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RIDGID OCTANE Brushless 18V One-Handed Recip Saw Review

John Malecki

RIDGID OCTANE Brushless 18V One-Handed Recip Saw Review

John Malecki Reviews the Powerful Reciprocating Saw from the RIDGID OCTANE Collection

Tool Reviews
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Jun 12, 2020

Things have been pretty crazy around here. With the COVID-19 pandemic stretching across the globe—here in Pittsburgh included—the way of life that we’re used to feels like a thing of the past. My social distancing has been in full swing, but very little of my life has actually changed; because I work alone, I’m still able to be in my workshop and the Home Depot is still open for anything I may need.

I know other people aren’t as lucky, though. I feel really grateful to have a career that doesn’t always feel like one—and one that, during these trying times, people are taking a special interest in. All this time spent at home is a great time for people to try out a project for themself, and I have plenty of them to choose from.

Whether you’re tackling a hobby project or home remodel during your social distancing, the RIDGID OCTANE Brushless 18V One-Handed Recip Saw could really be a game-changer in your build plans. I was super excited when the Home Depot asked me to try this thing out for myself—and trust me, you’re going to want to tackle a bunch of other projects with it once you try it for yourself. Check out my review of this powerful reciprocating saw and let me know what you think!

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RIDGID OCTANE Brushless 18V One-Handed Recip Saw: The Specs

Powerful Output Thanks to the RIDGID OCTANE Battery

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Perfect for home demolition, backyard projects, and construction tasks alike, the RIDGID OCTANE Brushless 18V One-Handed Recip Saw has the power and versatility to get the job done in a number of settings. What I find to be the coolest thing about the recip saw is the ability to turn orbital action on or off. As someone who works primarily with wood but has begun to dabble more and more with metal over time, the RIDGID OCTANE Brushless 18V One-Handed Recip Saw gives me the power to do both: orbital action for wood cuts, non-orbital for metals.

When making these best-in-class demolition cuts, the RIDGID OCTANE Brushless 18V One-Handed Recip Saw delivers 3x more power than previous models and 30% less vibration, allowing for improved precision. Additionally, these low vibrations make the tool extremely easy to handle — even with one hand, like in the name.

All of this is due in part to the RIDGID OCTANE 18V battery and brushless motor. These help supply 2.5x more power and a 50% longer runtime while keeping my project moving. Best of all, the battery can be switched over to any tool within the OCTANE collection, allowing weekend warriors and skilled craftsmen alike to build a collection on a budget.

RIDGID OCTANE Brushless 18V One-Handed Recip Saw: Pricing

Great Value for a Long-Lasting & Reliable Tool

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In times like these, having to run to the hardware store for odds and ends or because a tool stops working is less than ideal. As I do my best to stay at home whenever possible, I feel grateful to have an arsenal of tools at my disposal that I can rely on. That’s exactly what the OCTANE collection is designed to do — provide builders like me with the power, reliability,  and versatility to keep working around the clock. The RIDGID OCTANE Brushless 18V One-Handed Recip Saw is no different, making it perfect for whatever you challenge it to next. While it is a little more expensive than bargain recip saws, it’s a great price for a brand you’ll love with a brushless motor. In other words, this is a sweet deal for a tool that will last and last.


RIDGID OCTANE Brushless 18V One-Handed Recip Saw: $129.00

My Final Thoughts

A Powerful Tool that Will last for Ages

Cutting wood with RIDGID OCTANE saw

I’m a big fan of having tools that are built to last. As much as I love the sweet, sweet smell of the Home Depot, it’s much better for me to always have the tools I need at my disposal. Part of this involves having the tools that I can trust will get the job done every time. The RIDGID OCTANE Brushless 18V One-Handed Recip Saw is the perfect formula for this with a brushless motor, smart RIDGID OCTANE battery, and clean demolition cuts whenever I need them. If you’re looking for a saw that you can feel good using each and every time, the RIDGID OCTANE Brushless 18V One-Handed Recip Saw is perfect for you.


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Jun 12, 2020
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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!