Ever since we reviewed Ridgid’s Cordless JobMax tool system, I have been wondering about what would come next. There were five modular tool heads included in the initial launch – an oscillating multi-tool, a hammer head, right angle drill, right angle impact driver, and a right angle socket wrench.
With the 2011 holiday season approaching, I started to think about what else might be soon added to the product lineup. Some type of saw? Maybe a screwdriver with clutch? Surely a new tool head attachment must have been in the works, right? Imagine my surprise when I found out that the very next release would be a new JobMax corded power base handle!
The new JobMax multi-tool starter kit features a new corded handle, and the same universal multi-tool head included with the 12V lithium ion cordless kits. The corded handle is said to offer improved ergonomics, and also features a variable-speed motor, two-finger trigger, and LED work light. A 3.0 amp motor should provide heaps more power than the cordless version, at least on paper. Let’s hope the tool heads can keep up!
And in case you missed it, here’s our Ridgid cordless JobMax review.