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RIDGID 8-Amp 1/2 in. Heavy-Duty Variable Speed Reversible Drill
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RIDGID

8-Amp 1/2 in. Heavy-Duty Variable Speed Reversible Drill

$79.00 /each

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The RIDGID Heavy Duty Variable Speed Reversible Drill has an 8-Amp motor with a die cast all-metal gearbox for high strength and maximum durability. It features a 1/2 in. keyed chuck that also has an all-metal design for long-term and heavy use and to secure bit retention. For added convenience, it comes with a carrying case.

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  • Included case for storage and seamless transportation
  • 360° auxiliary handle that you can reposition or remove with ease
  • Hex Grip microtexture for a secure grip and maximum user comfort
  • Motor with hardened steel gears for longevity of the tool
  • Variable-speed 2-finger trigger for maximum control for varying applications
  • 8 ft. cord so you can easily take the tool around to wherever you need it
  • UL listed
  • 3-year limited manufacturer warranty
  • Lifetime service agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase (begins after the warranty period expires)
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What is the country of origin of this drill?

Asked by: waheb68
It is most likely made by a company named TTI (Techtronic Industries Company) that is out of Hong Kong. Most of the power tools Ridge has is made by them. The wet/dry vacs, are made by the parent company named Emerson. The do however manufacture over 300 different types of tools.
Answered by: JohnJohn
Date published: 2017-03-17

I am looking to mix 5 gallon buckets of drywall mud, will this suffice? Or do I need the mud specific tool that I won't have any other use for?

I am not a contractor, I first need to do about 700 square feet of skim coating on the ceiling, then several hundred square feet of skim coating on the walls over the next year. I am not looking to mix mud 24/7, just a few projects.
Asked by: Iwantmultipurposetools
This drill will work just fine for drywall mud
Answered by: diversity210
Date published: 2016-11-03

how can I purchase a replacement chuck key?

Asked by: Briany
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. For replacement parts, please reach out to the manufacturer of the product, Ridgid. Their Customer Service department can be reached at 1-866-539-1710. For more information, please visit your nearest Home Depot store or call HomeDepot.com customer service at 1-800-430-3376. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2017-03-17

on Christmas I got a few volunteers from a relative for past I have no receipt how do I get a warranty

my drill and grinder are not working
Asked by: kikoman
Thank you for your recent inquiry on Homedepot.com, Kikoman. The RIDGID® 8-Amp 1/2 in. Heavy-Duty Variable Speed Reversible Drill has a Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping with The Home Depot.
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2017-03-17
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8-Amp 1/2 in. Heavy-Duty Variable Speed Reversible Drill is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 92.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Purchased this drill mainly to mix grout, mortar, and self leveling. My 18v makita drills mix the... Purchased this drill mainly to mix grout, mortar, and self leveling. My 18v makita drills mix the stuff just fine, but you are really straining the motor and shortening the life of the tool. So I purchase this corded drill. By far the best drill for the money in the store. The only thing I do not like about the drill is the variable speed trigger. It is very finicky. At the slowest speed and a full trigger full to the drills full power it works great. Anything between that is hard to achieve consistently. Ive had the drill for about 7 months and have really put it through its paces. It has held up well. For the price you just just cant ask for better quality. Like I said I use it mostly to mix mortar, grout, and self leveling, but I have used it to drill some shallow holes in concrete and it had absolutely no problem with that. One thing I really like about the drill is how well the chuck works. Keyed chucks can be a pain sometimes as some do not stay tight and bits can come loose while you are working. Not this one the though. Once you tighten a bit in the chuck. It stays put. Just a small thing that makes the work more pleasant.
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a very powerful drill. I was impressed with the torque, but found the grip to be inadequ... This is a very powerful drill. I was impressed with the torque, but found the grip to be inadequate. The two finger trigger is problem-matic as you can easily trigger the drill accidentally. The grip surface is too smooth, IMHO, and does not allow a firm grip. It becomes slippery when operating the drill with sweaty hands. Overall this is a pretty good drill save from the two issues discussed.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not horrible This drill has some good power and runs pretty smooth. My only complaint is the chuck has a wobble to it. Not just the jaws, but the entire chuck has a slight wobble that you can see while it is spinning.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This worked great and better than expected. I needed something stronger than my battery powered ... This worked great and better than expected. I needed something stronger than my battery powered drill - this did the job. It easily tore through 2x4s and 4x4s with a paddle bit without jamming up.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I find this drill very easy to use.I was in the middle of a total bathroom remodel when my batter... I find this drill very easy to use.I was in the middle of a total bathroom remodel when my battery operated drill quit. I decided to buy a corded drill.I was not disappointed.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best This is my 2nd drill (the same brand and model). My 1st and have for more than 3 years now and I get one more because I have more crew. Great product !
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from RIDGID 8-Amp 1/2 in. Heavy-Duty Variable Speed Reversible Drill Smooth and quiet when mixing mortar for tile.Works satisfactorily if you don't really need a mixing drill.
Date published: 2016-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very strong with great torque for value. I like the adjustable position front handle. The case is... Very strong with great torque for value. I like the adjustable position front handle. The case is nice.
Date published: 2017-03-29
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