I use rotary hammers quite a bit in the electrical field, usually to get rock walls flat when mounting panels/enclosures, or when drilling out concrete/stone for anchor points. Let’s see how the Ridgid hammer compares.
I’ve been getting to use a lot more Ryobi stuff over the past couple years, and I have to say they’ve definitely stepped up their game. I wouldn’t consider them a pro-grade option for tradesmen, but I have to admit – for literally anybody else these tools are providing a hell of a lot of power and value for their price.
I’ve gotten to test out some other brands of 1/2” impact wrenches/drivers in the past and all of them are great, for the most part. Today we get to mess around with the new Ridgid Octane 18-volt Li-Ion 4-mode 1/2” Impact Wrench.
Dewalt has a wide selection of 3-tool combination kits you can get from the online store. Some of them include a drill, an impact driver, a Sawzall. Others are a drill, impact driver and circular saw. The one I was sent is a standard drill, a standard impact driver, and an XR oscillating tool. Let’s dive in.
I’ve been waiting for quite awhile to test out a new set of Milwaukee FUEL drills. I was stoked to open this case up and let them rip! So how did they do on the job? Here we go…
Dude… Ridgid has just developed a power tool that combines three extremely useful power-tools in one. 1/3 Sawzall, 1/3 Right-Angle Drill, 1/3 Rotary Hammer – Introducing the Rigid MegaMax.
The hammer drill and impact set from Dewalt was one of the first tools I got to use as a part of the #THDproSpective program. I’ve traditionally been an 18v Makita guy for the past decade, so I was really excited to test out Dewalt’s 20v stuff. I took a poll recently on my electrician Facebook group, Electrical Wizardry, and found that the top 2 tool brands most electricians use are Milwaukee and Dewalt, so I knew that this was going to be good.