Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 115
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chris Best multi tool I've ever had
This thing is awesome it is portable, powerful and reliable The ability to quick change the heads to a saw drill sheet rock cutter and driver is absolutely most versatile tool I have. The heads are in stock at most home Depot stores but I had to order the hammer on line. Its interchangeable with Roybi (not the battery ) and when I go do a small job like cabinet or closets this is all I need. Keep in mind this is a multitool not intended to be primary tool set it is for small jobs and wont take the place of the full size tools and I'm sure was not intended to do so. The 18v 4.0 battery will last for most any small job. I Used it all day on cabinets and never recharged the battery (battery not included ) I recommend the 4.0 battery, and the charger that comes with any 18v Ridgid product will charge the 4.0. The only thing I would like to see is for Ridgid to include the quick change tool head on this, that came on my corded thru cool 110v jobmax.
August 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by peteco Great Tool for Renovation Work
I use the oscillating head to cut in tight places. Great for cutting out rotted wood door frame sections. Many other cutting jobs as well. I have 2 oscillating heads. They have a tool-less head now which I may get. Sometimes the heads are hard to remove but they are getting a little easier now with use.
August 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by scribe solid, flexible, convenient tools
Nice addition to my kit. I've got all three consoles now: the 12v, 18v and 4-amp corded "thru cool." I can't tell for sure if the 18v offers much more power over the 12v, but it sounds like it drives the oscillating heads at a different speed (it emits a deeper-sounding hum than the 12v) and it feels like it has more oomph. All three consoles feel great in the hand and they function flawlessly (the corded unit has an even deeper hum), and now I can have two tools going (three if I'm working near an outlet) without swapping heads. The 12v is lighter so I prefer it for precision, like using the rotary cutter head with a Dremel bit. But the 18v is better for heavier work since the batteries last longer (I've got the 4 amp hour batteries from my big tools kit) and, like I said, maybe it offers more power.
Big picture: the Jobmax system is versatile and fits in my closet, so I end up using it more frequently than my larger tools, especially for quick tasks. But it's not as powerful as my dedicated tools. Besides convenience and versatility, the other asset of the Jobmax tools is their lighter weight. I'm able to use the Jobmax one-handed, which came in handy (sorry) recently when I used the reciprocating saw head (on both the 12v and 18v consoles) to cut up branches from several trees I had felled with my real recip saw. I had to hold the wrist- and thumb-thick branches with one hand to steady them while wielding the tool with the other hand. I could not have done that with the big recip, which requires two hands to safely operate. (I tried, but the branches just jiggled back and forth.) So I needed both tools for the job, but the Jobmax is more useful for routine pruning, so if I were going to buy one recip, I guess that would be it, and if I were going to buy one console, I'd probably go with the 18v.
Bottom line: I enjoy using these tools and now that I have them I think up repairs when in the past I would either have paid someone to do the work or spent all weekend on something that now takes a few hours.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Frankif great tool does not over heat as much as the 12 volt version
Because there is less heat ( from the lower amps), one spends less time weighting for this tool to cool down. You will get longer run times out of it than the 12v version . But for heavy use and long cutting times avoid this tool, and get the corded version (which can really hog material away). When the motor heats up you have to let it cool before continuing no one wants to wait for the tool to work - it should always be ready - but you will be waiting for the tool to cool down if you attempt heavy cuts. Otherwise it run great for intermittent cuts. (much better that the 12v version)
May 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jon works great!
very pleased, does just what it is supposed to, many blades to choose from
June 14, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JohnnyVacation Multi Tool Rocks
Excellent tool - cannot believe I never had one before this.. The interchangeable heads can be a little difficult to change but that ensures their tight fit - so it's worth it.
May 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Susquash Great tool!
Bought this to replace an similar tool. Has much more power and is easy to use. Only problem I have had is the nut holding blade vibrating loose.
May 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SkiIdaho Love it, works as expected.
This is one of those tools that the 4 amp battery (about 100 Dollars at HD) will work MUCH better with. It is not sold with a battery, if all you have is the kit 1.5 or 2 amp hour batteries, do yourself a favor and get the 4 amp if you intend on doing any hardwood, or want extended sanding, grout grinding, etc capacity. Also, the smaller batteries will overheat, and require time to cool before they charge.
This is a tool that takes a light-to-moderate touch, push too hard and it will just stick the blade and vibrate in your hands. But it will reach where no other saw type (I know of) can, where you otherwise would be using a chisel.
I've done construction, repair, and remodel for over 35 years, and finally came across a job where this was the only practical tool that could make the cuts I needed (And saved my expensive chisels from nails and screws).
April 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jeffro Love this JobMax!!!
I love this tool and plan to purchase all of the attachments!!
May 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jackplanesavage Good window work tool
A good tool for misc old house window renovation work. It's great when you need to free up painted shut sash parts--easier than an old fashioned window zipper. Not as fast as dedicated tools, but it certainly does the job. Good battery life.
April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JRTJH Great "multipurpose" tool
Installed a new laminate floor and needed to cut door molding/jambs. I first was going to buy a Dremel, but when I realized that Ridgid had this available, it was a "no brainer" to keep the same battery system for all my tools. Oh, and the lifetime warranty is a "plus" to boot.
May 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mesa3 Really good tool.
I've used this tool for the multi tool cutting and jigsaw. It has more than enough power for those features. I've read some reviews regarding lack of power for the sawzall attachment but you should probably use an actual sawzall for something where a sawzall is needed really.
I've had great runtimes with both attachments but I am using the 4AH batteries.
Using the multi tool takes a little getting used to when making cuts. Now I can make fast plunge cuts in sheet rock, soft woods and hardwoods with ease. You don't really need to apply alot of pressure when cutting. Applying alot of pressure doesn't allow the blade to have space to move and push out the excess dust/wood from your cut.
A side note (this isnt a knock against Ridgid but multi tools in general) for someone looking at a multi tool but not sure if they really need it..... the blades are excessively expensive.
February 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MOORES DIYer, or PRO Extradonaire
This tool is awesome, and gets the job done. This tool cuts drywall, wood, metal, steel, etc. For those tight places and corners; this is what you need in your tool arsenal. The different heads for this tool are a little pricey, just a heads up. You can't go wrong having this in your shop or on your garage work bench. I strongly suggest going with the 18V 4.0 battery for those big to grueling jobs. Another awesome and stellar tool by Ridgid. Keep 'em coming !!!
February 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tabor A handy tool
The tool is very convenient to have.No cord. No tool required to change accessories
February 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rock Must own
I think this is a most own tool. This is my first tool of this kind and was shocked of the convenience and ease of use. You can get in tight places that are not always easy to reach. The tool free quick connect & 18 volt battery simplifies and speeds up jobs. This tool seems well built but the quick connect is plastic and I wonder how it will hold up over time. I am anxious to try some of the other heads and love that you can interchange them. If you don't have it...buy it. It is not that expensive and well worth the money!
December 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AndyA Amazing multi purpose tool
Used this tool too undercut door jambs and trim for a laminate job. Perfect cuts every time. Loose trim was a bit more difficult to get thru but this tool still accomplished that. Also used this tool to enlarge the openings thru drywall for the receptacles and it worked flawlessly for that. This saw is much more safer and effective than my 6 inch Roberts jamb saw
December 19, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RCM Good, Light to Medium Duty Tool
I have the complete Jobmax Multi-tool Package. I Started with 12volt console which are Very Light duty and burn out with little use 18volt was Major Improvement, Air and Electric console work well. Attachments work well, with 18volts has adequate power for most jobs. Ridged Warrantee is useless, I've burnt out a few 12Volt Batteries and consoles then when you go to ridged site all the battery and tools you register are missing.
January 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PhoTonn Flexible and Useful
Uses the same batteries as my drill/driver. Came with flush oscillating tool which solved the problem of precisely cutting out a piece of molding that was trapped at both ends, without damaging the adjacent wall.
December 8, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Pete Still better tools for the job.
The idea of combining cutoff wheels, drywall saw, PVC cutters etc... into a single tool is nice but the tools meant for these jobs do a much better job. Its very slow to cut any metal or other hard material. The vibration will make you hand numb before you can even cut the head off a screw.
It does work well for plunge cutting but it very difficult to control while cutting wood and half circle blades don't go deep enough before the head hits the material you are cutting. The longer blades are not good for cutting harder material and if you try they seem to shake loose from the head.
It's still a useful tool. I already had Rigid tools so for $70 its worth putting in the tool bag. The saw attachment works well if you left you sawzall at home.
October 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by txhntr multi tool
I like the versatility of the tool and the power.It can be a jigsaw and a drill with a change to the hhead. There are many attachments to choose from.
December 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jon Love it!
This tool allows for easy cutting on the drywall project I was involved in. If you don't have one you want to get one.
January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LarryS Goes and goes
I have owned these from the first time they came out and now up to having a total of 4. They continue to work with the punishment I give them. Would like to see more heads to come out being this is a go to tool.
December 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RoHo one of my most used and favorite tools in my tool shed. use it all the time
love the reversibility and interchangeable heads. one of my favorites.
December 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pacus I use it more than I though I would
I actually use this more than I thought I would. It is not the tool you want to use to cut a sheet of plywood or large cuts but it works great for tight places and day to day little things. I have used it on wood, plastic, metal and it takes a little time but works great.
November 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lotsawood Must have tool
Got this tool to put down hardwood floors and some other misc jobs associated with a kitchen renovation. I had been in the market for this tool for a while, tested a friends Dewalt for quite some time deciding which to get. Finally pulled the trigger on the JOBMAX and couldn't be happier. Yes it's heavy, with a large grip, but that is standard for the tool. I like the multi speeds as well as the power. Easily cut through baseboard, molding and casing quickly and efficiently.. Also tested it making precise drywall cuts and even trimming up some tile to repair a broken piece after removing some window casing in my kitchen.
This is truly one of the greatest tools ever invented, a must have for your tool box. It has great power, tremendous control and precision and makes quick work where other tools (like a dremmel or rotozip) worked but never seemed to be as versatile (or precise)
Rigid has done a good job in designing this as not just a multi-function tool, but actually as a multi-tool. I could envision carrying less tools and over time replacing the full tool with the JOBMAX attachment. I will post again once I have tested the other heads.
October 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lar1 A good tool to have just wanted the base to go with the saw.
Did not want the other part that came with the base, but might use it some time.
September 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kdwilber88 Love it!
Been putting off buying this tool for a few years and I don't know how I ever got along without it. Awesome tool, easy on the batteries, lightweight. Included straight cut blade is a little subpar as far as durability but it's a great tool.
July 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Don Great tool!
I am very happy so far with this purchase. I have owned and used Rigid tools for several years with great success. The tools I have are 18 volt and this is a great addition. Rigid is still quality built!
August 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OhPhoenix JobMax 18-Volt Console Multi-Tool
I was in need of a multi-tool for use in remodeling our home, cutting the door stops so I could get the new flooring to fit around the door jam. A recent fire in my rental property made it necessary to purchase battery operated tools, so why mix brands. The Jobmax Console Multi-tool provided me what I needed in my house as well as the ability to purchase other heads. One additional project I have come up with for its use is in modifying a tool chest, building an insert to hold all of my Ridgid tools to eliminate damage when having to take them from my home to a rental property.
April 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jayproperties Nice
Great addition to the 18v line especially if you got all the attachments from the 12v line like me love the interchangeable heads
June 14, 2015