We got our hands on a new cordless compressor from RIDGID. Here’s what Josh, our resident tool guru, had to say about this product after a couple months of use:
“When I first fired up the new RIDGID cordless compressor, I was a little put off by the noise. It’s not louder than most compressors, but I’ve gotten used to my super quiet California. But that minor inconvenience was completely forgotten once I started using it. It’s super easy to carry around to different locations throughout the shop and jobsite. I’ve even rescued a couple coworkers with flat tires by running it out to the parking lot.
Any time you go cordless though you have to worry about battery life. Rigid claims that these compressors will fire 1,200 brad nails per battery charge. I don’t know about that, but I’ve been using it for smaller projects a few times a week for at least a couple months without needing a recharge.” -Josh Risberg, Tool and Product Editor
The RIDGID Brushless 18v 1 Gallon Air Compressor is available at Home Depot for $179 (tool only).