Ridgid JobMax Multi-Tool
The Home Depot provided us with the Ridgid JobMax Multi-Tool, Model # R28602, This is part of an interchangeable tool system with a power unit and multiple heads that clamp to the power unit. Our sample shipped with the oscillating multi tool head. Our crew and I have used it on our residential and commercial jobs for cutting, wood, metal and plastic pipe so far and it actually cuts and scrapes pretty well. I feel it is more than capable for your projects at home. I even feel that you could benefit from one of these for light to medium professional use.
This tool has a cordless power head available from Ridgid and a matching one from Ryobi if you are looking for a cordless ability. To get more bang for your buck you can also purchase attachment accessories like the Reciprocating saw attachment and the Jig saw head. I can see the benefit in one platform with many uses, especially for an intermittent tool.
It has a very nice tool free blade changing system. It is spring loaded and consists of a lever on a pin with a retention piece at the end of this pin. It also is magnetic to hold the Blades clearly before you engage the clamp. The whole mechanism is very secure and we never had it come loose on the projects. One thing I really appreciate about it is there are no extra pieces to keep track of while on the job.
With a well placed LED light on the power head it illuminates the blade and the cut at any time the trigger is activated. It has a variable speed trigger but no dial. It is not really possible to maintain anything other than full speed. Most professional models provide a speed dial for extended cutting at lower speeds. Some materials require different speeds to avoid burning or melting.
We have found the motor to be powerful enough for most general purpose work. For normal intermittent cuts use we never found any issues with over heating. It notches framing lumber and plywood with ease. Under cutting door jambs and casing were no problem for it. Drywall is nothing for the power it has. With extended paint scraping we experienced some heat management issues. We found the tool too hot to handle after more than 15 minutes of scraping paint without gloves.
One appealing factor of Ridgid Power Tools is the Lifetime service agreement. As long as you register your tool soon after purchase (within 90 days) you are covered for life if it ever fails.
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- The powerful THRUCOOL motor provides 33% more power and can get through the toughest jobs.
- Equipped with a tool-free head, changing blades has never been easier – just pull, flip and twist to change out blades for a variety of jobs.
- This tool is backed by the lifetime service agreement for free parts, free batteries, for life
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I have this tool and anout 5 of the diffrent heads ive bought and there is a serious flaw with it that really makes it suck its the little rubber cap that goes on the motor. Its a buffer between the motor and the head or tool you attach they dont sell them anywhere they do wear out and without one the tool strips out the gear and the socket of whatever tool you had aytached i find this rediculous and had i known it before I bought the tool i would never have bought it its a useless tool without that nipple or cap and the fact that a consumable item for the tool is almost impossible to buy blows my mind why wouldnt they sell a ten pack of these things at home depot with the rest of the stuff they sell? Another thing is the price of the blades they are really overpriced for the length they last. I own one and im not happy buyer be warned. One more tid bit good luck getting ridged to honor that lifetime guarantee they got more hoops to jump through than a circus cat show. Not happy in tampa fl.
Congrats to Steve – @Spectrumodemoderndesign for winning this tool! Have fun and thanks for entering to win!
Could do with a new multi tool seen as my Bosch one broke this looks really good!
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Love rigid tools. This will be an awesome tool to had to get some remos done at the house
I do currently have a multi tool, but the convenience of this tool for much more would be great. Cut out for drywall, drilling etc… many different options. I’ve seen this in store and contemplated buying several times.
Great review and comments.
Never used one but I think this would help tremendously in my line of work.
Very nice article, have been looking at buying a multi for a while now.
I love these multi tools but have never gotten one. By trade I do Plumbing and heating but me and my dad do a lot of house flipping and buying and fixing up for rentals so I’m constantly having to under cut door jambs for hard wood and all I use is a hand trim saw that’s older than me. I love ridgid for my trade and would love saving the time and my arm with this multi tool
Thanks tool pig
Recently started back in the general contractor line of work and this tool would come in handy!
Love how all the tool manufacturers are coming out with good quality tools like this one.
Very good tool for smaller jobs! Also handy to have with flooring renos.
Would love to use this to help with laying new tile and hardwood flooring.
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Love a new one to replace my broken unit from princess auto!
Your page is awesome, keep doing what your doing brother.
First time home buyer remodeling mostly the entire house!! After reading the review and watching your IG videos this tool would help me greatly!!
Thanks for demoing tools for us so that we can make educated tool purchases.
My wife and I just inherited my father-in-law’s house after he passed away and it’s going to need a lot of work remodeling bathrooms bedrooms and replace the windows in the whole house so this tool will come in handy for all the work I will need to do.
Hey, my name is Leonard McComb, and I do flooring of all kinds except carpet haha! Most of my tools were stolen out of my truck a few months ago and this is actually what i was eyeballing as a replacement for my old porter cable multi tool. My IG handle is @jawamaster350. I hope this is the right article to comment on for the giveaway! If not, then oh well hahaha! At least I tried! And keep up the good work, I love seeing your posts on IG. You are an inspiration to many people!
I’ve needed one of these multis for a while now. Would make shop jobs and job site tasks much easier. As a one man crew, Ridgid’s LSA is huge when every penny counts
I could really use that on my backyard remodel.
I meant to add help fix up my moms bedroom and kitchen as well
Hope all is well toolpig family would love to give this rigid a great home I’m on a pension and it’s on my wish list rigid is a great brand insta @holt4200 keep up the great work
Just saw the review video on Instagram and it looks like a great tool to have. I’ve been trying to acquire more tools slowly but surely and I’ve been in the market for a multi tool for some time. Love the page and all the reviews you guys do!
I have to get one of these multi tools big fan of Ridgid just always asking to barrow a coworkers haha. ness_quick17
Would love to give this a try
I install doors and windows, and whenever we need to make a cut on the door jamb, we have to take it to the cut bench and that takes times. We’ve tried cutting the jambs with a multitool, but we have outdated versions, and don’t cut as nice as a circular saw @wavyparticles
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I currently have a dremel multi tool and it does not get the job done. I had to trim some oak casing in place and I ended up doing it by hand! I would love to get my hands on one of these but the budget is tight.
Toolpig! I could use this thing, I’m redoing our floors in our house and would love to have this to undercut all the doors
Reason why I’m writing in for this rigid multi tool is I’m looking for tools that are able to get the work done effectively and somewhat easy to use one handed. I used to build houses and then transitioned to building bases but now I’m starting over from square one and a whole new learning curve. Long story short had some surgery’s, some complications and now one arm doesn’t work so well. But don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a pitty plea or anything, I wouldn’t change a single thing of my past. I just now take 8 hours to complete a project instead of 2 hrs. So having a tool that would make a job easier, quicker or a little less painful to complete is the reason why I am writing in for the give away on the multi tool.
Love all the tools that you review and keep the videos coming.
This multi tool looks really nice! I’ve used a Ridgid one before that I wasn’t a big fan of but this one looks not bad by what I saw in your Instagram video. I’d use one of these at work or for some hobby projects definitely.
I have wanted one of these for so long. There have been SO many times this would have made my life SO much easier!
I have wanted one of these for so long. There have been so many times this thing would have made my life SO much easier.
I may have to try out this new ridgid multi tool. Nothing is more frustrating than losing the bit to change out the blade, even if I don’t win you guys give away, I’ll still probably go buy it just for that feature. It seems so simple, wonder why they aren’t all that easy! Instagram name @DavidGleaves
I have always wanted one of these! I have had SO many times this thing would have made my life so much easier!
I’m getting ready to renovate an old garage and this would be perfect.
Really enjoyed seeing the IBS stuff
This looks like an awesome tool and would come in handy when cutting subfloor ,underlayment, or drywall at work would make our jobs so much faster and cleaner @aaronkihn on ig
I would love to get my hands on this multi-tool. Im a young plumber and everyday i find more and more situations that i could use a multi- tool but haven’t made the jump to buy one.
@jacobtrick my wife and i are fist time home buyers and this would do wonders for our bathroom remodel. And it would do great for my remodel cut in boxes at work.
Hey id like to be entered in the giveaway my instagram is @the_real_mvp_2001
Hi! Saw your video just now on this and I have had my eye on it since we purchased our house a few years ago. So much to do and so little time. To add to the equation, we have a two week old little girl now too! Hoping you were serious about giving this unit away to someone. We have flooring and insulation/soffit ventilation of three knee walls in the works. This would be a killer addition to my box!
I definitely need me one of those. Mine is from harbor freight. Need I say more.
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I would love to own this tool. I recently bought a house and have a lot of work ahead of me 🙂 I love your page and all the reviews you give ! Thanks !
I think that the multitool could be one of the best tools you could have in your tool box! All kinds of options for attachments would be nice for me while I’m finishing my kids bathroom up,and also for when I remodel our master bath. Also be great when I’m doing some of my wood projects.
basebaldwin391 , this tool would be awesome to use for my new job in Seattle, and my start into the carpentry/construction business
I would love to enter for the give away. I am a in house carpenter for a house lifting company in The shore towns of South Jersey (SJ Hauck House Movers) my multi-tool has recently burnt out and am in need of purchasing another one soon as I’ve been useing my buddy’s Bosch. These tools are a one of a kind and every truck needs one.
@danprudlow on instagram. I have a cheap harbor freight tool like this that has done okay but to have a nice one like this Ridgid would be awesome! These multi tools are game changers…so many uses!
Hey I like that tool my instagram name is @hitebuilding
What I couldn’t believe is the warranty Rigid is offering on their tools. How can they do a lifetime warranty which is so comprehensive. I thought there had to be a catch but read all the fine print and it’s fantastic. Well done.
Neat little tool this is. I like the oscillating adaptor the best to be honest. Handy for flush cuts and the like.
Man this would be an awesome tool to have. It’s awesome of you guys to give these tools away and give other people the opportunity to see how great they are. I’ve already thought of about 100 ways I could use this. Hopefully I get the opportunity to try it out! You guys are awesome for giving these tools away again.
Man looks nice! That’s one tool I’m desperatley missing from my arsenal, would love to win it.
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I think it would be a lot better than my harbor freight model due to all the extras like the light and quick change blades. Plus the different attachments you can buy for it. I’d use the oscillating multi tool head and probably the jig saw and recip saw the most. The grip and ergonomics look to be a lot better than some of the others on the market.
This rigid multi tool looks like a very nice tool I plan to start buying tools so I can get my collection up before hopefully starting my own business this would be awesome to start with
I think it’s an awesome tool. That would be really useful for quick jobs at clients! As of now i am using my old fein but i think it needs a good replacement.
I need this in my life!!! The power of the tool looks good and a great brand.