Ridgid has announced that they will be launching 23 new cordless power tools and batteries in 2023.
Of the 23 new tools and accessories, “10 will be all-new solutions never before offered.” The count also includes all of the new cordless outdoor power tools that were previously announced late last year.
To start off, Ridgid is coming out with a new 18V cordless track saw, which they first teased about 2 months ago.
The only information Ridgid has provided about the track saw so far is that it can cut up to 370 ft per charge with a 6Ah Max Output battery.
The new Ridgid cordless track saw is also advertised as delivering “corded cutting performance” and “professional accuracy with included 55-inch track.”
Here’s the list of new cordless power tools coming to the Ridgid 18V Brushless line:
- Track Saw (R48630)
- Jig Saw (R86344)
- Compact Router (R860444)
- 18GA Narrow Crown Stapler (R09850)
Some of these tools, such as the cordless router, replace older Ridgid 18V Octane models.
There are 4 new products coming to Ridgid’s 18V SubCompact Brushless cordless power tool lineup:
- Barrel Grip Jigsaw (R86346)
- Right Angle Impact Driver (R87730)
- 3/8″ Right Angle Impact Wrench (R8720)
- 1/2″ Right Angle Impact Wrench (R8721)
Additionally, there will also be Ridgid 18V tools:
- 18V 23GA Headless Pin Nailer (R09898)
- 18V Professional High Temp Glue Gun (R860433)
I can understand why a hot glue gun might not be included in 18V Brushless or SubCompact Brushless product families.
But why is the new cordless pin nailer engineered with a brushed motor, while the SubCompact stapler is brushless?
Ridgid is also adding an 18V 12Ah battery and a new 6-amp rapid charger:
- 18V 12.0Ah MAX Output EXP Lithium-Ion Battery (R840120)
- 18V 6A Rapid Charger (R86098)
By my count, there will be (4) new 18V Brushless tools, (4) new 18V SubCompact Brushless tools, (2) 18V tools, (7) new 18V cordless outdoor power tools, (1) new battery, and (1) new charger.
There are 4 other tools that recently launched at Home Depot, bringing the total number to 23:
- 18V Brushless 1/4 in. Extended Reach Ratchet (R866020B)
- 18V Brushless 3/8 in. Extended Reach Ratchet (R866021B)
- 18V SubCompact Brushless 3/8 in. 4-Mode Impact Wrench (R872071B)
- 18V SubCompact Brushless 1/2 in. 4-Mode Impact Wrench (R872081B)
All of the new tools will be launching exclusively at Home Depot.
Ridgid has not yet provided technical details, pricing, or availability estimates.
I like how we’ve been asking and complaining about the lack of track saws from manufacturers for several years and now they’ve just all been dumped in our laps almost all at once.
What’s the next best tool to bandwagon on?
Cordless brushless bottle opener and mustache/beard curling iron with integrated toenail power cutter. And for your lunch break, a cordless hotsauce/condiment dispenser nicknamed “the fire hose” and can shoot Tabasco at 280psi. Wear your safety glasses around that one.
That last one feels like it would fall in with Bosch’s last weird marketing gimmick.
Let’s see Festool HKC type saws from Makita, Dewalt, and Milwaukee.
Or better yet a pair of cordless crosscut saws like the Mafell’s with 120mm blades for flooring and 185mm blades for framing
The domino. It is coming up on its patent expiration.
Hey Chris, I believe the Festool Domino patent is up soon. I would bet there are gonna be a ton of new domino style machines on the market in short order.
Good news. Ridgid seems to sort of hum along at times with just enough tools to be a plausible one-platform solution, but missing some non-core tools that are nice-to-haves. A glue gun for example, is a handy tool even if it probably isn’t what drives users to a particular platform. Seems like Ridgid’s product line is steadily expanding though.
I wonder if Ridgid just let’s Ryobi fill in some of the holes it’s missing. Ryobi is cheap enough to get into that a home gamer can justify having both brands. I personally have Ridgid tools but for some of my less frequently used stuff or to supplement what Ridgid doesn’t have I have several Ryobi tools. Works fairly well and is slightly easier on the pocket.
Hopefully they can now afford to spend money on their website. Both for the LSA and catalogue. Both are pretty lacking. I’m not sure why but that new jigsaw is calling my name. The 18 V impact ratchet might work better than the Milwaukee too? There are some good looking tools coming.
Jesus ma samon
A lot of people try and stick with one tool but you can use 2 or 3 just spend like 10 extra dollars on the off brand tools for a battery adapter so you can use say milwaukee and dewalt but with your Ridgid batteries
Till now, I have never needed a battery adapter. I find that batteries, especially large mAh batteries can be cumbersome on some tools. The idea of adding an adapter makes it that much more odd. (think multi tool, palm sander, impact driver or any small sized tool)
I think I would consider just getting the tool + battery + charger kit, which often can be had on some kind of deal rather than a clumsy battery adapter.
Hysterically saying the Ridgid tools will not do the job. I’m looking for examples and will the saw cut thick hardwood wood slabs ?
It’s nice to see a 12Ah battery. I have the Octane 9Ah batteries and they’re great but more is always better, especially on a power sucking tool like the 18v x2 shop vac.
Good to see Ridgid isn’t being too neglected. I bought into the line when I needed a cordless fan and DeWalt’s was still a few months from release. Since then I added a number of Octane and Gen5X tools, along with an X4 recip saw. When I bought into the line around 2017 they seemed to be trying to compete with the “big dogs” like Milwaukee and DeWalt, offering Bluetooth technology and some very powerful tools. When they discontinued Octane and released their newer line, they just seemed to lose their attention-grabbing factor. Maybe it’s the newer marketing, or the relatively bland look of the tools themselves, or maybe it’s just the fact that I have so many different cordless tools these days, but I haven’t been interested in Ridgid’s products for the past few years.
I’ll definitely be checking these out as they arrive in stores and see if there’s anything that catches my eye or that fills a need I don’t have.
Nice to see TTI/HD remembering that Ridgid exists.
“But why is the new cordless pin nailer engineered with a brushed motor, while the SubCompact stapler is brushless?”
Do we know if that pin nailer is actually a newly engineered tool? Or is it just a re-badge of its Ryobi cousin? I wouldn’t be surprised if they had the budget to newly engineer one model but not the other. They didn’t previously have a cordless pin nailer, so it’d make sense to round out the set.
I’d imagine the power usage for a pin nailer is so small and the wear is so little on the motor it’s not worth going brushless. Probably save a little money too. That’s my guess but who really knows. People really seem to like the Ryobi one. I’ve been pretty happy with the Milwaukee version.
I will stick with my current battery platforms (Dewalt 20V and Milwaukee 12V ) but nice to see another manufacturer releasing new tools.
More choices help all of us
Great, now I have to give Home Depot more money.
I wish that Ridgid would better engineer there Pro Gear line of tool storage.
Seems like Milwaukee put more thought into how the Packall would hold their tools
I was really hoping to see a 15 gauge finish nailer. I wonder if the track saw will use a proprietary track? I have Several of the Makita style track but a corded saw.
Wonder how long it’ll be till they do a “multi function and offset screwdriver” like Bosch and Milwaukee.
Those seem to me to be more popular in compact size consistent with 12V platforms. For Ridgid (HD-TTI) tools – that might be a non-starter since they seem to have orphaned the 12V pod-battery tools – unless I’m missing something.
Finally. I’ve been waiting for the chainsaw( hopefully they make a bigger one as well, even dual battery 36v like makita) forever and I was about to buy into another ecosystem just to get a track saw, now I don’t have to. Now if they will only make a cordless table saw I’d be set.
You aren’t. AEG (Ridgid every else in the world) has had that multi function offset screwdriver thing in their 12V line for years. No 18 volt though. And I agree, it’s not going to happen. The Subcompact line is meant to be a replacement for the 12V line. It makes some sense in that hey can just support one battery platform. However, no matter how small they make the 18V tool, it’s just not going to be as small the 12V equivalent.
Nice to see Home Depot bringing in a proper lineup for orange TTI tools, matching their AEG counterparts.
I bought a Ridgid drywall saw on a HF daily deal.
The motor and internal fan was set to ingest drywall dust through the front of the tool… through the motor and out the back.
We had to stop trimming every 5 minutes and before every start to blow out the tool with compressed air.
Finished the job and dropped the tool off at HF for a refund.
Never will touch another cordless Rigid tool.
Shop vacs are good…noisy…
The Ridgid vacuums come from a different source entirely. Most of the Ridgid small power tools sold at HD are sourced from TTI under license to use the brand name. The vacuums come from Emerson (the actual owner of the Ridgid trademark)
I honestly wonder if he has HarborFreight, Home Depot, Ridgid and ???? mixed up….
Huh. I figured that since TTI makes Hoover, they also make the Ridgid wet/dry vacuums. Guess not.
TTI does own vacuum companies (Hoover and Dirt Devil) plus other tool companies like Milwaukee and Homelite. But they license the Ridgid brand name from Emerson (USA), the Ryobi brand name from Ryobi (Japan) and the AEG brand name from Electrolux (Sweden). TTI appears to be the OEM for most Ridgid brand small power tools sold at Home Depot . But Home Depot seems to contract with several other OEMS for other items that they sell under the Ridgid brand. I don’t know the terms of the license agreement that Emerson Electric has with HD for use of the Ridgid (deriving from the Ridge Tool Co. and Ohio-based subsidiary of Emerson) brand name. But it certainly appears that Emerson excludes RIDGID plumbing tools – since they are produced by the Ridge Tool Co. I’ve also noticed that the Ridgid brand vacuums , accessories and many larger power tools (like table saws) have UPC’s starting with 648846 denoting Emerson as their source – while a UPC starting with 686910 would denote TTI.
Thanks. I knew about most of the licensing situation, but the UPC indicator is new info to me. I have a couple of RIDGID wet/dry vacs, and they’ve proved quite worthy.
So TTI is amortizing tracksaw and one-handed chainsaw development by releasing “new” tools in orange?
The only thing interesting here would be the compact narrow crown stapler. I’d try it out to see if it can replace my M18.
Also, can we get some cordless medium and wide crown staples please. T50 staplers don’t count. I want cordless 1″ crown staplers.
One inch (wide crown) staple guns of any sort may be not so popular for the manufacturers to want to invest in developing a cordless one. An old inventory said that we had only one – a Hitachi N5024A pneumatic .
I must say: Ridgid is one of the most overrated tool companies there is. I’ve had a few battery tools, and both the chargers, and two batteries did not last one year.
I used the tools about twice a week, never got them wet. Dropped, or left outside, etc. Took care of them. Now they are basically useless. The charger was 1st. I replaced it, then the new charger worked for 2 months, both batteries and charger seemed to go out same time. Their warranty socks, its a fake “lifetime” marranty that claims to nothing accept workmanship which means if it is bad straight out the box,then they will honor it. Fake warranty fake tools, fake company.
I think your experience may be fairly isolated. I don’t have many Ridgid battery tools, but the ones I have work well. Mind you they are all from before the brand got neutered for getting into Milwaukee territory… maybe their newer stuff isn’t as good? I really like the dual battery 18v shop vac paired with 9Ah Octane batteries – works great.
“I can understand why a hot glue gun might not be included in 18V Brushless or SubCompact Brushless product families.”
Uh, you’re kidding, right? Vs a brushed motor glue gun? Lol
No? A glue gun has no motor, and so how could it be part of the 18V Brushless or 18V SubCompact Brushless lines?
The actual “professional” glue guns, as opposed to the professional-in-name-only Ridgid glue gun, have either electric motors to feed the glue sticks into the melt chamber, or have air motors, i.e. air compressors, to feed the glue and/or atomize the glue.
Are you really comparing this to a $1000+ pneumatic glue gun? There’s plenty of “professional” guns at a lower price point that aren’t motorized, like the big orange 3Ms.
I have a motorized and pneumatic spray glue gun that I got new for under $700. The motorized counterpart without the pneumatic connection is $400 new. I’m sure if Ridgid really cared about glue guns they could have their own motorized version for $200 or less. It’s just a battery caulk gun ($150) with a heater.
Not mad about this expansion and I’ll personally look hard the track saw, chainsaw and glue gun. I bought into Ridgid 18V only for the little hand vac…couldn’t find anything in Red or Yellow that I liked as much. Since I’ve got the charger and half a dozen batteries I’ll be an easy sell if the performance and price are right.
I have only one Ridgid cordless tool currently although I have 2 of them.
The dual battery cordless 12 gallon shopvac style,apparently discontinued.
I added a 16ft centec hose for the tracksaw,and Makita battery adapter.
Best capacity offered 2 years ago.
With this track saw, this left only Makita and Dewalt w/o an 18V ones. Why Makita/Dewalt? Why?
Makita has an 18×2 saw, so not much reason to bother with a single-battery version. Especially since weight is less of a factor for a tracksaw that you’re pretty much always using while supported. Similar DeWalt already has a battery-powered 60v.
Glad to see this. Ridgid was my choice when I finally broke down and bought into the 18V-24V class, but it’s always been pretty limited in terms of diversity of tools. A lot of them, like the router, hand planer, etc., were also either several generations old or not even available anymore.
Now it would just be great if they’d honor the warranty on anything.
In our businesses – our purchasing decisions were never based on warranty claims. To the extent that a warranty claim from a untried brand gave us some confidence of a tool’s ability to perform for a reasonable period without failure – we might consider trying a tool. But we liked to use a combination of hands-on experience using a fleet of tools to inform our decisions on which brands were likely to meet our needs.
The thought of being in the middle of a job, having a tool fail – or worse yet cause damage or injury – was loathed. No warranty – and need to run to a Home Depot etc. (no matter how close) for a replacement would make up for the lost time or compensate for damage/injury. Over many years we had mostly positive experiences with Makita and Milwaukee cordless tools so we stuck with them. If we happened to have bought into Dewalt or another brand – with good experience, we would probably have stuck with them too. But a better warranty from other brands – by itself would not have garnered our business.
I’d love to see them expand their old twelve-volt line I have the drill and impact And they’re perfect for a girl. I find these tools to be excellent and so light. For chores around the house.