Love all these "so sure" responses----Emerson is not making the Ridgid woodworking tools-----if they were, why wouldn't they have their own motor on the 3650----instead of some no-name Asian motor????
Please go into the archives and read the posts/press releases----yes, there are a load of wiggle words, but essentially the only reason the Ridgid name is still on these woodworking tools was due to the contract with HD.
Yes, the company that makes Ryobi is now making Ridgid---and in some cases, the mold for some of the hand tool cases is the same is Ryobi---but obviously, of a heavier weight.
But, what really matters, is how do they hold up/perform----I'm still waiting to see some head-to-head magazine reviews---certainly, as reported here, some of the cordless drills aren't what they're supposed to be----as to the others, it will be interesting to see how they fare.