October 17, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Ridgid 18V Caulk and Adhesive Gun | R84044B

Ridgid 18V Caulk and Adhesive Gun

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.

10-Second Summary

  • 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 R84044BRyobi P310G
Battery Platform18V18V
Carriage10 oz.10 oz.
Variable ControlTrigger and dialDial
Push Force750 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.

Related articles

Werner Glidesafe Extension Ladder Review

Werner Glidesafe Extension Ladder Makes Extending and Lowering Easier with More Control Werner isn’t new to climbing the ladder…get it? But seriously, professionals that depend on quality know that Werner is a prime contender when they’re in the market for a new ladder or looking for the latest innovation. We got our hands on the […]

Ryobi Automotive Power Inverters

Ryobi Portable Power Sources Keep You Going On the Go We love a good battery power inverter. They open up our battery packs to even more applications than their primary purpose: to power our cordless tools. They help us keep our phones and other devices charged up at the jobsite or when we’re off-grid, which […]

Notify of
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Nicholas Embody

I’m an auto glass tech and my Milwaukee caulking gun motor just locked up on me today and everything else I have is Ridgid I was wondering how well this would work for that?

Dylan Barker

Need Chris Barker

Matt Layou

Adam Thomas

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x