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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?

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February 10, 2016
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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.
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China
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!
The drill is produced in China.
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RIDGID
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how can I purchase a replacement chuck key?

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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. Read More
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. Read Less
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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.
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Hey, I've been in the trade for 15 years... This drill is my "backup" drill. I have lighter drills primarily for driving/screwing and heavier drills for mixing/ drilling holes. This ridgid is a good compromise, and will suit your needs well. I highly suggest that for mixing mud, focus on half buckets -and- use the egg-beater type mixer. You can find the that mixer in the tile section if you they're Read More
Hey, I've been in the trade for 15 years... This drill is my "backup" drill. I have lighter drills primarily for driving/screwing and heavier drills for mixing/ drilling holes. This ridgid is a good compromise, and will suit your needs well. I highly suggest that for mixing mud, focus on half buckets -and- use the egg-beater type mixer. You can find the that mixer in the tile section if you they're unavailable in the drywall dept. The reason is they put far less strain on the drill than the paddle mixers. Good luck, and remember to use a lighter mix when skim coating
PS - most people will try to trowel a thin layer of mud on for skim coating. You really just need to fill the micro-pockets. Trowel on a thin layer, then makes a single pass at a high angle, scraping the edge against the wall. It will look as though isn't any mud left, but I assure you, there is. Sand lightly and reapply in the perpendicular direction. Light sand, and Bingo, level 5 walls if you Presanded everything and did your patches right. Read Less
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on Christmas I got a few volunteers from a relative for past I have no receipt how do I get a warranty

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my drill and grinder are not working
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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.
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8-Amp 1/2 in. Heavy-Duty Variable Speed Reversible Drill is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 75.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hold on! Had a old B&D that was dying. Bought a Harbor freight special that fell apart after 3 1/4" holes. Bought the Ridgid because I have their cordless drills. This drill exceeded my expectations. One thing I will recommend, be sure you have a good grip on this drill especially when drilling into metal. If the bit decides to grab this drill will twist your arm unless you happen to be a body builder. My right wrist still hurts.
Date published: 2016-10-13
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 1 out of 5 by from ONE BAG MAGIC TRICK This is the first time i have hd the courage to purchase a Rigid brand tool. I was mixing my first bag of mortar and it went up in smoke like the cheap magic trick it is. I went for it partially for the Heavy Duty and partially for the lifetime service agreement. Lifetime service agreement is great for appearances and sales but what happens when you are on the job and you have to get that job finished? I am going to try a Milwaukee now.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Addition I just bought this for my DIY project and can't wait to use it. I have a cordless already but from what I understand this will be a good addition to.
Date published: 2016-08-16
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 5 out of 5 by from Great Drill The VSR on this drill is very smooth. I have finished up some homemade drawers and used this extensively. The only drawback is that it is pretty long so it won't fit into smaller areas. So I purchased a different VSR Ridgid drill to tackle close quarters. I would definitely purchase this drill again.
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable We are a manufacturing facility, and these drills run ten hours a day. We have owned similar Dewalt and Milwaukee drills. We're sticking with Ridgid, and the price can't be beat...
Date published: 2016-03-10
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
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