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  • It's Happening 11-14-22

    Looks like RIDGID is introducing a string line trimmer ... Here is there latest You Tube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic8E5vvMpmQ



  • #2
    interesting, thanks for posting.

    I wonder how many they would have sold by now if they had come out with
    something 10 years ago when the guys on here were begging for them.
    Last edited by Bob D.; 11-08-2022, 11:44 AM.
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    • #3
      They would have sold many if it's comparable to the Mikwuakee. If it's in fact along the lines of the Milwaukee I'll be buying one.

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      • #4
        My guess is there going just rebrand TTI's outdoor power equipment AEG line and introduce it in US as RIDGID .

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        • #5
          Originally posted by drainman scott View Post
          My guess is there going just rebrand TTI's outdoor power equipment AEG line and introduce it in US as RIDGID .
          I agree that is the most likely path for TTI to take. That's not a bad thing though. What will be bad is only getting a few tools here in North America and not access to the whole line. Without that not as many are going to buy as if all the AEG tools were available to them.
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          • #6
            in a couple more years California wil not be selling gas powered gardening equipment. So this could be the reason why they're jumping into the bandwagon.

            We already know that Milwaukee and Ryobi have been selling them for years. Ridgid is made by the same company TTI. But with the ridgid line, you can get the lifetime service agreement and free batteries. Not a bad reason to go with Ridgid over the others.

            Rick
            phoebe it is

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            • #7
              THIS is going to change everything. I have been wondering how long it would be until someone offered this.

              "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" ? Bob D. 2004
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              • #8
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHIZw4N4dQ4 Wow even a cordless chainsaw .

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                • #9
                  I have a Ryobi 18v string trimmer from like 6 years ago and its just barely adequate. I've been looking at 40v trimmers and the reviews are much better than their 18v counterparts, so unfortunately I don't have high hopes for this Ridgid trimmer.

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                  • #10
                    It's about time, Ridgid! Too bad I e already bought into the Ryobi 40v system but I'm sure I'll pick up a tool or 2 from Ridgid.

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                    • #11
                      To little to late.
                      The Leading Cause Of Injury In Older Men Is Them Thinking They Are Still Young Men.

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                      • #12
                        I won't be surprised to see more companies offer those electric conversion motors like the EGO I posted above.

                        If you have an odd piece of equipment that they will probably never make in a battery version that needs the motor replaced that seems like it could be the way to go.

                        I wonder if they have different size electric motors or have a chart where you can determine what size gas powered engine this electric motor can replace. Some applications are more demanding than others as we all know and electric might not be a good fit but it could work in a lot of cases I bet. If they come out with a horizontal shaft motor that would be nice too.
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                        • #13
                          Just searched for more info on the EGO electric conversion motor and found this: https://www.as-motor.com/products/electric/

                          Whoa, this site has some awesome mowing equipment including remote-controlled flail mowers.
                          https://www.as-motor.com/
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