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18V Cordless Reciprocating Saw (Tool Only)

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  • Powerful Motor and Enhanced Ergonomics
  • 3,000 Strokes Per Minute (SPM) and 1-1/8 in. Stroke Length
  • Free Parts and Service for Life with Registration
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About This Product

RIDGID introduces the R8646B 18V Reciprocating Saw. The RIDGID 18V Reciprocating Saw delivers a powerful 3,000 strokes per minute (SPM) along with a 1-1/8 in. stroke length to quickly cut through tough jobsite materials. The R8646B has a conveniently located side-lever tool-free blade release for quick and easy blade changes. This 18V reciprocating saw features a superior ergonomic handle for enhanced user comfort. As always, this RIDGID 18V Reciprocating Saw is 100% compatible with all RIDGID 18V batteries. Best of all, this tool is backed by the Industry's Only Lifetime Service Agreement, simply register within 90 days of purchase for FREE Parts, Free Service, For LIFE. The R8646B includes the Reciprocating Saw, Wood Cutting Reciprocating Saw Blade, and Operator's Manual. Batteries and charger sold separately.

Highlights

  • Powerful motor delivers 3,000 strokes per minute (SPM)
  • 1-1/8 in. stroke length for faster cutting
  • Enhanced ergonomic design delivers superior comfort and control
  • Easy access side-lever tool-free blade release for fast and easy blade changes
  • 100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18V Batteries, Tools, and Chargers
  • Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase
  • Includes: (1) R8646B Reciprocating Saw, Wood Cutting Reciprocating Saw Blade, and Operator's Manual
  • Battery and charger sold separately
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Product Information

Internet # 316879171

Model # R8646B

Store SKU # 1006354941

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 6 in, W 3.5 in, D 16.5 in

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)

16.5 in

Product Height (in.)

6 in

Product Width (in.)

3.5 in

Details

Battery Amp Hours

No Battery

Battery Power Type

Lithium Ion

Battery Size

18-volt

Battery Voltage (V)

18V

Charger Included

Charger Not Included

Color Family

Orange

Condition

New

Construction Material

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

Cordless Tool Type

Reciprocating Saw

Cordless/Corded

Cordless

Cuts Through

Wood

Included

Blade(s)

Included Accessories

Blade(s)

Length of Stroke (in.)

1.125 in

Maximum Amperage (A)

0 A

Motor Type

Brushed

Number of Total Batteries Included

0

Power Source

Battery

Power Tool Features

Keyless Blade Change, Variable Speed

Product Weight (lb.)

5 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Strokes per Minute

3000

Tools Product Type

Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

UL Listed

Manufacturer Warranty

Lifetime Service Agreement

Questions & Answers

15Questions
caret
Q:What product numbers do you register the reciprocating saw and batteries under? I used R8646B for the saw but can’t register the two batteries and the charger. I can’t figure out what numbers to add as I don’t have the box anymore.
by|Apr 15, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  Hello, Woodworker987 - To register the batteries and charger, use the package model number AC93044SBN. If you need further support, then feel free to ask another question. You can also contact us by phone or text at 1.866.539.1710, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (EST), or via email when you visit us at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact.

by|Apr 17, 2024
    caret
    Q:Does the Lifetime warranty include the battery?
    by|Nov 16, 2023
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Hello, Angela - Thank you for your question. Yes, if you register all items (tool, battery and charger) within 90 days of purchase they would all be eligible for LSA. 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 Reciprocating Saw Kit with 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger. - Jesse

    by|Nov 17, 2023
      caret
      Q:Are there blades that cut through tree roots that work with this saw?
      by|Oct 24, 2023
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Hello, Tomb - Thank you for your question. The blade that comes with the tool can be used to cut all types of wood products. 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 Reciprocating Saw Kit with 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger. - Jewel

      by|Jan 20, 2024
        1 found this answer helpful
        caret
        Q:Can this saw be used to cut metal. The details say it cuts wood but doesn?t mention metal like the other ones listed
        by|Feb 22, 2023
        1 Answer
        Answer This Question

        A:  Hello, Cutter - Thank you for your question. You may use this product for the following purposes: Cutting all types of wood products (lumber, plywood, paneling, composition board, and hard wood). Cutting masonite and plastic. Cutting drywall. Cutting metals such as sheet steel, pipe, steel rods, aluminum, brass, and copper. 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 Reciprocating Saw (Tool Only). - Jewel

        by|Mar 21, 2024
          3 found this answer helpful
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          Customer Reviews

          4.6 out of 5

          • 4.6 out of 344 reviews
          • 81% recommend this product
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          This saw works great. I'm using it for pruning during yard cleanup. I own several RIDGID Products and have always been impressed although this one has me confused. The product picture shows a bag big enough to hold the tool, batteries and charger but what you receive is a small bag that will only hold the batteries and charger. Not Nice!
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          Issues less than an hour of Use.
          I like the Rigid brand. It has a great warranty. I expect I won't need their warranty. I had batteries and 2 other Rigid tools so got this saw. Less than 1 hour of use and it started vibrating badly like it was unbalanced. The blade release also was acting up. I registered it and noticed when getting the SN that wires were sticking out from the motor.. Uneven rotation solved bad motor connections. Very disappointed.. 2 problems within hours of it being delivered. Losing time on job.
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          Response from RIDGIDMar 25, 2024
          Hello, Lsvnh - We're sorry to hear that your saw isn't working correctly! It’d be great to speak with you so we can get this matter resolved as soon as possible. If you would, will you please email us at Reviews@RIDGIDmail.com? ridgidtti
            A great implementation of a great tool.
            I am a bit of a fan of Rigid tools, especially their cordless tools. This cordless reciprocating saw keeps with their high standards for fit, finish, ergonomics, ruggedness and quality. It has great power and heft making it very efficient for the task. I’m a fan of its locking features for both blade and trigger. It makes a great additio. To my tool collection.
            by
            • Recommended
            Cordless convenience
            We already had a reciprocating saw but it is corded and not so easy to use in certain applications. The RIDGID 18V Cordless Reciprocating Saw is battery operated and makes using it so much easier because you can literally take it anywhere. The saw comes with one woodcutting blade. It has a convenient side lever keyless blade release that's easy to access. It has a lifetime warrantee on parts and service if registered within 90 days.
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            • Recommended
            3 found this review helpful
            Terrific cordless reciprocating saw!
            My husband loves his new RIDGID cordless 18v reciprocating saw. He said it’s powerful and well-made. The handle has a good grip material to make it easier to hold while using. The saw blade is easy to insert and remove. You’ll need to purchase the battery and its charger separately. RIDGID provides a “Lifetime Service Agreement” for the reciprocating saw and its parts with details on their website.
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            • Recommended
            3 found this review helpful
            Sawzall Recepricating saw
            Another Ridgid high quality tool, very easy to use and care for, light weight and very easy to use. I use mine for demolition work, cutting branches off small trees. The blade is very easy to change and is compatable with all sawzall blades. You need to hang on tight when cutting steel studs or pipes as it wants to jump and get stuck. So nice to have battery power and no cords. This is the only way to go now.
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            • Recommended
            3 found this review helpful
            Excellent No Frills 18V Recip Saw
            The Ridgid R8646B is TOOL ONLY and represents the solid, but no bells and whistles two-handed cordless reciprocating saw in the Ridgid lineup. It is lightweight, yet powerful. Blade changing is tool free with a blade clamp lever on the side of the body. Extending the Pivot Foot requires a 5mm Hex Tool (not included). The body of the saw is covered with soft over-molded textured grip. The saw is easy to hold and hang onto.
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            • Recommended
            6 found this review helpful
            Great Saw For Those Unique Jobs
            It’s fall in the Midwest and time to safely trim the trees. My old corded reciprocating saw died last year and it’s time to upgrade to battery power. Since I already possess a Ridgid battery powered circular saw I decided to go with this saw. I attached the battery after removing the saw from the box and noticed how well balanced it was. The saw grips well and runs quiet. The blade loads easily with the flip of a thumb switch. A safety lock prevents the trigger from activating. This will be a nice addition to my power tool box.
            by
            • Recommended
            4 found this review helpful
            Love this saw!
            I'd had a corded reciprocating saw for a few years now and it's really nice to have, but this cordless Ridgid reciprocating saw is super convenient. I'm doing a reno on an old house and there are countless times I've needed a reciprocating saw and there was no electricity available where I was working. Also, working on a ladder, you don't want to be dragging a cord with you up a ladder. This saw has a good, ergonomic design and it comfortable to grip. It has a on/off switch on top and a quick release blade changing mechanism that makes it super easy to switch out the blade. It also has a locking feature so that the saw cannot be accidentally turned on I suppose. This doesn't seem to be covered in the manual. At least I didn't see it anywhere, but who knows. I thought it was to keep the blade running without having to hold the trigger down, but I couldn't seem to get it to work that way, so I figured it was just to prevent accidental turning on like if you threw it in your tool box and the trigger got hit. It seems to have good power. The blade that comes with it is rather short, something you might see in a jigsaw or something and it didn't seem to cut a metal screw off very well, but I'm sure a different blade would work better and they look like it will use a universal blade design. I think they need to improve the manual a bit to cover the lock on the handle more clearly.
            by
            • Recommended
            3 found this review helpful
            Very nice cordless saws-all with capability equal to my plug-in Saws-all.
            This is an excellent addition to my RIDGID 18V tool collection. Since I already have a 4AH battery that came with my 1/2" hammer-drill, Tool Only was a good way to go. The saw (with battery attached) is well balanced and a nice balance of weight to be heavy enough to control vibration but not too heavy to use for extended periods. It has tool-less blade changing that works great and a trigger lock which is a nice safety feature. I used the blade that came with the saw to cut a 1" thick piece of dry red oak and compared cutting efficiency to my older corded Saws-all. The 2 tools were comparable with this saw cutting slightly faster. The advantages of a cord-less tool will make this my go-to saw unless making more cuts than the battery can handle which is rare. I did not determine battery life but I don't expect it to be an issue since I don't tend to use this type of saw for extended periods.
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            • Recommended
            1 found this review helpful
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