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    I am aware of the ryobi hack but why wont rigid do any gardening tools?

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    I can only guess of course, but my thinking is that Ridgid is trying to keep to the professional line of tools for the trades. Ryobi, is more of the home owner line of power tools, though I certainly see them in the hands of a lot of the trades people that I see. And, like you just referred "hack" doesn't lend itself to the kind of reputation that I'd want my 'better' line of tool to follow (Milwaukee, Ridgid, and Ryobi are from the same corporation).

    Your comment on the Ryobi makes me wonder how well an 18-Volt tool stands up in the task of weed-whacking though. Personally, I've only used corded or engine-driven tools for that practice, as it takes more than a half-hours run time for my weekly yard trimming... does an 18-V battery handle that?

    CWS

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    • #3
      I have the Milwaukee M18Fuel weed wacker/Line trimmed, and it is as good or better than any gas model I have owned! Strong enough to cut through grass and weeds and using a 9.0ah battery, it will run for hours! The blower is not as strong as a back pack gas model, but the hedge trimmer certainly is. The 18 volt chainsaw and 12ah battery seem fine for small jobs as seen on YouTube. Ridgid is losing market share in my opinion.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Grimgrak View Post
        I am aware of the ryobi hack but why wont rigid do any gardening tools?
        Pretty simple really, TTI/Ridgid doesn't want too and doesn't feel the need that they have too make them.
        Diapers and Politicians need to be changed often... Usually for the same reason.

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        • #5
          With both the Ryobi and Milwaukee lines, TTI has yard tools covered is my opinion at both ends of the price spectrum.
          "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

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          • #6
            Unfortunate consumers who bought into the Ridgid line, are forced to invest in and support another battery platform if they want these lawn tools! I fall into this category, but I still think there is a lot of money to be made by offering these tools to Ridgid battery owners.

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            • #7
              What I don't understand is it looks like Ridgid's parent company already offers an 18v trimmer under the AEG line, but is only available in Australia. From what I have read, AEG is rebranded Ridged or vise versa. https://www.aegpowertools.com.au/pro...er-skin-alt18b.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by lvtimtb View Post
                What I don't understand is it looks like Ridgid's parent company already offers an 18v trimmer under the AEG line, but is only available in Australia. From what I have read, AEG is rebranded Ridged or vise versa. https://www.aegpowertools.com.au/pro...er-skin-alt18b.
                It has perplexed us too for many years. Must be some agreement on what tools the RIDGID line can/will offer so as not to step on someone else's toes is all I can figure. Or the profit margin in the RIDGID line of tools is not as good as it is on Milwaukee or Ryobi.
                "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

                https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute

                https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1p...qcZKHyrqKhikFA

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