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Ridgid - Buy 4AH Max Output (aka Octane) Kit, Get Free Tool, $199 (Oct 28 to Feb 2nd)

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[Home Depot] Ridgid - Buy 4AH Max Output (aka Octane) Kit, Get Free Tool, $199 (Oct 28 to Feb 2nd)

AC9540 - 1001628221 - RIDGID 18V Lithium-Ion MAX Output 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger Starter Kit
Battery Kit (4AH Max Output): $199.00
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R8694220B - 1001012160 - RIDGID 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Hybrid Light Cannon (Tool-Only)
Tool Value: $118.00
Return Value of the Battery Kit: $124.92
Return Value of the Tool: $74.08
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AC840020PN - 1001628223 - RIDGID 18V Lithium-Ion MAX Output 2.0 Ah Battery (2-Pack)
Tool Value: $158.00
Return Value of the Battery Kit: $110.93
Return Value of the Tool: $88.07
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R86114B - 1001628227 - RIDGID 18V Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 1/2-inch Drill/Driver (Tool-Only)
Tool Value: $158.00
Return Value of the Battery Kit: $110.93
Return Value of the Tool: $88.07
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R86115B - 1001628225 - RIDGID 18V Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 1/2-inch Hammer Drill (Tool-Only)
Tool Value: $168.00
Return Value of the Battery Kit: $107.90
Return Value of the Tool: $91.10
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R86042B - 1001311412 - RIDGID 18V OCTANE Cordless Brushless 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder (Tool-Only)
Tool Value: $169.00
Return Value of the Battery Kit: $107.61
Return Value of the Tool: $91.39
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R8654B - 1001311411 - RIDGID 18V OCTANE Cordless Brushless 7-1/4-inch Circular Saw (Tool Only)
Tool Value: $169.00
Return Value of the Battery Kit: $107.61
Return Value of the Tool: $91.39
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R8832B - 1001311413 - RIDGID 18V OCTANE Cordless Brushless Jig Saw (Tool Only)
Tool Value: $169.00
Return Value of the Battery Kit: $107.61
Return Value of the Tool: $91.39
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R860443B - 1001414332 - RIDGID 18V OCTANE Cordless Brushless Compact Fixed Base Router with 1/4-inch Bit, Round and Square Bases, and Collet Wrench
Tool Value: $174.00
Return Value of the Battery Kit: $106.17
Return Value of the Tool: $92.83
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R86240B - 1001619383 - RIDGID 18V Brushless Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tool (Tool-Only)
Tool Value: $177.00
Return Value of the Battery Kit: $105.32
Return Value of the Tool: $93.68
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R8647B - 1001619382 - RIDGID 18V Brushless Cordless Reciprocating Saw (Tool-Only)
Tool Value: $188.00
Return Value of the Battery Kit: $102.33
Return Value of the Tool: $96.67
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Jr. Member
Dec 27, 2017
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Now this is a better deal than the 2AH kit in the last offer.
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thanks OP, might go get the circular saw, since our very old one just die
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Oct 15, 2009
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So is this an arbitrage opportunity or what? Can we buy the tool + battery and return them separately and take the GC?
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curlyface wrote: So is this an arbitrage opportunity or what? Can we buy the tool + battery and return them separately and take the GC?
It would be a partial refund, but it's somewhat YMMV based on the store and CSR.
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What is the opinion on these max output batteries? Are they really any better than a standard 4Ah battery or just marketing BS?
curlyface wrote: So is this an arbitrage opportunity or what? Can we buy the tool + battery and return them separately and take the GC?
What gift card?
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don't really see how this is a deal. 200$ for a tool and battery.

which one of those tools need to be octane?.... if those tools stall and the extra power keeps it going, you risk breaking the blade/bit.... always go slow with hammer drill and saw......

octane is useful on 1/2 and bigger automotive impact guns. what else? maybe to cut steel using blades/bits that cost +100$ because you do that for work every day?
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Thanks SquadG for the detailed post, really appreciate seeing the return value of the tool / batteries. A bit disappointed that there aren't more tools included in the offer though; I was hoping to pick up the new 6 1/2" circular saw in the near future.
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rogerrabbit168 wrote: thanks OP, might go get the circular saw, since our very old one just die
I got it last time. No complaints with it. Did everything I needed for some deck work.
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Jul 5, 2017
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looks like Milwaukee has a similar promo going on as well
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SizzleChest wrote: What is the opinion on these max output batteries? Are they really any better than a standard 4Ah battery or just marketing BS?
What gift card?
fakishan wrote: don't really see how this is a deal. 200$ for a tool and battery.

which one of those tools need to be octane?.... if those tools stall and the extra power keeps it going, you risk breaking the blade/bit.... always go slow with hammer drill and saw......

octane is useful on 1/2 and bigger automotive impact guns. what else? maybe to cut steel using blades/bits that cost +100$ because you do that for work every day?
I guess you don't work in construction to say that?

Yes, it ain't marketing BS. I can see the difference with a regular battery versus Octane. Its has more power in wet wood and 6x6 or deep cut.
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SquadG wrote: I guess you don't work in construction to say that?

Yes, it ain't marketing BS. I can see the difference with a regular battery versus Octane. Its has more power in wet wood and 6x6 or deep cut.
Right here^^^

Don't forget reciprocating saws, miter saws, drills doing large hole saw cuts, lots of uses for these batteries where time is money.

I've got about 6 x 4.0 standard batteries, thinking of trading up to a few of these for those demanding tasks.
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Are these "Max Output" batteries as good as the old Octane?

Edit: 4.0 Max Output not as powerful as 3.0 Octane according to this review using spade bit.



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Those oscillating tools are so useful. Debating whether to replace my corded dremel with a cordless version for more versatility. I’ve used these for removing pieces of mouldy drywall, undercutting door jams for laying floor, removing tile, removing old grout, cutting out sections of plywood underflooring, some sanding jobs etc. Truly an excellent all round tool.

Edit: I have the jigsaw and circular saw. Both excellent tools. Need to be careful with the saw as if you stray offline it will bind. No issues with 2x6 lumber though, even wet lumber. Jigsaw cuts wood, vinyl flooring like butter!
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JC69 wrote: Those oscillating tools are so useful. Debating whether to replace my corded dremel with a cordless version for more versatility. I’ve used these for removing pieces of mouldy drywall, undercutting door jams for laying floor, removing tile, removing old grout, cutting out sections of plywood underflooring, some sanding jobs etc. Truly an excellent all round tool.

Edit: I have the jigsaw and circular saw. Both excellent tools. Need to be careful with the saw as if you stray offline it will bind. No issues with 2x6 lumber though, even wet lumber. Jigsaw cuts wood, vinyl flooring like butter!
I picked up the RIDGID cordless oscillating tool last promo and have been really happy with it. Replaced an underpowered corded Mastercraft cheapy. New tool is quieter, less vibration, and the tool-less blade attachment is sweet.
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Dec 27, 2017
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fakishan wrote: don't really see how this is a deal. 200$ for a tool and battery.

which one of those tools need to be octane?.... if those tools stall and the extra power keeps it going, you risk breaking the blade/bit.... always go slow with hammer drill and saw......

octane is useful on 1/2 and bigger automotive impact guns. what else? maybe to cut steel using blades/bits that cost +100$ because you do that for work every day?
Last offer was for a 2AH at $149 (IIRC), if you are returning the battery and keeping the tool this is a better offer as the higher the return value of the battery brings down the end cost of the tool.

Ex. Last offer had the oscillating multi tool at $177 + get the 2 AH kit free at $149 value. If you return the battery and keep the tool you wind up paying $108.90.
With this offer you buy the 4 AH kit at $199 + get the multi tool free at $177 value. Return the battery and keep the tool you wind up paying $93.68. $15 less.

If you sell on FB marketplace or Kijiji you can get more than the HD return value + no hassle from CSR reps.
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Got a 4ah and oscillating tool. Thanks op!
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