RIDGID introduces the 18-Volt OCTANE Cordless Brushless 1 in. SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer (Tool Only). The 18-Volt OCTANE Brushless 1 in. SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer (Tool Only) features high performance brushless motors and advanced electronics that provide best-in-class power and intelligence. While providing increased performance with all RIDGID 18-Volt Batteries, OCTANE Tools provide maximum performance when paired with OCTANE Batteries (not included). Paired with an OCTANE Battery (not included), this tool provides over 50% faster drilling for high demand applications. This means, under heavy loads, the tool talks to the battery to determine when to draw maximum power to the motor, allowing the tool to increase performance and finish the task. With registration, this tool is backed by the Industry's Only Lifetime Service Agreement: FREE Parts. FREE Service. For LIFE. The OCTANE 1 in. SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer (Tool Only) includes an auxiliary handle assembly with depth stop rod and an operator's manual. Batteries and chargers are sold separately.
Over 50% faster drilling in high demand applications vs the previous model R86710, 18-Volt X4 7/8 in. SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer
Extreme vibration reduction minimizes tool vibrations for greater comfort, less fatigue, and increased productivity
3-mode selector to manually switch between hammer, drilling, and chisel modes
Mechanical clutch helps minimize torque reaction when the bit binds, protecting both the tool and user
Brushless Motor Technology delivers up to 50% more runtime and longer motor life
Auxiliary handle with adjustable depth rod to easily rotate the handle and adjust to the application
100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18-Volt Batteries
Registered within 90 days, this product is backed by the Industry's Only Lifetime Service Agreement: FREE Parts. FREE Service. For LIFE.
Includes: (1) R86711 OCTANE Brushless 1 in. SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer (Tool Only), auxiliary handle assembly with depth stop rod, and an operator's manual
3-Year Limited Warranty orLifetime Service Agreement with Registration
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Jun 1, 2021
This tool with multiple Batteries ranging from 9ah down to 2ah worked extremely well in a very to...
This tool with multiple Batteries ranging from 9ah down to 2ah worked extremely well in a very tough tile demo for 8hrs a day in chisel mode and the weight of this machine made it very easy to use during the 8hrs we worked it.
The bad: we needed multiple Batteries to continue working with lots of charging during the work day.
Jul 29, 2019
This tool is awesome. So far, I've only used it to drill 3/16" holes in concrete for screw-type a...
This tool is awesome. So far, I've only used it to drill 3/16" holes in concrete for screw-type anchors, and it has worked awesome. Although I haven't compared it side-by-side it seems to drill about as fast as the corded SDS hammer drills I've used. I bought it to install a vinyl handrail with steel inserts, and a metal handrail for a garage. I haven't used its hammer/chisel feature, so I can't comment on that.
-Small (doesn't take up much space, and the handle can rotate, or even be removed to fit in your tool bag/box
-Built in shock absorber does its job well, comfortable to use
-Extremely portable (this one's obvious, but not needing a cord is awesome)
-Lasts well when drilling (I drilled 24 holes about 3" deep and 3/16" diameter with a 4 amp-hour battery, and it only dropped it 1 bar [from 4 to 3] on the built in fuel meter)
-Depth gauge is handy for measuring hole depth
-Depth gauge slides easily (When drilling if you go until the depth gauge rod touches the concrete, it will get pushed back, and your hole will end up deeper than the gauge was originally set. To be fair, this may be the case with all depth gauges, as they are probably meant to be watched carefully, and not to physically stop the drill from penetrating further. So really this wasn't a big deal, just something I noticed)
-A little spendy for a bare tool, but worth it for those who already have ridgid tools and batteries and have a need for a concrete drill
2 people found this helpful
Jun 1, 2019
This rotary hammer is a beast I have done a bunch of different jobs with it & would highly recomm...
This rotary hammer is a beast I have done a bunch of different jobs with it & would highly recommend it
2 people found this helpful
Jan 7, 2019
I install mini split heat pumps and need to drill six 4" deep by 5/8" holes into concrete to moun...
I install mini split heat pumps and need to drill six 4" deep by 5/8" holes into concrete to mount the support bracket. I use this drill with an Octane 9Ah battery and it only goes down to 3 lights on the battery after I'm done. I had previously used a Bosch corded SDS Plus drill and this one is at least as fast, and I think faster than the Bosch. It's also about half the length of the Bosch so it fits into smaller spaces.
6 people found this helpful
Nov 5, 2018
What a beast of a tool. First use was to cut a few giant holes through our block crawl for a new ...
What a beast of a tool. First use was to cut a few giant holes through our block crawl for a new drain and water lines, worked like a champ especially paired with a 9aH octane battery. Drilled 8-10 5/8" holes and followed up in chisel mode, completely blew my HVAC guys corded tool away.
The anti vibration handle worked really well, no tingly hands after running the tool for about 40 minutest straight (on ONE battery!)
6 people found this helpful
Aug 31, 2021
Works good for what I need it for.
I don't use this drill for everyday use. Generally 3/8 fasteners, and other holes under 3/4". It's nice to go up on a lift or extension ladder, and not have to compete with a cord. It works great for that. You definitely need to run the 4 amp hour battery if you want any kind of endurance. If I needed to lean on one all day I would splurge on a Hilti, but if you don't this one certainly fits the bill nicely.