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18-Volt Compact Band Saw (Tool Only)

  • Lightweight and Ergonomic Design
  • Variable speed dial up to 680 SFPM
  • Free Parts and Service for Life with Registration
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Product Overview

RIDGID 18V Compact Band Saw

RIDGID 18V Compact Band Saw

Engineered to outperform.

RIDGID 18V Cordless System

RIDGID 18V Cordless System

For cordless convenience on the job site.

Designed for Performance

Designed for Performance

The 18V Compact Band Saw provides a lightweight and ergonomic design, variable speed dial, and a 2-1/2 in. cut capacity.

Lightweight and Ergonomic Design

Lightweight and Ergonomic Design

Offset handle and pommel combined with a balanced, lightweight body reduces user fatigue and increases accuracy.

Variable Speed Dial

Variable Speed Dial

For better control when cutting various materials, customize the cut from 320 to 680 SFPM.

Tool-Less Blade Change

Tool-Less Blade Change

Makes changing blades quick and easy.

Clear Sight Line

Clear Sight Line

Increases visibility for more precise cuts.

Powerful Motor

Powerful Motor

For clean cuts through PVC, black pipe, conduit, angle iron, and more!

Blade Size

Blade Size

Compatible with 32-7/8 in. blades.

Rafter Hook

Rafter Hook

Allows for convenient storage on and around the jobsite.

LED Light

LED Light

Illuminates sight line to ensure accurate cuts.

100% 18V Compatibility

100% 18V Compatibility

RIDGID 18V batteries work with all RIDGID 18V tools.

Lifetime Service Agreement

Lifetime Service Agreement

Our Lifetime Service Agreement gives you peace of mind knowing your purchase is covered. Free parts. Free service. For life. Registration required.

RIDGID introduces the 18-Volt Compact Band Saw (Tool Only). The 18-Volt Compact Band Saw provides clean, spark free, straight cuts on a variety of materials with a 2 1/2 in. cut capacity. This Band Saw has a lightweight and ergonomic design for increased balance and reduced fatigue. This Band Saw is also compatible with Milwaukee’s Bi-Metal Compact Band Saw Blade (Model #48-39-0579). With registration, this tool is backed by the Industry's Only Lifetime Service Agreement. The 18-Volt Compact Band Saw includes a blade and an operator's manual.
  • 2-1/2 in. Cut Capacity and 32-7/8 in. blade used for cutting threaded rod, black pipe, PVC, conduit, Unistrut, angle iron, and wood
  • Variable Speed Dial provides 320-680 SFPM for ultimate control based off material and application
  • Lightweight design reduces user fatigue making it great for overhead use
  • Ergonomic design gives the tool increased balance when cutting
  • Integrated Rafter Hook for additional storage options
  • Tool-less Blade Change makes changing blades quick and easy
  • Compatible with Milwaukee’s Bi-Metal Compact Band Saw Blade (Model #48-39-0579).
  • LED light illuminates the workspace
  • 100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18-Volt Batteries, Tools, and Chargers
  • Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase
  • Includes: (1) R8604 Cordless Portable 1/2 in. Band Saw with blade and operator's manual
  • Battery and charger sold separately
  • RIDGID: Powerful. Durable. Professional.






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Voltage (volts) 1820
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Specifications

Dimensions

Cutting Capacity Height / Height under Guide (In.)
2.5
Maximum Blade Length
32-7/8
Maximum Blade Width
.5
Minimum Blade Width
.5
Product Depth (in.)
15 in
Product Height (in.)
7 in
Product Width (in.)
9 in
Table Length (in.)
0
Table Width (in.)
0
Work Table Surface
0 in. x 0 in.

Details

Band Saw Type
Horizontal
Batteries Included
No
Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
18-volt
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Color Family
Orange
Condition
New
Construction Material
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
Cordless Tool Type
Portable Band Saw
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Cuts Through
Metal,Wood
Cutting Capacity Width / Depth Of Throat(In.)
2.5
Included
No Additional Items Included
Included Accessories
Blades
Maximum Amperage (amps)
0.0
Minimum Blade Length
32-7/8
Motor Type
Brushed
Number of Total Batteries Included
0
Portability
Portable
Power Tool Features
Keyless Blade Change,Lockout Power Switch,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
7.35 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Table Tilt Left Max (degrees)
0
Table Tilt Right Max (degrees)
0
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Voltage (volts)
18

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days

Questions & Answers

23Questions24Answers

does anyone know where I can buy extra blades ?

Asked by Timmy December 28, 2020
2
Answers

Uses the same blades as Milwaukee.

When will I be notified if these tools are in stock once again

Asked by Ken December 9, 2020
2
Answers

Hi Ken, Thanks for your interest in the RIDGID 18-Volt Compact Band Saw (Tool Only) R8604B. Please contact Home Depot with inquiries about pricing, promotions, and stock availability, they can be reached at 1-800-466-3337. Thanks for reaching out to us! - Eve

Does the bandana come with a bag?

Asked by salinas63 December 6, 2020
2
Answers

I think you ment bandsaw, and no it does not come with a bag.

Purchased this saw as a Black Friday special. Come with charger and a battery. Its awesome!! The ...

Asked by RK December 5, 2020
3
Answers

Hi Rk, We appreciate the feedback on the RIDGID 18-Volt Compact Band Saw (Tool Only) R8604B. Any bandsaw blade that meet the specification of being 32-7/8 in. will work. These are usually found at Home Depot and can be any brand. The Model #A-97570 is sold at Home Depot and will work perfectly with this band saw. I hope this helps and thanks for reaching out to RIDGID! Let us know if we can assist you in the future. - Eve

Does RIDGID make a Compact Band Saw with a 4 to 6 inch capacity or are you planning to? Frankly 2...

Asked by Selenya December 2, 2020
4
Answers

I’m not aware of whether they make the deeper cut unit.

what size tool bag or box would best fit this tool

Asked by tommyb01 November 28, 2020
2
Answers

Hello Tommyb01, RIDGID 18-Volt Compact Band Saw (Tool Only) R8604B product depth is 15 in. product height is 7 in., and width is 9 in. We do not manufacture a bag for this tool. I hope this helps and thanks for asking! - Eve

Can you buy it in a kit so the battery will be lifetime warranty

Asked by Aa November 19, 2020
2
Answers

It is the tool only, as far as I know if you register the tool you can get batteries covered with that tool

Where can I get the blades for my saw. Love the saw just broke the blade

Asked by Strick9 November 18, 2020
2
Answers

Try this link: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-32-7-8-in-x-18-TPI-Bi-Metal-Compact-Band-Saw-Blade-3-Pack-48-39-0579/311645120

Can anyone with experience with other bandsaws tell whether this one is heavy on the front end (m...

Asked by Dlrock November 5, 2020
3
Answers

Hello Dlrock, Thanks for your question on the RIDGID 18-Volt Compact Band Saw (Tool Only) R8604B. As you are asking an experience question to the forum, we can only provide the weight and specifications of the tool. While some may consider this band saw to be heavy on the front others may not. I hope this helps and thanks for asking! If you feel you need further assistance with this question, please contact RIDGID Customer Support directly at 1-866-539-1710, Monday thru Friday 9am to 6pm EST and follow the prompts for Technical Support. Thanks for reaching out to us. - Eve

Where do you get replacement blades?

Asked by Gary October 25, 2020
2
Answers

Dewalt subcompact 32 7/8 are a exact fit.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
    out of 235 reviews
  • 98% recommend this product
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After 4+ years of waiting its finally here. Does great cutting uni-strut and rigid conduit. Highl...
After 4+ years of waiting its finally here. Does great cutting uni-strut and rigid conduit. Highly recommended.
by bandsaw
The Ridgid 18v band saw is a handy little saw. We use it to cut sign posts at work, I had to swap...
The Ridgid 18v band saw is a handy little saw. We use it to cut sign posts at work, I had to swap out the original blade with a Makita blade. The blade that came with the saw didnt last through one cut of sign post. Other than the blade issue this saw seems to be of high quality, it is comfortable to use, has a handy rafter hoog and onboard storage. The blade is a snap to change and easy to adjust. Over all it has replaced the recip saw for out go to cutter
by Dan2
EXCELLENT FOR SPECIAL APPLICATIONS; MAKES FAST, CLEAN CUTS; WELL-DESIGNED; LIGHTWEIGHT; NO BATTE...
EXCELLENT FOR SPECIAL APPLICATIONS; MAKES FAST, CLEAN CUTS; WELL-DESIGNED; LIGHTWEIGHT; NO BATTERY; INSTRUCTIONS LACKING — The RIDGID 18-Volt Cordless 1/2 in. Portable Band Saw (Tool-Only) cuts wood, pipe, PVC, rebar, or anything less than 2 ½" wide faster, easier, and better than any other saw that I have. It is a special-purpose saw but it is great to have for these particular applications. I was most impressed with its ability to cut rebar. I have used a hacksaw or reciprocating saw in the past, but this saw makes it so fast - unbelievable. It did not have the vibration that a reciprocating saw has. It also allowed me to make some cuts in wood that would have been impossible or very difficult with my other saws. It is fast for making cuts in PVC and pipes. It is designed so that it is easy to hold and use. It has a bright LED light to illuminate the work area when the saw is turned on. The saw has 6 speeds which may be adjusted with an easy to reach dial. A shortcoming of the instructions is the lack of a table indicating a suggested speed setting for different materials. A hex wrench which stores in the saw is included to adjust the blade tracking screws. When cutting a 1½" diameter pole, I should have moved the work stop lower so that it was touching the pole when beginning the cut. The work stop is easily adjusted but only after using the saw did its purpose of the adjustment become apparent. Again a shortcoming of the instructions. The saw has a rafter hook but no case. The instructions were written for someone who has already used the saw rather than for a new user. They do not explain clearly how to install and adjust the saw blade. When you flip the saw over, it is not on a flat level surface. Maybe this is why it is somewhat difficult installing and adjusting the blade. However, the excellent RIGID support staff compensates for that. One of the two blank pages at the end of the manual might be better used for tips for the first time user. For some reason, RIDIG does not usually include a battery with its power tools which may limit some from purchasing its products. If registered within the first 90 days with proof of purchase, it does have an unusual lifetime warranty for parts and service. Once you overcome the shortcomings of the instructions, it is a productive tool to have. It is made in China.
by BarBQLuvR
3 people found this helpful
The Ridgid portable (cordless) band saw is simple to operate and functions as described. Ridgid ...
The Ridgid portable (cordless) band saw is simple to operate and functions as described. Ridgid 18 volt batteries are used BUT NOT INCLUDED. (Neither is a charger.) The release to change blades is easy to use and easily locks into place. The tool has variable speed capability. A bi-metal band saw blade is included. In order to qualify for the warranty you must register the product with Ridgid.
by dt75
1 person found this helpful
This is a great saw, worked well for my needs. I have some old pipes in my basement that I need...
This is a great saw, worked well for my needs. I have some old pipes in my basement that I needed to get rid of. Being that they were overhead having a light bandsaw really made it less tedious. The size and weight was perfect. I was able to cut through the pipe very easily. This saw has a variable speed dial that is easy to operate. This has an LED to light the workpiece and a rafter hook. I love the grip on this saw and other Ridgid tools, feel very comfortable in my hand. This lost a star from me simply because I would like to see a 2pt actuator process to turn it on, it is easy to grab it by the handle and the next thing you know it is running. This does have a lock but having that extra safety feature would be great. Even if it something that operate with your thimb, so you can maintain a one hand operation. Overall great tool.
by SmokedNeckbones
1 person found this helpful
FREE Parts, FREE Service FOR LIFE (must register the tool) I believe that says a ton about how mu...
FREE Parts, FREE Service FOR LIFE (must register the tool) I believe that says a ton about how much Ridgid believes in this tool. I can't remember the last time a company stood by their product to that extent. Great features include variable speed dial, 2 1/2 inch cut capacity, tool less blade change (as you never have the right tool when the blade needs changed right) and a nice feature is the LED light to illuminate the piece your working on. I especially liked the rubber grips as they are very comfortable and will reduce hand fatigue. Note: This package does not come with a battery or charger but any 18v Ridgid battery will fit in the tool.
by JOHN
1 person found this helpful
Ridgid 18v Compact Bandsaw Received product a week ago. Product arrived with no damage. Upon open...
Ridgid 18v Compact Bandsaw Received product a week ago. Product arrived with no damage. Upon opening and removing from box I was amazed at the weight in the saw. Instructions were easy to follow. I was able to install blade first time, no problem. I put 4amp battery on saw. Saw weighted 10lbs which was very workable for me. The first day I used some scrap pieces of 1x6 cedar boards. I chose cedar as it cuts easier than a hardwood board such as oak. I used clamps to hold boards on my work bench for test cuts. It took a while to get the feel of how to make cuts, both straight and curved. I worked with saw for several hours until I felt comfortable the outcome. The next day, I planned a couple of 1x6 cedar boards to cut on. I used clamps again today to hold boards in place while cutting. I used stencils of numbers to make my first tests. The first test cuts were ok but by the time I got to the third test cutting I was pleased with outcome. I then used stencil to cut letters. Letters proved to be a little more difficult but by 2nd board I was pleased with results. One day 3 I felt comfortable enough to try a larger project that had planed all ready. I was going to use my floor model bandsaw for this, but I felt that I could do cuts to my satisfaction with portable bandsaw. This project called for 2x6x12 cedar boards. I cut blanks for project with my Ridgid table saw. I then drew curves on to boards. I increased the speed of blade to handle the additional load that would-be put-on saw. Took my time and let saw do the work. Took me app 3hrs to make the necessary cuts. The 2-and-a-half-inch throat kept it from binding up during the cuts. Smooth cuts that were required came out exceptionally good. Very little sanding of the curves was required to get a smooth finish. Overall, very pleased with the performance of the saw. Well built and if you follow instructions and practice before starting a project you will find this a great addition to wood working tools. I strongly recommend. 5-star rating. The Ridgid products I have, and use are, shop vac, table saw, drill driver, torque driver, multi-tool with 4 attachments, tripod clamping stand and a couple of rolling miters saw stands. All lifetime guarantees. All well-built. Recommended products to my friend many times and several have purchased tools.
by MICHAEL
1 person found this helpful
So far so good. Tool seems to be well built...
So far so good. Tool seems to be well built and is easy to cut with. Battery life is good.
by GERHARD
Great tool makes cutting everything a lot easier love ridgit...
Great tool makes cutting everything a lot easier love ridgit
by HomeDepotCustomer
I've been waiting for them to make a bandsaw and...
I've been waiting for them to make a bandsaw and it is everything I expected and more!
by HomeDepotCustomer
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