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2-Count Ridgid 18V Lithium-Ion 4.0 Ah Batteries w/ Charger & Bag EXPIRED

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Home Depot has 2-Count Ridgid 18V Lithium-Ion 4.0 Ah Batteries w/ Charger & Bag (AC93044SBN) on sale for $99. Shipping is free or select free ship-to-store pickup.

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Key features:
  • Up to 4x more run time compared to standard lithium-ion batteries
  • Over 2x longer life compared to standard lithium-ion batteries
  • Onboard battery level gauge
  • Batteries works with all Ridgid 18-volt tools
  • Charger works with all Ridgid 18-volt batteries
  • Includes:
    • 2x R87004 18-Volt 4.0 Ah Batteries
    • 1x R86093 18-Volt Charger
    • Operator's manuals
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This former front page deal is back! Eligible for Lifetime Service Agreement because it is a kit with a charger. I purchased it the last time and I already have LSA confirmed.

Updating title to YMMV because it appears it may be store pickup only in some locations.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGI.../314857616
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Last Edited by dTor March 31, 2021 at 10:57 PM
This is the newly released version of Ridgid's standard capacity battery (thanks x_workman_x). The new higher output version is the "Max Output". The new batteries are backwards compatible with the previous 18v lines (regular and Octane), and older 18v batteries are forward compatible with the new line of tools they are releasing.

ICYMI, Ridgid is retiring the "Octane" line and revamping with the Max Output tools, which are supposed to be a little more compact and brushless.
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Do you guys think the new batteries that replace the Octane ones will work properly and deliver as much power to the Octane tools as the current Octane Batteries?
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I want to get into Ridgid. This seems like I should buy this 2pk 4 this and get a bare tool to start. Is the octane series a noticeable difference? Thanks
The Megamax console doesn't work well with the normal 4 AH batteries. When under hard use, I've had problems with it faulting out. I was drilling holes in a thick slab of concrete that really was taxing the roto hammer. Had to keep removing the battery and putting it back on to reset the fault. Once I got the 6 AH Octane, it cut the holes with no issue. I don't know about any of the other Octane tools as my non-Octane are working fine.

I will say that the Ridgid Megamax system is incredible. The sawzall attachment makes it into a beast the likes of which I never thought possible. With the amount of power it brings to the table, the blades hardly get hot, cut fast, and don't get hot. It was never really marketed, and they only ever carried it in a few stores. It's a shame it didn't catch on.

If you were interested in Ridgid, you should probably start with a drill set, though.
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Ok so from what I'm seeing, it seems like the new Max batteries will replace the Octane ones, and will still provide at least as much power to the Octane line of tools, is that correct?
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If you are not in a hurry, you can get a smoking hot deal like I did in November of 2020. I bought a three tool compact combo kit with a charger and two 2.0 Ah batteries with LSA for $199. I returned the free tool, an impact wrench that I don't need, and netted out at $117 and change. So for $117 I got a compact 1/2" brushless drill and a brushless driver with two 2.0 Ah batteries with charger and LSA. That beats every other brand I know of.
How do you go through returning one tool from a combo set?
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The charger that comes with this set is noticeably smaller than all my other Ridgid chargers. I really like it.
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Hey first time commenting here, this is a great deal for anyone looking. I use my Ridgid tools all day every day and watched a Youtube video on the new batteries/line. Ridgid did get rid of their Octane series and went with these max power batteries, not only that but before to get LSA on batteries you had to buy them in a combo pack ie with drill/drivers but now they cover LSA on batteries when bought by themselves (new line only)
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This is a pretty good deal for batteries that will have the LSA.

That being said, it's disappointing to see the direction Ridgid is going with some of their tools and batteries. They appear and feel cost reduced. The "old" style batteries had a nice rubber bumper around the top, the "new" style ones are all plastic. I guess the new batteries might be lighter and sleeker? But they've lost the rugged and tough characteristic.

Old style battery:
https://images-na.ssl-images-amaz...L1500_.jpg

New style battery:
https://static.slickdealscdn.com/...867.attach

Same thing for some of their new tools, they feel cheaper and cost reduced. The Octane line still seems to have the normal Ridgid feel and quality.

Several years ago I made the jump from Ryobi to Ridgid. The new cost reduced version of Ridgid feels more like Ryobi. At least Ridgid still has the LSA going for it.
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I wouldn't be too worried about octane v. non octane, etc. I got these batteries last time this deal came around and they're pretty good -- I used them in my pre-octane "fuego" drill and driver over the weekend to build a picnic table, two benches, and two chairs (drove about 600 screws into pt lumber, drilled pilot holes for about half), rounded over a bunch of 1x4s with my trim router and made several cuts with my jigsaw and after all that the batteries were still showing half full. That's pretty good in my book. They do appear less rugged without the rubber bumper and the battery itself is a bit bulky, but I'm quite happy with them so far.
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If you are not in a hurry, you can get a smoking hot deal like I did in November of 2020. I bought a three tool compact combo kit with a charger and two 2.0 Ah batteries with LSA for $199. I returned the free tool, an impact wrench that I don't need, and netted out at $117 and change. So for $117 I got a compact 1/2" brushless drill and a brushless driver with two 2.0 Ah batteries with charger and LSA. That beats every other brand I know of.
They had the brushless drill, impact, light, and octane recip + a 4.0 and 2.0 for ~$180 after returning the free tool back at the beginning of the year. Fantastic deal imo. So I agree, with a little patience, you can always do better. In the commenter you replied to, I too would advise patience if they don't need the tools right now.
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Thanks. PIcked one up. I'm trying to build a Ridgid line of tools purely for their LSA.

If you have an Amex Platinum card, don't forget about the $50 credit. Makes this package less than $60 after taxes for me. Just wish I could also apply a military discount online like I can with Lowes.
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funny, the new design makes them look like eBay knockoffs Wink
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Quote from snowdrifter :
This is a pretty good deal for batteries that will have the LSA.

That being said, it's disappointing to see the direction Ridgid is going with some of their tools and batteries. They appear and feel cost reduced. The "old" style batteries had a nice rubber bumper around the top, the "new" style ones are all plastic. I guess the new batteries might be lighter and sleeker? But they've lost the rugged and tough characteristic.

Old style battery:
https://images-na.ssl-images-amaz...L1500_.jpg

New style battery:
https://static.slickdealscdn.com/...867.attach

Same thing for some of their new tools, they feel cheaper and cost reduced. The Octane line still seems to have the normal Ridgid feel and quality.

Several years ago I made the jump from Ryobi to Ridgid. The new cost reduced version of Ridgid feels more like Ryobi. At least Ridgid still has the LSA going for it.
agree on all accounts, they just look and feel cheap now... kinda sad, i've been a Ridgid fan for quite some time. i do have a bunch of other tools from DeWalt and Milwaukee, but the LSA kept me on daily drivers being Ridgid and special stuff that's just better from the other guys.
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Here's a great clarification on the new Ridgid Max batteries which are replacing the Octane batteries:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PhDAuop2TE

Tl;Dr: Octane batteries going away. All new Max Output batteries will have LSA regardless if they are bought in a kit or individually. Old non-octane and octane batteries that have LSA will be replaced with Max Output batteries free of charge so not to worry about owning old batteries with LSA on them.
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I got this deal 03/04/21. If you are into the Ridgid ecosystem then this is a great deal. The best part is these 18v batteries are compatible with the old Ni-Cad 18v battery tools. Even though Ridgid will replace 18v Ni-Cad batteries if you have LSA, these new Lithium batteries have more amp/hrs, are lighter and are smaller. They breathe new life into your old Ridgid Ni-Cad tools. I received my LSA confirmation for this kit yesterday, 03/30/21.
You are correct that these will work in all Ridgid 18 volt tools, but it has been several years since Ridgid sold NiCad batteries.
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The Subcompact impact wrenches are great. As are the impact drivers. The soon to be released recip saw and oscillating tools are getting very good reviews. The drills do feel less quality imho.
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