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  • Ridgid 18v stapler R09897

    Has anyone seen this stapler at any Home Depot in the USA yet?

    Not even a You-tube review, other than announcing new tools for 2022.

    Cactus Man

  • #2
    Let's try a different direction...
    Anyone using the Ryobi 18V 3/8" crown stapler with a 3D printed Ridgid battery adapter to
    a Ryobi battery?

    Home Depot has them in stock. Gosh what an ugly baby puke yellow/greenish color!

    Cactus Man


    • #3
      I asked here: which is the Official
      RIDGID Powertools FB page where RIDGID seems to be more active than they
      are here. Admittedly that's not saying much since they are basically never here
      but there is a lot of activity on their FB page.
      "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" ? Bob D. 2006
      "?ǝɹɐ sɹǝƃuıɟ ɹnoʎ ǝɹǝɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ op `ʍɐs ǝlqɐʇ ɐ s,ʇı"


      • cactusman
        cactusman commented
        Editing a comment
        I don't do face book or tweetie-pie
        My internet foot print is an attempt to be minimal

        Cactus Man

    • #4
      Just as well, because they removed my question about the stapler which was not
      offensive in any way. I just asked when the stapler would be available in stores.

      So you take it from there. Maybe it's time to look at the other colors in the rainbow
      like DeWalt yellow or Milwaukee red or Makita blue.
      "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" ? Bob D. 2006
      "?ǝɹɐ sɹǝƃuıɟ ɹnoʎ ǝɹǝɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ op `ʍɐs ǝlqɐʇ ɐ s,ʇı"


      • #5
        I have viewed the two Ryobi 18v staplers.
        The one that uses T-50 staples 1/4"-9/16"
        and their big one, narrow crown style 1/4"- 1 1/2"

        I have watched a myriad of You-Tube reviews for both models.

        The wide crown Ryobi looks like the announced Ridgid stapler except lime green!
        It also looks similar to the Milwaukee version. what do you expect, they are all made by TTI

        Now.. what stapler .....

        Upholstery typically uses the T-50,wide crown staples. the wide T-50 does well with cloth etc,
        The narrow crown typically for metal fencing for small critters and
        not really works well for upholstery since they are "narrow" and may rip through the cloth etc.
        But, I do like the ability to use longer staples.

        Which stapler do you own and use more often?

        I do have the typical T-50 hand stapler and the Ridgid pneumatic narrow crown stapler

        So I'm at a crossroad in deciding what style to buy for a cordless 18V model..

        I will get the Ridgid to Ryobi battery adapter to eliminate getting another battery system.

        Time to abandon Ridgid after 17 years of brand loyalty.

        Cactus Man
        Last edited by cactusman; 06-14-2022, 01:27 PM.


        • #6
          Which stapler do I have? For me it's more like which don't I have.

          I have the original Arrow T-50 manual stapler. The chrome one.

          Believe it or not I got that as a gift in 1973 when I graduated HS.
          It was given tom e for heading the Stage Crew for 3 years and all
          the work I did (with everyone else) backstage out of the limelight
          to help all year long with every play or event held in the school
          auditorium. We were also in charge of all the AV equipment and
          were responsible for setting up in each classroom and taking the
          equipment back when no longer needed. Anyway I'm getting off topic.

          I also have a Arrow hammer tacker. It also uses T-50 staples but is
          intended for tacking down roofing paper and the like. That's only
          about 20 years old (so can't vote yet).

          I have a couple Porter-Cable pneumatic staplers. One 1/4" narrow
          crown and another upholstery stapler which is the wide crown.

          A Milwaukee 12V T-50 stapler rounds out my collection. I got tired
          of waiting for RIDGID to bring out a stapler so I went with the
          Milwaukee. It was my first Milwaukee cordless tool. Since then I
          bought a 12V 1/4" hex driver and that's all the red tools I have so far.

          Oh, one more. I have the DeWalt cable tacker which is made for
          stapling NMC to framing. I bought it when I was helping a friend
          rewire an old farm house built in the 20s. I knew he didn't have the
          money for one and it would make the job so much easier and faster
          so I sprung for it. I already had DeWalt 20V Max batteries so I bought
          the bare tool. Why do I have DeWalt 20V Max batteries you ask?
          Again because RIDGID failed to bring out a grease gun for years and
          years and I got tired of waiting so I bought the DeWalt which I deemed
          the best deal I could get at the time. Now I have 6 DeWalt cordless tools.

          I have not bought a RIDGID cordless tool since that Milwaukee stapler.
          Just like Frankiarmz I have grown tired of begging and waiting for RIDGID
          to broaden their tool line. I just buy other brands now for the tools that
          RIDGID does not make and if they do have something now I have to weight
          it heavily against the other battery platforms I have invested in.
          I can go with Ryobi, DeWalt, Milwaukee, Festool, Bosch and of course RIDGID.
          I have batteries in all flavors now so no longer feel the restriction of one or two
          "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" ? Bob D. 2006
          "?ǝɹɐ sɹǝƃuıɟ ɹnoʎ ǝɹǝɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ op `ʍɐs ǝlqɐʇ ɐ s,ʇı"



          • #7
            Well, I bought another red tool, the Milwaukee 2505-20 Multi-head Installers Kit.

            This one is similar to the Festool CXS but half the price. It has interchangeable heads
            including a 3/8" chuck, 1/4" hex drive, right-angle drive, and offset drive. Kit came
            with two M12 Fuel batteries and a charger. So now I have 4 batteries to share between
            three tools. More than I'll ever need I suspect.

            It has an extremely comfortable grip and your hand is in line with the motor shaft.

            The chucks connect to the drill in the same manner as the CXS. It's a bayonet style with
            a retractable lock collar. A few years ago I bought the Bosch multi-head 12V drill (bare tool)
            because I already had a couple Bosch 12v tools. But I soon learned after I got it that it
            has what I consider a major flaw, the heads locking collar twists on/off and the off direction
            is the same as when you open the drill chuck. So every time you go to change a drill bit your
            hand is likely to catch the locking ring and disconnect it too. Then the chuck falls off and who
            knows where it goes or what damage it does. I will be selling it soon I suspect once I am satisified
            the Milwaukee is 'the one'.

            In this second video the reviewer prefers the CXS. If I was using it all day maybe I could
            justify the additional $130+ dollars for the CXS. But around the house I think I will stick
            with the Milwaukee even over the Bosch Flexiclick which I already had. I don't know, maybe
            a year from now I will end up selling them both and getting the Festool. I just have a hard time
            buying a cordless tool with batteries that fit nothing else. And that's the biggest drawback to
            me for the Festool CXS.

            Last edited by Bob D.; 06-22-2022, 05:05 PM.
            "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" ? Bob D. 2006
            "?ǝɹɐ sɹǝƃuıɟ ɹnoʎ ǝɹǝɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ op `ʍɐs ǝlqɐʇ ɐ s,ʇı"