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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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  • $189.99 - April 9, 2024
  • $199.99 - April 4, 2024
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Since: April 4, 2024
  • Highest Price: $199.99 - April 4, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $189.99 - April 9, 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 RIDGID R01601K can force 510 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) from its nozzle at a maximum speed of 130 MPH.
  • 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: Its 6 Ah 18 V Li-ion battery (1 AC840060 battery included) means that a user can operate the R01601K for an estimated 40 minutes on a full charge.
  • Handling: With its handheld design, this leaf blower was created with portability in mind. Most users will have no problem using it almost anywhere. However, for a cordless handheld blower, the RIDGID R01601K is heavier than most, weighing 9.65 lbs.
  • Speed Settings: To provide more control over their job to the user, the unit has a variable speed control setting. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the RIDGID R01601K to match it. On top of that, maintaining the selected speed is effortless, as it also features cruise control.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 58 dB can be considered the standard for similar 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).

  • Air exiting the nozzle of this blower can reach 130 MPH, which is quite a bit faster than most 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.
  • If air volume is an important feature, the R01601K by RIDGID will not disappoint. Its airflow maxes out at 510 CFM (cubic feet per minute), which makes this unit one of the most powerful cordless handheld blowers with a comparable voltage.
  • Thanks to its autonomy of up to 40 mins, the R01601K benefits from a higher run time than many cordless handheld units in the aforementioned voltage range. 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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