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Ridgid 18V Chainsaw R01101 – Pro Tool Reviews

Ridgid’s OPE Lineup Grows With the Addition of a 12-Inch Chainsaw

Ridgid announced its cordless OPE lineup in late 2022 and the collection included seven core tools to help homeowners keep their yards looking fresh. Now that the Ridgid 18V Chainsaw is available, we’re looking at what it brings to the table so you know what to expect.

Note: Make sure to check out our Best Battery-Powered Chainsaws article to see more of our favorite picks!

Ridgid 18V Chainsaw Performance

  • Model: Ridgid R01101
  • Delivers over 100 cuts per charge
  • 10 m/s chain speeds
  • Variable speed trigger
  • 12-inch bar and chain
  • 10-inch cut capacity
  • Brushless motor
  • Chain brake for kickback protection

Ridgid’s long-awaited battery-powered chainsaw uses a brushless motor to deliver up to 100 cuts per charge. It also features a variable speed trigger that lets you adjust your chain speeds up to 10 m/s. With a 12-inch bar and chain length, the R01101 gives you a cut capacity of 10 inches.

Additionally, this chainsaw employs a chain brake that quickly stops the chain’s rotation, helping protect you from kickback.

Ridgid 18V Chainsaw Design

  • Weight: 7.5 pounds (bare)
  • Rear handle design
  • Automatic oiler
  • Translucent oil reservoir
  • Tooled chain tensioning
  • Gauge: .043

This chainsaw keeps a lightweight design, at just 7.5 pounds as a bare tool. Adding in the 6.0Ah battery that’s included with the kit, the weight sits at 9.1 pounds, which is still very manageable.

It features an automatic chain oiler, as well as a translucent oil reservoir that lets you keep track of your oil levels. Tooled chain tensioning also gives you control over the tightness of your chain and makes maintenance simple.

Ridgid 18V Chainsaw Price

This chainsaw retails for $189 as a bare tool and $269 as a kit, including a 6.0Ah battery and charger. Ridgid backs your purchase with a 3-year warranty, and you can take advantage of their Lifetime Service Agreement when you register your product within 90 days of purchase.