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August 5, 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.

Ridgid RP 350 Press Tool

Ridgid RP 350 Press Tool with Pistol Grip

Ridgid Adds Pistol Grip to Press Tool Line The Emerson side of the Ridgid tool brand has added more versatility to its line of cordless press tools. With a lighter and more compact frame than its predecessor, along with a slew of other features, the Ridgid RP 350 Press Tool has been custom-designed for contractors […]

Ridgid 18V R87028B SubCompact impact wrench

Ridgid 18V SubCompact 1/2-inch Impact Wrench R87028B

Ridgid continues to expand its line of SubCompact tools, adding a 1/2-inch impact wrench to the mix. As part of that line, the Ridgid 18V SubCompact 1/2-inch impact wrench (R87028B) brings a key tool for auto mechanics. Our in-house Pros perked up when they heard about this new addition. Pros Smaller head size gets into […]

Ridgid 18V Sub-Compact Hammer Drill R8711B

Ridgid Packs 18V Power Into 12V Frame Joining the Ridgid Sub-Compact Line this year is the R8711B Hammer Drill. With its sub-compact frame, this hammer drill can hop into tight spaces while still delivering 18V power to the job at hand. Lighter and More Compact Performance We hear that the Ridgid R8711B Sub-compact hammer drill […]

Ridgid Press Tool

Ridgid RP 342-XL Press Tool

Ridgid Press Tool Boasts Widest Range of Applications on the Market Ridgid asks you to paint the following picture in your head: imagine using just one press tool on any given material of any size. If that seems too good to be true, prepare for your skepticism to get dashed against the hard rocks of […]

Ridgid Drywall Cutout Tool

Ridgid Cordless Drywall Cut-Out Tool R84730B

Ridgid Takes Drywall Cutting to the Next Level Ridgid released a sneak peek of what the brand has in store for us in 2020. And, while the brand continues to play coy about the details of many of the upcoming releases, we like to pass on what we do know. In this case, we’re intrigued […]

Review8.4(out of 10)

Ridgid 18V SubCompact Impact Wrench Review R87207B

Ridgid rocked Home Depot with a big expansion, including a new line of 18V sub-compact tools. As part of that line, the Ridgid 18V SubCompact impact wrench drew a lot of attention, including from our Pro team.  Pros Smaller head size gets into tighter spaces Lighter and more powerful than the Octane 3/8-inch impact wrench […]

Ridgid 18V Caulk and Adhesive Gun

Ridgid 18V Caulk and Adhesive Gun | R84044B

Ridgid Takes the Effort Out of Sealant Applications Notable amongst the Ridgid tool releases for 2020 is the R84044B 18V caulk and adhesive gun. Some caulks can be a real bear to apply with your standard caulking gun. Certain adhesives simply flow much more slowly than your typical Alex 230 caulk. Other times. temperature plays […]

Kobalt XTR Vs Ridgid Octane Hammer Drill

Kobalt XTR Vs Ridgid Octane Hammer Drill | Thursday Throwdown

With Kobalt introducing its XTR line, it joins Ridgid’s Octane in a unique space: budget-friendly advanced tools. For this Pro Tool Reviews Thursday Throwdown, we decided the main event needed to be the Kobalt XTR vs Ridgid Octane hammer drill. As advanced tools, both lines take advantage of 21700 lithium-ion cells to power upgraded motors […]

Review8.0(out of 10)
Ridgid Octane Circular Saw

Ridgid Octane Circular Saw Review | R8654

Ridgid Octane Circular Saw Boost Performance with Advanced Design The Ridgid Octane circular saw is at the high end of the popular budget-friendly pro brand’s lineup. Taking advantage of an advanced motor/electronics package and pairing it with an Octane battery, we tested it head-to-head against other advanced cordless circular saws. Pros Solid upgrade from the […]

Ridgid Multi-Material Saw

Ridgid 18V Sub-Compact Multi-Material Saw R87547B

Cut Just About Anything One-Handed with the Ridgid Multi-Material Saw For 2020, Ridgid has focused on the sub-compact corner of the 18V tool market with many of the year’s new releases. One of the cases-in-point is the Ridgid 18V Sub-Compact Multi-Material Saw. The R87547B operates similarly to your standard angle grinder and cut-off wheel setup, […]