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Ridgid Combo Kit

Last issue I told you about a whole new line of tools that will have features unheard of, until now, in the woodworking tool business. That new line is Ridgid and it will now be appearing in places like Home Depot. Look for the orange coloured corded and cordless portable hand tools.

Hammer Drill
The X2 18-volt cordless Hammer Drill has a high-speed gearbox that will drive through masonry or concrete at up to 25,600 blows per minute. The 2-speed transmission matches the power to the task. Add to that a 24-position clutch, a 360º auxiliary handle, a two sleeve ratcheting carbide chuck and a resilient overmold for comfort.

Reciprocating Saw
At 0 - 2,500 strokes per minute, the X2 Ridgid Reciprocating Saw is a cordless tool with a 1 3/16” stroke. The saw has a variable speed switch with a brake, a front pivoting shoe, soft overmold for comfort and tool-less blade changing.

To light up those dark corners, the X2 Ridgid flashlight features a 90º swivel head, a Xenon bulb and a focus ring to change the light pattern from flood to a direct spotlight.

Rapid Max
The Rapid Max charging system is what makes these tools stand out among its competitors. The Ridgid Rapid Max is a dual diagnostic battery charger that will charge two, 18-volt X2 batteries in just 30 minutes. You read that right, two battery packs in just 30 minutes. The Rapid Max will charge regular Ridgid battery packs in just 20 minutes.

Circular Saw
The X2, 6 1/2” Circular Saw comes equipped with a carbide tipped saw blade and will bevel-cut a 2x4 at 45º at a single pass. At 90º, the Ridgid X2 saw will cut to 2 1/8”, has a spindle lock and a strong aluminum blade guard and shoe.

What’s In The Kit
This kit consists of a center-handle hammer drill, reciprocating saw, a flashlight, 30 minute dual port charger, and a 6 1/2” circular saw, - all packed nicely into rugged, water resistant, canvas tool bag, with a hinged metal frame that holds the bag open for quick loading and unloading. The bag is large enough to carry a lot more than the four Ridgid, 18- volt cordless tools.

Check out the entire line of new Ridgid tools. This company is bound and determined to raise the bar on woodworking tools and their performance.

GRAHAM McCULLOCH is a woodworker and
Graham McCulloch

writer living in Halifax, Nova Scotia
(902) 479-0221

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