More Ridgid New Tool Releases

Lately Ridgid has been releasing new tools like crazy! I just got word that they’re coming out with a few more.

They’ll be introducing an all new cordless 18V Forced Air Heater, a new 200 PSI 4.5 gallon quiet compressor, and a new 18V brushless belt sander. Full specs below.

RIDGID GEN5X Brushless 18V Hybrid Forced Air Propane Heater R860424B

The RIDGID GEN5X Brushless 18V Hybrid Forced Air Propane Heater is another Industry first! Hybrid Technology allows the heater fan to be powered by any RIDGID 18V battery or regular extension cord giving maximum jobsite versatility. It will also keep you warm on the coldest jobsites with an output of up to 60,000 BTU! This unit is backed with the RIDGID 3-Year Limited Warranty.


  • Heat Rating (BTU/hour): 30,000-60,000
  • Area Heated (sq. ft.): 1350
  • Fuel Rate (Gal/Hour): 0.30
  • Run Time: 7 Hours (w/ 5Ah Battery)
  • Certification: 4-UL Certified


  • Hybrid Technology allows you to power the heater fan with any RIDGID 18V battery or extension cord
  • High Heat Output with a Variable Power Dial allowing you to adjust between 30,000 and 60,000 BTU to keep warm on any jobsite
  • Up to 7 hours of continuous runtime using a RIDGID 5Ah Hyper Lithium Battery (not included) and up to 12 hours of propane runtime using a standard 20 lb. tank on low heat output (tank not included)
  • Brushless Motor Technology delivers more runtime, power, and gives longer motor life
  • Electric Ignition allows you to easily start up the unit
  • Quiet Fan Operation keeps the heater noise to a minimum
  • UL Certified with Overheat Protection to ensure safety on the jobsite and prevent overheating

WARRANTY: 3-Year Limited Warranty
LAUNCH DATE: March 2017

RIDGID 200 PSI 4.5 Gallon Quiet Compressor OF45200SS

The RIDGID 200 PSI 4.5 Gallon Quiet compressor is packed with features. This compressor is powerful and perfect for any job with 200 psi. Work with multiple people on the jobsite with dual universal quick connectors and use 2 nailers at once. The new compact and lightweight design makes this compressor up to 61% smaller than leading competitor compressors. Equipped with a best-in- class oil free pump for maintenance free, reliable performance, this compressor has all the features to get the job done.


  • Maximum Pressure (PSI): 200 PSI
  • Decible Rating: 77 dBA
  • Air Delivery SCFM @ 90PSI: 5.1 SCFM
  • Compressor Tank Capacity: 4.5 Gallons
  • Lubrication Type: Oil-Free


  • StrongStart Technology for reliable starting in any power conditions
  • Powerful compact design making it up to 61% smaller than leading competitor brand
  • Locking regulator holds knob in place to prevent unwanted pressure changes
  • 1/4 turn ball valve tank drain – drains tank quickly with 1 easy turn
  • 2 universal push-to- connect quick couplers – accepts both 1/4 in. automotive and industrial plugs with easy single-hand connection
  • 2 in. pressure gauges for better viewing of regulated and tank pressure
  • Ergonomic handle design for easy mobility and comfortability when carrying

WARRANTY: 3 Year Limited Warranty
LAUNCH DATE: December 2016

RIDGID GEN5X Brushless 18V 3 X 18 in. Belt Sander R86065B

RIDGID introduces the GEN5X Brushless 18V 3 X 18 in. Belt Sander. The RIDGID cordless Belt Sander is built to handle the toughest tasks on any jobsite with its variable speed dial and tool-free belt release. This sander has the power of a corded unit without the hassle of a cord.


  • Variable Speed: 400-935 FPM
  • Battery: 18V
  • Belt Size: 3 x 18 in.


  • Airguard technology- collects up to 90% of dust for a cleaner work area
  • Brushless motor technology- Delivers more run-time, more power, and longer motor life than brushed motors
  • Variable-Speed Dial – Match the speed of the sander with the specific application
  • Tool-free Belt Release- For quick and easy belt changes
  • Automatic Belt Tracking- Tool automatically adjusts belt to center plate for straight alignment
  • Adjustable Pommel- For ease of use during different applications
  • Integrated Vac Adapter- Fits standard 1-1/4in. hose for cleaner, dust-free work environment
  • Flat Face- Allows for sanding flush to a vertical surface

WARRANTY: Lifetime Service Agreement
LAUNCH DATE: January 2016

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