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Editor Rating: 4.6/5

Excellent

Ridgid Cordless 12 Piece Combo Kit Review

Reviewed by: Timothy Henderson

Last modifiedOct 9, 2019 @ 3:38 am

 

 

  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Price

Review Summary:

Living in a house is much harder than living in a flat. You always have some home improvement jobs to finish, the fence needs new 2x4s, and your wife could use a cute little birdhouse in the backyard. No matter what the task is, you have to be prepared and have the right tools to get the job done. Ridgid combo kits are something you should definitely consider as they are more powerful and reliable than what other manufacturers offer.

Even so, there are a number of different kits by Ridgid, and this one is one of their biggest offers with 12 tools. You will be able to buy all the tools you need for most DIY jobs, and the best thing is that you will pay less than getting all of them one by one. It is the complete Ridgid toolkit, and it comes with one 2.0 Ah battery, one 4.0 Ah battery, a charger, and a convenient carry bag.

The tools you get in this set are just amazing, and you will love them because they are very powerful. The set contains a hammer drill, an impact driver, a handy reciprocating saw, a circular saw, an oscillating multitool, and even a LED work light. You will be able to do all type of DIY projects, even if you have to go far away from a power outlet in the dark. The 12-piece Ridgit toolset has you covered, and it’s more than worth a buy.

If your budget allows it, or if you’re into power tools, this set will be a great addition to your collection. Like all other Ridgid tools, this set comes with a lifetime service agreement, and you won’t find that anywhere else. So, if you like what you read so far, keep on reading, and we will give you the details on each tool separately.

Specifications:

  • Number of tools: 12
  • Weight: 45.9 lbs
  • Batteries: 1 2Ah and 1 4Ah Li-ion batteries included
  • Voltage: 18V
  • Warranty: Lifetime service agreement

12-Piece Ridgid Toolset  – The Basics


The GEN5X tool series by Ridgid is known for its power and high performance. These tools have almost the same ability and application as cord-like tools, but they are far more practical. You won’t have to jump over any cables as you work, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to useful features.

The set has all the tools you could ever need for any DIY home improvement job, but they are also sturdy enough for some professional heavy-duty applications. You will get a very powerful hammer drill that can produce up to 780 in —lbs. of torque. That’s enough torque to be able to drill holes in all materials. The circular saw is the best in its category when it comes to cutting power. It also has a line blower that keeps the work area clean.

The impact driver and hammer drill have integrated LED work lights that illuminate the work area, making sure you get only accurate and precise results. If you still have trouble seeing in dark areas, the portable, battery-powered LED work light will help you get the job done. One of the most useful tools in this set is the multitool with easy bit changes. It works as an oscillating tool, and you can use it to scrape rust and wood, and even cut ceramic tiles. Let’s take a look at each device individually.

The Features


GEN5X Hammer Drill


The GEN5X hammer drill is one of the best such tools we’ve tested so far. It’s got 780 in —lbs. of torque and a 3-speed setting that improves control and accuracy. When used to drill holes, it produces up to 1,600 RPM, and the hammer drill pushes up to 25,600 BMP. The 100 micro clutch settings make it possible to customize the clutch for each task. It also has built-in Tri-beam lights that illuminate the area you are working on. Feel free to check out our best hammer drills reviewed.

GEN5X Impact Driver


There is no doubt that the GEN5X Impact Driver is another useful and highly rated tool. It’s lightweight and compact, but it still packs quite a punch. The maximum torque it provides is 2,250 in-lbs, which is more than impressive for such a small tool. It produces 2750 RPM and 3500 IPM. The ergonomic design minimizes vibrations, so you won’t feel fatigued even after prolonged use.

GEN5X Reciprocating Saw


The reciprocating saw in this set will make a huge difference when cutting wood and plastic. It’s got a motor that produces up to 3,100 strokes per minute, so you won’t struggle when working on any material including metal. It’s powerful enough to cope with heavy-duty applications, so you can even use it on a construction site. The dust blower makes sure you have a clear view of the work area.

GEN5X Circular Saw


If you like working with wood, this circular saw will be your best friend. It will cut through beams and boards like nothing. It’s got a 7-1/4 in. blade for deep and accurate cuts. One of the best things is the adjustable angle that also features a depth scale, making sure your results are impeccable every time. It also has a LED light and a line blower, so your view will be unobstructed completely.

GEN5X Multitool


The multitool has 5 different attachments designed to make cutting, scraping, and sanding easier than ever before. The JobMax technology allows you to change bits in seconds without the use of any tools. This small device will help you get many different home improvement jobs much easier

GEN5X LED Work Light


The work light provides 100 lumens of light. The LED bulb will never die on your, and a single charge can keep it working for days or even weeks. It’s got a rotating head, and the belt buckle is also included so that you can attach it to your belt. Very useful indeed.

Accessories and Warranty


All Gen5x Ridgid tools come with a lifetime service agreement you won’t find anywhere else. All you have to do is register your tools at the official site, and that’s it. The set comes with 2 batteries, a charger, and an organizer bag that makes it easy to store all the tools and transport them to a remote job site.

Pros:

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12 powerful tools

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High-performance

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Comes with a tool bag

N

Powerful batteries

N

Amazing hammer drill

Cons:

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Bulky

N

Two 6.0 Ah batteries would be better

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Things we liked about it

We absolutely loved all of the tools. We liked how they feel in hand, we were a little blown away with the results they provide, and we really like the convenient tool bag. It is maybe a little expensive, but this toolset will replace all of your old tools, and it will perform better than you’d expect.

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Things we didn’t like

To be honest, we liked everything about this set. The only thing we could list here is the weight and the size of the bag.

General Impressions


Over 85% of users rated this set with a 5 out of 5 because it really does provide the results it promised. The lifetime service agreement is a massive plus as people can replace their damaged parts for free. Everyone is happy about that.

Conclusion


The GEN5X 12-piece tool set provides everything you could need in the garage or even the construction site. The tools are all designed to be sturdy and capable of jobs you won’t expect from a cordless tool. The service agreement is something you won’t find anywhere else, so in our opinion, this set is well worth every cent you spend on it.