Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 115
Rated 5 out of 5Â by smallshop a must have
essential for the homeowner/diyer
I honestly thought I would dislike the second trigger for the light, but it doesn't bother me at all in fact I use it a lot. With weak eye sight I don't bend over to get a better look I hit the button and then start driving screws.
The battery indicator light is amazing I never worry about not having power and the charge is less than 30mins.
This is not a masonry drill by any means, but for a few holes it will do it, and no worries with a second battery.
Powerful, comfortable, free battery replacement, affordable, reliable...no brainer
September 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by DirtyDeeds You won't be sorry!
This is a great tool, I've been using mine for a while now and have done a fair bit of work with it and I've really come to like the features such as the LED battery life indicator and the second grip trigger for the tool led light.
It's easy to adjust the clutch and it's a real bit saver for sure.
I've used this tool to drive 2" and 3.5" screws for days one end with out any issues. It's comfortable to hold and the weight is pretty good for an 18v tool. A+
August 14, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5Â by IceFisher Great warranty
This seems to work as well as a "popular brand" drill I used, except the Ridgid had an issue of shutting itself off if overstressed. I used both the "popular brand" and this unit it to drill 6" holes in ice for icefishing at the same time. The "popular brand" drilled through without a problem, but when I applied a lot of pressure, the Ridgid would shut off and I had to release the trigger and press again to get it to run. Maybe a safety feature the Ridgid has that the "popular brand" doesn't--I don't know. When I didn't force the drill, I had no problem. I doubt it would do the same when used for typical applications where less torque is applied. It has worked fine for any screws I've used it for.
I would like it to have come with larger capacity batteries, but having come with 2 lighter, smaller batteries isn't bad. I really like the LED charge indicator on the batteries and the charger.
Can't beat the warranty, the primary reason I purchased this over the other "popular brand."
March 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Chuck review
Drill is powerful and lightweight. I like the handle that can be attached on the left or on the right, or not at all.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by DIYDaddy Great Drill/Driver
Just got the Rigid a few months ago...already have done several projects and it's worked great. Main reason for going with Rigid is the lifetime warranty, particularly on the batteries. Batteries charge very quickly (~20 min) and last a long time when drilling small holes/driving screws. Put this thing to the test drilling through 8.5" of PT lumber with a 1/2" spade bit - I was impressed by how well it powered through, but the batteries overheated quickly and I ended up only getting two holes bored and countersunk before having to change batteries. That task is better left to a high-torque corded drill anyway. Belt clip and work light are two features that I didn't even care about, but I fell in love with both of them rather quickly.
January 16, 2012