Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 209
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Nazlini OK tool
Overall, it is a fair tool but delicate. The variable speed trigger is difficult to hold at one speed. Instead, there should be an on/off switch with a variable speed dial. Second, when I purchased the tool, it did not come with all of the accessories; there were missing parts. Third, the battery charge is limited: twenty to thirty minutes of use. Its not fun when the battery charge runs out, especially in the middle of a course. Finally, when I opened my package, it had a band around the neck of the compact head that warned not to place excessive pressure on the head. I suspect that due to the fact that the head is detachable from the body, excessive pressure may cause the connection interface to default.
September 19, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by builder52 jobmax 12 volt
very handy for cutting door trim and other obsticles while doing flooring
March 24, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MR2014 Save you money - buy a Fein
Similar to what others have reported, after 1 year of limited use the battery wouldn't charge; the charger indicating it was defective. Purchased a replacement battery at Home Depot and with no use the battery charger indicated it was defective - out of the package. I will return the replacement battery for a refund and see if I can get the unit fixed or replacement parts. Luckily it only cost $100 (replacement batter was $70!). I will replace it with a Fein which I should have bought in the first place.
September 11, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by wrecks Very Low Battery Life
from a freshly charged battery (the one that comes with it, i believe its 1ah.. the unit with the sanding pad attachment will only last a mere 5 minutes at full speed. I understand sanding is probably a high amp load but still. its not even worth using at this point.
I have other Ridgid tools and they're great. The same battery in a 12v cordless drill lasts forever. i have narrowed it down to the tool. For significant jobs, This 12v jobmax will stay in the shed.
November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TennesseeToolGuy Pleasantly surprised
I also purchased this product for work with laminate flooring. It does that job easily and effectively. I was surprised by the power, and how easy it is to control the tool. The trigger is one that allows you to apply power gradually, not just an off/on type arrangement. I am a fan of Ridgid tools because I feel they try harder. The thing that impressed me about this tool, aside from its performance, is that they include an adapter for both Dremel and Bosch attachments. (sander heads, cutter heads etc) Thoughtful and unexpected in my mind. The included case is nice and helps keep all the parts together. The comparable Bosch tool was $80 more at my local HD. I see no need to spend an additional $80, this tool works great!
August 15, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by sooner092 Do not but a battery operated Jobmax!
I have had the tool for several years and the tool is awesome when it works... but it rarely works because the safety device when changing tools never engages. There is a significant engineering and quality issue with this tool. The first time I had a problem, I thought it was a Ion battery... but after several new batteries... it is this tool! I got sucked in because i have always had good luck with Rigid tools and bought several different interchangeable tools so i plan to buy the corded version at some point but... we will see how well that one works?
November 28, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Woodbot2 Handy tool but wouldn't buy another one!
I received this tool as a gift. I used it rarely, but was very handy. The battery doesn't last long and stopped working completely after approximately 3 years. I would not get another battery operated tool, but maybe a corded one.
February 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by noderhamski works great
rigid gave me new batteries about 5 years ago and they are still working great.(sand corners on hardwood floors, out side sand facia, notch to inset new wood for cabinets, use ratchet to spin screws(dont be stupid and try to break screws free with it- thats what breaker bars are for) auto hammer worked great in confined space on hardwood floor(use right angle drill head to pre drill and hold nail poked through cardboard ti prevent damadge to wood.)
September 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ma41663 i use this product for everything!
i purchased the Job Max 12 volt kit, with the socket wrench, and jig saw head. I have used this product from laying laminate flooring, plumbing, installing drywall, insulating my shop, and most recently installing composite decking. I have had other multi-tools but none stand up to the Job Max. I have been a loyal Ridgid owner for many years!
Thank You for making a versatile and well made tool!
November 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by wrider job max
capability provided is very useful. It would be great to have this kit with the 18 v motor
February 10, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by makk bad design
Artery only last maybe 5-8 minutes depending on continuous use. BUT after a few uses the battery vibrates loose and eventually won't stay inserted. As soon as you hit the trigger it pops out a little and shuts off. Could be great wit a better design . I've had great luck with other rigid tools.
December 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Topdog The multiple use of this product is great
I purchased this tool about a year and a half ago we moved about the same time and have doing a lot of renovations on the new house. I have used this multi tool on every room I have remodeled in one aspect or another I have purchased most of the multiple heads that come with tool and love everyone I have purchased. I don't know what I would do if didn't have this Ridgid tool.
November 24, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by David Won't last long
I have the 12 volt version of this tool and it was good for a while, but now I have had it just over a year and I am screwed. The charger keeps saying defective battery, but this is my second battery, and I have only had it a few weeks. I think thee is a problem with a tool that is causing the batteries to go out, and which is why they switched to the 18 volt system, the 12 volt can't handle it. I made the mistake of forgetting to register the product, and now Home Depot and Rigid, won't do anything to help. I have recently bought a lot of Rigid tools because with their warranty I thought they would stand behind the product., especially Home Depot since I have already spent $40,000 at their store this year alone, but I was wrong. So much for customer service. Do not buy the 12 volt tool!. Share with your friends as I will on all social media sites.
July 13, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Cole Nice tool, however it has short comings
This is a nice tool, but I ultimately returned the version I purchased (before using it for the project), and bought the Bosch.
I did not switch tools because the Rigid was unable to do the job. I switched because of limitations that I ran into during project preparation. I found the Rigid to have functional short comings that made the project more difficult, instead of simpler.
I would recommend careful consideration of the expected uses before purchase (it was the add on attachments that made the tool un-satisfactory ultimately).
July 8, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by br549 Good little tool
I've had mine for about a year and a half now. Had always wanted to get a similar tool but never did. The other tools don't offer the different heads like the Job Max. I have an angle drill,the ratchet and several different blades for it. As a residential contractor I'm faced with many different tasks during a build. My cordless JM has been a lifesaver many times. But it does have it's limitations and drawbacks.You have to remember it's only 12 volts, which is OK by me. It's very handy when installing flooring or trim, drywall,foam insulation.Most anyting where space is limited I grab it. One of the drawbacks are the batteries. They are a bit spendy and don't really last too long. They could use an upgrade. Also I think Ridgid could offer a bigger selection of blades for the starter tool. I use some other makers blades and such from time to time. all in all the JobMax is a handy little tool. Wish I had one a long time ago.
November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MNBN This product is awesome!
I bought this kit a couple weeks ago along with 3 of the heads and have used it several times since then on a variety of jobs. I couldn’t be happier with its performance. The runtime is actually better than I expected, but then again I didn’t expect a 12-volt battery to last all day. I bought an extra battery so that I could have one battery on the charger while using the other. So far I haven’t had 1 battery go dead before the second was done charging. Charges in about 25 min which is faster than any battery I’ve ever owned. Awesome tool!
August 31, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bhockens Great addition to my toolbad
Rugged, easy to use, easy to change batteries. The ability to rotate the toolhead in relation to the tool body makes getting into tight/awkward spots easier than a fixed head tool. My only suggestion would be an easier/quicker way to change bits/blades on the multi tool head. The lifetime battery replacement raises the bar for all cordless tools.
November 24, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bigtexman Tool does not last
I have owned this Ridgid kit for about 2 1/2 years now, and it has only worked for short periods of time. The main unit has broken twice and I have gone through four batteries. (yes, that's right, 1... 2... 3... 4 of them) The batteries only last a few months.
While it is a lengthy process to get it repaired, Ridgid did honor their warrantee. Keep track of your paperwork and carefully follow the requirements of the agreement. If it needs to be repaired/replaced more than once, then re-register it within 90 days.
September 26, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dustin123 Few uses before it gives out
3rd Rigid tool I've had, and 3rd one that has broken multiple times. It was after its motor gave out the second time that I decided it will be the last time I buy a Ridgid tool.
The removable housing is extremely loose fitting and I found the trigger often had to be pressed extremely hard to activate. Batteries died out quickly and with any kind of moderate work, the thing breaks and gives up entirely.
Whats the real use of a lifetime warranty if you have to keep going and getting it repaired every month or two? Get the Fein, you won't have any problems with it.
August 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Keith42 Universal tool of the gods
The title says it all. First thing I thought how do classify a tool of this magnitude and that's how I came up with the name. So far every time I have a run
In doing something around the home or garage for a certain tool required, Jobmax as always seems to pop up. Oh yah works really well for pumpkin carving too! Thank you
November 25, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by repairguy tool worked well WHEN it ran
Tool stops working whenever using blade, and will not run jigsaw or impact. Called mfg. no response. My first tipoff should have been the company giving a lifetime warranty, why is it needed if you build a quality product and have confidence in your product? This is junk, I now have some orange paperweights to remind me of my mistake. I am glad I purchased Milwaukee 18 volt drill and impact, works great. I guess I will have to purchase a Milwaukee multi tool as well to get a quality product.
January 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by phillips great for price
I have had several of these over the past year now i have several extra parts everytime i get one i have it for about a week excellent product but too good because everyone else wants one too so they take mine 7 this year i bought a rockler brand the last time i still have it nobody wants to steal it but it does have a cord lol.
November 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wallsbaine Works well for many odd tasks
This product works great when space is limited. It has various available attachments that make many odd jobs much easier. Never had a problem with the battery or any other parts. I'm very impressed with this product.
November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DavidB THE ULTIMATE MULTI-TOOL
I’ve owned my Jobmax for about a month now and continue to be amazed by how many different things I can use it for. I started with the kit that has the oscillating head which I use all the time for cutting drywall, trim, nails, sanding, etc. The blades have held up surprisingly well. I added the right angle drill and impact driver heads a couple weeks ago and have found tons of uses for them as well. Runtime is a non-issue since I have 2 batteries. I noticed the second battery I bought seems to last a lot longer. Unlike the other one it’s grey and orange and says HYPER Lithium Ion. I’ve been very impressed with the performance of this battery and even thinking about buying another one of these. The only complaint I have is that someone always wants to borrow it.
October 12, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by arkat3 Very poor tool
I have owned many Rigid cordless tools and until this one was very happy with them. This one started failing after one use. At first I thought it might have been poorly charged batteries but even with a full charge it will only run in about ten second intervals. It shares batteries with my drill. Within 2 months one battery fails to charge after 6 months two of the three batteries will not charge.
I registered the drill and batteries(but never completed the Jobmax) but in order to take advantage of the warranty I must drive 40 miles plus a ferry ride to one of the only two authorized service centers in the entire state. Two round trips will cost me about what two brand new batteries would cost and waste 8 hours. This will be the last Rigid cordless tool I ever buy
December 23, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MikeW JobMax
Overall the tool is pretty great. Its ability to slice through just about anything is a huge plus for me. No longer do I have to dig out the large and cumbersome sawzall to cut through minor material, and the Dremel can stay in its case.
November 26, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jake Thought it was going to be great, but...
I purchased the jobmax starter kit with several optional tool heads and a second battery about 6 months ago. I used it for hobby work at home... when it works it's great, but one battery died after approx. 12-24 charges and the other only holds a partial charge and quits after a couple of minutes... I was going to return to HD, but couldn't locate receipt so I purchased a corded tool online so I wouldn't loose the couple hundred bucks I spent on add'l tool heads... hope it works better than the battery model.
January 25, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Billiam Great overall performance
I used this during a a floor install cutting out small sections of wood rot as well as trim to fit flooring underneath. Strong little tool. I'll put this up against a dremel anytime. Battery life was better than expected.
November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robert great multiple tool use
I bought this tool to put in hardwood flooring. It was great to be able to cut door molding without removing from wall. And the jigsaw attachment worked awesome for the floor registers. I was very happy to have thus tool for the job.
November 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by irishfire5177 Very handy little tool!
I received this tool as a gift for Christmas. I wasn't too sure that I would use it all that much, but I was very wrong. It seems like every project I get into I find a new way to use it and it's many attachments. A+ Ridgid
November 24, 2014