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Head to Head Tool Review


Head to Head Stats

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. .
Stats are:
Gen5 brushless
Drillbit: 3/8" Cold start
Battery at 100%
Gen5 octane
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.

Ridgid Octane hammer Drill kit with 3amp battery and charger

Up close and personal

  • 1,300 in./lbs. of torque when paired with an OCTANE battery
  • Over 65% more power in high demand applications when paired with an OCTANE battery
  • Micro-clutch allows pin-point accuracy with over 100 torque settings
  • Chuck light provides an unobstructed light directly out of the chuck to eliminate shadows around the bit
  • Brushless motor technology delivers up to 50% more runtime and longer motor life
  • Mode selector allows user to quickly transition between driving, drilling, and hammer modes

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A Whole new line up

Cordless octane tools taking over the construction site

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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Impressive Power

Ridgid Octane Batteries are changing the game in cordless power tools

The new line of octane Batteries offers the octane line of tools to tap into an uncanny source of power.

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Ridgid 18v Compact Job Site Radio.

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.