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18V Cordless Compact Band Saw Kit with (1) 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger

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  • Lightweight and Ergonomic Design with up to 680 SFPM
  • Includes: 4.0 Ah Battery and 18V Charger
  • Free Parts and Service for Life with Registration
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Product Details

RIDGID introduces the 18V Compact Band Saw Kit (Tool Only). With registration, this Compact Band Saw Kit (Tool Only) is backed by the Industry's Only Lifetime Service Agreement. The 18V Compact Band Saw Kit includes an operator's manual. Battery and charger sold separately.
  • Compact Band Saw: 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
  • Compact Band Saw: Variable Speed Dial provides 320-680 SFPM for ultimate control based off material and application
  • Includes: (1) 18V Compact Band Saw Kit and operator's manual
  • Compact Band Saw: Ergonomic design gives the tool increased balance when cutting
  • Charger included
  • Compact Band Saw: Tool-less Blade Change makes changing blades quick and easy
  • Compact Band Saw: Compatible with Milwaukee's Bi-Metal Compact Band Saw Blade (Model #48-39-0579)
  • Compact Band Saw: LED light illuminates the workspace
  • Battery: Lightweight to reduce user fatigue
  • Charger: Compatible with all RIDGID 18V Batteries
  • 100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18V Batteries, Tools, and Chargers
  • Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase
  • Includes: (1) R8604 Cordless Portable 2-1/2 in. Band Saw with Blade, (1) R87004 4.0 Ah Battery, (1) R86093 18V Charger, and Operator's Manuals
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Specifications

Dimensions: H 7 in, W 9 in, D 15 in

Dimensions

Maximum Blade Length (in.)32.875 inMaximum Blade Width (in.)0.5 in
Minimum Blade Length (in.)32.875 inMinimum Blade Width (in.)0.5 in
Product Depth (in.)15 inProduct Height (in.)7 in
Product Width (in.)9 inWork Table Length (in.)0 in
Work Table Surface (in.)0 in x 0 inWork Table Width (in.)0 in

Details

Band Saw TypeHorizontalBattery Amp Hours4 Ah
Battery Power TypeLithium IonBattery Size18-volt
Charger IncludedCharger IncludedColor FamilyOrange
ConditionNewConstruction MaterialAcrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
Cordless Tool TypePortable Band SawCordless/CordedCordless
Cuts ThroughMetal, WoodCutting Capacity Height / Height under Guide (in.)2.5 in
Cutting Capacity Width / Depth Of Throat (in.)2.5 inIncludedBlade(s)
Included AccessoriesBlade(s)Maximum Amperage (A)0 A
Maximum Table Tilt - Left (degrees)0 °Maximum Table Tilt - Right (degrees)0 °
Motor TypeBrushedNumber of Total Batteries Included1
PortabilityPortablePower Tool FeaturesKeyless Blade Change, Lockout Power Switch, Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)7.35 lbReturnable90-Day
Saw TypeCompactTools Product TypePower Tool
Voltage (V)18 V

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsUL ListedManufacturer WarrantyLifetime Service Agreement
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Questions & Answers

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Q:What does the Ridged 18V cordless compact band saw . What size blade?
by|Nov 29, 2023
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A:  Hello, Sherrie - Thank you for your question. This Blade type is Bi-metal, 18 teeth per inch (TPI), Blade Width is 0.5 in., Blade Thickness is 0.020 in., Blade Length is 32-7/8 in. I hope this helps! Additionally, if you need further support, then a RIDGID Customer Experience Professional is here for you, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (EST) when you call or text us at 1.866.539.1710 or through email or live chat when you visit us at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact. And thank you again for your interest in the 18V Cordless Compact Band Saw Kit with (1) 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger. - Joyce

by|Nov 30, 2023
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    Q:What is the max thickness or largest opening of the saw?
    by|Nov 23, 2023
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    A:  Hello, Lavy - Thank you for your question. Blade Thickness is, 0.020 in; blade width is, 0.5 in. and cut capacity is, 2.5 in. I hope this helps! Additionally, if you need further support, then a RIDGID Customer Experience Professional is here for you, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (EST) when you call or text us at 1.866.539.1710 or through email or live chat when you visit us at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact. And thank you again for your interest in the 18V Cordless Compact Band Saw Kit with (1) 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger. - Joyce

    by|Nov 28, 2023
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      Q:What is the difference between a two a four and a six ah?
      by|Nov 21, 2023
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      A:  Hello, Ridgit - Thank you for your question. The "AH" means the amp hour of the battery. Higher voltage means more power. However, there are many variables that will affect the run time. I hope this helps! Additionally, if you need further support, then a RIDGID Customer Experience Professional is here for you, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (EST) when you call or text us at 1.866.539.1710 or through email or live chat when you visit us at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact. And thank you again for your interest in the 18V Lithium-Ion 4.0 Ah Battery. - Joyce

      by|Nov 22, 2023
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        Q:Need to ask, I'm cutting 3/8 all thread rod, after 2 cuts need to put the blade back between the rollers. Is there anything that can be done to fix this?
        by|Oct 6, 2023
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        A:  Hello, Greg - Thank you for your question. It sounds like you could use more in depth assistance with us, please reach out directly: Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (EST) call or text us at 1.866.539.1710 or through email or live chat when you visit us at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact. And thank you again for your interest in the 18V Compact Band Saw (Tool Only). - Jesse

        by|Oct 14, 2023
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          Customer Reviews

          4.6 out of 5
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          • 81% recommend this product
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          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
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          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.
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          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.
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          2 found this review 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.
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          2 found this review 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.
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          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.
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            Love all my ridgid tools and the warranty that goes with them. Thanks to Ridgid and the Home Depot for such an awesome product. I haven’t had to warranty any batteries or tools yet, but I’m sure they will take good care of me. Thanks Ridgid
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