oil-Less Motor
  • Dry-Fire Lockout
  • Tool-Free Jam Clearing Door
  • RearLoading Magazine With By-Pass Pusher
  • Model Number: R213BNF
  • Warranty: Lifetime Service Agreement
  • Launch Date: Summer 2018
  • MSRP: $229

Ridgid Gen5X Brushless 18V Drywall Screwgun With Collated Attachment Kit

Moving back into the world of battery power, one of the new Ridgid tools drywallers can get excited about is an 18V Screwgun. Ridgid brings this tool in ready to compete with a push-to-drive system that kicks the motor on when it senses contact with drywall. That combines with the brushless motor to give you the runtime you need to work with compact batteries and save some weight. The collated screw attachment is a must-have for Pros that locks into any of 8 positions to make corner work easier.

Ridgid Gen5X Brushless 18V Drywall Screwgun Features

  • Model Number: R86630K
  • Push-to-Drive technology allows for minimal noise and maximum runtime by engaging the motor automatically when contacting the work surface
  • Two-in-one versatility with the Drywall Nose Cone and Collated Attachment
  • Brushless motor technology provides more runtime and longer motor life
  • Tool-free adjustment for easily changing the depth of the drive
  • Lock-on button for continuous driving
  • 8 directional head positions allows the user to orient the Collated Attachment for hard-to-reach places
  • No-Load Speed: 0-4700 RPM
  • Warranty: 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • Launch Date: Spring 2018
  • MSRP: $199

Ridgid 18V Gen 5x Bluetooth Stereo With Built-In Charger

One of the questions we get every time we talk about Ridgid radios is when they’re going to have a charging model. It’s finally here! The Bluetooth connection does more than just allow the radio to play music from your phone. Now the Ridgid Radio App gives you even more.New Ridgid Tools

Ridgid 18V Gen 5x Charging Jobsite Radio Features

  • Ridgid Radio App allows you to pair your smartphone to stream music, set jobsite alarms and alerts, radio control from across the jobsite, and receive local weather updates.
  • USB Charging port allows you to charge devices and smartphones anywhere the radio goes.
  • Aux/In connection allows listening directly from the radio or crisp, clean sound to be delivered through the speakers.
  • This radio is weather resistant protecting it from more severe jobsite conditions.
  • Designed for clear reception, this radio has a fold-down rotatable antenna that is durable and flexible.
  • Dual-Power Supply allows you take your radio anywhere on the jobsite or use a cord for unlimited runtime and to charge your batteries.

Ridgid 18V Gen 5x Charging Jobsite Radio Specs

  • Model Number: R84085
  • Depth: 18.35″
  • Height: 9.49″
  • Width: 5.88″
  • Weight: 10.03 lbs
  • Certification: 1-UL Certified
  • Warranty: Lifetime Service Agreement
  • Launch Date: May/June 2018
  • MSRP: $129

Ridgid Dual Paddle Mud Mixer

The Ridgid Dual Paddle Mud Mixer is one of two mixing options Ridgid already making their way into your local Home Depot. Billed as the industry’s first “smart” mud mixer, this tool allows users to save time and energy by doing most of the hard work for them. The mixer can be used manually, or set on its stand and set to any of the seven different material settings. Designed to compete against another model on the market, this one is smarter, more versatile, and much less expensive.

New Ridgid ToolsRidgid Dual Paddle Mud Mixer Features

  • Ridgid Dual Paddle Mud Mixer is easy to transport from jobsite to jobsite with it’s foldable, compact design.
  • This has a variable speed control to manage the speed to the application by easily adjusting during manual use.
  • For a safe, clean operation, this is designed with a soft start technology. It starts slowly to avoid splashes, save the motor life, and operates safely.
  • Giving you versatility for job sites, this mixer operates on the stand or off the stand.
  • With a snap-load collet, it makes for simple paddle ejection.
  • Articulating spring loaded arm lightens the load on the user to preserve longevity and allow for easy arm rotation.

Ridgid Dual Paddle Mud Mixer Specs

  • Model Number: R7132
  • Max RPM: 620
  • Weight: 74 lbs
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Cord Length: 8′
  • Warranty: 3-Year Warranty
  • Launch Date: Available Now
  • MSRP: $299

Ridgid Single Paddle Mud Mixer

We’ve already had the chance to play with this one, and it’s definitely worth checking out. Between its variable speed, soft-start features, and available torque, this single-paddle mud mixer gets the job done efficiently.New Ridgid Tools

Ridgid Single Paddle Mud Mixer Features

  • This has a variable speed control to manage the speed to the application by easily adjusting during manual use.
  • For a safe, clean operation, this is designed with a soft start technology. It starts slowly to avoid splashes, save motor life, and operates safely.
  • Die-cast gearbox increases the durability and backs RIDGID’s professional quality.
  • With a 5/8 in. keyed chuck, this single paddle mud mixer will accept most common sized mixing paddles.
  • The ergonomic handles are equipped with Hex Grip Micro Texture for comfort and durability.

Ridgid Single Paddle Mud Mixer Specs

  • Model Number: R7135
  • Max RPM: 800
  • Weight: 10 lbs
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Cord Length: 8′
  • Certifications: 1-UL Listed
  • Warranty: 3-Year Warranty
  • Available Now
  • MSRP: $139


Ridgid Gen 5X Octane Brushless Hammer Drill/Driver

Rounding out the list of new Ridgid tools coming out this summer, we have the new 18V hammer drill/driver. It offers 1300 in-lbs of torque, as well as all the features you’d probably expect out of an Octane tool. You caught that torque number, right? 1300 in-lbs? That’s more than anyone else has right now!

New Ridgid ToolsRidgid Gen 5X Hammer Drill Features

  • Octane Tool Connectivity provides over 65% more power in high demand drilling applications when paired with Hyper Octane Battery
  • Industry Leading 1,300 in.-lbs. of torque to handle any jobsite application
  • Chuck Light provides an unobstructed view of the work surface
  • Micro-Clutch Premium Clutch Design allows for pin-point accuracy with over 100 settings
  • Brushless Motor Technology delivers over 50% more runtime and longer motor life
  • Mode Selector for quickly and easily changing between Hammer, Drill, and Driving modes

Ridgid Gen 5x Hammer Drill Specs

  • Model Number: R8611506B
  • Torque: 1300 in-lbs
  • Anvil Size: 1/2″ Friction Ring
  • No Load Speed: 0-540 RPM/0-2000 RPM
  • No Load BPM: 0-8500 BPM/0-31,000 BPM
  • Chuck: 1/2″
  • Warranty: 3-Year Limited Warranty, Lifetime Service Agreement Eligible with Registration
  • Available In June 2018
  • MSRP: $139

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which of the tools at battery and which are corded