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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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What is the country of origin of this drill?

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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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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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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 67 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 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. August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ridged 8 Amp2/3 in heavy duty drill Lots of power. Easy to use. Looking forward to my next project July 19, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Slow Turning Speed Bought this drill motor to mix grout and mortar and use 1/2" bits. Found that the turning speed was much slower than anticipated...almost too slow for drilling holes and maintaining bit sharpness. Overall good quality product otherwise. If I was asked to pick one excellent attribute it would be the key holder and longer shaft key for ease in securing bits in the chuck. July 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by booyaah we were floating a 500 Sq ft floor and used this to mix the material. I couldnt be happier with the performance. May 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by disappointed! The color of the rug was not the same as it looked online! It was much darker then it looked online! April 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ok, but had to buy a second one for when the first is down Had to purchase this one when the screw attaching the chuck snapped. With the lifetime warranty it is not an issue for the repair, but the repairs will take time. You may want to have a backup drill for those occasions. April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rigid 1/2' drill I have 4 cordless drills all 3/8 shank,needed a drill with a half inch shank.was going to buy a cordless.when I got there the home Depot Tool employee talked me into a electric. I'm glad cause all my big drilling happens in the shop.you get steady torque all the time.I was drilling metal.they make a lot of bits hole saws for various sizes for wood. I'm glad the home Depot guy was there and cared, saved me money also. March 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not a Milwaukee Purchased this drill 2.17.2015 to mix 5-6 bags of thinset and drill a few 1/2" holes in 1/4" mild steel on a cargo rack. Luckily I was able to mix 2 bags of thinset before I attempted to drill my first hole in the steel. This drill will mix thinset very well....but it is not heavy duty as advertised...My Milwaukee 1/4" M18 drill would run circles around this light weight 1/2" all day, no question about it....The picture speaks for itself...Returned the drill 2.20.2015 and paid the difference for a real HEAVY DUTY 1/2" Milwaukee drill.... If I were a contractor I would not trust my business to this brand...Yes warranties are great and help sell the product...But...This product was a complete bust... March 2, 2015
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