Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 140
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Yvon10 Ridgid 18V Drill
I had bought a 18v Ridgid drll with the life time warranty which I registered and keep copy of the bill . I had no problem to replace the nickel cadminium battery/. I bought also the combo drill and hammer 18v lithium battery which is a very good set for the price Be shure to register all the items
December 17, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by PastCustomer Warranty will not be honored
I have had numerous cordless tools from Ridgid and they will not honor the warranty when it comes to battery replacement. They say you have to go to a service center, closest over 120 miles away. When items, several drills and driver tools were purchased I was told just bring the items to the store for replacement. I specifically asked about the lifetime battery warranty. When I had an issue with a bad battery the store said they could not replace it Ridgid changed their policy on warranty claims and I had to call the 800 number. The warranty is useless for the Lee County Florida area. I will never buy another ridged tool.
December 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SpartaBill Great Drill at a good value! Extra battery is a good idea.
I have been using a Rigid 18V set for several years which includes a saws all, skill saw, light and drill. This set has performed excellent and the batteries are still working fine. I wanted a smaller drill for tight spots as well as reduced fatigue. The Fuego Compact fits the bill perfectly. The fact that it comes with an extra battery, charger and nice bag is a bonus. The built in light really helps you see what you are working on. Great product at a great value! My only disappointment was the Warranty Registration requires upc labels and purchase receipts to be mailed in. I couldn't find the upc label on the box. I would rather register online.
January 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by virgil Perfect cordless drill
Have seen a lot of good reviews and some that baffled me.
I have screwed together walls, hung sheetrock, hung cedar siding, drilled holes, etc. for 6 months now. This little guy is what you need. That's why I bought it, tired of dragging that cord around and tripping over it for our little addition/garage conversion.
I learned long ago that a cordless is for the guy who does this kinda thing day in and out. If you don't, the batteries will probably die.
If you just need an occasional drill, I suggest buying a corded one. Not as convenient, but the torque will be there when you need it. There are bigger cordless drills out there that will handle the torque, but they'll cost ya a little more money too.
December 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tgm1usa Best value for the money!
Ive been in maintenance for the past 12+years, Ive used and owned about all of them. This is by far the BEST one I have used, you cant beat the features, the light comes on when you hold the drill instead of waiting till your drilling, (little late then), compact, good balance and feel, plenty of power, and its a RIDGID...This one is replacing a 6mth old PC, and yes you have to register on line and mail that in with the UPC from the box, but come on, its for LIFETIME......how much better can that get...or buy one of the "others", then start buying battery's then see which one is more of a hassle... I give it 10 stars.........
February 11, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hagen NEVER BUY ANOTHER BATTERY, WOOHOO!!!
I have a perfectly good working Craftsman 12V drill that eats NiCad batteries. Decided to go for a higher quality drill with Li-Ion. You already know the top names in this price range and they are all fine products. What sold me on this drill was the lifetime service that includes battery replacement. Used it right out of the box w/o charging to do a dozen 2.5" screws into very hard wood. Actually had to slow it down to avoid over-driving screws. Battery "fuel gauge" still showed 1/2 charge which is how it left the factory. Likes: small size, work light, chuck works well, lots of torque, fast charge. Cons: None so far
March 27, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Westly Great option with less weight
I upgraded from an older Ridgid drill to the new hammer drill, but it's a bit heavier and came with the 4AH battery. I wanted a lighter drill with the 2AH batteries, and this fit the bill. Still plenty of power, but much lighter between the battery and drill. I often use these for assembly and the lighter weight is great along with still using 18V batteries so Everything I have is interchangeable. That's why I didn't want to go to the 12v units.
April 2, 2015