Today Ridgid announced several new 18V outdoor power tools. They have a new 18V string trimmer, leaf blower, chainsaw, hedge trimmer, powered auger, and pruner – all brushless! They also have a new 18V backpack sprayer as well and a new high capacity 18V 12.0 ah battery! Click on their respective links to learn more. This article will discuss the new Ridgid 18V brushless chainsaw.
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Ridgid 18V Brushless 12″ Chainsaw – Features
This battery powered chainsaw features a brushless motor that powers a 12 inch bar and chain. The cut capacity is 10 inches. With a fast cutting speed thanks to the 10 m/s chain speed. A claimed lightweight design although no weight numbers are given.
Other features include dual stud design for chain tensioning which requires tools to adjust. Includes an automatic oiler with side window and refill.
Ridgid states you can get max performance with their Max Output batteries.
Ridgid 18V Brushless 12″ Chainsaw – Runtime
You can get up to 100 cuts per charge. Type and size of material and battery capacity not stated in cuts per charge not mentioned. But since it is paired with a 6ah battery in kit form, the cuts per charge claim is probably with that size battery.
Compared To The AEG 18V Chainsaw
Back in 2017 we had learned that AEG had an 18V chainsaw. AEG is what Ridgid power tools are known as outside of the USA.
Above we can see the AEG 18V chainsaw. It appears that they are very similar, if not identical in shape. The main difference is the color scheme and branding. Features and specs also appear very similar, if not identical. Though the AEG is rated at 10.5 m/s chain speed but is a minor difference. So it appears the new Ridgid chainsaw is based on a years old design from 2017. Does it matter? No as it’s still great news that Ridgid users now have their own 18V chainsaw option!
Ridgid 18V Brushless 12″ Chainsaw – Pricing & Availability
Today was a multiple tool announcement with main features. We will have to wait for pricing and specific availability. So far we know that it will be available in 2023.
- 12 in. bar & chain with 10 in. cut capacity
- Delivers over 100 cuts per charge
- Lightweight design
- Fast cutting with a 10 m/s chain speed
- Automatic oiler keeps the chain properly lubricated
- Tooled chain tensioning for easy maintenance
- 100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18V Batteries and Chargers
- Maximum Performance. Longer Runtime.
- Included 18V MAX Output battery to deliver maximum power
- Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase
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As was mentioned at the outset, they’ve also announced other 18V tools as well. They have a new 18V string trimmer, blower, hedge trimmer, powered auger, and pruner – all brushless! They also have a new 18V backpack sprayer as well and a new high capacity 18V 12.0 ah battery! Click on their respective links to learn more. All are stated to come out 2023.