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RIDGID 18 Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless 1/4 in. STEALTH FORCE Pulse Driver $90

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RIDGID 18 Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless 1/4 in. STEALTH FORCE Pulse Driver (Tool only, no batteries)
FACTORY BLEMISHED
R86036D

https://www.directtoolsoutlet.com.../p/R86036D

Normally $129
Sale $89
Free shipping on orders over $20
  • Pulse Driver: RIDGID 18-Volt STEALTH FORCE Pulse Driver is half the noise of a standard impact driver and up to 2X faster
  • Pulse Driver: 3-speed settings provide adjustable power and speed for the most demanding jobs as well as precision work
  • Pulse Driver: 3 LED lights around the front housing to eliminate shadows

Warranty 3-Year Limited Warranty
(Although it might be eligible for Lifetime Service agreement with registration)
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I was able to get factory blemished from DirectTools LSA registered on previous SDs. You may have to call in to Ridgid after submitting online and mailing physical receipt copy, but they fixed it no problem.

the ones that they sell that are NOT LSA eligible are the refurbished ones.
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Quote from sarcasmogratis
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FYI
I was able to get factory blemished from DirectTools LSA registered on previous SDs. You may have to call in to Ridgid after submitting online and mailing physical receipt copy, but they fixed it no problem.

the ones that they sell that are NOT LSA eligible are the refurbished ones.
Yeah, I have had all my tools that I bought from them as Factory Blemished get the LSA after going through the registration process. I just wanted to put it as a "maybe" since it isn't explicitly stated on the product page [directtoolsoutlet.com]or their warranty page [directtoolsoutlet.com]

Direct Tools Factory Outlet is listed on the Ridgid registration page as a vendor as shown on the attached picture.
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This impact tends to overdrive very easily. It has fewer impacts per revolution since it is using hydraulic vs an actual hammer strike to advance. At one time it was ridgids most powerful but I'm not sure with the advent of the octane that it remains true. Also due to the hydraulic action it rocks a bit in your hands when driving. I've always wondered if you were building a deck, how tiring that would get.
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This impact tends to overdrive very easily. It has fewer impacts per revolution since it is using hydraulic vs an actual hammer strike to advance. At one time it was ridgids most powerful but I'm not sure with the advent of the octane that it remains true. Also due to the hydraulic action it rocks a bit in your hands when driving. I've always wondered if you were building a deck, how tiring that would get.
Correct. You lose fine control with these hydraulic impacts. You also have more vibration which seems contradictory as you would think that hydraulic would lessen vibrations. It's much quieter, I would agree with that. I personally prefer the regular impact driver
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I haven't tried the Ridgid, but I did try the Milwaukee Surge. It's definitely quieter, but that's the only good thing I can say really. The regular impact was better in every other way.

I just wish someone would build an impact that can operate normally (like a drill) up to a higher torque amount before impacting starts.

Hmm I wonder if I could swap in a stronger spring...
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Is this post or pre octane?
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Is this post or pre octane?
Pre-Octane
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I haven't tried the Ridgid, but I did try the Milwaukee Surge. It's definitely quieter, but that's the only good thing I can say really. The regular impact was better in every other way.

I just wish someone would build an impact that can operate normally (like a drill) up to a higher torque amount before impacting starts.

Hmm I wonder if I could swap in a stronger spring...
The clutch in my dewalt xr impact does that, turning speed starts to slow down with resistance then further trigger pull engages impact.
Also has a switch for a no impact mode, then low and high
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The clutch in my dewalt xr impact does that, turning speed starts to slow down with resistance then further trigger pull engages impact.
Also has a switch for a no impact mode, then low and high
But how tight can you go under the "no impact" mode? If it's just an electronic mode then it isn't disabling the mechanism, just killing the motor when it senses its about to impact.

I can feather the trigger like that so it doesn't impact on my Milwaukee, but it's really weak without the impact. The best I've used (in this regard) is the Ridgid 5x impact. The whole thing is heavy so it goes further before the hammer starts moving.
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