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18V Brushless Cordless 4-1/2 in. Slide Switch Angle Grinder (Tool Only)

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  • High Power Output with 10,000 RPM
  • Includes: Spanner Wrench, Grinding Wheel, and Side Handle
  • Free Parts and Service for Life with Registration
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RIDGID introduces the R86042 18V 4-1/2 in. Slide Switch Angle Grinder (Tool Only). RIDGID’s brushless motor technology delivers maximum performance and longer runtime. The powerful brushless motor in this grinder delivers up to 10,000 RPM. This tool features an LED Overload Indicator to help extend motor life. The tool-free guard design allows users to easily adjust the position of the guard for decreased downtime and increased productivity. A 3-position Side Handle gives users optimal control and versatility on the jobsite while the ergonomic slim grip allows for maximum comfort during extended use. Lock-Off Protection prevents accidental starts; so if the battery is installed while the tool lock is on, the tool will not operate. As always, the RIDGID 18V 4-1/2 in. Angle Grinder is 100% compatible with all RIDGID 18V batteries. Best of all, this tool is backed by the industry’s best Lifetime Service Agreement, simply register within 90 days of purchase for FREE Parts, Free Service, For LIFE. The R86042 Brushless 4-1/2 in. Angle Grinder includes the grinder, a spanner wrench, type 27 grinding wheel, guard and a side handle. Batteries and charger sold separately.
  • Maximum Performance. Longer Runtime.
  • Pair with MAX Output batteries for maximum power
  • Powerful brushless motor delivers up to 10,000 RPM
  • LED overload indicator helps extend motor life
  • Tool-free guard design delivers increased productivity
  • 3-position side handle provides optimal control and versatility
  • Ergonomic slim grip for maximum comfort during extended use
  • Lock-off protection prevents accidental starts. If the battery is installed while the tool lock is on, the tool will not operate.
  • 100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18V Batteries and Chargers
  • Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase
  • Includes: R86042 18V Brushless 4-1/2 in. Angle Grinder, spanner wrench, type 27 grinding wheel, guard and a side handle
  • Battery and charger sold separately
  • RIDGID: Build for a Lifetime






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Q:the side view picture above is not correct for this item. This is not an "Octane" grinder.
by|Dec 1, 2022
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A:  Hello, Dano - Thank you for your question. This is an Octane model according to the manual. I hope this helps! Additionally, if you need further support, then a RIDGID Customer Experience Professional is here for you, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (EST) when you call or text us at 1.866.539.1710 or through email or live chat when you visit us at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact. And thank you again for your interest in the 18V Brushless Cordless 4-1/2 in. Angle Grinder Kit with 2.0 Ah Battery and Charger. - Jewel

by|Dec 4, 2022
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    Q:Is the octane tool better than the other, if so why?
    by|Sep 19, 2022
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    A:  Hello, Mark - Thank you for your question. OCTANE tools utilize high performance brushless motors for increased power and runtime. I hope this helps! Additionally, if you need further support, then a RIDGID Customer Experience Professional is here for you, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (EST) when you call or text us at 1.866.539.1710 or through email or live chat when you visit us at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact. And thank you for your interest in the 18V OCTANE Brushless Cordless 4-1/2 in. Angle Grinder (Tool Only). - Jewel

    by|Nov 25, 2022
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      Q:Can Type 1 wheels be used with this?
      by|Jun 2, 2022
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      A:  Hello, Scottb - Thank you for your interest in the 18V OCTANE Brushless Cordless 4-1/2 in. Angle Grinder (Tool Only).  No, I apologize. This tool is only intended for type 27 grinding wheels. Additionally, if you need further support, then a RIDGID Customer Experience Professional is here for you, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (EST) when you call or text us at 1.866.539.1710 or through email or live chat when you visit us at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact. I hope this helps! --Steven

      by|Nov 25, 2022
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        Q:what is the price if this tool.
        by|May 6, 2022
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        A:  129.00

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          Customer Reviews

          4.4 out of 5
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          My flap disk grinder w/brass handle
          I had to buy a MAX Output 18v battery. All of my older batteries would not last but less than a minute. Now run just fine for my welding projects.
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          This is a decent grinder with the exception of the on and off switch. Its seems flimsy and likely...
          This is a decent grinder with the exception of the on and off switch. Its seems flimsy and likely to break. Switch design needs to change. Contact me for a better design.
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            5 found this review helpful
            Not Up to the Job and Bested by a $25 Corded Grinder
            I purchased this 18v 4.5 inch Grinder and $12 diamond blade to cut an old 6 inch pipe. I went through both my full high capacity batteries and the pipe was winning. I proceeded to take out my old $25 corded 4 inch grinder with a $2 blade and 100 feet of extension cord. My old grinder and cheap blade made short work of the task. I attempted to return online, but was given an error code. I recommend buying a corded tool if possible even if you need to use a generator to power it in a remote location.
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              12 found this review helpful
              Been doing some renovations lately and adding some new tools to the arsenal. Had heard good thing...
              Been doing some renovations lately and adding some new tools to the arsenal. Had heard good things about the Ridgid brand and the Lifetime Service Agreement as well. This is now the 6th Ridgid tool I have bought in the last several months and I have been impressed with all of them: build quality, features, tool performance and value proposition. This grinder and a JobMax multi-tool were part of an Octane promotion and was free with the purchase of two drivers and two batteries. Just started using the grinder, but really happy with my purchase and the knowledge that the LSA is there if needed going forward. Definitely recommend!
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              Ethics disclosure: Ridgid was kind enough to send out this grinder ahead of release for testing a...
              Ethics disclosure: Ridgid was kind enough to send out this grinder ahead of release for testing and review. However, I am not paid and I am under no obligation to give a positive review. the thoughts expressed are my own opinion based on factors such as price, performance, ergonomics, and value. Let me start with ergonomics. This grinder has a much better feel in the hand compared to the previous model, thanks to a much slimmer main grip and more rubber overmolding around the gripping area. Over extended grinding and wire wheeling jobs you'll enjoy the extra comfort. Power is quite impressive and is far better than the previous model. It has plenty of power to cut full depth in solid steel, cut rebar with ease, flat stock, angle iron, round stock, and small pipe. Runtime is decent for the power output and you can expect between 13-20 minutes of grinding time on a 9ah Octane battery applying medium to heavy pressure. Runtime when cutting rebar is excellent and you can expect somewhere around 110-120 cuts through 1/2" rebar on a 9ah Octane Battery. Performance when using flap discs, as well as wire wheels is also also excellent and has plenty of power for both applications. Concrete cutting performance is great as well and this grinder cuts through cinder block like butter when equipped with an abrasive concrete cutting disc. Overall this new grinder is an excellent upgrade from the previous model in power and ergonomics. At the same pricing as the previous model, it's also a great value and it probably has the best power per dollar on the market. I highly recommend this grinder to anyone who does some serious metal working and needs the flexibility of cordless and power of corded.
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                This grinder is just an awesome tool to have. I do a lot of wood carving, and this is the only gr...
                This grinder is just an awesome tool to have. I do a lot of wood carving, and this is the only grinder I reach for when starting a job. The first thing that stands out when using this grinder is the OCTANE power. I can cut, grind or carve through anything without the loss of power as the smart batteries constantly supplies what it needs. Not only is it extremely powerful, the comfort of this in the hands is amazing. It allows for a solid grip in the tool because of the textured handle, and I don't have to worry about it slipping. It also conforms around the palm very nicely. Another awesome feature that is simple, but appreciated is how easy it is to adjust the guard. I am constantly working at different angles, so to be able to push a button and adjust the guard position in seconds is awesome for me. One other thing I really like is the the lock button, and how easy it is to use when you tighten/loosen the disk I really love this grinder, and it the only one I use now. Even carving with a King Arthur's chain wheel is awesome. Definitely give this a try!
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                  A grinder is not something I use often in my shop but when I need one, this has been a great tool...
                  A grinder is not something I use often in my shop but when I need one, this has been a great tool to have. I mostly use mine to cut metal or cut tile backing board. The new grinder has a removable filter cover so you can clean out the dust and small particulate that builds up at the base of the handle. Battery run time was always an issue with the older grinder but the new Octane platform has far exceeded my expectations when doing comparisons. Great product!
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                    7 found this review helpful
                    This is a solid angle grinder. It has an overload protection LED that flashes to let you know to...
                    This is a solid angle grinder. It has an overload protection LED that flashes to let you know to ease up on the tool. I've only had this happen while using a flap disk to do some power carving in wood. However, I was putting tons of pressure on the tool to see what it'd take to have the overload come on. Using a grinding disk, cut-off wheel, and wire wheel never made the over load LED come on. The tool is well balanced and has lots of power. I'd recommend this product without hesitation.
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                      4 found this review helpful
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                      Decent grinder for light-medium use, but expensive
                      This tool replaced a regular corded unit that I've used for many years...while a basic version, that tool was about $30 and performed flawlessly for 6 years at least and still works great. This grinder, while it looks great and has a good balanced feeling in handling really stuggles with any loading being applied and cuts out much earlier than I would expect (as several battery tools seem to do to make up for the amperage limits I'd imagine). Battery life is limited and I find I'm using a 4ah battery more often to get the job done and I've found that some grinding wheels won't accommodate the larger nut that secures the grinding disk to the arbour so be conscious of that when purchasing grinding wheel for this one and if it's the type of disk that has a recessed mounting/contact area make sure the nut will fit!
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