December 9, 2011

Ridgid JobMax Jigsaw Head

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We were at Home Depot the other day and got a glimpse of where Ridgid is heading with their new JobMax system (our review here). If you're unfamiliar with it, it's a powered handle with a PTO at the end of it, and a series of interchangeable heads. Thus far, the heads have stuck with the standard fare, mostly fastening tools like impact drivers and right angle drills, but now they've branched off into cutting tools with a cool looking jigsaw head.

We checked out the tool a little (but not too much, due to the annoying lasso that Home Depot uses to ensure no one steals their display tools) and it seems like a neat item. The fact that there is now a corded JobMax makes us more comfortable with this kind of thing. It's our experience that cutting tools and 12-volt cordless systems don't pair up too well.

In the late summer we met with one of our pals from Ridgid and they let us know that we should expect a lot out of the JobMax system in the coming year and beyond. Sounds like there is an over abundance of accessories heading down the pike.

It's a cool tool (we closely examined it's capabilities at Popular Mechanics) and it's looking like Ridgid wants to go to the "only tool you'll ever need" realm.

Should be available at Home Depot online, but we can't find it. HD's website ain't the greatest.

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at December 9, 2011 5:13 AM

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Recent Comments

they recently come up with a 18v handle for jobmax item.
sadly for some people it's from ryobi. I already had some 18v one plus tool so I tried it
I like it a lot, I already throw my ridgid 12v battery and charger to the garbage can.


Posted by: Jeff at October 15, 2012 9:15 PM

I never have been a fan of the 'all in one' tool thing. Partly because I don't think you end up with as nice of a tool as advertised, and also because it gives me an excuse to buy moar tools. MOAR TOOLS BABY!


Posted by: Moose at December 12, 2011 1:10 PM
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