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 a role in slowing you down. The Ridgid 18V caulking gun literally takes the pressure off your trigger finger for evenly applying sealants and adhesives.
- Model: Ridgid R84044B
- Operates on Ridgid’s 18V platform
- 750 lbs of push force
- Fast and consistent application
- Variable speed dial
- Variable speed trigger
- Integrated rafter hook
- Available: TBD
- Price: TBA
Ridgid R84044B Caulk Gun Features
The Ridgid R84044B 18V caulk gun frees you up from the trigger finger fatigue that comes with the traditional caulking gun. Its motor can apply 750 lbs. of push force to power through even stubborn tubes of caulk and adhesive.
Anyone can manually caulk using cheap Alex 230 or similar products. However, this should help with tough materials like OSI Quad Max and sealants that don’t flow easily. With the Ridgid R84044B, you can flow these stiffer sealants a bit more quickly and work much faster than you would with a manual caulk gun.
By taking care of the heavy lifting, Ridgid’s caulk gun lets you focus on the speed and consistency of your application. It includes a variable speed dial and a variable speed trigger, allowing you to dial in the amount of material coming out of the gun.
For convenience’s sake, this tool also features an integrated rafter hook.
Ridgid R84044B vs Ryobi P310G
Ridgid has played pretty coy about a lot of the details of the soon-to-be-released 18V caulk and adhesive gun, but there’s enough information to start drawing a comparison to the existing Ryobi caulk gun. That tool sells for around $50 without a battery or charger.
|Ridgid R84044B||Ryobi P310G|
|Carriage||10 oz.||10 oz.|
|Variable Control||Trigger and dial||Dial|
|Push Force||750 lbs.||<500 lbs.|
We’re still waiting on additional details surrounding the Ridgid 18V caulk and adhesive gun (particularly as it applies to the price). We hope to see it on Home Depot shelves during Summer 2020. As we learn more, we’ll update this article.