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Ridgid Miter Saw and a 5Ah Battery Pack!

Ridgid Miter Saw and a 5Ah Battery Pack
Ridgid Miter Saw and a 5Ah Battery Pack

Recently I had the opportunity to drool over new wireless RIDGID 18V brushless CNC machines.

It’s a 7-1 / 4″ Saw with carry handle large roof, double cone axis and  surprise  a navigation system LED bulbs cut.

Jason Swanson of TTI was kind enough to do a quick explanation of the saw on the video to us, so please check it out. And there, next time I will be better versed and equipped with a handheld microphone for better sound.

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I like the idea that it is a compact 7-1 / 4 “cut, rather than a larger one. Besides, if you want bigger, fuel new wireless Milwaukee M18 10″ sliding saws, and FlexVolt Dewalt 12″ saw caps should be on your radar.

The 7-1 / 4 “size means the need to have sufficient capacity for 2x material, and for trimming and shaping, at least flat. It also makes the small saws, portable, and perhaps even running.

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I prefer calling it looked, especially the handle opening.

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Oh yes, and it is powered by a brushless motor too. This is why you should care: Brushless Engine 101.

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The new RIDGID sawing wire, like Milwaukee’s new model, sports a block in navigation system based on LED technology similar to Dewalt’s XPS light.

battery kit Ridgid Miter Saw
battery kit Ridgid Miter Saw

RIDGID 18V also came with a 5.0Ah Li-ion battery pack new.

No, it’s not brand new, I posted about it last Fall, but this is the first time I saw one person, and the first time I realized its difference from the previous package of RIDGID.

battery kit Ridgid Miter Saw
battery kit Ridgid Miter Saw

The new package is 5Ah larger than their 4Ah package, because it designed with a larger battery cells.

battery kit Ridgid Miter Saw
battery kit Ridgid Miter Saw

Here’s how 5Ah battery 2.0Ah and 4.0Ah new compared to the battery pack.

The move to a battery cell form factor is one in which a large number of brands have been implemented, or plan to do. Why? Because we have reached a limit as to how much charge capacity can be squeezed out of 18650 batteries portable form factor now, at least with regards to high-power applications.

The new RIDGID 18V 5Ah battery packs will be backward compatible with existing 18V tools (not clear whether there may be some exceptions), and my guess is that it is designed to provide this energy and other high-performance tool we have yet to catch a glimpse.

Price: $$$ for 1-battery kit Ridgid Miter Saw
ETA: Fall 2016

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While part of me would like that this is a saw 10, I like the idea of a smaller form factor. And if the decision is whether to go out with a 7-1 / 4″ sawing or otherwise in mid-size, I was really glad they went with 7-1 / 4″.

Say people who work with many different materials, I can find a 7-1 / 4″ blade is almost as easy as 10″ ones.

Here’s a tongue Diablo ferrous metals, for example. 6-1 / 2″ blade is a better choice than it is, but there is not much choice especially tongue between 7-1 / 4″ and 10 “. For 8-1 / 4” size blade, choice pretty much limited choice for general purpose blade construction.

Besides, 20V Max 7-1 / 4″ of wire saws Dewalt has been working great for me. No, it’s not big enough for all tasks throughout, but I want a compact saws a greater ability than it is likely strong enough at times.

I am a little surprised that the new RIDGID being released at the same price as the wire saws Dewalt (also $$$, through Amazon), although the look and feel solid RIDGID. I have not had a chance to try or test right angles, but it seems to be a tool to build a good professional level.

I’m quite optimistic about this new RIDGID 18V sawing wire, and quite excited to see what other tools they had planned for 5.0Ah battery pack.

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