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  • Differences between R885 and R855

    Hi all,
    Just joined the forum and wanted to see if anyone can give me an answer on this.

    I just recently purchased the Ridgid R932 4 piece combo kit and noticed that the circular saw in the kit is model # R855, whereas the maxselect circular saw is numbered R885, the other tools in the kit have the same model number as the maxselect equivalent.

    Does anyone know what the differences may be between the two circular saws?

    Thanx,
    Mark

  • #2
    Re: Differences between R885 and R855

    R885 is dual voltage while the R855 isn't. A full description of the differences can be found here and here.
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    • #3
      Re: Differences between R885 and R855

      I wonder if the only difference is the "MaxSelect" label as both of them are supposed to be able to run on 24 or 18 volts.

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      • #4
        Re: Differences between R885 and R855

        Disaster, what am I missing? I didn't see where the R855 was rated for dual voltage.
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        • #5
          Re: Differences between R885 and R855

          Somewhere on the box, or display back when I bought my set was the information that they would work with 18 volt batteries. In my opinion this is only a stopgap advantage, for those who might have 18 volt tools and batteries because the 24 volt tools, not only run less efficiently and with less power on 18 volts, they run less efficiently and with less power than the 18 volt tools do with 18 volt batteries.

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          • #6
            Re: Differences between R885 and R855

            BadgerDave, Disaster,
            thanks for the replies. I will check the packaging tonight at home. I to remember reading somewhere that the tools in the combo kit are dual voltage.

            I'll let you know what I find.

            m

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            • #7
              Re: Differences between R885 and R855

              I just purchased the R885 saw based on the dual voltage. I have an 18 voly LiIon battery set and I hope it works!! Any ideas on why it wouldn't? I will return unopened if you can give me a definate answer. Thanks

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              • #8
                Re: Differences between R885 and R855

                Originally posted by Disaster View Post
                Somewhere on the box, or display back when I bought my set was the information that they would work with 18 volt batteries. In my opinion this is only a stopgap advantage, for those who might have 18 volt tools and batteries because the 24 volt tools, not only run less efficiently and with less power on 18 volts, they run less efficiently and with less power than the 18 volt tools do with 18 volt batteries.
                they work with both 18 and 24v

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