Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 32
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MT81 working so far
contrary to other opinions mine is working fine so far.
The only complaint as others have mentioned is the short life. I mean, with a battery half the physical size, what do expect? The small size of the battery actually makes the weight distribution a little funny. I'm used to the big batteries on Makita's and deWalt's.
October 21, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by rony81 Not worth It.
Doesn't last long run time is very poor and so pricey. Very disappointed.
October 11, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Busters 12 volt batteries
Bought a 12 volt RIDGID drill with 2 batteries both are dead will not spend anymore money for a lousy product.
March 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Megapanda66 BATTERY FIX!!!
It is a common problem for these batteries to just stop working (both lights on the charger indicating a defective battery). This happened to one of my two and I couldn't send it in for warranty because I didn't fill out the warranty papers (company bought the tools and its easier to buy new than warranty)
I popped the top off the battery and found that the 0 ohm resistor had fried, I just soldered in a piece of wire as a jumper and BOOM the battery charges again.
May 15, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Woodsbaypoint Complete garbage
I love Ridgid tools. And I have had great experience with the 18volt Lithium-Ion batteries. But these little 12v batteries do not work at all. I am tired of sending them in to be replaced. They are too small to start with and make the tools under powered. And they fail quickly. D.O.A.
The larger capacity version of this battery DOES seem to have enough power and seems to hold up. In my opinion Ridgid should discontinue this little battery, substitute the larger battery, and anyone going to the trouble to send in a dead little version should be rewarded with a larger capacity replacement.
I think the quality brand of Ridgid depends on action like this.
June 13, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mhat Able to recharge defective battery
I got the "Defective" flashing lights when trying to charge one of these batteries. I saw a comment on a similar problem with Milwaukee M12 batteries that said that he was able to charge the battery after first draining it using the flashlight. Since the batteries look similar, I tried it with the Ridgid battery, and it is now charging. Don't know if it will last, but I'm hopeful.
November 15, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tucker Very Poor Battery Life and Performance
I purchased 5 of these batteries 8 months ago and now only 2 are working. Ridgid replaced 1 battery after only 1 month of service. They replaced 2 more batteries after being used only a couple of months. Now Ridgid refuses to replace any of my defective batteries. They advertise a warranty that they don't honor. Out of a total 8 batteries, 6 have been bad .... Don't think the 2 remaining batteries will last much longer. PLEASE SAVE YOUR MONEY AND TIME. DON'T PURCHASE THESE BATTERIES.
September 2, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mark only lasts 4-8 months
I have had 4 these batteries for 2 years, and I have already had to send them all in for replacement three times. The process is aggravating because in order to re register the batteries you have to spend about a half hour on the phone to supply them with the new serial numbers. Not something I would expect from a "professional grade" tool. These make the whole tool system too unreliable to make a living with.
October 2, 2013