Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 126
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by planetscott Died on me after just a few uses.
I have only used it maybe 8 times. It died on me when I was milling grain. It made a loud popping sound, stopped working then started to smoke. I had to take it outside because of the smell and fear it was going to combust.
I will attempt to get it repaired. I did notice it would get real hot when I would mill grain in the past.
May 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Westly Great option with less weight
I upgraded from an older Ridgid drill to the new hammer drill, but it's a bit heavier and came with the 4AH battery. I wanted a lighter drill with the 2AH batteries, and this fit the bill. Still plenty of power, but much lighter between the battery and drill. I often use these for assembly and the lighter weight is great along with still using 18V batteries so Everything I have is interchangeable. That's why I didn't want to go to the 12v units.
April 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HSTechTeachR Still Going Strong!
I started my Ridgid Collection about 10 years ago. I still use my first cordless 18V drill and it still is going strong. I used to go through about a drill a year, but that was 10 years ago! I have since bought about 8 kits of these new Fuego 18V Lithium Ion Drill kids for my HS Tech Lab. They haven't let me down yet. Very powerful, excellent in the hand and lightweight compared to the heavier NiCad batteries of the past.
Hands Down the best thing is the lifetime warranty! I now recommend to all my friends and family. I now have over 20 tools in my personal collection and growing, not to mention the lab that I am outfitting! Customer for LIfe!
November 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JDLEONI All around good tool.
Drill did all it was supposed to do. Battery life was very good...in fact I bought 2 of them.
February 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kellry2 Powerful lightweight drill
This is my 3rd drill. Haven't replaced the other two, just added to them. My first drill - the batteries died. So I got the Drill/Impact driver combo. Bought this drill kit to add two batteries and another charger to my tools. Fortunately this came with the fast charger. Great price for what you get in this kit, especially if you're looking for extra batteries. Don't let your batteries sit for longer than 2 - 3 months. Charge them every month or two if you're not using them. This will ensure longer battery life. After every winter my batteries seem to stop working. I learned that this was the problem. They need to be charged occasionally.
September 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JerryB Fantastic Product !!
Have had my drill since Feb. 2008. I am a part time handyman and DIYer -- this drill has installed many safery grab bars / holes for locksets, in metal and wood doors/ deck screws / etc. etc. etc. The drill is light , well balanced , and very powerful for its size. The light comes in handy if you are in a dark area-- like a closet. Battery life is excellent ----but they do not last forever.
Have had five batteries replaced free of charge under the lifetime warranty.
Wish I had been able to purchase a drill like this 40 years ago.
November 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Boweevul Great drill for the price and warranty!!!
One of my co-workers uses Ridgid cordless tools and I had an opportunity to use his drill on a project and loved it. He told me about the lifetime warranty on the batteries which I thought was awesome. I recently purchased the drill-impact kit due to needing new batteries for my Dewalt stuff, I decided to use the money toward new Ridgid tools with the warranty. Used them both all week last week on a couple of insulated/heated dog houses that I built for my bulldogs. GREAT TOOLS!! LOVE THEM!! THANKS!!
November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dlandry62 Best cordless drill I have owned.
I have owned a variety of cordless drills over the years and they have all been disposed of. I have owned older model Ridgid R86014 for almost 4 years and it has out lasted any other brand I have owned. I purchased the Ridgid brand because of the life time warranty. This drill has proven to be a great purchase. It is powerful,durable,charges quickly and best of all- lifetime warranty. I have only had to use the warranty once to replace a battery that was no longer holding a charge. I brought the product to Home Depot. They did not have a replacement on hand so they ordered one. As long as the product is registered when purchased like instructed, there shouldn't be any issues with life time warranty unless I assume there is a misuse or abuse issue.
When I need another power tool I would definately buy a Ridgid.
November 24, 2014