RIDGID is gearing up to release their new Gen5X tools.  They have a released a small teaser video.  We do know that the 12V compact drill will have a whopping 400 in-lbs of torque and the 12V impact will 1100 in-lbs of torque.


Here are specs on the Gen5X combo kit:


Torque: 780 in.-lbs.
No Load Speeds: 0 – 450/0-1,600 RPM
0 – 7,200 / 0 – 25,600 BPM
Chuck: ½ in. carbide locking jaws


GEN5X Motor Technology – Produces 780 in.-lbs. of torque for demanding drilling and driving applications
Chuck Light – Unobstructed light shines directly out of the chuck to eliminate shadows around the bit

Impact Driver
Torque: 2,000 in.-lbs.
No Load Speeds: 0 – 2,750 RPM
0 – 3,200 IPM
GEN5X Motor Technology – Drives various fasteners easily with an open frame motor that provides 2,000 in.-lbs. of high end torque
3 Speed Settings – Provide adjustable power and speed for the most demanding job as well as precision work

Circular Saw
Blade Size: 7-1/4 in.
No Load Speed: 3,700 RPM
GEN5X Motor Technology – Powers through the cut every time with a best-in-class open frame motor for corded like performance
7-1/4 in. Blade Size – For maximum cutting depth

Reciprocating Saw
Stroke Length: 1-1/8 in.
No Load Speed: 0 – 3,000 SPM
GEN5X Motor Technology – Delivers optimal cutting speed with 1-1/8 in. stroke length at 3,000 strokes per minute
On/Off Orbital Action – Orbital cutting for wood demolition and non-orbital for metal cutting

LED Flashlight
Capacity: 1.5 Ah
Voltage: 18V
Lifetime LED Bulb – No need to change the bulb for the life of the flashlight
Extended Run-Time – Over 40 hours with 4.0 Ah HYPER™ Lithium-Ion battery

Hyper Lithium Batteries
Capacity: 4.0 Ah
Voltage: 18V
Features: ? Up to 50% more work output
Up to 50% longer life
Operates down to -4°F and up to 120° F

Compatibility: 9.6V – 18V
Input: 120V

INCLUDES: RIDGID® R8611503 Hammer Drill, R86035 Impact Driver, R8652 Circular Saw, R8642 Reciprocating Saw, R8693 LED Flashlight, R840095 Charger, (2) R840087 4.0 Ah Batteries, Auxiliary Handle, (2) Bits, Circular Saw Blade, Blade Wrench, Reciprocating Saw Blade, (3) Belt Hooks, Bag, and Operator’s Manuals

WARRANTY: RIDGID® Lifetime Service Agreement. The industry’s only FREE Lifetime coverage. Free Batteries. Free parts. Free service. For Life.

LAUNCH DATE: March 2015