These are the voyages of a man and his 7mo. old son. Together their mission was to track down missing parts for a Ridgid table saw. Their journey took them to the far reaches of the Internet and North America where they discovered for themselves new and exciting information.
Enough already with the extended metaphor. Let me share with you the little information I have discovered on Ridgid tools while trying to source my rails for the TS3650 (Part No. TH1025) for free; no luck. For some time I have been aware that Milwaukee, Ridgid, and Ryobi were all owned by the same company, but I wasn’t sure exactly who. To me it seemed unimportant and I just assumed it was either Ridgid or Milwaukee. However, it is neither. TTI Group, Techtronic Industries, own the brands Milwaukee, AEG (Ridgid), Ryobi, Stiletto, Homelite, Hoover, Dirt Devil, and VAX. From what I understand they are based in China but have offices in Asia, Australia, United States, Canada, Latin America, Africa & Indian Subcontinent, Europe, and the Middle East. One of their parts distributers is called Gardner Incorporated and if you need Ridgid parts they are the people to call (1-877-544-9253). I would also guess you might try them for Milwaukee or Ryobi parts as well.
In any event, it’s a little bit of useless information for some, but I found it interesting. If you get a chance, check out the AEG website. Seeing an AEG logo on a Ridgid tool (actually it should be the reverse: Ridgid logo on AEG tool) is a bit different. I liken it to discovering that your Pontiac Vibe is a Toyota Matrix. Sometimes all we buy is the brand.
-- Life is wider than it is long.