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18V SubCompact Brushless Cordless One-Handed Reciprocating Saw (Tool Only)

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  • Best in Class Cutting Performance
  • 40% Lighter Weight and 25% More Compact when compared to R8647
  • Free Parts and Service for Life with Registration
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RIDGID introduces the R8648 SubCompact Brushless Cordless One-Handed Reciprocating Saw. This powerful brushless one-handed reciprocating saw delivers best in class cutting performance when tested against the leading competitors, with 0-3,200/min (SPM) and a 7/8 in. stroke length. Designed for one-handed use and often used in compact or overhead spaces, this SubCompact Brushless Cordless One-Handed Reciprocating Saw is 40% lighter weight and 25% more compact when compared to the R8647 Brushless Reciprocating Saw for a lightweight design and heavyweight performance. This cordless one-handed reciprocating saw also features a tool-free blade change and an LED light for improved visibility. As always, this RIDGID 18V SubCompact Brushless Cordless One-Handed Reciprocating Saw is 100% compatible with all RIDGID 18V batteries. Best of all, this tool is backed by the Industry's Best Lifetime Service Agreement, simply register within 90 days of purchase for FREE Parts, FREE Service, FOR LIFE. The RIDGID SubCompact Brushless Cordless Reciprocating Saw includes the R8648 18V SubCompact Brushless One-Handed Reciprocating Saw, Wood Cutting Saw Blade, and Operator's Manual. Battery and charger sold separately.
  • Lightweight Design. Heavyweight Performance.
  • Pair with MAX Output batteries for maximum power
  • Best in Class Cutting Performance
  • 3,200 SPM (Strokes Per Minute)
  • 7/8 in. Stroke Length
  • 40% Lighter Weight when compared to R8647 Brushless Reciprocating Saw
  • 25% More Compact when compared to R8647 Brushless Reciprocating Saw
  • Tool-Free Blade Change
  • LED Light for improved visibility in low-light situations
  • 100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18V Batteries
  • Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase
  • Includes: R8648 18V SubCompact Brushless Cordless One-Handed Reciprocating Saw, Wood Cutting Saw Blade, and Operator's Manual
  • Battery and charger sold separately
  • RIDGID: Build for a Lifetime






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Ratings
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Cordless/CordedCordlessCordlessCordlessCordless
Power Tool FeaturesCushioned Grip,LED Light,No Tool Blade Change,Sub-Compact,Variable SpeedKeyless Blade Change,Variable SpeedKeyless Blade Change,No Tool Blade Change,Variable SpeedAdjustable Shoe,Keyless Blade Change,LED Light,Orbital Action,Variable Speed
Voltage (volts)181820 V18
Batteries IncludedNoYesNoNo
Battery Amp HoursNo Battery4 AhNo BatteryNo Battery
Included AccessoriesBlade(s)Blade(s)Tool OnlyBlade(s)
Cuts ThroughWoodWoodMetal,PVC,WoodWood
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
14.41 in
Assembled Height (in.)
5.71 in
Assembled Width (in.)
3.39 in
Product Depth (in.)
14 in
Product Height (in.)
5.5 in
Product Width (in.)
3.25 in

Details

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
Reciprocating Saw
Cordless/Corded
Cordless
Cuts Through
Wood
Included
Blade(s)
Included Accessories
Blade(s)
Length Of Stroke (in.)
7/8 in
Maximum Amperage (amps)
0.0
Motor Type
Brushless
Number of Total Batteries Included
0
Power Source
Battery
Power Tool Features
Cushioned Grip,LED Light,No Tool Blade Change,Sub-Compact,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
3.9 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Strokes per Minute
3200
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

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.8
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  • 88%recommend this product
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Sweet one-handed cutting
I already have a corded and cordless reciprocating saw. They work great, but sometimes you just have a situation that calls for a smaller saw. Or maybe you need to hold what you are cutting with one hand and saw with the other. This RIDGID reciprocating saw does the job, and does it well. This package was tool only, but that's okay as I already had compatible batteries. It did come with one multi-purpose blade. It measures about 14.5 inches without the blade and battery; about 20" with the blade and a 4Ah battery. It feels good in your hand right off the bat. There is a safety switch above the trigger. A bright LED light comes on as soon as you pull the trigger and stays on for about 15 seconds after you release the trigger. I put it to the test with a bunch of cuts I had to make in 1/4 inch plywood. It performed flawlessly. It was easier to make the cuts and hold the boards, just as I had hoped. I would recommend using the smaller battery if you have one. The 4Ah battery did add a little more weight which is noticeable with each additional cut. Free up some weight if you can. The RIDGID 18V SubCompact Brushless Cordless One-Handed Reciprocating Saw makes a great addition to my tool collection and especially pairs nicely with some of my other RIDGID tools.
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New king of the one-handed recip saws.
This new Ridgid is very impressive. I recently tested 3 one-handed reciprocating saws (DeWalt, Makita, Milwaukee) and this new Ridgid has even more power and grace than those. In that test (see video) each saw was timed as it cut nail embedded wood, cut mild steel, and handed copper tubing. The new Ridgid is even faster than the previous winner, the Milwaukee Hackzall (brushed). The 7/8-inch stroke Ridgid powers through material and was several seconds faster than the field. The Ridgid is about same weight as the Milwaukee and it fits nicely in the hand…well balanced. It does an OK job controlling vibration during cuts and the LED lights up the cut area nicely. The only shortcoming I found is the bulky battery design, which is true across the Ridgid line. The other manufactures are coming out with smaller lighter batteries the Ridgid has yet to join the trend. I would like to see Ridgid slim down theirs as well. Unless you are going to spend your whole day doing demo there really is no reason to bring a larger 2 handed saw. This little guy works amazing. I have not tested it against the Milwaukee 18v brushless Fuel but right now it’s the king. I give it a strong “B+” grade.
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great working tool
I recently received the RIDGID - RIDGID 18V SubCompact Brushless Cordless One-Handed Reciprocating Saw (Tool Only). I'm very happy with the performance of this tool. To remove or replace a blade is very easy. I'm impressed with the power of this small easy to hold reciprocating saw. I cut threw 3" of a 2x6 with easy. The tool is not very heavy and I was able to handle it well. I would differently recommend this saw.
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Super handy lightweight & ergonomic reciprocating saw for hard-to-reach spots
What a handy saw this is! It is light enough to hold overhead for extended periods, but still gets the job done. My other Ridgid reciprocating saw weighs 6.7 lb. It is awesome, but I can only hold it up high and in uncomfortable positions for so long. Whereas, this one goes anywhere because it is cordless, easy to maneuver, ergonomic and lightweight. And yes, it uses all the exact same batteries as other Ridgid power tools.
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Easy to handle single handed saw
For those interested in country of origin, this product was made in CHINA. Needed a saw that was light weight, easy to handle, and electric, preferably battery powered, to use around the property in maintenance work. Was using a conventional reciprocating saw but was clumsy and really needed two hands to operate. This saw solved my issues. Am able to cut small logs easily for kindling using one hand. Works the same way for pruning low hanging tree limbs and shrubs. Great to only have to purchase the tool, not a combo kit, as it saves money. Like the snap lock feature on the nose for the blade as you have no tool to lose.
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  • Recommended
Battery issues
So every tool, with the exception of the reciprocating saw, works great. The batteries do not fit the saw. I tried both and neither one fit. Found this out just as I needed the saw too. My suggestion is as soon as you get it, open it up in the car/truck and make sure the batteries fit all the tools.
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    5 found this review helpful
    Great quality
    This Rigid tool set puts the other sets I have bought over the years to shame. The quality and the feel of these tools is excellent; noticeably better than similar and even more expensive products on the market. The 4Ah and 2Ah batteries are a great idea and the tools feel balanced with both. Love the multi-tool; most sets don’t have this so a good bonus.
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      This Ridgid cordless tool set is perfect! Having the four tools (Impact Driver, Hammer Drill Mult...
      This Ridgid cordless tool set is perfect! Having the four tools (Impact Driver, Hammer Drill Multi-Tool and Reciprocating Saw) in one set with interchangeable batteries is the perfect way to go. Hubby says they are "heavy" -- not in the sense of weight, but in that they are beefy and strong, not cheap tools. He's quite happy with the set. Having the lifetime warranty is beyond compare. The set is right now gathered into the carrying bag and in the back of the Escalade. Tomorrow's project list includes working with a neighbor installing a new awning on our camper - a two-man job. Tools are ready for use.
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      • Recommended
      RIDGID 18V BRUSHLESS CORDLESS 4-TOOL COMBO KIT WITH (1) 4.0 AH AND (1) 2.0 AH MAX OUTPUT BATTERIE...
      RIDGID 18V BRUSHLESS CORDLESS 4-TOOL COMBO KIT WITH (1) 4.0 AH AND (1) 2.0 AH MAX OUTPUT BATTERIES, 18V CHARGER, AND TOOL BAG. I am very pleased with this set of rigid tools. It comes with a reciprocating saw, a multi tool, a 1/4 inch impact gun and a hammer drill. I've had a couple of ridgid drills for over 20 years until they were stolen earlier this year. They were great never had a problem with them. I had to replace the batteries a couple of times over the years. The multi tool is a variable speed but it has a dial to adjust the speed. I prefer the kind that the speed adjusts by just squeezing the trigger,but this works good. The other tools adjust by the trigger. I has two batteries and a charger. The drills have belt clips and bit holders on them. The saw has a rafter hook on it as well. Also comes with a nice big bag too. Very happy with these tools.
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      • Recommended
      The Ridgid 18V brushless 4-tool combo kit is a awesome kit to have in your tool box. The 1/2 inc...
      The Ridgid 18V brushless 4-tool combo kit is a awesome kit to have in your tool box. The 1/2 inch hammer drill is great. Will go through material in nothing flat. The speed impact drill really drills fast with no hesitation. The reciprocating saw can cut through any type of material and it has an adjustable flange to use the depth that you want. The multi tool is great too. You can put different blades on this tool for the material that you are cutting. The batteries charge quick and easy with no problem at all. I have used the impact driver and it works like a charm. All he tools are a good size and weight as not to cause fatigue when using them. Very durable and easy to use. The power that the batteries have you should have no problem at all, whether drilling, cutting, or what ever project that you may use them for. I like that it comes with a storage bag as you can easily take them from one place to another to work on your project. I would highly recommend these tools to all my family and friends as they are a must in your tool box. These tools should last a very long time. Well built. Thanks
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