Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 71
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Smoop 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.
October 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PatL 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.
October 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zinclo123 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.
September 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TheMasterMagician 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 Kip 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.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wlm 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 MDHomeowner 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by jkgtx 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