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, but in a smaller package that you can wield one-handed.
10-Second Summary• Model: Ridgid R87547B
• Brushless motor
• Up to 19,000 rpm
• Cuts aluminum, plaster, drywall, PVC, and tile
• Forward and reverse directions
• Variable speed trigger
• Tool-free rotating guard adjustment
• Adjustable wire depth guide
• LED worklight
• Lifetime Service Agreement
• Price: $99 (bare tool)
What Can the Ridgid Multi-Material Saw Tackle?
With a brushless motor that cranks out up to 19,000 RPM, the Ridgid Sub-Compact Multi-Material Saw provides quick cuts in a variety of materials. It comes with three different 3″ wheels. Each wheel targets either metal, tile, PVC, drywall, and/or plaster.
Ridgid optimized the R87547B ergonomics and design for one-handed use. First, it weighs in at only a pound and a half (for the bare tool). Its 4 x 11 x 4 frame also lets it get into spaces that could be a challenge for a circular saw or even an angle grinder.
Dual Direction and Movable Guard
The Ridgid R87547B saw features a variable-speed trigger and direction selection switch for forward and reverse. In Forward, the wheel spins in the direction you’d expect for an angle grinder. In Reverse, it operates more like a mini circular saw.
It also features a tool-free rotating guard adjustment and an adjustable wire cut-depth guide. An LED work light keeps your workspace visible, even in dim light quality.
The Ridgid Sub-Compact Multi-Material Saw only comes as a bare tool, and you can pick it up at your local Home Depot or online for $99. Like all of the Ridgid tools, it comes with a Lifetime Service Agreement.
Ridgid Multi-Material Saw Specs
- Model: Ridgid R87547B
- Motor: Brushless
- Variable Speed: Yes; up to 19,000 rpm
- Materials: Metals, PVC, tile, drywall, plaster
- Wheel Size: 3 in.
- Dimensions (HxDxW): 4.25 x 10.75 x 4.375 in.
- Weight: 1.55 lbs. (bare tool)
- Warranty: Lifetime Service Agreement
- Price: $99