Ridgid 18V cordless power tool users – this one’s for you! Ridgid has (finally!) come out with a new 18V cordless band saw.
The new Ridgid cordless band saw features a compact design and 2-1/2″ cut capacity. It sports a variable speed dial, LED worklight, tool-free blade release, and is backed by Ridgid’s Lifetime Service Agreement.
Ridgid Cordless Band Saw Features & Specs
- Model R8604B
- 2-1/2″ cut capacity
- 32-7/8″ blade length
- Variable speed
- 320-680 SFPM
- Integrated rafter hook
- Tool-less blade change
- LED worklight
Ridgid says their new cordless band saw is lightweight to reduce user fatigue and is great for overhead use.
If it’s hard to tell, the 18V battery attaches to the front right side of the tool and at an angle.
It’s designed for cutting threaded rod, black pipe, PVC pipes, conduit, unistrut, angle iron, and other such materials. Press materials also remind that it can be used to cut wood as well.
The saw will ship with an 18 TPI blade.
Price: $179 (bare tool)
ETA: Fall 2020
The new Ridgid R8604B does indeed look to have a compact and streamlined geometry, perhaps even making it more compact than some competing models.
Ridgid cordless power tool users have been asking for a cordless band saw for the longest time. Is this what you guys had in mind?