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April 22, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Manufacturer: Ridgid

What happens when you use hands-on field testing to tackle hundreds of RIDGID tool reviews? You get the following results. Whether it includes their popular drills and drivers or their new RIDGID tools for tile, we cover everything you can order online or at The Home Depot. From the new Ridgid R7135 Mud Mixer and Ridgid 18V 9.0 Ah Bluetooth battery to their drills and drivers, we put them into the hands of Pros. What makes RIDGID tools so unique is their value. Often, we find RIDGID being very close to the top performers, but they are priced well under the other mainstream tool brands. Our scientific approach to RIDGID tool reviews allows us to really demonstrate whether they represent a value, or if a higher-priced model makes more sense. The Ridgid brushless circular saw makes for a great example as does the Ridgid R4221 12-inch miter saw. RIDGID Tool Reviews in the Hands of Pros The reviews below cover most of the major RIDGID power tools found on the market today. Since we have the staff to take on hundreds of tool reviews each year, we make sure to get our hands on as many RIDGID tools as possible. For great deals on RIDGID Power tools, check out this link.

Review8.7(out of 10)
Best Ridgid Max Output Hammer Drill

Ridgid 18V Brushless Hammer Drill Review R86115

Ridgid 18V Brushless Hammer Drill Gets Leaner in Latest Update Ridgid is revamping their cordless lineup to streamline things, and we have the updated Ridgid 18V Brushless Hammer Drill to run on our Test Track. Can this new, more compact version match up to the performance of Octane and others? Pros Faster than Octane on […]

Ridgid Max Output Batteries and Technology

Max Output Batteries Improve Power, Runtime, and Warranty Ridgid is releasing all-new 18V Max Output brushless tools. Alongside those tools comes their brand new 18V Max Output Battery system. These batteries offer higher levels of performance and promise increased power and runtime for any and all Ridgid brushless tools. Max Output Batteries are the most powerful […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Ridgid 18V Octane Cordless Compact Router

Ridgid 18V Octane Cordless Compact Router Review R860443B

Having reviewed the Ridgid cordless trim router some time ago, we were intrigued when they released an updated model. The new Ridgid 18V Octane Cordless Compact Router (R860443B) remains fully backward-compatible with all Ridgid 18V batteries. It does, however, offer some additional power when combined with new Ridgid Octane batteries. Pros Decent run-time Plenty of […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Ridgid 18V 7-1/4 Inch Brushless Miter Saw

Ridgid 18V 7-1/4 inch Brushless Miter Saw Review

We love that the tool technology envelope-pushing continues at full speed. That means we get to use tools in ways that we couldn’t, wouldn’t, and sometimes even shouldn’t before (have you seen Kenny put his hand in the paths of the SawStop and Reaxx blades yet?). A big driver of tool technology has been in […]

Best Oscillating Multi-Tool Reviews 2021

Best Oscillating Multi-Tool Reviews 2021

Choosing the best oscillating multi-tool used to boil down to just a couple of brands. Not anymore. Advancement in battery, motor, and vibration control technologies offers more viable options than ever. As we considered the landscape, our team was unanimous in our selection of cordless oscillating multi-tools. Corded models are absolutely relevant and there are […]

Best Wet-Dry Shop Vacuum Buying Guide

Best Shop Vac Reviews 2021

The best shop vacs come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and price points. Nearly every store that sells tools also sells shop vacuums. These handy tools range from larger-capacity units to smaller, portable models. We separate shop vacs from dust extractors based on hose size and intended use. Our picks for best shop vac […]

Ridgid 18V Cordless Wet Dry Shop Vacuum

Ridgid 18V Cordless Wet Dry Shop Vacuum Video Review

While there are options in the cordless vacuum sector, most brands shy away go going full-size. The Ridgid 18V cordless wet dry shop vacuum bucks the trend with a 9-gallon design that’s surprisingly powerful. Pros Uses Ridgid 18V power tool batteries, including Octane Powerful enough suction to pick up nails and screws Sucks 5 gallons […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Ridgid cordless band saw

Ridgid 18V Compact Cordless Band Saw Review R8604B

Ridgid 18V Compact Cordless Band Saw Delivers Smooth Operation in a Lightweight Form The Ridgid 18V Compact Cordless Band Saw (R8604B) answers the call from electricians and MRO crews for a compact portable model. From the reactions we’ve seen, they’re pretty excited. We’ve been cutting EMT, steel stock, and even rebar to see just how […]

Ridgid R4041S 8" Wet Tile Saw

Ridgid R4041S 8-Inch Wet Tile Saw

Ridgid 8-Inch Wet Tile Saw Showcases Unlimited Rip Capacity The Ridgid 8-inch wet tile saw extends the brand’s popular line-up with new features that certainly got our attention. With a 12 amp, 1.2 hp motor, Ridgid tells us they’ve designed the R4041S to cut easily through both natural and manmade tile and pavers. And, with […]

Ridgid 18V Digital Inflator11

Ridgid 18V Digital Inflator R87044

Ridgid Digital Inflator Presents a Helpful Solution The Ridgid 18V Digital Inflator (R87044) has all the features you’d want for a cordless inflation tool. It features an easy-to-read, easy-to-set digital pressure gauge, onboard and easily accessible accessories, and a motor that Ridgid claims provides the fastest truck tire fill from flat to full. At around […]