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October 20, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Ridgid Octane

Review8.4(out of 10)
Ridgid Octane Hammer Drill

Ridgid Octane 18V Cordless Hammer Drill Review – R8611506

Ridgid Octane 18V Cordless Hammer Drill Boasts Industry-Best 1300 In-Lbs of Torque We recently threw over 50 cordless drills together for our Best Cordless Drill Shootout. The competition was pretty fierce, but a few of the drills stood out as true competitors. One of those models, the Ridgid Octane 18V Cordless Hammer Drill, stood out […]

Review8.4(out of 10)

Ridgid Octane 1/4 Sheet Sander R86064B Review

Ridgid Octane 1/4 Sheet Sander Cuts the Cord on Popular Electric Model A quick look at the spec sheet on the Ridgid Octane 1/4 Sheet Sander might leave you thinking they swapped the cord for a battery and called it a day. While that’s not a far stretch from a performance perspective, there are some […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Best 18V Impact Driver Power - Ridgid 18V Octane Impact Driver

Ridgid 18V Octane Impact Driver R86039B Review

Ridgid Octane Impact Driver Crushes Our Breakaway Torque Test The Ridgid Octane Impact Driver is available as a bare tool and in several combo kit configurations. We put it to the test to see how its massive power claims stack up to the rest of the competition. Pros Most breakaway torque of any impact driver […]

New Ridgid Tools - Ridgid Octane Impact Wrench

New Ridgid Tools 2019: Spring and Summer Update

For those of you who appreciate Ridgid’s aim to produce quality tools at prices that won’t put you in the poor house, take a look at the new Ridgid tools coming out for summer 2019. Ridgid’s got a little something for everyone it seems, and much of the new product offerings have been optimized for […]

Review9.2(out of 10)

Ridgid Octane 18V Brushless Grinder Review

In one of those perks-of-a-tool-review-publication scenarios, we’ve got the Ridgid Octane 18V Brushless Grinder in-house before its Q1 2019 availability. This impressive grinder launches alongside a 7-inch model, so we know Ridgid has the muscle to make this thing work. Pros Outstanding power for the 4-1/2″ class Brushless motor Slim handle profile Excellent value Visual overload indicator Cons […]

Review8.9(out of 10)
Ridgid MegaMax

Ridgid MegaMax 18V Octane Brushless Multi-Tool

We’ve talked a little bit about the benefits of Ridgid’s new Octane technology on their 18V platform. We also got to see one of the first applications with Ridgid’s 18V Octane brushless reciprocating saw. But it’s the new Ridgid MegaMax that really pushes the new battery/tool/communication system to show off what Ridgid has in mind […]

Ridgid Octane Reciprocating Saw Review

Ridgid Octane 18V Tools and Batteries

New Ridgid Octane 18v tools and batteries have made their way to Home Depot stores. These larger capacity battery packs bring the promise of greater power and longer run-time. We cracked open some of the new battery packs to see what makes the new system different. We also compared both tools and batteries to non-Octane […]

Review7.9(out of 10)
Ridgid Octane Reciprocating Saw Review

Ridgid Octane Reciprocating Saw Review

The new Ridgid Octane Reciprocating Saw advances Ridgid’s offering in this class on several levels and is still technically part of the Gen5X line of cordless tools. One of the biggest changes is the “Octane” designation this saw is getting. You may have caught wind that several manufacturers have new 18V batteries able to deliver […]