Milwaukee M18 Fuel Jigsaw vs RIDGID OCTANE Jigsaw (Tool Duel) Episode #1 Which would you choose?

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Jigsaw vs RIDGID OCTANE Jigsaw (Tool Duel) Episode #1 Which would you choose?

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welcome to the first episode of the Tool Review Zone Tool Duel Series. Today we put some of the newest, most powerful #jigsaws had to head to see what features stand out the most. We have full reviews on both of these tools which show their cutting power and performance, but the Tool Duel dives deeper into these tools and looks at things like price, specs, pros and cons to help you make a better buying decision.

we want to to look over these tools and let us know what you think. Which tool would you buy over the other, and what you would like to see improved on, if anything.


  1. Derrick Stovall on June 27, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    Ridgid because of the price and I’m a weekend warrior!

  2. Brian Harrington on June 27, 2023 at 1:43 pm


  3. Caleb Wands on June 27, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    Ridgid must have revised the octane jigsaw at somepoint… Mine has a blower switch on it right above the bevel switch.

  4. Antonio Claudio Michael on June 27, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    Great video Brother

  5. izzyzilla80 on June 27, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    I have both but I say the rigid is just better

  6. Rich Valle on June 27, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    They are both great and each has something over the other. It is a matter of preference. One thing to Also look at is the warranty with Ridgid.

  7. Larry Guthrie on June 27, 2023 at 1:55 pm

    The Ridgid and the Ryobi P524 are the same saw. Both made in the same Hong Kong facility. It’s sort of funny because many reviewers will rate the Ridgid significantly better. There’s not even any ergonomic difference. Except the Ryobi is $30 cheaper. Ryobi 4 amp batteries are $40 and Ridgid 5 amp batteries are $100.

  8. Michael Vidal Home Improvements on June 27, 2023 at 1:55 pm

    RIDGID. Hands down… $70 cheaper!!! Also LIFETIME SERVICE AGREEMENT! No question here.

  9. mike mckeown on June 27, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    functionally you left out the "Octane" function of the Rigid. The battery and tool work together to optimize power needed for the task at hand. You can also through an app on your phone Locate the battery via an audible beep, visual lights flashing, and on an actual map. You can also disable the battery with the app.
    Also Rigid has a Lifetime service agreement..
    FYI…I just bought the 9AH battery with a charger and a free tool. I choose the Octane jigsaw for $199.
    I may be biased but seems a no brainer to me..

  10. Crazy.ass.Laz1985 on June 27, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    Ridgid has a good feature on the automatic on switch and light switch. but hands down Milwaukee is better that’s what I think…. And you can’t beat the warranty it’s 5 years that’s the best one right now out of any tool brand Warranty out there 💪💪😎😎

  11. Nature King on June 27, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    Milwaukee ofcourse,team # *red* #

  12. Honest Dad on June 27, 2023 at 1:58 pm

    I had both. Never used the speed lock on the Rigid. I prefer the variable trigger alone. Line Start is finicky and useless imo. The Rigid has very sloppy detents. The Milwaukee blow off feature alone won me over. The Rigid hit FB MP.

  13. Mobile empire on June 27, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    Rigid being smaller I find as a positive thing , which one is lighter?

  14. Lsteezy on June 27, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    Just got this rigid + 4.0ah battery + Charger for $129😁. If all is interested. You should check out home depot site. Thats where i got mine from. Thanks for review bud. Much appreciated from a Beginning woodworker who is trying to put more value in every moment of this life we have been given. 👊🏼👍🏼. Thanks again & Keep striving for Greatness👈🏼

  15. Larry Guthrie on June 27, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    Since Milwaukee, Ridgid and Ryobi are owned by the same company and the three brushless jigsaws were introduced aboug the same time I expect the insides are identical.

  16. Alex Vasquez on June 27, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    I bought the RIDGID. Cuts nice & the price was worth it. $$$

  17. n0buddy0 on June 27, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    Milwaukee and Rigid are both brands of the same company: Techtronic Industries in Hong-Kong. The tools even look the same. What a sham!

  18. Peter Kolovos on June 27, 2023 at 2:03 pm

    I’m a Ridgid tool guy. I only want a set of tools that take the same battery and do’nt change the design like DeWalt. Planned obsolescence

  19. Darius G on June 27, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    Does the ridgid blow the dust out from the blade area without help from a vacuum?

  20. Doresoom Tool Reviews on June 27, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    I really like Ridgid’s design of the separate LED light switch on the handle. They have it on some of their other tools as well, and I wish other manufacturers would pick it up as a feature.

  21. jonathanesley on June 27, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Ridgid all day!!!

  22. Fhers Chanel on June 27, 2023 at 2:07 pm


  23. Miguel Ledezma on June 27, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Lol funny watching comments about straight cuts. Jigsaw arent supposed to do straight cuts. More of a free handing tool

  24. Bert Veldhuizen on June 27, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    I buy nothing but Ridgid power tools, nobody can’t beat their warranty!

  25. Mike Veselka on June 27, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    Ridgid. Like the features, price, LSA. Also my Octane jigsaw has a blower on it not sure why this one doesn’t. I can also open and close my blower like the Milwaukee. Also my baseplate does not have the two screws and it also has a slot for an Allen wrench.

  26. Bruce C on June 27, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    Ridgid! 🤘

  27. TainoPR 43 on June 27, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    I’m getting the Ridgid. Admittedly I am bias. I already own Ridgid Octane tools. I love all the awesome features that the Octane battery has.
    Real time battery status. Charge & charge cycles, temp, etc.
    Battery locator. On site try audible alarm. Off site with GPS!
    Battery lock function.
    All via FREE bluetooth app!!!
    And let’s not forget Ridgid’s awesome FREE parts and labor for LIFE options 😱😁

  28. Dmac on June 27, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    Ridgid for me on the jigsaw. I own the dewalt jigsaw, and my model does not have the dust blower, so I have to constantly brush or blow it away to see the line. I really like the slow start the ridgid has on it. Not sure if you covered this or not, but the ridgid starts slow with the speed and and as soon as it senses pressure from the blade pushing against the wood, it increases speed. They claim it is more accurate when starting your cut, I’ll have to see for myself when I get one.
    I do have the entire ridgid line and all of the dewalt, non specialty tools.
    Milwaukee used to be higher end with their corded tools in the 80s, and maybe it’s just me, I think they’re quality started going way down from then. I’m wondering if they have a new CEO or designer because they have been coming out with alot of cool looking tools in the past year or two. I love they’re new tool box system, it’s clearly better than all of the others, including dewalts. My newest tools are ridgid fan, belt sander, and orbital disc sander.
    Orbital is awesome,
    Belt sander was nice to have in cordless model but isnt anything special, the fan is super quiet, and so nice,my wife uses it in our bedroom instead of her pretty, pink, corded fan.
    I just picked up the dewalt fan they had on sale for fathers day with the battery, charger and fan for 100.00 at home depot. I give the slight edge to dewalt for sturdier feel, but I dont think it’s worth the extra money compared to the ridgid fan , and I prefer the ridgid over the dewalt.
    I looked at Milwaukees fan and it looks and feels cheaply made, and it only has 3 speeds instead of variable speed. I’m not sure if it plugs into 110 like the ridgid and dewalt.
    I used to buy strictly dewalt, but I kept seeing things in the ridgid line that I liked, so I decided to have both brands. At this point, I dont think I could, or would want to add Milwaukee power tools to the mix.
    I do buy l of the other non battery tools they sell and will probably buy the tool box system soon.

  29. Tool Review Zone on June 27, 2023 at 2:14 pm

    The price for the RIDGID Jigsaw is set at $129.00 for the tool only

  30. AUTONOMOUS on June 27, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    I would choose the Ridgid because of the lifetime warranty on my batteries and I don’t want more batteries and chargers.

  31. Roger Diotte on June 27, 2023 at 2:18 pm

    I’m a lush lol…I have Ridgid, Ryobi and Milwaukee Cordless Tools lol! I like Ridgid mostly and their LSA for battery replacement simply Rocks! I’ve used that feature 3 times and it just simply was easy! Now about my choices in all the tools…I just simply like what each of them offers and will go with the tool that is perfect for me so again it’s simple! I love my Milwaukee Tool M18 FUEL 18-Volt 10 in. Cordless Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw Kit with 8.0 Ah Battery….sweet!

  32. Bitcoin-Busa on June 27, 2023 at 2:18 pm

    There are ONLY Two real competitors at the top of the game: Milwaukee and DeWalt. As soon as you start comparing these two with anyone else it’s like comparing Lamborghini to Kia.

  33. g10v411 on June 27, 2023 at 2:20 pm

    RIDGID all the way

  34. ian kimmel on June 27, 2023 at 2:20 pm

    I have the Ridgid jigsaw, I’m a full time carpenter so it has seen a lot of abuse. It’s got plenty of power and great features but the blade is too wonky. There is plenty of play in it. I use it for most jigsaw needs because I’m on the Ridgid platform. For real precision jigsaw cuts I’m forced to use my old corded Bosch Jigsaw. I think Ridgid is pretty decent but Milwaukee is definitely a step up compared to Ridgid and most cordless platforms in that price range. I’m in the expensive beginnings of starting over with Milwaukee line after buying a ton of Ridgid cordless tools and batteries.

  35. Awl That Wood Crafts on June 27, 2023 at 2:21 pm

    From a basic jigsaw perspective, it’s a toss up and you can’t lose either way.

    My preference is the Ridgid (just got one for Christmas, too) because of the speed control dial. Yes, the speed control of the trigger is not very good, but for me, I would rather set the speed and squeeze than have to split my focus between cutting on my mark and keeping the appropriate pressure on the trigger to maintain the speed I want.

    I don’t recall if you demonstrated that the trigger lock on the Milwaukee could be engaged at any point in the trigger’s travel. If so, then that matches the functionality of the Ridgid, however there is one exception. With the Ridgid, while the trigger is locked, you can still adjust the speed.

    That’s the difference maker for me. The price and the LSA make the Ridgid hard to pass up, unless you’ve already invested in another brand’s cordless system then comparisons might only make you envious.

  36. Sazon Man on June 27, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    Milwaukee…alllll the way👍🏼

  37. Agus Isnarto on June 27, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    How much Mister?

  38. Antonio Claudio Michael on June 27, 2023 at 2:27 pm

    I have this Milwaukee d handle and its amazing love it i think the Milwaukee and rigid are tied i like that the rigid can be locked on and has speed adjustment with the dial

  39. Jeff Holland on June 27, 2023 at 2:27 pm

    I am invested in the Milwaukee battery platform so the decision is easy for me, however if batteries were not a factor I could see myself owning one of the Ridged brand saws. I have been a carpenter for 45 years and have mainly selected Milwaukee as my brand of choose with little regret. At my age I think I will probably wear out before any new tools I buy.

  40. Mobile empire on June 27, 2023 at 2:29 pm

    I’m thinking of updating all of my power tools to all Rigid , I’ll be buying corded tools though because I don’t want to deal with the batteries and I’m always close to a outlet or the end of a retractable cord.

  41. Gordon Roy on June 27, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    Ridgid for me, already have the aeg 18v drill and impact combo set which are terrific

  42. EastCoast.30Cal on June 27, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    After MANY hours of research and reading/watching reviews, much like this one! I am now a FULLY committed #TeamRIDGID guy! Love the LSA and performance for the price point!

  43. goodall1bay on June 27, 2023 at 2:36 pm

    I want to see the Milwaukee paired against the Bosch

  44. Cam1558 on June 27, 2023 at 2:37 pm

    As of July 2021 I was torn as to which one, price was my determining factor. Currently the Milwaukee Fuel is $199 and then you have to buy a battery and charger separately for another $139 so $338, the Rigid Octane was on sale for $139 WITH a 2.0 Ah Battery and Charger.
    I don’t see a $200 advantage for the Fuel

  45. Andres Pedrego on June 27, 2023 at 2:37 pm

    Milwaukee owns rigid, your comparing Chevy to Cadillac…both are fine that’s why their so similar.

  46. David Neuzil on June 27, 2023 at 2:37 pm

    I’d take the Ridgid for the constant "on" feature. Milwaukee should have it but doesnt, someone goofed.

  47. puddingfrais on June 27, 2023 at 2:37 pm

    Ridgid for the lifetime warranty and price

  48. DUMPA Trump rapist on June 27, 2023 at 2:39 pm

    It’s a 50…50 win on both sides

  49. Tools with SoAlz on June 27, 2023 at 2:41 pm

    I would go with the Ridgid

  50. Antonio Claudio Michael on June 27, 2023 at 2:41 pm

    I like that my Milwaukee has more detents for the bevel