So this tool is sort of in its own category. As it isn't a tool.... it is more of a platform. The MEGAMax power base is an awesome concept. its a hugely powerful "handle" basically, that can adapt to a multitude of "heads". I was fortunate to get my hands on the right angle Drill attachment and the Reciprocating saw. They also have an SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer option to go with it.
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The power base is a beast. RIDGID has put in some serious effort to get this tool to pack a serious punch. With the Industries most powerful Interchangeable tool system. Their emphasis on this new platform is their new OCTANE platform which provides Maximum performance in High Demand Applications. One of the cool features for this base is the new technology. This tool has a "smart" feature that allows it to identify to the attached head and configure it to match. This features allows the base to generate all the proper specs necessary for the proper usage of the tool head being used.
My first impression on the 1/2" Right Angle Drill attachment is that it is "hefty". This Right angle Drill Head for the MEGAMax features Heavy-Duty Metal Gears and 1/2 Chuck for job site durability. And in all seriousness, this thing is no joke. Packing tons of power and a huge punch the emphasized the High Torque output to power through any application. Another awesome part of this whole platform is that you can swing the head and give it the ability to rotate in 4 directions, which makes getting into awkward spaces very easy.
Reciprocating saws are a must on any job site, and a great addition to every work shop. From demo, to pipe, to thick beams, and random every day tasks. Having a solid reciprocating saw is a huge benefit. The MEGAMax is the Industry's Most Powerful Reciprocating Saw when connected to Power Base and OCTANE Battery. This is a huge bonus for the platform. now it is not just the most powerful recip, it is also interchangeable. The Reciprocating head also features the 4 way adjustable head, an on/off orbital action.
Pairing the MEGAMax power base and the 6.0Ah Bluetooth Battery brings some game changing benefits. Pairing the OCTANE tools with the OCTANE batteries provides maximum performance in High Demand Applications. So if you haven't noticed, High Performance and High Demand is the emphasis with the new OCTANE line. Not to mention, Bluetooth Capability opens the job site up with Push Notifications, Security, and Battery Status, and the new 6Ah battery provides 4X runtime compared to standard lithium-ion. All in all, a killer combination.
So with multiple parts we will break it down this way:
For a single 1/2" right angle you're looking at a $200-$300 price point, for a corded model. So my only thought on this matter would be, if you're in the market for high performance high demand power tools, you need to be considering the MEGAMax base platform.
The MEGAMax platform is something every serious tool user should consider. Paired with the OCTANE battery platform, you cannot manage to get the power output across multiple tools the way RIDGID MEGAMax is going to provide. Plain and simple, these tools have some serious power. Period
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