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Ridgid 18V Cordless Brushless Ratchet

Ridgid 18V Cordless Brushless Ratchet

Ridgid Expands 18V Lineup With Three Brushless Ratchets

We’ve heard plenty of Ridgid fans asking for a variety of tools on the brand’s popular 18V system. Ridgid 18V cordless brushless ratchet models are a response to one of the most frequent requests from professional mechanics and automotive enthusiasts.



Ridgid 18V Cordless Brushless Ratchet | The Big Deal

Ridgid’s response is not just one, but three cordless ratchets. Whether you’re looking for a 1/2-inch, 3/8-inch, or 1/4-inch drive, there’s a model for you.

The design team put some real thought into what mechanics need. Using any 18V battery for power (we recommend the 2.0Ah Max Output packs for these), a brushless motor delivers improved performance, runtime, and service life over brushed options.

Depending on the model you choose, the speeds range from 175 RPM to 325 RPM with speed dropping as torque increases. Torque ranges are 45 ft-lbs to 60 ft-lbs.

The battery slides on parallel to the tool body before slimming down to the handle and two-finger variable speed trigger. A flush forward/reverse switch keeps the head as compact as possible for reaching into tight areas.

Additional Highlights

  • Trigger lock-out switch
  • LED lights
  • Belt hook compatible
  • Protective boot available

Comparing Ridgid 18V Cordless Brushless Ratchet Models

1/4-Inch
R866010
3/8-Inch
R866011
1/2-Inch
R866012
No-Load Speed325 RPM250 RPM175 RPM
Max Torque45 ft-lbs55 ft-lbs60 ft-lbs
Bare Weight2.2 lbs2.4 lbs2.4 lbs
Price$179$179$199

Ridgid 18V Cordless Brushless Ratchet Price

As you can see from the chart above, the 1/4-inch and 3/8-inch ratchets are $179 as bare tools. The 1/2-inch model is $199. Various kit options are in the works as well.

As usual, Ridgid backs these tools with a 3-year warranty and lifetime service agreement. Be sure to register within 90 days to get the LSA.

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Nandkishor Toshniwal

Thanks for very useful

Luis

I like the torque ratings and overall design on these new Ridgid tools, however I’m not a fan of the price. Milwaukee’s M12 Fuel 2557-20 has comparable torque, RPMs and it’s being sold as a bare tool for $169.
If these Ridgid were extended reach ratchets, then I’d say the price is right. But as things go by, these are not going to be hot sellers at first, that is until HD starts throwing rebates to bring these to $150 or lower.

Don

Was looking forward to this tool a lot. Not a fan of the price point considering the Makita and Kobalt offering. Will be looking for this on sale maybe.

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