Ridgid Octane 1/4 Sheet Sander R86064B Review


The Ridgid Octane is one of the most popular brands of sander in the market today. Its name comes from its high performance characteristics: it produces smooth, even, and professional looking work.

The company was founded in 1970 by Robert L. Smith Jr., a former employee at Jardine Matheson & Son Company (which later became known as J&J). Since then, the brand has been sold under many different names including Ridgid, Octane, and Octavo.

The Octane is available in three models: the R8506B, which is a two-speed unit; the R8561B, which is a single speed model; and the R8655B, which features a rotary blade. The R86064B is the latest version of the Octane, with a new motor and improved design.

Ridgid Octane 1/4 Sheet Sander R86064B Review

When I first saw the Ridgid Octane 1/4 Sheet Sander, I thought it looked like something out of a movie. That’s because it does look very cool when you turn it on!

I wasn’t exactly sure what it was, but whatever it was doing, it certainly looked amazing.

The box said it was a sander, and I knew from my brother that sanding is something that is done quite often in the world of carpentry and woodworking. When I began to do more research on the sander, I discovered it has a very powerful motor capable of 13,000 OPM.

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