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RIDGID 4 Amp Corded JobMax Multi-Tool with Tool-Free Head $79

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I saw on Home Depot the Rigid JobMax multitool is on sale for $79, normally $99. I would assume a lot of locations have good stock and for me, not logged in, it says free shipping.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGI.../206824272

Right now this is my go-to multi tool. I previously had the HF multi tool (the "better" one) and I've used my dad's Fein tool. I think he said he paid like $500 for that. I purchased the Rigid from an auction site for $50, so i do NOT get the benefit of free service / parts (I tried registering but they require receipt and they look pretty serious about that ... makes sense with lifetime warranty). So, IMO $79 is an awesome price.

There really isn't anything I don't like about this. The head you can change to other tools. I haven't tried them and they may be gimmicky, but I'm debating on getting the reciprocating saw attachment. Maybe the rotary attachment, but I have a dremel and rotozip, so that's most likely not needed.

BUT! because of the ability to change heads, you can rotate the head in any of 4 positions. This is great ergonomically so you can avoid awkward situations when cutting things

Also, the trigger is variable speed which is great. The grip is a tad smaller at the trigger which is great since I have smaller hands. But, I really really like the variable speed trigger

Finally, the lever to change the blade is great as well. Seems to have a ton of tension, but it's tool-less and can change blades in a jiffy. The HF needed a screw/washer/allen key. The Rigid changes blades (or blade position) in a fraction of the time.

I used this thing so much after picking it up earlier this summer. I was working on my house which I ended up selling, this this was so much fun to use when compared to the HF.
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For those interested in a cordless model, Home Depot still has on clearance the Ridgid Gen5X non-Octane Multitool for $65 (tool only).

https://slickdeals.net/f/13412446-ridgid-battery-router-and-multi-tool-clearance
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This is available at Walmart for $75.00
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This is available at Walmart for $75.00
Link? Eh, nevermind, even if it is available at Walmart you won't get the lifetime warranty.
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I own the 12v version of this as well as the pneumatic version, which was only produced for a short time.

I find that the 12v batteries have far too little capacity for cutting pretty much anything, but they work ok with the ratchet and drill heads. The pneumatic handle works well with the cutting head but the drill runs really slow on that handle.

Maybe corded is the best of both worlds. Haven't ever tried the 18v version.
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I have the 18v with the older head that you need a hex/allen driver for. I like the 18v, I am considering get this for the option of the cord and the toolless head.

I also have the 12v, not impressed with that, it is a little weak.
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the plastic gears in these suck.. I had to replace two...
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the plastic gears in these suck.. I had to replace two...
Replaced free with the lifetime warranty?
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I have the octane version, can't say anything bad about it.
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