Review of the Gen5X Cordless 6 Piece Combo Kit
Editor Rating: 4.7/5
18Volt Gen5X Cordless 6 Piece Combo Kit Review
Reviewed by: Timothy Henderson
Ridgid 18Volt Gen5X Cordless Review Summary:
Getting power tools in bulk is always a good idea because you get everything you need in a single package, but also save some money in the process. That brings us to the most popular Ridgid combo kit. It’s got 6 handy and capable tools that will provide more power than what you need to fix things around the house.
These tools are ideal for all applications, including those heavy-duty jobs that usually push your devices to their limits. You will get everything you need with a single purchase. The set includes a hammer drill, an impact driver, a reciprocating saw, a circular saw, an Orbital sander, and the oscillating tool. But, you also get 2 batteries, a charger, and a convenient tool bag.
The thing with GEN5X tools by Ridgid is that they have similar performances as cord-like tools, which is very impressive. They allow you to take your job anywhere you want, but without having to sacrifice any power. Unlike many other cordless tools made by the competition, these really do provide the results they claim.Not only that, Ridgid is so sure of the quality of their tools, it provides a lifetime service agreement for each one. So, if you feel like this is something you need, keep on reading and get to know all the details.
- Number of tools: 6
- Weight: 34.6 lbs
- Batteries: One 2Ah and 4Ah Li-ion batteries included
- Voltage: 18V
- Warranty: Lifetime service agreement
18Volt Gen5X Cordless 6 Piece Combo Kit – The Basics
With this Ridgid combo kit, you get 6 of the most powerful and most popular GEN5X tools in a single package. You will get a Hammer drill, an impact driver, a reciprocative saw, an Orbital Sander, a circular saw, and an oscillating tool. Of course, the set comes with two batteries, a charger, and a carry bag.
There are many reasons why this 6-piece set should be on top of your to-buy list. The first one is the fact that every tool outperforms the competition in most categories. They have more power, more battery life, and a faster charger, but that’s not all. Features like the easy bit change,ergonomic anti-slip Hex cover, built-in Tri-beam lights, and many others are something you won’t find anywhere else. The lifetime service agreement is another unique feature that includes free service and replacement parts for life with this purchase.
So, if you want to make sure that you get the most powerful tools on the market that will be able to cope with anything you throw at them, but you don’t want to jump over cords, this set could be precisely what you are looking for. Now, let’s take a closer look at each tool and its features
GEN5X Hammer Drill
The GEN5X hammer drill is one of the best cordless hammer drills money can buy. It’s got some impressive numbers on paper, but it’s even better when you try using it. With 780 in-lbsof torque, this drill is capable of completing the toughest of drilling jobs. It’s got a built-in LED work light for increased visibility in dark areas and 100 micro clutch settings that allow you to customize the drill for every task.
GEN5X Impact Driver
Cordless impact drivers don’t get any better than this GEN5X model. It weighs less than 3 pounds, but it provides up to 2,000 in. lbs. of torque. It’s got a 3-speed dial that allows you to start slowly, making sure that you get ideal results every time.The maximum RPM is 2,750, and you’ll also get 3,500 impacts per minute. You will get up to an hour of work time with the 4.0 Ah battery on the toughest of tasks.
GEN5X Reciprocating saw
Cutting through wooden planks, plaster walls, and plastic tubing was never more comfortable than with this reciprocating saw. It’s robust and feels very sturdy. With 3,100 strokes per minute, it will make short work of most cutting jobs around the house. The good thing about this device is that it can cope with more demanding tasks, so you can even use it professionally. It’s also got features like the dust blower and built-in lights for increased visibility.
GEN5X Circular Saw
Having a reliable circular saw in your tool collection is essential. The thing with this saw is that it offers the same performance you would get from a cord-like tool, but without the messy cords! That means that you will be able to take it anywhere and finish any job with the 7-1/4 in. blade. Features like the LED light, line blower, and depth scale will make every sawing job easier and provide you with the best possible results every time.
GEN5X Orbital Sander
There’s nothing worse than having to scrape the old paint off furniture, or just sand a lot of wooden surfaces by hand. The Orbital Sander by Ridgid is a highly specialized tool that makes all sanding jobs much easier than ever before. It’s got a variable speed of 7,000 to 11,000 rotations per minute, designed to cope with any task. The dust collector catches up to 90% of dust as you work, so you won’t have to spend a lot of time cleaning. The soft start feature will allow you to glide in every specific task with ease.
The JobMax multi-tool works like any other oscillating multi-tool, but it’s also got a tool-free head for easy blade changes. None of the extra blades are included in the set; you will have to buy those separately. This device will help you with many different tasks including scraping, sanding, and cutting tiles and edges.
Accessories and warranty
The lifetime service agreement is also included with this Ridgid combo kit, all you have to do is register the tools at the official site. You will also get some accessories like the two batteries, the charger, a tool bag, and an operator’s manual.
6 powerful tools
2 batteries included
Ideal for woodworking
Handy tool bag
Could use bigger batteries
Only home depot includes the lifetime service agreement
Things we liked about it
You need only one look at these tools to figure out that they are well-designed and sturdy. We tested each machine for speed and power, and we have to say that they outperformed most other cordless tools in our collection. The 4.0 Ah battery works great, providing up to an hour of work time under the highest load. The orbital sander will be your best friend if you do a lot of woodworking projects.
Things we didn’t like
We loved all the tools and the accessories, except for the 2.0 Ah battery. Don’t get us wrong; it’s not bad, it’s just not big enough for medium or heavy tasks. It would be better if the set came with two 4.0Ah batteries instead.
Generally speaking, people love this tool set. Some of them bought it as a gift, others got it for home improvement jobs, but most of them gave it a maximum grade across many different review websites. The most praised tools are the hammer drill and the orbital sander.
No matter if you’re a professional with years of experience or a complete beginner, you will find a use for these tools for sure! They will help you finish most DIY home improvement jobs, but you can also use them for some heavy-duty applications. All the devices come with a lifetime service agreement, so you don’t have to worry about extra costs. Sounds great right? Why don’t you get one and see why it’s so popular? You can’t go wrong.