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 leaf blower.
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Ridgid 18V Brushless Blower – Features
While Ridgid has had 18V blowers in the past, this is their first model specifically for yard use. That’s because it’s the first model to have the performance to do so. Thanks to the brushless motor, it puts out 510 CFM at 130 MPH! That makes it very strong for 18V and definitely in the higher end of the segment without going higher voltage. And more power than sister brand Milwaukee’s M18 Fuel Gen 1 & 2 blowers! At least on paper.
Other features include a turbo button for max power. Equipped with a variable speed trigger and cruise control. Ridgid says it’s 84% quieter than gas blowers. The blower tip is equipped with a metal scraper to help left stubborn objects. Ridgid states you can get max performance with their Max Output batteries.
It will be available as a baretool or a kit with 6.0ah Max Output battery and charger.
Ridgid 18V Brushless Blower – 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.
- Best in Class Power with 510 CFM & 130 MPH
- Turbo button delivers more power
- 84% quieter than gas blowers
- Variable-speed trigger & cruise control for ease of use
- Included speed tip with metal scraper tackles stubborn debris by concentrating airflow
- 100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18V Batteries and Chargers
- Maximum Performance. Longer Runtime.
- Included 18V MAX Output batteries 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, 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. All are stated to come out 2023.
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