Just the other day, we posted about the new Ridgid Gen5X brushless circular saw that we knew was coming out, but all we knew was its blade size (7-1/4″) and that it came with a brushless motor.
We know just a little bit more now, but not much more.
Readers have commented and emailed in with news of a Ridgid 18V Gen5X cordless combo kit that’s on sale for $199. Thank you to everyone who sent in photos and tips!
But that can’t be right. Right?
Well, it turns out that there is a new Ridgid brushless combo kit. The new combo, model R9206, comes with Ridgid’s new brushless hammer drill, the new brushless circular saw, a charger, and single 2.0Ah battery pack.
This is basically the Ridgid 18V Gen5X brushless hammer drill kit, which is $119, plus the bare circular saw.
Since this is a “special buy,” quantities are probably limited. Last year, certain special buys sold out even before Black Friday. What it also means is that it will probably be some time before Home Depot can replenish stock. If you were eager to buy a Ridgid Gen5X brushless circular saw, you might want to consider buying this combo kit.
I have confirmed that this will be a regular Ridgid product, but could not get any estimate as to when a bare tool, separate circular saw kit, or other combo kit might be available.
The tradeoff with this special buy is that the charger isn’t the same as Ridgid’s premium multi-chemistry charger, and I’m willing to bet that it’s slower too. And you get a single compact 2.0Ah Li-ion battery pack. Other than that, I believe these are both “regular” tools with full bells and whistles.
Update: It comes with 2.0Ah AND a 4.0Ah batteries!
Do you want more or higher capacity Ridgid 18V Li-ion battery packs? Check out these holiday season battery pack deals! Now’s the time to stock up on batteries. A 2-pack of 4Ah batteries would probably work nicely with this kit.