RIDGID® Compact Orbital Jig Saw – Model R3100

RIDGID® Compact Orbital Jig Saw

Last month I had the pleasure of getting my hands on several new RIDGID® Brand tools and one that caught my eye was the Compact Orbital Jig Saw (Model R3100). The styling and balance of this jig saw is quite different compared to other barrel type jig saws that I’ve used. It was pretty clear to me that RIDGID took a much different approach to the design. Read on to learn more about this cool new tool.

RIDGID® R3100 Fact Sheet

RIDGID® introduces the first of its kind with the new Fuego Compact Orbital Jig Saw. As part of the RIDGID Fuego™ family, the Compact Jig Saw is the fastest, lightest, and most compact in its class. As a matter of fact, it’s in a class by itself. Even at 3,000 SPM, RIDGID’s innovative planetary gear set significantly reduces motor vibration for smooth cuts every time. An exclusive dual debris management system directs debris away from the cut line to improve view of cut line or towards the collection system for a cleaner work area. The RIDGID Compact Orbital Jig Saw is backed with the best warranty in the industry with the RIDGID® Lifetime Service Agreement. Free Parts. Free Service. For Life.

The kit includes the R3100 Jig Saw, hex key, blades, heavy duty contractor bag and Operator’s Manual.


  • Input: 120 V AC, 3 Amps
  • SPM: 3,000
  • Stroke Length: ½”
  • Weight: 4.4 lbs


  • Innovative Planetary Gear Set – for smooth cuts and minimal vibration for less user fatigue
  • Orbital Action with on/off switch – offers more aggressive stroke for cutting wood
  • Tool-free blade Changes – Compatible with T and U shank blades
  • Dual Debris Management System – directs debris away from cut line or toward collection system
  • Vacuum Port – 1 -1/4” vacuum port to conveniently fit a standard hose size for a cleaner work area
  • SoftStart – for a smooth start on every cut
  • Bevel Capable – for making angled cuts from 0-45°
  • Overmold Grip – for maximum comfort
  • LED Light – illuminates work area for improved visibility
  • Lighted Plug – to easily identify live tools
  • Warranty -RIDGID® Lifetime Service Agreement. The industry’s only FREE Lifetime coverage. FREE parts. FREE service.
  • Suggested Retail Price: $99

Where To Buy

You can buy it at The Home Depot in the store or online at: Fuego 4 amp Compact Jig Saw

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Todd Fratzel

Todd Fratzel is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz, and the President of Front Steps Media, LLC, a web based media company focused on the Home Improvement and Construction Industry.He is also the Principal Engineer for United Construction Corp., located in Newport, NH. In his capacity at United he oversees the Residential and Commercial Building Division along with all Design-Build projects.He is also the editor of Home Construction & Improvement.

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