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Ridgid has come out with a new oscillating multi-tool, model R86240B, expanding their 18V cordless power tool lineup.
While not exactly their first cordless oscillating tool, this is their first standalone tool, with previous iterations being JobMax tools with modular head attachments.
The new Ridgid 18V cordless oscillating multi-tool features a brushless motor, which Ridgid says gives users the ability to make fast clean cuts through drywall, wood, metal, and handle a variety of other jobsite applications.
Key Features & Specs
- 18V battery platform
- Up to 20,000 OPM
- 3.6° oscillation angle
- 15% more compact compared to JobMax tool
- 15% lighter than the JobMax tool
- Variable speed dial
- Tool-free accessory changes
The new cordless OMT is part of Ridgid’s Spring 2021 wave of new 18V cordless and brushless power tools.
The cordless OMT delivers maximum performance when paired with one of their 18V Max Output batteries, but it will also work with all Ridgid 18V battery packs.
Price: $129 for the bare tool
ETA: April 2021 (part of a combo kit, R9225)
The tool comes with a sanding pad, sanding sheets, saw blade, and wood cutting blade.
The new Ridgid cordless OMT looks to be quite compact, and certainly more compact than Ridgid’s JobMax combination of a modular tool handle and OMT head attachment.
This seems to be a new direction for Ridgid, with a focus on user comfort and convenience.
The bare tool will be dropping later, and if you want it sooner there’s the R9225 combo kit, which also comes with the new 18V hammer drill, 3-speed impact driver, and reciprocating saw – all brushless – and 2.0Ah and 4.0Ah Max Output batteries.