Comparson Of Ridgid Vs Milwaukee

Power tools are mainly battery powered tools that are commonly used for drilling, cutting, and even grinding around the home. There are quite a number of power tools that are now available but there are two products that have come to be very popular— if not synonymous with power tools.

These two products are Ridgid and Milwaukee power tools. It is a result of their popularity that we have considered necessary to do a close comparison of Ridgid vs. Milwaukee. Hopefully this should be very useful to anyone who is having trouble making up his mind on which of them to buy.

Compare what is it? Ridgid vs. Milwaukee


The Ridgid Gen 5X is a heavy duty, brushless power tool. It is essentially an 18v 2 peed drill. Ridgid power tools were first introduced to the market in Ohio, 1924. Since their introduction, they have continued to evolve into more powerful portable machines

Milwaukee 2704-20 M18 FUEL 1/2

Milwaukee 2704-20 M18 FUEL 1/2″ Hammer Drill/Driver (Bare Tool)-Peak Torque = 1,200


The Milwaukee M18 power tools are a cordless, brushless hammer drill/ drivers. Just like the Ridgid power tools, the Milwaukee power tools became commercially available in 1924, in the city of Milwaukee—where they probably got their name form.

RIDGID GEN5X Brushless 18-Volt Compact Hammer Drill/Driver and 3-Speed Impact Driver Combo Kit

RIDGID GEN5X Brushless 18-Volt Compact Hammer Drill/Driver and 3-Speed Impact Driver Combo Kit

Compare how does it work? Ridgid vs. Milwaukee


The Rigid Gen 5X hammer drill works by using a rotary drill that combines a hammering action with the rotation in order to provide rapid thrust into the brittle materials. It is driven by a motor which delivers 500 in-lbs. of peak torque with a speed of 2000 RPM (revolutions per minute)


Milwaukee M8 hammer drill runs on a motor that delivers 1200 in-lbs. torque ate a speed of 2000 RPM. Being a hammer drill, it combines the rotary and hammer action of the drill to pulverize relatively brittle surfaces.

Compare Features Ridgid vs. Milwaukee


Some of the features of the Ridgid Gen5 tool include the LED display which is signifies when the charging is complete, or when the battery is defective. It also has a fuel gauge to monitor battery level. In addition, the driver has a variable speed trigger that is used to control the power delivered.


Milwaukee hammer drills are equipped with RED LINK PLUS intelligence protection which protects the battery and/or tool from being damaged as a result of excessive load or overheating. They also feature RED lithium batteries that deliver more work than most other batteries.

Compare benefits Ridgid vs. Milwaukee


The multiple-speed feature of Ridgid Gen5x impact drivers is surely one that users would benefit from. Users would be able to limit the power output to the application.


Milwaukee M18 batteries are said to have the longest battery life compared to any other similar tool. The batteries are usually fully charged in just an hour.

Compare reviews and complaints Ridgid vs. Milwaukee


Pros: Generally speaking, Ridgid power tools offer the fastest speed when compared with other tools

Cons: They are usually quite heavy


Pros: Milwaukee power tools are very light

Cons: They do not offer opportunity to adjust speeds


Making a choice between Milwaukee M18 and Ridgid Gen5X power tools can be very difficult considering the many things they have in common. However, when it comes to performance, Milwaukee.

James F. Core

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