Ridgid 18V Brushless 22″ Hedge Trimmer

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 22″ hedge trimmer.

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Ridgid 18V Brushless 22″ Hedge Trimmer – Features

Ridgid 18V brushless hedge trimmer in action

This battery powered hedge trimmer features a brushless motor that powers the 22 inch cutting blades. It can cut branches with a 1 inch cut capacity. Ridgid says it has antijam technology so you can keep working. The gearbox is magnesium which is a strong yet lightweight metal to keep the weight down. Total weight not mentioned.

The handle can rotate 180 degrees independently from the body so you can find a more comfortable angle to grip. Ridgid states you can get max performance with their Max Output batteries.

Will come as a baretool or a kit with 2ah battery and charger.



Ridgid 18V Brushless 22″ Hedge Trimmer – New To The USA?

While it’s true that Ridgid 18V outdoor hedge trimmer is new to the USA. It’s actually not a completely new model. Back in 2018 we learned that AEG had come out with an 18V hedge trimmer. AEG is what Ridgid is called outside the USA. And interestingly enough, the new Ridgid branded model looks very much like the AEG. With similar features and all.

Ridgid 18V brushless hedge trimmer
You can see both models above side by side. The Ridgid on the left with the AEG on the right. And as you can see, the look very similar. The only difference I can spot is the lack of orange on the tip of the blade on the Ridgid. And the blade is darker metal on the Ridgid. Or it could be the angle and lack of light reflecting on it?

Does it really matter that it’s based on a years old model? Not really. I just thought it might be interesting to note for academic purposes. Either way, it’s good to see that Ridgid owners can now get their hands on one.



Ridgid 18V Brushless 22″ Hedge Trimmer – 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.

Ridgid 18V brushless hedge trimmer

  • 1 in. cut capacity
  • Anti-jam technology for smoother cuts
  • 180° rotating handle delivers increased versatility
  • Magnesium gearbox for lighter weight and increased durability
  • 100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18V Batteries and Chargers
  • Maximum Performance. Longer Runtime.
  • Pair with MAX Output batteries for 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, chainsaw, 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.



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