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RIDGID 18V OCTANE Cordless Brushless 7-1/4-inch Circular Saw (Tool Only)

Model # R8654B|Store SKU # 1001311411

Overview

Model # R8654B Store SKU # 1001311411

RIDGID introduces the 18V OCTANE Cordless Brushless 7-1/4-inch Circular Saw (Tool-Only). The OCTANE Brushless 18V 7-1/4-inch 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 18V 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-inch Circular Saw includes a 7-1/4-inch blade, blade wrench, vacuum attachment, dust chute, rafter hook and operator's manual. Battery and charger sold separately.

  1. Industry leading 2-11/16-inch depth of cut
  1. RIDGID OCTANE Brushless 18V 7-1/4-inch Circular Saw delivers 30% more power than the previous brushless unit (R8653B)
  1. The dust chute and included vacuum adapter cuts back on jobsite clean up
  1. With the integrated accessory rail, users can attach the included rafter hook for additional storage options
  1. LED light engages with trigger for a more direct and clearer line of sight
  1. Offers up to 56° beveling cuts for added versatility
  1. 100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18V Batteries and Chargers
  1. Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase
  1. Includes: (1) R8654B OCTANE Brushless Circular Saw, (1) 7-1/4-inch blade, (1) blade wrench, (1) vacuum attachment, (1) dust chute, (1) rafter hook and operator's manual

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
15.31
Assembled Height (in inches)
9.37
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
11.26
Assembled Width (in inches)
8.582
Packaged Depth (in inches)
15.314
Packaged Height (in inches)
9.37
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
11.26
Packaged Width (in inches)
8.582

Details

Amps
0
Batteries Included
No
Battery Amp Hours
0
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Blade Diameter (In.)
7.25
Chuck Type
Keyed
Cordless/Corded
Cordless
Country of Origin
CN-China
Cuts Through
Wood
Depth Adjustment
Yes
Handheld or Stationary
Handheld
Included Accessories
Tool Only
Laser Guide
No
Maximum Speed (RPM)
5600
Motor
Brushless
Number of Batteries Included
0
Number of Speeds
1
Power Tool Type
Circular Saws
Saw Drive Type
Sidewinder
Saw Features
Adjustable Shoe, Depth Adjustment
Start Type
Manual
Variable Speed
No
Voltage (volts)
18

Warranty / Certifications

Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase. For more details on this warranty, please call 1-866-539-1710, or visit www.RIDGID.com
18V OCTANE Cordless Brushless 7-1/4-inch Circular Saw (Tool Only)RIDGID 18V OCTANE Cordless Brushless 7-1/4-inch Circular Saw (Tool Only)RIDGID introduces the 18V OCTANE Cordless Brushless 7-1/4-inch Circular Saw (Tool-Only). The OCTANE Brushless 18V 7-1/4-inch 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 18V 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-inch Circular Saw includes a 7-1/4-inch blade, blade wrench, vacuum attachment, dust chute, rafter hook and operator's manual. Battery and charger sold separately.
RIDGID
1001311411
CAD169
The Home Depot Canada
18V OCTANE Cordless Brushless 7-1/4-inch Circular Saw (Tool Only) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 544.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rating provided by a verified purchaser... Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2021-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is very user friendly. The extra handle... It is very user friendly. The extra handle allows for a more accurate cut. Would recommend this product.
Date published: 2021-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome tool, first job was cutting treated lumber out in... Awesome tool, first job was cutting treated lumber out in the rain, it held up admirably for something that's battery powered. Only bound up when the person cutting didn’t run it in a straight line.
Date published: 2021-07-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Kills batteries, too heavy... Kills batteries, too heavy
Date published: 2021-07-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Saw is not as good as the 6 1/2” version... Saw is not as good as the 6 1/2” version that I’m replacing due to damage from a scaffold.It’s hard on batteries and supplied blade is garbage.
Date published: 2021-07-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The blade is not parallel to the edge of the base plate I bought this saw a few months ago. First - you can't use your old 1.5 amp batteries. You will need a 3 amp battery. But there is a bigger problem. The saw blade is not parallel to the edge of the base plate and there is no way to adjust it. Even worse - the edge of the base plate is curved so it won't even ride along a straight edge.
Date published: 2021-07-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Flawed and underpowered I bought this with a 6amp battery and it didn't make any difference. It's useless for cutting anything bigger than a toothpick. I bought it based on all the brilliant reviews and it's useless. Stick with a good worm drive saw.
Date published: 2021-07-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Really underpowered I unboxed this and thought it was very well built and had excellent design features BUT... that is where my love of it ended. I used this for 1 minute and it shut down because the battery was too hot. Then I was using it and it kept stopping because it had so little power. All I was cutting was 2x6 and 2x8's and it rarely got through a cut without stopping. This is going back. I thought it was too good to be true for the price.
Date published: 2021-07-11
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Can I use a dust bag instead of a vacuum for the dust. I would like to be total free to handle t...

Can I use a dust bag instead of a vacuum for the dust. I would like to be total free to handle the saw any way I like and not worry about limitations with a vacuum attached to it. And if so. What size nozzle dust bag should I get? Thank you
Asked by: dnazarid
I haven't used a dust bag on mine but the hose attachment fits perfectly with my 1-7/8" shop vac hose. So if you can find something with those measurements you should be good.
Answered by: Elliot
Date published: 2021-07-23

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

Asked by: Jusin
YES I have had this problem! I have had this problem since I first bought the saw. I was wondering if mine was defective, needed more battery power, or if there was some other problem that I wasn't aware of. Mine has been collecting dust (and not saw dust as it should) because I have to go back to my corded saw to get my jobs done. I was really looking forward to the freedom of no cord! Very disappointed and I'd like to fix the problem so I can use the tool or return the tool for a refund.
Answered by: LaughingHawg
Date published: 2021-07-11

Uses the same battery as most of the ridgid tools ?

Uses the same battery as most of the ridgid tools ?
Asked by: Sunshine
Sunshine, thank you for your interest in the RIDGID 18-Volt OCTANE Cordless Brushless 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw. Yes! All 18-volt RIDGID products will work with all 18-volt RIDGID batteries. 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
Answered by: RIDGID Power Tool Team
Date published: 2021-07-09

What accessories are available

What accessories are available
Asked by: Jerry
Everything you need is in the box and you can always look for a straight cut guide attached
Answered by: SHIVA
Date published: 2021-07-08

does it have a LED light?

Asked by: Kyra22
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
Answered by: RIDGID Power Tool Team
Date published: 2021-04-21

Can I get this with the blade on opposite side as picture shows it on?

Asked by: Rydar2020
I guess that you have to find worm drive on circular saw that you want on left side to cut. 
Answered by: Beastmode
Date published: 2021-04-09

does anyone know what edge guide to get for this saw

Asked by: Zach89
Use kreg rip cut or else. 
Answered by: Beastmode
Date published: 2021-04-09

Do I need the octane batteries or not? They are giving a free RIDGID 18V Starter Kit w/ 4.0 Ah Battery & Charger (1001596488). But they are not octane its confusing. Plus do octane batteries work with non octane?

Asked by: Dakotamccutch
Hi -Dakitamccutch, Thanks for reaching out to us. You do not need an OCTANE 18V Battery to power this 18V OCTANE Cordless Brushless 7-1/4" Circular Saw. All our 18V batteries (OCTANE and regular) will fit with all of our 18V tools. The key differences between our OCTANE batteries verses our normal batteries are, extended runtime and performance when used with any of our tools especially OCTANE tools. For more information on our batteries, tools, lifetime performance, and runtimes please contact 1-800-474-3443. Thanks, RIDGID Canada Team.
Answered by: The RIDGID Canada Team
Date published: 2021-05-28
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