TOOL REVIEW – RIDGID OCTANE Cordless Brushless 18V 3-1/4 in. Hand Planer

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I have to admit, I don’t know the first thing about planers. I’m an electrician, I’ve never used one of these, nor will I ever use one – but I was sent one to review so what I’ll do is tell you the specs, rather than try to pretend I have an opinion of the tool.

First Impression

This thing looks cool as hell, and as with most things Ridgid, it feels very sturdy and ergonomic in your hand. It weighs 5 1/2 pounds so its pretty light, and its rather compact for a cordless planer. It has a cordless, brushless motor, like all Ridgid’s modern Octane tools – however, this motor spins at 14,300 RPMs!


The tool comes by itself, without a battery or charger. This was a problem, as all of the Ridgid stuff I get sent lacks batteries and chargers – so I have like 8 Ridgid tools, and one battery with one charger lol. This kit does, however, come with the planer blade

The maximum cutting depth for this planer is 0.078125 inches, and the maximum cutting width is 3 1/4 inches. It comes with a 3-Year Limited Warranty or Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase. This covers the tool only, not the blade. If you have any issues with the tool call One World Technologies at (toll-free) 1-866-539-1710 and they’ll help you get it taken care of.


Info from

RIDGID introduces the 18-Volt OCTANE Cordless Brushless 3-1/4 in. Hand Planer (Tool Only). OCTANE Tools feature high performance brushless motors and advanced electronics, providing best-in-class power and intelligence. This tool, when paired with an OCTANE battery, delivers 2.5X the power in high demand applications even when used on the tougher woods, such as oak. This hand planer also offers the industry’s only adjustable chamfer depth. This gives the option to customize and complete even the most complex decorative finish work. With registration, this tool is backed by the Industry’s Only Lifetime Service Agreement, and includes planer blades, a dust bag, an edge guide, a hex wrench, and an operator’s manual. Battery and charger are sold separately.

  • OCTANE Tools deliver maximum power and performance with 2.5X the power compared to the previous unit

  • Brushless Motor Technology delivers over 50% more runtime, more power, and longer motor life

  • Industry’s only adjustable chamfer depth

  • Depth adjustment knob with 20 locking positions for a more precise cut

  • Dual chip exhaust allows users to select left or right for added versatility

  • 100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18-Volt Batteries and Chargers

  • Backed by the Industry Leading Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase

  • Includes: (1) 18-Volt OCTANE Cordless Brushless 3-1/4 in. Hand Planer and operator’s manual

  • Battery and charger sold separately

  • RIDGID: Powerful. Durable. Professional.



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