Model # R2850B

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RIDGID AC JobMax Console


AC JobMax Console

$7997 /each
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Product Overview

Industry's most versatile tool system is expanding its options. RIDGID introduces a new option for the JobMax, a corded powerbase bare tool so you can easily choose the right attachment head for any Job. The JobMax professional 3 Amp motor has 25% more power that industry's leading multi-tool and is compact to reach into the tightest areas. Featuring a tool free quick connect you can easily attach and detach the right head for the right applications. Available attachment heads are a Jig Saw, Right Angle Drill, Impact Driver, Ratchet, Auto Hammer and Multi-tool so no matter the project JobMax can be the tool for you.

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  • Powerful 3 Amp motor provides 0-20,000 RPMs for varying applications
  • Variable speed trigger provides more speed control to match the application
  • 4 directional head positions adjustable for better access in tight spaces
  • Tool free quick connect easily attach and detach the right tool head for the right application
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Accessory Change System
Accessory Compatibility
Color Family
Cord Length (ft.)
Corded Tool Type
Cordless/ Corded
Oscillation Arc Range (Degrees)
Oscillations Per Minute (OPM)
Power Tool Features
No Additional Features
Product Weight (lb.)
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement

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Customer Questions & Answers

Is this motor reversible for use on the drill or impact head?

Asked by: Tater
Yes, the motor is reversible for use on the drill or impact head. It has a forward/reverse switch on the unit.
Answered by: Guarijio
Date published: 2017-01-11

Are all heads interchangable with corded and cordless base model of multimax tool.

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, all Jobmax heads are interchangeable with all models whether they are corded, 12V, 18V or pneumatic.
Answered by: Guarijio
Date published: 2017-01-11
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Customer Reviews

AC JobMax Console is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I bought the Jobmax as an upgrade to a Rockwell Sonicrafter that was starting to wear out. One da... I bought the Jobmax as an upgrade to a Rockwell Sonicrafter that was starting to wear out. One day in a Home Depot store the manager of the tool department told me if I purchased the Jobmax starter kit, he would throw in the auto-hammer head for a penny. Since the unit was on sale for $79 I figured I couldnʼt go wrong. Since I needed to be able to use this tool when traveling, and the limited space I had, I decided that this would be a better way to go than having dedicated tools for every task that this thing could perform. I should have tested it more before going hog wild and buying almost all of the attachments for it. When I started using it, I realized that it was under-powered. It claimed to be 3 amps, but it was far less powerful than the 3 amp Sonicrafter I had given away. For most things it worked okay, but it never seemed to have the power I needed. I thought my greatest disappointment would be with the auto-hammer head that was a great noisemaker, but did an abysmal job of driving 16d coated sinkers into a 2 X 4. It would barely start the nails, but had no power to drive them in more than a half an inch or so. Unfortunately, my disappointment was only getting worse, because last Christmas I received the multi-tool head with tool-frr blade change. I was thrilled. I thought it would be great. The first time I used it, I had to nibble a quarter inch off the end of a 1 X 2. It cut right through the wood, but I noticed that the blade was offset about 10 degrees or so, and I couldn't get it straightened out. I ordered it online, but my local Home Depot took it back and ordered me a new one. Since the tool repair specialist I spoke to at Ridgid said it was a fluke that had never happened before as far as he was aware, I was certain that the replacement wouldn't do the same thing. I needed it to cut a hole in sheet rock for an "old work" box. After about 30 seconds of cutting in drywall, I noticed that once again the blade was offset. That's when I gave up on that and went back to the original multi-tool head. Then a few weeks ago I saw the new spiral cutting head. I have a Dremel tool that is wearing out, and I thought that for $29 it was worth a shot since I could use my Dremel accessories in it. I figured it would be cheaper than replacing the Dremel. This time I used it for cutting light boxes, etc. in sheet rock I was installing. Something went wrong with the shaft lock, and the blade wouldn't spin correctly because the shaft lock was half engaged and the spindle would hit it as it spun. I returned that head to Home Depot for a full refund, and after getting a gift card and some cash gifts for Christmas I replaced this tool with the 4.0 amp Dremel Multi-Max which seems to be a much better tool. Now I have to find someone I'm mad at so I can give them my Jobmax with all the accessories so I don't have to be reminded of my disappointment every time I see it. I don't know if the new 4.0 amp Jobmax is better than the 3.0 amp, but since the newest heads were such a disappointment I didn't want to chance it. I would recommend skipping this tool (that I wanted so much to love), and just getting separate tools dedicated to each task. I think in the end you'll have a better experience.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good bench tool I like to use this when I am working on the bench and have easy access to power. Otherwise, I use the 18 volt console. It provides a nice complement to the Jobmax tool set which I think of as primarily battery driven.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pleased so far The corded console gives me more power than my 12 volt console and works well when battery portability is not an issue. The extra weight also aids in stabilization when making long cuts with the multi-tool head.
Date published: 2016-03-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from You'd think I'd learn This was the least expensive multitool I could find, and I must say you get what you pay for. I needed this tool to flush cut base trim on a job 3000 miles from my home. I also own a Fein multitool which is of course at home, so I thought I'd buy this one because of its low cost. Wrong decision...there is no comparison in quality. The Fein tool was more than twice the cost, but a much better tool by design and quality. This tool requires a hex key to change blades, the Fein is tool less. This tool is heavier, is noisier, vibrates more, and just doesn't cut as well as the Fein. I did get the job done, but it sure took a while!
Date published: 2014-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Upgrade A beast! Powerful, excellent two stage trigger action for slow and fast speed, useful light that the Makita multi does not have, an excellent upgrade over the 12v system. If you press the trigger in the aft, you get slow speed oscillations only while pressing in the front gives you the full range. Blew through plaster and lath with a Bosch diamond blade. The corded version will be my go to tool for the power. I have used the Fien as well as other contractors I know and we all go for the jobmax. Plus with the impact driver and drill I use, as I said, it is a beast! I am selling my 12v system and upgrading to the 18v console for my remote needs.
Date published: 2013-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from product is well constructed my problems were with the customer service which is explained in detail uner the c. s. box
Date published: 2014-04-16
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