New AEG / Ridgid 18V Brushless SDS+ Rotary Hammer Spotted

New AEG / Ridgid 18V Brushless SDS+ Rotary Hammers have been spotted by readers Glenn and Milan Sláma.

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In the above pic we can see both new models from AEG and Ridgid. As you can see, both models share the same dna but have a slightly different color scheme with a darker gray on the AEG while the Ridgid has a more vibrant orange. Except for the spot where both have the brushless lettering, they are basically identical. If you didn’t know already, Ridgid and AEG are basically the same, just different names in different parts of the world.

They’re both brushless which is a step up from the current 7/8″ inch brushed 18V model currently on the market. It seems like many of the features from the previous model made their way to the new brushless model like the 4 mode dial, the side handle, and even the anti vibration handle suspension. What’s new is an LED at the base of the tool and a rafter hook at the top rear of the tool. The new model also has user protection in case of bit jams however the brushless model uses an electronic safety clutch to protect the user.

Many specs are available from the AEG website although they don’t mention the rated capacity. The previous brushed model is rated for 7/8″ and if I had to guess, I’d say the new brushless model will probably be rated for 1″. I have nothing concrete to back this up, but the usual trend is to push performance when updating tools with brushless motors.


Voltage 18V
Impact rate 4800bpm
Tool reception SDS+
No-load speed 0-1400/min
Impact energy 2.5J
Weight 2.6kg


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Hell Yeah!!!!!!.. Can’t wait!!


I like the new design much better than the current model. Is there a date of release for the new model??… A price??