Bassan's Product Review:

Ridgid JobMax Multi-Head Tool

April 15, 2020

Tool: Ridgid JobMax X4

Specs: Battery operated 18V multi-head tool.

Review: The Ridgid JobMax is a base tool with interchangeable head system that includes an oscillating cutting tool. Optional tool heads sold separately include an angle drill, angle impact driver, jigsaw and reciprocating saw heads. My main reason for buying this was the multi tool head for cutting light rail mouldings on kitchen cabinets when installing tiled backsplashes. Not all cabinet installers would leave space for tile and cutting tile around the moulding can be a pain. The multi tool works great for that job. Having the option to install the blades in just about any direction also helps getting the tool into tight spaces.



Surprisingly, this oscillating multi tool has become of the most versatile tools we have on jobsites. We use it to remove excess mortar from grout lines prior to grouting, as a scraper to remove mortar from plywood floors when replacing tile and cutting doors jambs, door trim and drywall to get that perfect grout line.



I have a few other Ridgid 18V tools so I purchased this as a bare tool. I have extra 1.5 and 2.0 Amp/hr batteries so the bare tool was a good option. The multi tool isnít used for long intervals so it works just fine on these smaller batteries.

Cheers, A. Bassan

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