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RIDGID OCTANE IMPACT DRIVER

RIDGID OCTANE 18V 6-Mode Impact Driver R86039 Vs Gen5X Brushless with 6.0 Ah OCTANE Batteries

RIDGID OCTANE Impact Driver RIDGID’s New 6-mode OCTANE Impact Driver delivers high torque of 2,400 in-lbs with 3,000 RPM and 3500 IPM.  That combination makes this new OCTANE model the leader of the RIDGID 18-volt line.  The OCTANE impact driver is rated at 200 ft-lbs more than the previous leader, the brushless Gen5X.  With that […]

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RIDGID 18-Volt OCTANE 3-1/4" Hand Planer Review R8481B

RIDGID 18-Volt OCTANE 3-1/4″ Hand Planer Review R8481B

OCTANE Hand Planer The new RIDGID OCTANE tools are bringing some serious power.  The new RIDGID 18-Volt OCTANE 3-1/4″ Hand Planer, model R8481B, is on par with the top of the line corded performance.  We were very impressed with the performance of this 18-volt hand planer while working with hardwood. While we are not hand […]

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RIDGID OCTANE 18v Brushless One Handed Reciprocating Saw Review R86448

RIDGID OCTANE 18v Brushless One Handed Reciprocating Saw Review R86448

Professional OCTANE We see RIDGID on a lot of jobsites in our area and we expect to see much more of them with the release of the OCTANE line.  The OCTANE tools are a huge step up in performance and many seem to be built to a better standard.  The new RIDGID OCTANE 18v Brushless […]

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RIDGID OCTANE Brushless 18-Volt 7" Grinder Review | Dual Battery R88040B

RIDGID OCTANE Brushless 18-Volt 7″ Grinder Review | Dual Battery R88040B

Dual Battery Power The battery operated tool world has a new large tool that should be respected.  The Ridgid Octane Brushless 18V 7″ Grinder is being released after the new RIDGID OCTANE 4.5″ 18-volt grinder.  This tools is designed to run off OCTANE batteries, either one or two, but will also run off two standard […]

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RIDGID OCTANE Brushless 4-1/2" Angle Grinder Review R86042B

RIDGID OCTANE Brushless 4-1/2″ Angle Grinder Review R86042B #ridgidtools

OCTANE is REAL! The new Ridgid OCTANE tools combine with the OCTANE batteries have been proving that the tools will be a force to be reckoned with.  Is this a small showing of what the future holds for all tools or is TTI taking the Ridgid platform to a new Pro-User level?  However this will […]

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Ridgid Octane 18-Volt Brushless Gen5X Jigsaw R8832 Review

Ridgid Octane 18-Volt Brushless Gen5X Jigsaw R8832 Review

Gen5X Jigsaw The highly anticipated Ridgid Octane 18-Volt Brushless Gen5X Jigsaw ( Model R8832 ) is starting to be released.  If you are in the Ridgid 18-volt battery line, this is an awesome tool that has the Octane communication system to get more power from the Ridgid Octane batteries that are currently available in 6.0 and […]

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Ridgid Octane MegaMax 18-Volt Power Base, SDS Plus, Right Angle Drill & Reciprocating Saw Review

Ridgid Octane MegaMax 18-Volt Power Base, SDS Plus, Right Angle Drill & Reciprocating Saw Review

Ridgid MegaMax Power Ridgid has been quickly expanding their tool line with the release (finally) of the high amp hour Octane batteries.  The Ridgid MegaMax system has some similarities to the much smaller JobMax system Ridgid currently sells in a corded and cordless version.  The MegaMax is currently only available in an 18-volt cordless system with a […]

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NEW Ridgid R4210 10" Dual Bevel Sliding 70 Degree Miter Saw Review | Available at The Home Depot

NEW Ridgid R4210 10″ Dual Bevel Sliding 70 Degree Miter Saw Review | Available at The Home Depot

NEW Ridgid 10″ Miter Saw About a year ago Ridgid introduced a very powerful 12″ miter saw that could miter to the right and left 70 degrees.  That saw was large but had some amazing cut capacities.  A few of the units that were made early has an issue with blade wobble.  That issue was addressed […]

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Ridgid Octane Brushless Gen5x Recip Saw R8643 VS Milwaukee FUEL Sawzall 2721-20

Ridgid Octane Brushless Gen5x Recip Saw R8643 VS Milwaukee FUEL Sawzall 2721-20

Ridgid Octane Tools With the introduction of the Ridgid Hyper Octane 6Ah and 9Ah batteries, Ridgid has started to increase the power of their Gen5X Brushless line of tools.  The first tool to have the Octane label is the Ridgid Octane Brushless Gen5x Recip Saw Model Number R8643.  This tool is very similar to the brushed Gen5X […]

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Choosing the Best Battery Impact Wrench for DIY Automotive Work

Best Impact Wrench For YOU We are asked what the best impact wrench is for working on automotive projects on a weekly basis.  This conversation quickly turns from impact wrenches to sockets and what the user currently owns.  We feel that 1/2″ drive seems to fit most people best as inexpensive sets that go from […]

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RIDGID 18-Volt GEN5X Cordless Brushless 1/2 in. Impact Wrench Review | R86011B

RIDGID 18-Volt GEN5X Cordless Brushless 1/2 in. Impact Wrench Review | R86011B

Mid-Torque & Compact Power to weight ratio is a big deal when it comes to any tool that mechanics will be using on a daily basis.  Grip comfort, the tool being able to fit in small areas and the ability to remove 90 percent of the fasteners on an automobile is needed.  In construction, having […]

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