A couple of readers expressed disappointment at not being able find the new Ridgid 18V Gen5X cordless tools at any Home Depot. It doesn’t look like they’re shipping out quite yet (funny how there are already two 5/5 reviews), but you can order now to get in line for when they do ship.
Home Depot says the combos should start shipping out around 4/10/2015.
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The Gen5X tools look good on paper, but there’s a voice in the back of my mind whispering where are Ridgid’s brushless tools? Maybe they’re not coming after all?
The new Dewalt DCF620 20V Max brushless screwgun also looks to be shipping soon. It will be sold as a bare tool (DCF620B), in a kit with (2) 2.0Ah battery packs (DCF620D2), and in a kit with (2) 4.0Ah battery packs (DCF620M2).
Amazon’s shipping estimate is currently “2 to 4 weeks.”
Additionally, there will be two combo kits that bundle the screwgun with Dewalt’s DCF886 brushless impact driver.
Bosch’s latest 12V Max cordless hand vac also became recently available, but short initial supplies means you probably won’t get one right away.
Amazon has “1 left in stock (more on the way).” For tools like this, it’s usually okay to place an order even if there’s no immediate stock. That way, you’re placed in a line to receive your order as stock comes in. If you want for the vacs to be in stock before you order, you’ll have to wait until Amazon fulfills all outstanding orders. Not that a 12V hand vac will be in huge demand, but you get the idea.
CPO might also be a good place to order from. Vacs sold by them are said to be “factory shipped,” and so you might be able to get it sooner, but that’s not a guarantee. I haven’t noticed any other independent retailers shipping these out yet, but I haven’t looked too hard either.