"It's Hammer Time! and RIDGID is making a name for itself"

Hammer Drills have been one of my favorite type of drills and this RIDGID Octane Brushless Hammer Drill Driver is no different.
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Ridgid 18V Brushless Hammer Drill Driver
Although hammer drills are normally used for masonry, I love using them for everyday projects. I just can't escape the power of these things.
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The RIDGID Hammer Drill/Driver comes packed with the one 18-Volt Hammer Drill/Driver, 1 auxiliary handle and an operators manual.


With its 1,3000 lbs. of torque RIDGID's Hammer Drill/Driver is an industry leader and features over 100 settings for dialing in with it's micro clutch. This is an excellent drill with great power and torque. It is a little heavier than my other drills, but the power and  performance outweighs the annoyance of the weight. 

RIDGID Hammer Drill/Driver

While testing the RIDGID Hammer Drill/Driver it was obvious that it had more power when paired with the OCTANE battery. If you have a regular battery it will still output a lot of power but I would suggest using an octane battery when drilling items like concrete or hard materials.

Ridgid Hammer Drill/Driver

I think just about anyone would be happy with this drill, whether you are an avid DIYer or a professional tradesman, I know I definitely will be switching out my other drills for this baby.


Mode Selector

This Drill/Driver features a mode selector that easily allows you to quickly switch between 3 modes: drilling, driving and hammer modes.

Auxilary Handle

This is hands-down my favorite feature on the hammer drill because this is the first time I've seen the auxiliary handle designed this way. Most of the hammer drills I have attach the handle with a small screw and I always hate having to take the time to unscrew it.

RIDGID 18V Brushless Hammer Drill/Driver

RIDGID's auxiliary handle tightens on with a simple unscrewing of the handle. KUDOS to RIDGID for this feature. I am a huge fan and I hope other tool companies follow suit.

Brushless Motor Technology 

RIDGID 18V Brushless Hammer Drill/Driver

Ridgid's brushless motor technology delivers up to 50% longer motor life and more runtime.


One thing I noticed, was when the drill reached thermal overload, it seemed to shut off quickly, it would be nice if the drill could just go a couple more seconds to power through. I don't know if this shut off feature is preventing some other safety concern (which it very well may be) but if this could be improved, I think it would make this hammer drill much better than what it already is.

The RIDGID Hammer Drill/Driver retails for $149.00 at The Home Depot.

Thanks for reading guys, XOXO, Ashley

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January 31, 2019 — Ashley Basnight