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RIDGID R8604301B Spec Review

The RIDGID R8604301B is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 280 CFM at 105 MPH. It is powered by a 18 V Li-ion battery. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 280
MPH Up to 105
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
BrushlessNo
Voltage18 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 20 mins
Cruise controlNo
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 0
Weight 5 lbs
Noise rating 94.5 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty Lifetime

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue. Should you wish more detailed specs on the RIDGID R8604301B, the user manual is available here (opens in a new tab).

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Description

RIDGID introduces the 18V Jobsite Blower. This tool features a compact design for easy transportation and ease of use. With registration, this tool is backed by the Industry’s Only Lifetime Service Agreement. (source: RIDGID)

Overview of the RIDGID R8604301B

The RIDGID R8604301B in use

The RIDGID R8604301B

  • Power: The RIDGID R8604301B is a cordless blower with a maximum air volume rating of 280 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 105 MPH.
  • Power delivery: As it is battery-operated, it doesn't need to be plugged in and therefore allows superb freedom of movement.
  • Battery: Its 4 Ah 18 V Li-ion battery (battery not included) means that a user can operate the R8604301B for an estimated 20 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. When compared to other cordless handheld blowers, the RIDGID R8604301B stands out due to its lower weight: just 5 lbs.
  • Speed Settings: In order to afford more control to the user, this unit has a variable speed control. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the RIDGID R8604301B to match.
  • Noise: Note that this blower is somewhat on the noisy end of electric handheld blowers, as its engine can reach an operating noise level of around 94.5 dB.

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The RIDGID R8604301B's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the RIDGID R8604301B compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Air expelled from the nozzle of this blower can reach 105 MPH. When compared to others of this type, the R8604301B has a lower air speed than most battery-operated handheld blowers. For the fastest air speed in this category, you may want to consider the Makita XBU01PT, which can expell air at a velocity that can reach 208 MPH.
  • Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the RIDGID R8604301B can reach 280 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on the low end for cordless handheld blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Ryobi RY404100, which boasts with 730 CFM.
  • Users can expect a maximum autonomy of 20 minutes from its battery, which means the R8604301B won't run as long as many other cordless handheld units before needing to be plugged in. To enjoy the best possible autonomy in this category, you could have a look at the EGO POWER+ LBX6000 which offers up to 96 minutes of runtime.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other cordless blowers, the RIDGID R8604301B is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget blower.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Lightweight (5 lbs)
  • Lifetime warranty
WEAKNESSES:
  • Battery not included
  • Brushed motor
  • No cruise control
  • High noise (94.5 dB)
  • Low CFM (280 CFM)
  • Low MPH (105 MPH)
  • Low autonomy (20 mins)

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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 R8604301B 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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