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RIDGID R01601K - 18V 510 CFM Cordless Brushless Blower

The RIDGID R01601K is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 510 CFM at 130 MPH. It features a 6 Ah 18 V Li-ion battery. (Read full specs)

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  • $249.00 - May 29, 2024
  • $199.00 - May 17, 2024
  • $249.00 - April 16, 2024
  • $199.00 - April 15, 2024
  • $249.00 - March 6, 2024
  • $199.00 - March 5, 2024
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Since: March 5, 2024
  • Highest Price: $249.00 - March 6, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $199.00 - March 5, 2024

Features and Specifications

Type
Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 510
MPH Up to 130
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
BrushlessYes
Voltage18 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 40 mins
Cruise controlYes
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 1
Weight (w/ battery)9.65 lbs
Weight (tool only)5.65 lbs
Noise rating 58 dB
Warranty Lifetime
Other model numbersR01601

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Description

Overview of the RIDGID R01601K

The RIDGID R01601K in use

The RIDGID R01601K

  • Power: The R01601K, manufactured by RIDGID, is a cordless blower with a maximum air speed of 130 MPH and a maximum air volume rating of 510 CFM.
  • Power delivery: If you don’t like dealing with cords, you will be delighted to know that this blower is equipped with a brushless, battery-operated motor.
  • Battery: It has a 6 Ah 18 V Li-ion battery (1 AC840060 battery combo included) that should work reliably for up to 40 minutes if completely charged.
  • Handling: With its handheld design, this leaf blower was created with portability in mind. Most users will have no problem using it almost anywhere. It's important to note that the RIDGID R01601K tips the scales at 9.65 lbs, making it heavier compared to many others in the cordless handheld category.
  • Speed Settings: The RIDGID R01601K provides versatile control with customizable airflow via variable speed settings and the convenience of cruise control for prolonged comfort.
  • Noise: At 58 dB, the noise produced by the R01601K is in line with what you'd expect from other electric handheld blowers.

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The RIDGID R01601K's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the RIDGID R01601K compare with handheld leaf blowers of similar voltage (between 18 and 24V).

  • Forced air exiting this blower has been clocked at a max speed of 130 MPH. This puts the R01601K ahead of the pack as far as air speed is concerned in battery-operated handheld blowers between 18 and 24V. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Makita XBU07SM1 and its 143 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • With an airflow rating of 510 CFM (cubic feet per minute), the R01601K stands out with the highest CFM among cordless handheld blowers.
  • The R01601K boasts a battery life that exceeds many, offering superb longevity compared to other cordless handheld units. Users can enjoy up to 40 minutes of uninterrupted operation. If autonomy is an important factor for you, the Ryobi PBLLB01K can run for up to 60 minutes and could be worth considering.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other cordless blowers, the RIDGID R01601K is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this blower nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Brushless motor
  • Cruise control
  • Lifetime warranty
  • High CFM (510 CFM)
  • High MPH (130 MPH)
  • Excellent autonomy (40 mins)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (58 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Quite heavy (9.65 lbs)

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About RIDGID

RIDGID, sometimes RIDGID Jobsite Tools, is a brand licensed by the Ridge Tool Company, under which it sells a wide spectrum of products, including power tools and, of course, leaf blowers. The company was founded in 1923, in Ohio, US, where it has maintained its headquarters to this day. Ridge Tool Company has been a subsidiary of Emerson Electric since 1966. RIDGID is best known for its iconic US made red pipe wrench. However, their power tool line is reported to be made in Asia. RIDGID leaf blower portfolio is somewhat limited, with a focus on cordless devices.

Warranty Information

The RIDGID R01601K benefits from a lifetime warranty. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of RIDGID blowers, please consult RIDGID's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800-474-3443).

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