At first glance these two drills may not look very different but in fact they are. The Gen 5 series of drills have been impressive but this new octane hammer drill is beyond impressive!
It was able to power through this solid concrete block in 10.1 seconds opposed to its predecessor at 17.0 seconds. .
Drillbit: 3/8" Cold start
Battery at 100%
Drillbit: 3/8" Hot start (drill bits are less effective when hot)
Battery at 90%
And with this information the new octane still beat out the gen5 with the handicap by 7 seconds.
(Information and Picture taken from Homedepot.com)
To date, Ridgid has released a total of 10 new octane ultra-powered tools with new tools being released every few months.
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Small and mighty is what comes to mind when we reviewed the New Ridgid compact radio.
Whether you're on the beach or the playground, portable tunes are all the rage! If you're already a Ridgid person you are familiar with the Ridgid line of tools, so having a radio that uses the same batteries as your tools, is a major plus.
If you're not then you may still be open to finding a battery platform. You may want to consider the Ridgid Platform for a few reasons.
1- Over the past year Ridgid has stepped up their Battery and tool game increasing their performance of both.
2- Ridgid offers an industry leading Warranty called the "LSA" which gives you parts and labor covered for life.
3- Extremely loud and clear, with Bluetooth feature.