More stories about Ridgid

  • Ridgid R3030 Recip Saw

    Ridgid recently added a one-handed recip saw to its Fuego line of power tools.

  • Ridgid Commercial-Duty Pressure Washers

    Ridgid offers two new pressure washers built with Subaru engines and Cat pumps — components the company considers commercial-duty.

  • New Tool Report - May 2009

  • Ridgid R250AF18 Finish Nailer

    Ridgid's new R250AF18 15-gauge finish nailer runs on a compact 18-volt lithium ion battery pack and weighs 2 pounds less than the competition, says Ridgid.

  • Ridgid R3400 Fiber-Cement Saw

    Last fall I reviewed several saws that collect the dust generated when fiber cement is cut.

  • Ridgid R86014 AutoShift Drill/Driver

    Many users ignore the high and low gears on a drill/driver: Running in high makes the work go faster but can burn up the motor, while low gear protects the tool but feels too slow.

  • Tool Test: Compact & Subcompact Drill/Drivers

    Cordless drill/drivers have come a long way since the first one I purchased more than 20 years ago. It's interesting, though, that some have come full circle and ended up about the same size as those small, early tools, but with much better performance.

  • First Test: Ridgid Quick Acting Vise

    Sometimes a tool is such an integral part of your daily routine, you don't think of it as a tool but as part of your shop or truck. A mechanic's vise is such a tool.

  • FirstTest: Ridgid's One-Handed Recip Saw

    In my years of building and remodeling, I've seen high-quality flooring, top-dollar fixtures, even knot-free, dead straight, 2x stock fill dumpster after dumpster. But now, some cities and counties in our area require 65% or more of demolition waste to be diverted from the landfill, so we gladly...

  • Tool Test: Portable Jobsite Table Saws

    Jobsite table saws have changed a lot since I started working for my dad in 1972. Back then, we did almost all the millwork on-site using a huge, 12-inch contractor's saw that might have stayed set up for months. I started my own company in 1981, and as the business grew, table saws shrunk. I took...