The new Ridgid Octane 18V Reciprocating Saw and JobMax Multi-Tool are tools often used for remodeling and trim work.
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The reciprocating saw and oscillating tool are not tools that I often use. However, they are must-haves when it comes to home renovations, remodeling, and trim work.
The Home Depot provided me with the Ridgid Octane 18V JobMax Multi-Tool w/Tool-Free Head and Ridgid OCTANE 18V Reciprocating Saw. These are two tools I wouldn't use to create furniture but I do plan on doing a kitchen remodel and will come in handy during demolition and while installing new outlets as part of the kitchen backsplash.
The Ridgid OCTANE 18V JobMax Multi-Tool features a brushless motor which results in longer run time, longer tool life, and higher performance (50% longer runtime and motor life, 30% more power than the previous version). The JobMax kit comes with the power base, multi-tool head, 1-1/8 in. wood cutting blade, segment blade, sanding pad, sandpaper, and drive gear covers.
The multi-tool head can be positioned in four adjustable directions for versatility and easy access in awkward places. The tool-free head means you can swap out accessories without using a tool.
I particularly like using the 1-1/8 in. wood cutting blade because it’s great at making right angle cuts. This comes in handy when installing outlets and flushing up trim.
The Ridgid OCTANE Reciprocating Saw also features a brushless motor and shares the same benefits of longer battery life, tool life, and increased performance. The open shoe design, sight line blower, and Grip Light engages the LED light independently of the trigger to increase visibility and safety. The shoe can easily be adjusted without tools and the on/off orbital switch at the top of the tool can be engaged/disengaged for faster wood cutting (orbital) or for metal cutting (non-orbital) applications.
This reciprocating saw is great for removing and demolishing cabinets because it can cut through wood and metal (screws) with the correct bi-metal blade and orbital mode.