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RIDGID R8604301B Spec Sheet

The RIDGID R8604301B is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 280 CFM at 105 MPH. It is powered by a 4 Ah 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

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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 can force 280 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) from its nozzle at a maximum speed of 105 MPH.
  • Power delivery: Those who don’t want to fuss with cords will be glad to know that this blower is battery-operated.
  • Battery: With its 4 Ah 18 V Li-ion battery, the RIDGID R8604301B has a standard, full-charge run time of up to 20 minutes.
  • Handling: It’s handheld, so naturally it’s easier to handle and carry than larger leaf blowers, such as backpack models or walk-behinds. Among other cordless handheld blowers, the RIDGID R8604301B can be considered light, weighing only 5 lbs.
  • Speed Settings: Sometimes you just need a little more power, while other times you may want a little more precision when moving leaves and debris. That’s why the R8604301B features variable speed settings for added control.
  • Noise: As far as electric handheld blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 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.

  • The air speed of the RIDGID R8604301B maxes out at 105 MPH. While more than adequate for many jobs, its air speed is below average among other 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 Snapper XD PowerGrip, which boasts with 700 CFM.
  • Autonomy-wise, with up to 20 minutes of autonomy on a full charge, the R8604301B is on the low end when compared with other cordless handheld units. 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
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (94.5 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Battery not included
  • Brushed motor
  • No cruise control
  • 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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