The R01101 Brings Power and Control to Ridgid’s Cordless OPE Lineup
We saw a small fleet Ridgid 18V cordless outdoor power equipment in late 2022. The collection includes a string trimmer, leaf blower, hedge trimmer, auger, and backpack sprayer to name a few. And now, there’s another piece of gear on the roster. Let’s have a closer look at the Ridgid R01101 18V Chainsaw.
Ridgid R01101 Performance
- Model: Ridgid R01101
- Delivers over 100 cuts per charge
- 10 m/s chain speeds
- Variable speed trigger
- 12-inch bar and chain
- 10-inch cut capacity
- Brushless motor
- Chain brake for kickback protection
The availability of the Ridgid 18V chainsaw is a welcome development for brand loyalists. Driven by a brushless motor, Rigid’s estimates suggest that you’ll get about 100 cuts on a single charge.
In addition to runtime performance, this saw also has a respectable cut capacity. With its 12-inch bar and chain speeds of up to 10 m/s, you shouldn’t have any trouble tackling limbs and logs nearly a foot in diameter.
Furthermore, the R01101 features a variable-speed trigger for greater control and a chain break to guard against kickback.
Ridgid 18V Chainsaw Design
- Weight: 7.5 pounds (bare)
- Rear handle design
- Automatic oiler
- Translucent oil reservoir
- Tooled chain tensioning
- Gauge: .043
At 7.5 pounds (bare), the Ridgid 18V chainsaw is pretty light. In fact, attaching the 6.0Ah battery only adds about a pound and a half.
As for maintenance, an automatic oiler makes everyday use clean and simple. Just keep an eye on your oil level using the saw’s translucent reservoir and refill as needed.
Finally, it features tooled chain tensioning for quick adjustments.
Ridgid R01101 18V Chainsaw Price
The R01101 sells for $189 (tool only), and $269 as a kit that comes with a 6.0Ah battery and charger. Ridgid backs their chainsaw with a 3-year warranty. However, if you register your product within 90 days of purchase, you’ll qualify for their Lifetime Service Agreement.