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18-Volt OCTANE Cordless Brushless 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw (Tool Only)

  • OCTANE Brushless Motor Technology provide Best-in-Class Power
  • Includes: Blade, Blade Wrench, Dust Chute, and Vacuum Attachment
  • Free Parts and Service for Life with Registration
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Product Overview

OCTANE Max Power

OCTANE Max Power

RIDGID OCTANE Brushless 18V tools utilize high performance brushless motors and state of the art OCTANE electronics are built to handle maximum power from OCTANE batteries.

Maximum Performance

Maximum Performance

OCTANE tool + OCTANE battery communicate for maximum performance in high demand applications

Extreme Runtime, Power, and Intellgence

Extreme Runtime, Power, and Intellgence

OCTANE electronics are designed to deliver maximum power to OCTANE tools

100% 18V Compatibility RIDGID

100% 18V Compatibility RIDGID

OCTANE tools and batteries work with the full RIDGID 18V product line

MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE AND EXTREME RUNTIME

MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE AND EXTREME RUNTIME

Feel the performance boost when you combine OCTANE tools with OCTANE batteries.

POWERFUL. DURABLE. PROFESSIONAL.

POWERFUL. DURABLE. PROFESSIONAL.

Engineered to deliver, time and time again.

FREE PARTS. FREE SERVICE. FOR LIFE

FREE PARTS. FREE SERVICE. FOR LIFE

On select tools. Check packaging for details.

Lithium Ion Batteries

Lithium Ion Batteries

Top grade lithium cells give you max power and life

Hex Grip

Hex Grip

Designed for maximum control and comfort

Lifetime Service Agreement

Lifetime Service Agreement

Upon registration within the first 90 days of purchase

Best-In-Class

Best-In-Class

Power and Intelligence

Buy with confidence with our 90 day no-risk satisfaction guarantee.

90 Day Satisfaction Guaranteed

Buy with confidence with our 90 day no-risk satisfaction guarantee.

Cordless Convenience

Cordless Convenience

Enjoy working tangle-free

RIDGID introduces the 18-Volt OCTANE Cordless Brushless 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw (Tool-Only). The OCTANE Brushless 18-Volt 7-1/4 In. Circular Saw features a high performance brushless motor 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 in high demand applications when paired with OCTANE batteries (batteries not included). Paired with an OCTANE battery (batteries not included), this tool gives 30% more power. With registration, this tool is backed by the Industry's Only Lifetime Service Agreement: FREE Parts. FREE Service. For LIFE. The OCTANE Brushless 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw includes a 7-1/4 in. blade, blade wrench, vacuum attachment, dust chute, rafter hook and operator's manual. Battery and charger sold separately.
  • Industry leading 2-11/16 in. depth of cut
  • RIDGID OCTANE Brushless 18-Volt 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw delivers 30% more power than the previous brushless unit (R8653B) when paired with an OCTANE Battery
  • The dust chute and included vacuum adapter cuts back on jobsite clean up
  • With the integrated accessory rail, users can attach the included rafter hook for additional storage options
  • LED light engages with trigger for a more direct and clearer line of sight
  • Offers up to 56° beveling cuts for added versatility
  • 100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18-Volt Batteries and Chargers
  • Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase
  • Includes: (1) R8654B OCTANE Brushless Circular Saw, (1) 7-1/4 in. blade, (1) blade wrench, (1) vacuum attachment, (1) dust chute, (1) rafter hook and operator's manual
  • Battery and charger sold separately
  • RIDGID: Powerful. Durable. Professional.






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Cordless/ CordedCordlessCordlessCordlessCordless
Power Tool FeaturesKeyed Blade ChangeElectric Brake,Keyed Blade ChangeDepth Adjustment,Electric Brake,Keyed Blade ChangeElectric Brake
Voltage (volts)18203660
Batteries IncludedNoNoYesYes
Blade Diameter (in.)7-1/47-1/47-1/47-1/4
Blade LocationRightRightLeftRight
Motor TypeBrushlessBrushlessBrushlessBrushless
Saw Drive TypeSidewinderSidewinderWorm DriveSidewinder
Battery Amp HoursNo BatteryNo Battery5 Ah9 Ah
Blade Diameter 7-1/47-1/4
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Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum Cut Depth @ 90 Deg.
1.8125 in
Product Depth (in.)
15.32 in
Product Height (in.)
9.14 in
Product Width (in.)
8.98 in

Details

Batteries Included
No
Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
18-volt
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Bevel Capacity
56
Blade Diameter (in.)
7-1/4
Blade Location
Right
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Color Family
Orange
Condition
New
Construction Material
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
Cordless Tool Type
Circular Saw
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Depth Adjustment
Yes
Included
Blade(s)
Included Accessories
Allen Key/Wrench,Blade(s)
Maximum Cut Depth @ 45 Deg.
2.6875 in
Maximum Speed (rpm)
5600
Motor Type
Brushless
Number of Total Batteries Included
0
Power Tool Features
Keyed Blade Change
Product Weight (lb.)
8.6 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Saw Drive Type
Sidewinder
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Voltage (volts)
18

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase

Questions & Answers

31Questions19Answers

How do I know this is for a right handed person?

Asked by Suse May 6, 2021
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Answer

Suse, thank you for your interest in the RIDGID 18V OCTANE Brushless Cordless 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw Kit with 18V Lithium-Ion 2.0 Ah Battery and Charger. This product can be used by either a right-handed or a left-handed person. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RIDGID Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-866-539-1710 M-F from 9am-6pm EST. Hope this helps! - Vini

does it have a LED light?

Asked by Kyra22 April 21, 2021
1
Answer

Rick22, thank you for your interest in the RIDGID 18-Volt OCTANE Cordless Brushless 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw. Yes, there is one located on the front of it so that you can better see what you are cutting. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RIDGID Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-866-539-1710 M-F from 9am-6pm EST. Hope this helps! - Vini

Is this compatible with the kreg rip cut?

Asked by JR December 21, 2020
2
Answers

Never used kreg but really happy with this saw

I like this saw a lot and use it all the time, but a case would be VERY helpful. What is the mode...

Asked by Mike November 3, 2020
2
Answers

Build you a case out of wood and take pride in it, or get you a ridged pack out box

Can I use a 7 Inch Diamond Blade to score pavers or 0.75 in think patio stone?

Asked by DK September 1, 2020
3
Answers

A wet saw would work much better!

I have not seen any in a while. Does rigid sell any circular saws for right-handed people.

Asked by mehlman31 August 4, 2020
2
Answers

Hello Mehlman31, Thanks for your question. This RIDGID R8654B 18-Volt OCTANE Cordless Brushless 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw (Tool Only) is not manufactured to be hand specific. - Eve

What does it weigh?

Asked by hrold August 3, 2020
2
Answers

About 8 pounds 10 ounces.

My saw keeps shutting off when I am trying to cut 3/4 plywood.

Asked by Ken July 12, 2020
2
Answers

Ken, Thank you for contacting us about the RIDGID 18-Volt OCTANE Cordless Brushless 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw . Thank you for contacting us. In the United States to obtain service or repairs under coverage, simply visit your local Home Depot. An associate at The Home Depot Tool Rental Center or Special Services desk will be able to assist you with the service process. You also have the option of seeking service through an Authorized RIDGID Service Center. Please be sure to take the complete tool in need of service, including a battery and charger if cordless. To locate your closest non-Home Depot ASC, please visit https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/service-centers-repair. This excludes Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. To obtain service or repairs under coverage in these areas, you will need to take or send your product to an Authorized RIDGID Service Center (ASC). Please be sure to take the complete tool in need of service, including a battery and charger if cordless. To locate your closest ASC, please visit https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/service-centers-repair. For Canadian customers, to obtain parts, service, or repairs under coverage, you will need to take or send your product to an Authorized RIDGID Service Center (ASC). Please be sure to take the complete tool in need of service, including a battery and charger if cordless. To locate your closest ASC, please visit https://www.ridgid.com/ca/en/service-centers-repair. You can seek replacement on batteries, chargers, and certain electronic items through our Direct Ship program. Simply call our RIDGID Direct Ship line at 877-655-5346. When you call, please make sure you have a tool, a battery, and a charger (including any affected items) with you and make sure you are near a power outlet. A representative will verify coverage, perform basic testing with you, and provide further assistance and guidance during your call. We are available Monday-Friday 9am-6pm (est). Thank you, JJ

Does anyone else have problems with this binding constantly and as a reault it turns off? Or is mine defective?

Asked by Jusin July 12, 2020
3
Answers

Justin, Thank you for contacting us. For technical assistance you may contact us at 866-539-1710 Monday through Friday 9am-6pm (est). Thank you, JJ

does anyone know what edge guide to get for this saw

Asked by Zach89 June 29, 2020
1
Answer

Use kreg rip cut or else. 

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.4
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  • 78% recommend this product
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As rugged as a corded saw
I finally got the saw to go with my drill, impact gun, work light
by Dbwatts78
The worst
I LOVE Rigid products, pretty much every tool I own is Rigid, so it is with great disappointment I write this review. This circular saw is crap. I have yet to get it to cut through something without it stopping, usually only 2-4" into a project. Even if I remove the blade, restart it and place it into the line I've already managed to cut it will jam if not at the same spot but maybe a half inch further in. Ihave literally only managed to get it to finish a complete pass, after many stops and starts, once. ONCE! I've tried holding it at different angles, pushing at different speed/pressure, and now on three different board thicknesses and still the same problem. This thing is garbage, especially for the price. I will now try to sell it so I can aquire a completely new saw. I'm attaching a pic my most recent attempt at cutting a 2x10 board that I tried cutting this morning, but was forced to move to my miter saw which was super fun.
by Ashleigh
3 people found this helpful
Stops mid cut
This saw sporadically stops mid cut. Very annoying and near impossible to cut anything with it.
by Sherri
5 people found this helpful
Its a little on the heavy side but dose not...
Its a little on the heavy side but dose not lack for power it has a brite light and easy to read measurements. If you dont have a octane battery go get one its a must for this tool...
by HomeDepotCustomer
5 people found this helpful
My New Go To
I have always used my battery operated systems is a backup or a small job tool and relied heavily on my corded systems. this saw what it's 18 volt system large amp hour batteries and octane configuration is a game-changer for me. I was able to complete a 10 x 20 porch without ever unloading my corded circular saw. the promo deal on the octane products where you buy the fast charger the two batteries and receive a tool is not only fair priced but a great deal. the only issue that I have had with this saw is the egress of sawdust. and this is not really even an issue after quite a few cuts due to it not clearing itself of sawdust it needs to be cleaned either with a few blows of pressurized air orabrush. the saw does come with an attachment for a Shop-Vac that you can use I have used both and found that neither mitigates this issue. all that being said I feel it is a small price to pay for the power and longevity the runtime that this provides. the material used in its manufacturing seems to me to be prograde it does not bend or twist when in use. in summary I am very pleased with this product.
by Bigs
7 people found this helpful
I picked this up as my FREE tool when purchasing the Octane 6Ah and the 3Ah combo. I had to build...
I picked this up as my FREE tool when purchasing the Octane 6Ah and the 3Ah combo. I had to build an new pair of steps and some lattice frames for my front porch. This was pressure treated wood that was still very wet from the store. I was pleased with the battery life of the 6Ah and the power of the saw. I only used half of the battery for this project, including a few extra cuts to to my error.
by SpartacusXXVI
10 people found this helpful
Saw will not cut with a fully charged battery
I have tried to use this saw for about 5 min to get it to work correctly. I Had a set of 34 OSB stair treads to cut back. It stops working after about 1-2 inches of cutting. I used my newest batteries that work flawless on many of the other tools I have. I even went down to HD to make sure this "Octane" model saw did not need a special battery since I bought the model without the included battery. They said all batteries should work with this saw. In any event I have registered the product and will look into getting it replaced for repaired. Good thing I had my worm drive skill saw and Fein Multi tool to do the finishing touches. I really do like my ridgid tools in general. But this is very disappointing and having to give up your tools for sometimes many many months is the real downside of their warranty program.
by RidgidcustomerSactown
I’m a Ridgid fan but there circular saw is junk
I own Ridgid tools ! A lot of them ! They are pretty reliable for the most part . Ridgids circular saws & sawzalls are garbage especially the 18 volt tools . I just will they would take alittle more effort making ones similar to makita & Milwaukee . This saw isn’t work the money period . I’m a contractor & use my power tools all day at work . Save your money . Don’t buy the circular saw
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Like my old one just 3 years old gift not...
Like my old one just 3 years old gift not covered by warranty not happy been a loyal customer 25 years
by rondo
I am very disappointed. The saw doesn’t have enough...
I am very disappointed. The saw doesn’t have enough power to cut through a 2 x 4. I’m seriously considering returning it.
by KENNETH
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