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This time around for the ProSpective series I get my hands on some of the latest and greatest Ridgid Tools. Their latest line of tools and batteries are called Octane™. This technology allows these tools and batteries to communicate with one another to deliver more power when required and conserve it for less demanding jobs. To learn more about the Octane™ technologies, check out this video.
Starting off, the circular saw, I’ve got all good things to say about this one. The construction is solid, from good materials, and overall it has a nice weight for a circular saw. Meaning, it has enough weight but not too heavy. If that makes sense. It also has a rafter hook for those of use using it for framing, and a vacuum adapter port to help keep you shop or job site clean.
When pairing this tool with an Octane battery you end up getting 30% more power than the previous brushless version. That being said, for $149 (about $10 more than the previous brushless saw) I highly recommend it and if you don’t already have a cordless circular saw then you are missing out.
Ridgid also has a BOGO promotion going on right now where you can buy the Octane battery kit (charger, 6Ah, and 3Ah batteries) for $179 and get the circular saw for free. This is a heck of a deal. (Ends 11/4/19)
This thing is a beast of a drill. The construction is solid and built to withstand any job site, as you would expect from Ridgid. It has the 3 main features, hammer, drill, and driver. A couple of the features that I like are the clutch which has over 100 settings to make sure you set it just right and the ring light on the chuck is great for not casting shadows.
Now about that Octane™ power; this drill (when paired with an Octane™ battery) will provide an industry leading 1,300 in./lbs of torque and over 65% more power. For only $139, I would say this is a good buy.
The impact driver is probably one of my most used tools. This Octane™ version has an industry leading 2,00 in.lbs of torque and 6 modes to match any job.
The 6 modes consist of the following:
- 3 speeds for standard driving applications
- Auto stop: Stops after impacting to prevent over-tightening
- Fastener Assist: Speed ramping for freeing stripped fasteners
- Self-drilling: Prevents overdriving screws
I like the idea of all these modes but I imagine that when I need a specific mode, more than likely, I’ll forget to switch it on. Nevertheless, it’s a great impact driver for the price and hopefully I can remember all those sweet features.
Ridgid also has a BOGO promotion going on right now where you can buy the Octane™ battery kit (charger, 6Ah, and 3Ah batteries) for $179 and get the impact for free. (Ends 11/4/19)
This is one of those tools that I don’t use that often but every once in a while it’s nice to bust it out and throw some sparks. This tool is well-balanced and feels great when in use.
It also delivers an industry leading 10,000 RPM with over 40% more power than the previous version. My only gripe is that there is nowhere to store the spanner wrench on the tool itself, so when it’s time to change the wheel you’ll have to make sure to remember where you left it.
Ridgid also has a BOGO promotion going on right now where you can buy the Octane™ battery kit (charger, 6Ah, and 3Ah batteries) for $179 and get the grinder for free. (Ends 11/4/19)
So far the Octane™ theme is, more power and more runtime, and this reciprocating saw is no exception.
The overall construction is nice and well-balanced. There is an orbital feature for wood cutting that can be turned off when cutting metal. I do most of my pruning with a reciprocating saw so the extra power and runtime from the Octane™ system is nice to have.
Ridgid also has a BOGO promotion going on right now where you can buy the Octane™ battery kit (charger, 6Ah, and 3Ah batteries) for $179 and get the recip for free. (Ends 11/4/19)
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