WE ARE PROUD TO BE INDEPENDENT AND IN NO WAY ASSOCIATED WITH MANUFACTURERS. TO STAY UNBIASED, WE DO NOT ACCEPT FREE PRODUCTS. WE EARN FROM ADVERTISING FEES PAID BY AMAZON, EBAY OR HOME DEPOT ON QUALIFYING PURCHASES.

RIDGID R8604301B - 18V 280 CFM Cordless Blower

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

Compare ShortlistShortlistedRemoved from shortlist 7
RIDGID R8604301B 280 CFM Cordless BlowerRIDGID R8604301B 280 CFM Cordless BlowerRIDGID R8604301B 280 CFM Cordless Blower
Set Price Alert
×
Notify me when the price drops
Set an alert for the RIDGID R8604301B - Current lowest price: $66.39

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 (tool only)5 lbs
Noise rating 94.5 dB
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).

Spec Improvement×

This form does not send us any personal data (not even your IP address)

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: This battery-operated blower from RIDGID offers cord-free convenience, ensuring users can move freely without worrying about cord restrictions.
  • Battery: Its 18 V Li-ion battery (AC840040 battery not included) enables the blower to run for up to 20 minutes without needing to recharge.
  • Handling: Designed to be handheld, this blower offers excellent maneuverability, making it effortless to carry and use for short periods. The RIDGID R8604301B stands out among cordless handheld blowers with its lower weight of 5 lbs as a bare tool.
  • Speed Settings: The RIDGID R8604301B stands out for its customizable airflow, thanks to its variable speed settings, which cater to users seeking tailored performance.
  • Noise: With its engine outputting noise levels of around 94.5 dB, the R8604301B may not be the quietest option available for electric handheld blowers.

Product Videos

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 handheld leaf blowers of similar voltage (between 18 and 24V).

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 105 MPH, which is within the expected range for battery-operated handheld blowers. 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.
  • As this unit is rated at 280 CFM (cubic feet per minute), it expells less air than most cordless handheld blowers with a comparable voltage. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Ryobi PBLLB01K, which boasts with 510 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 Ryobi PBLLB01K which offers up to 60 minutes of runtime.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, 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:
  • Decent MPH (105 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Battery not included
  • Brushed motor
  • No cruise control
  • High noise (94.5 dB)
  • Low CFM (280 CFM)
  • Low autonomy (20 mins)

Do you own the RIDGID R8604301B and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

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).

Questions & Answers

There are no questions yet. Ask the first question.

Ask a question

Your name and email address will not be publicly published. We only need them to be able to answer you directly

We would love to know your opinion

Leave a review

Your total score

Leaf Blower Guide
Logo
Compare items
  • Total (0)
Compare

You can compare as many blowers as you wish. However, for the best results, we recommend you to compare only 2 blowers at a time.

0