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RIDGID 18V OCTANE Impact Wrench Tool Review

John Malecki

RIDGID 18V OCTANE Impact Wrench Tool Review

John Malecki Reviews the RIDGID 18V OCTANE Impact Wrench

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Oct 1, 2019

In Western Pennsylvania, the type of truck you have says a lot about you. Having grown up in the area, I’ve been raised preparing to buy my truck have known it to be some altered-sense of a status symbol in the rural and suburban suburbs of Pittsburgh. These parts are accustomed to tractor pulling and truck shows, so it’s safe to say I’m the type of guy to take a lot of pride in his truck just as much as he takes pride in his woodworking projects and blog.

With great pride, however, comes great responsibility in keeping my truck looking and riding great. That’s why I love the RIDGID 18V OCTANE Impact Wrench - the cordless impact wrench with incredible torque and smart capabilities - for taking care of my truck and working in the shop. Made with truly jaw-dropping power, the RIDGID 18V OCTANE Impact Wrench is the perfect tool for nearly all of your needs, which is why I’m so excited to share with yinz what I think of the RIDGID 18V OCTANE Impact Wrench. Check it out and let me know what you think!


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RIDGID 18V OCTANE Impact Wrench: The Specifications

The Powerful, Smart, and Long-Lasting Cordless Impact Wrench

One of the biggest applications for an impact wrench is using it on your car or truck loosening or tightening nuts and bolts. What once took some serious manpower to do is now done with practically no effort thanks to the power of the impact wrench, and the RIDGID 18V OCTANE Impact Wrench is one of the toughest in the business. With 485 ft.-lbs. of Fastening Torque

And 620 ft.-lbs. of Breakaway Torque - yes, FEET-lbs - the RIDGID 18V OCTANE Impact Wrench delivers truly unparalleled power for a tool its size, delivering up to 5,400lbs per inch or toque.

One of the greatest things about the RIDGID 18V OCTANE Impact Wrench is the 4-mode settings designed to match the power you need for each task. Auto mode is designed to shut off when the tool makes impact, preventing overtightening before it occurs to ensure the perfect fit and prevent stripping. This smart capability combined with the intelligence of the RIDGID OCTANE brushless motor - designed for 50% more runtime, motor life, and unparalleled power - makes the RIDGID 18V OCTANE Impact Wrench truly untouchable in power and intelligence by other impact wrenches.

Additionally, the RIDGID 18V OCTANE Impact Wrench is designed with compatibility in mind. The ½ in. friction ring anvil is compatible with popular impact-rated sockets, allowing you to save money on sockets or bring your RIDGID 18V OCTANE Impact Wrench to different shops without having to worry about having the right sockets on hand. Additionally, this tool works with any RIDGID OCTANE 18V battery, so you can rest assured that you have the perfect tool in your arsenal of powerful tools.

The Price:

Great Value for an Incredible Powerful Impact Wrench

As I mentioned, the RIDGID 18V OCTANE Impact Wrench is truly one of the most impressively powerful impact wrenches I’ve ever used. Not only that, but this power is balanced with the precision and smart capabilities to prevent overtightening, meaning you’ll get the job done right each and every time. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert by trade at using an impact wrench, the RIDGID 18V OCTANE Impact Wrench is guaranteed to be a great choice for you.


RIDGID 18V OCTANE Impact Wrench: $129.00

My Final Thoughts

The RIDGID 18V OCTANE Impact Wrench Checks All My Boxes

Whether you’re looking for the perfect impact wrench for your professional or for keeping around the garage for your car or truck, the RIDGID 18V OCTANE Impact Wrench is the perfect choice for your purposes. In addition to incredible torque, the RIDGID 18V OCTANE Impact Wrench is built to last wish smart capabilities, long-lasting battery and tool life, and a brushless motor for a lifespan to be rivaled. Additionally, the RIDGID 18V OCTANE Impact Wrench is a tool that gets me really excited - you know, the kind of tool in your workshop that you just can’t wait to use - which means I can’t wait to use it more myself. Trust me on this one; the RIDGID 18V OCTANE Impact Wrench gets it right each and every time.


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Tool Reviews
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Oct 1, 2019
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John Malecki

I used to be an offensive lineman in the NFL, Now I run my own furniture business and am completely self taught. In my videos and posts you'll see a variety of wood and metal work as well as some tips and tricks. Enjoy!