Reciprocating Saw offers variable speed.

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Model R3000 features 9 A of power, variable speed trigger switch, and 3 bi-metal blades for cutting through wood and steel. User can change speed in middle of cut, even when running at 2,800 strokes/min. Pivoting shoe adjusts with Allen wrench and can be moved in and out, depending on application. Saw includes overmolded front and rear rubber grips, die-cast gear housing, double insulation, and 12 ft rubber cord with lighted plug.

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Ridgid® Releases Reciprocating Saw for Heavy-Duty Applications

Variable speed feature adds versatility, greater user control

(Elyria, Ohio) RIDGID® today introduced a new reciprocating saw with the power to meet the demands of any professional. The Reciprocating Saw (Model R3000) offers 9 Amps of power from its heavy-duty motor, a benefit that ensures the long life of this rugged tool.

A variable speed trigger switch gives users the freedom to tackle a wide range of materials with the reciprocating saw. Even when running at 2,800 strokes per minute, the user can easily change cutting speeds in the middle of the cut to select the optimum speed for fast, efficient cuts.

"Professionals are demanding tools that increase their productivity on the job," said Jeff Drake, spokesperson for RIDGID. "A variety of features make this saw a tool that helps get work completed more quickly and accurately."

The R3000 is equipped with three bi-metal blades: two with the ability to slice through wood with nails and one to tackle metal surfaces. This advanced bi-metal construction makes for longer, sharper blades, which the user can change effortlessly due to the saw's tool-less blade changing system.

The reciprocating saw is equipped with a pivoting shoe that adjusts easily with a simple Allen wrench. Because the front plate pivots stay flat on the work surface, the user can make
cuts with greater stability, guaranteeing the best results in all cutting positions. The tool's shoe can be moved in and out depending on the application, greatly extending the life of the blade.

The tool offers overmold front and rear rubber grip areas for user comfort and control during extended tasks, while adding to the tool's overall durability. Die-cast gear housing and double-
insulation further increase the quality of this hard-wearing tool.

The R3000 includes RIDGID's exclusive cord package. This package features a 12-foot rubber all power cord, providing extra reach without an extension cord. The rubber cord is more durable than a plastic cord and stays flexible in cold weather. The cord also has a lighted plug, which confirms when the tool is "live," featuring a backlit icon of the tool for easy identification.
This feature also reduces confusion on busy jobsites where many tool cords are often plugged into one central power strip. Finally, a Velcro(TM) cord wrap organizes the cord neatly for storage, eliminating knots and tangles.

RIDGID® power tools are designed to serve the needs of professional contractors and woodworkers, who demand maximum power and superior durability. Packed with high-performance features, RIDGID power tools enhance productivity, enabling professionals to accomplish work more quickly, accurately and with less effort. Robust materials and rigorous engineering maximize the tools' power, heighten user comfort, and promote longer tool life. RIDGID power tools carry a 90-day satisfaction guarantee and a limited three-year warranty.

RIDGID® is a registered trademark of Ridgid, Inc., part of Emerson Professional Tools, a business of St. Louis-based Emerson (NYSE: EMR). The tools are designed and manufactured by OWT Industries, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of TechTronic Industries Company Limited (TTI) (HKEx stock code 669; ADR symbol TTNDY).

RIDGID® professional power tools are available at The Home Depot in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as in industrial supply centers across the United States. For more information on RIDGID tools, go to or for customer service call 1-800-4-RIDGID (1-800-474-3443).

RIDGID R3000 Reciprocating Saw Kit
o 9 Amp motor with variable speeds
o Adjustable / pivoting shoe
o Tool-less blade change
o 12' All-rubber cord package
o Die-cast gear housing
o Front and rear rubber grip areas

Amps: 9.0
SPM: 0 - 2,800
Stroke length: 1-1/8"
Tool length: 17-3/4"
Tool weight: 7.1 lbs

o 3 Bi-metal blades
o Hex wrench
o Operator's manual
o Carrying case

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