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Ridgid 18-Volt OCTANE Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless 4-Mode Compact Impact Wrench Kit with (1) 4 Ah Battery and 18-Volt Charger + Free Shipping $149

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Battery is not Octane unfortunately. Still a really good deal but this tool would benefit from using an octane battery. Increases the power significantly.
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Battery is not Octane unfortunately. Still a really good deal but this tool would benefit from using an octane battery. Increases the power significantly.
Holiday deal is still on to get the Octane starter kit (2x 3.0 Octane Batts) for $169, get the impact for free: https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-18-Volt-OCTANE-Lithium-Ion-2-3-0-Ah-Batteries-and-Charger-Kit-w-Bonus-OCTANE-Brushless-1-2-in-Impact-Wrench-AC806-R86011B/311019210

My local Direct Tools sells refurbished 3.0 Octanes for $20 if you got the impact wrench in a kit with standard batteries.


Either way this is a fantastic tool. It compares well with the Milwaukee mid-torque, which is indespensable for automotive work. The Milwaukee is a bit more compact, a bit tighter finish, and will probably be more durable in the long run (since it is higher in TTI's line). But the Ridgid is just as powerful, and you get 2 premium batteries, the tool, charger, and LSA for $170, vs the same price for the Milwaukee bare tool.

I also really appreciate the 3 LEDs on the Ridgid.

If you're a DIY type not yet invested in a battery ecosystem, this is a no brainer
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... And the Ridgid Octane impact wrench alone is $79.19 when doing the battery kit cancel method.
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Holiday deal is still on to get the Octane starter kit (2x 3.0 Octane Batts) for $169, get the impact for free: https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-18-Volt-OCTANE-Lithium-Ion-2-3-0-Ah-Batteries-and-Charger-Kit-w-Bonus-OCTANE-Brushless-1-2-in-Impact-Wrench-AC806-R86011B/311019210

My local Direct Tools sells refurbished 3.0 Octanes for $20 if you got the impact wrench in a kit with standard batteries.


Either way this is a fantastic tool. It compares well with the Milwaukee mid-torque, which is indespensable for automotive work. The Milwaukee is a bit more compact, a bit tighter finish, and will probably be more durable in the long run (since it is higher in TTI's line). But the Ridgid is just as powerful, and you get 2 premium batteries, the tool, charger, and LSA for $170, vs the same price for the Milwaukee bare tool.

I also really appreciate the 3 LEDs on the Ridgid.

If you're a DIY type not yet invested in a battery ecosystem, this is a no brainer
Agree 100%
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... And the Ridgid Octane impact wrench alone is $79.19 when doing the battery kit cancel method.
Yes this is what I just did: Wrench bare tool for $80 from HD, Gen5x Brushless driver and hammer drill kit for $150 from Direct Tools, and a refurb octane battery for $20 from DT. So I've got 3 brushless tools, two 4ah and one 3ah octane battery and charger for $250.
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Good price on a great tool, but as others noted this is not an octane batt. You can get better deals on these. If you need the tool now, get it here.
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You get many more torques, or ugga duggas, with an octane battery
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Not even sure why they packaged octane tools without octane batteries.
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2bd and third comments are spot on. This isn't a deal unfortunately.
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You get many more torques, or ugga duggas, with an octane battery
Not sure its published but I think they added 50 ftlbs when went from brushless to octane, it's the same tool. I have an original brushless model and have only had it not loosen a few bolts and those need a 3/4 air impact or a torch to get lose, I live in the rust belt. If you are already in ridgid system and do any auto work this is a no brainer.
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Bought the holiday kit and just removed lug nuts from my saltwater rusted boat trailer. This wrench is legit!
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Not sure its published but I think they added 50 ftlbs when went from brushless to octane, it's the same tool. I have an original brushless model and have only had it not loosen a few bolts and those need a 3/4 air impact or a torch to get lose, I live in the rust belt. If you are already in ridgid system and do any auto work this is a no brainer.
It's like 450ftlbs breakaway regular battery and 620ftlbs with an octane juice pack
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Not sure its published but I think they added 50 ftlbs when went from brushless to octane, it's the same tool. I have an original brushless model and have only had it not loosen a few bolts and those need a 3/4 air impact or a torch to get lose, I live in the rust belt. If you are already in ridgid system and do any auto work this is a no brainer.
You're right the tool itself is exactly the same, but according to the marketing wank, It's an even bigger difference with the Octane batteries than that. Originally they quoted 450ft-lbs breakaway, when they swapped the labels and use the Octane batteries, they quote 620ft-lbs breakaway.

Word on the street is the tool was ready before the batteries were, but they didn't want to delay release, so they just called it a "brushless" tool to get it on the shelves.
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You're right the tool itself is exactly the same, but according to the marketing wank, It's an even bigger difference with the Octane batteries than that. Originally they quoted 450ft-lbs breakaway, when they swapped the labels and use the Octane batteries, they quote 620ft-lbs breakaway.

Word on the street is the tool was ready before the batteries were, but they didn't want to delay release, so they just called it a "brushless" tool to get it on the shelves.
The majority of the massive torque increase is provided by the updated sticker.
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