Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 140
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 2.0 out of 5.0 by Needagooddrill Disappointing
I needed a cordless drill that could handle some stressful drilling. Considering the claims made by this product about best-in-class battery life, etc., the accessory handle, and the price tag, I assumed it could handle more than my $30 B&d. I was wrong. The drill wouldn't run for more than 20-30 seconds without shutting off almost like it had a resetting fuse, after waiting a few minutes, the drill would resume operation for another 20 seconds or so then shut down again. Not sure if it was a defect or protective feature, but was not advertised and essentially makes the drill useless. Returned for a refund.
February 28, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Zeabo Shuts down while drilling with 2" hole saw
My old 18v Ridgid finally die after 7 years of faithful use. The model was discontinues so I stuck with Ridgit, bought the R86008 and put it through the same work. The battery life was ok, I loved that the battery charged quickly. The drill was good for drilling 1/2 holes, screwing 1/2 lag bolts into 2 inches of plywood but cannot cut a 2" hole with the saw through the same 2" of wood w/o shutting off.
This drill shuts off even though the battery is fully charged. Disconnecting/reconnecting the battery brings the drill back to action for a few seconds until again shutting off. Sometimes I can put the drill in reverse then forward again to get it working. After struggling to drill 3 or 4 holes, the drill takes a 20 minute break to cool off.
I'm going to need another drill, not a Ridgid. Can anyone recommend a good drill?
January 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by weekend77warrior best 18 volt drill so far
ok this is my second review on the drill and after almost a year of constant usage I have no complaints on it, charge time is very quick and the more I use it the stronger the batteries seem to get, for the price and quality and warranty I would highly recommend this drill to anyone, and the clutch does work both on high and low settings, I figured after almost a year of constant usage I would have some kind complaint with it, but none at all, it consistently does what it was meant to do so if you want reliability and performance all built in to one drill this should be the one for you.
February 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mechanic Absolutely!
I've used a lot of drills like the Dewalt 20V and I have to say Ridgid makes the best drill and you really get your moneys worth in this package. 100% dependable, comfortable, functional, and quality. Don't spend more on a Milwaukee or Makita get the best product for the best price.
February 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ryguy Very knowledgable employee
My yellow and blackt drill had been stolen so I stopped by the Damonte Ranch HD to buy a new one. I was redirected towards the Rigid 18v Fuego by the tool corral guy, an older guy that knew his department in/out. I'm very impressed by the warranty, the time and technology Rigid has invested into turning their name around and making it a contractors tool now. There is also a service center 10miles from my house, so I basically have a 18v drill and batteries for life. How can you beat that? Thanks for renewing my faith in Home Depot. I'll be sure to brag to all the yellow and black guys.
November 27, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnRock Had it for 2 years!
Wow I'm very amazed at how this drill has served me well over the two years I've had it. It still works great hasn't lost any power it has tackled soo many jobs with me that I'm very pleased with it.from bathroom and kitchen renos to roofing and even metal cladding that last i though would wear out the motor but it just wore the batteries out quicker, overall the charger works great it does slow down on charging when it's extremely cold haven't had it do it in the heat. Love the drill over all.
September 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JJfixIt Man, this is a GREAT tool.
Used my brother-in-law's Ridgid drill and was impressed. So when our buddy needed a cordless drill, we ordered him this ridgid. He let us use it, and I have to say this is a GREAT tool! Tough, compact, powerful. It runs full power until charge is used. Recharges in about 30 minutes. Has a charge indicator on the front. The light allows you to see screw heads or marks in any situation. Have used a lot of drills - but this is hands down the best yet. All with a LIFETIME warranty. dang! Will be purchasing only Ridgid from now on. Well worth it.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by justSomeGuy Great deal
great deal I bought the big combo kit and with the rebate got a select $150 tool free got me an extra drill 2 more batterys and another charger. great item . LED light on unit comes in handy in dark corners
February 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Melischief This cordless kicks butt!
Found out about this from a contractor when I was doing a Reno job remote in Maine. Being from California I couldn't haul my tools and my fence contractor Kevin McLaughlin said I'll have what you need brought over to the house. Well I had some old studs I was putting backerboard on and this drill just goes to town!
December 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ramonerl Great drill. Solid performer
I have had this drill for about a month now and I am very pleased with it. It feels good in the hands and provides lots of torque. The clutch adjustment is great and the chuck is easily operated, The battery charger charges the batteries quickly in about a half hour. I think it might be faster but I didn't sit and watch it the whole time.
I gave it an overall rating of four stars because I thought the battery charge should last a little longer. Some of the other reviews stated that the charge lasted quite a long time. But silnce the charge time is so short, it's not a really big problem.
I'd buy it again. And I would recommend it to anyone who needs a good 1/2" drill. Great buy. Even better warranty!
December 20, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by djean works great
it is nice and light weight. Works great and love the light.
February 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alltell Rigid is a very well built product
When you look at the cost of the single battery vs buying an extra drill with 2 batteries it is a no brainer.
February 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by phillyguy086 quality tool
I've been buying ridgid tools for years. This drill is a great addition to my toolbox. Compact but very powerful.
January 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RidgidFan Nice Drill
This is a replacement for a Ridgid drill that I've had for 10 years. The batteries are giving out and replacements cost so much, I decided to buy a new Ridgid. I like the lighter weight and the attached work light. I hope it lasts as long as the first one. The batteries are now guaranteed for life. Even better.
December 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Histandard1 Great Product
Great product, However, understand ONLY the batteries that come with the set are under warranties for life. Make sure they are properly registered.
If you buy a new battery from Home Depot and it is NOT part of a set of tools it has a warranty of 3 years.
Also, if you do get a battery changed out under warranty, it is YOUR responsibility to get the serial numbers on the new battery updated in their online system. I was under the impression the local authorized Rigid repair shop would do this. WRONG!
Their warranty is great, however, you will have to work hard to get it.
June 16, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by whitter Lifetime warranty
The lifetime battery replacement is a joke. After having the batteries replaced once they went bad again. When requesting replacements again I was asked to provide original proof of purchase. Proof of purchase had already been sent otherwise I could not have gotten replacement the fist time.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DA350 Very Nice Drill
I bought this drill because of the fast charge and that there were 2 batteries. It is very light weight and easy to handle plus the on board work light is handy!!!!
January 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tunks It was a great gift
My dad loved his gift and is very excited to use it. He loved that it had a lifetime warranty as it is easy to go through batteries for the construction work he does!
December 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Excellent purchase! Very worthwhile
Drill is very easy to use, carrying bag very convenient, lifetime warranty on batteries excellent, just a great tool.
December 17, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DylanE Not worth it!
In short: In an 8 hour shift at work I find myself charging the batteries at least four times each, sometimes more. 25 minute charge time. I work as an office furniture installer and the torque in this drill cannot handle much more than drilling through wood. I pushed it to it's limit and not only did it ruin my bit, but it also started smoking! This drill will probably work best under very light work. I've been a fan of the ridgid brand most of my life and i'm disappointed in the lack of quality this drill offers. I'm switching to Makita and never turning back.
February 9, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Teach Rigid cordless drill
Love this unit, especially the lifetime guarantee on battery, charger & drill. I am finished purchasing replacement batteries for the old drill this unit replaces.
December 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by raider Fuego 18-voth Hyper Lithium-ion
Easy to handle, the battery life, good product. Buy One
January 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Melloman Great lightweight cordless drill/driver
I purchased this drill/driver for my wifek as it is lightweight and easy to handle. I find myself using it more than she is. Pricey, but very pleased. "You get what you pay for"
December 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jambo A Great Drill with great battery life.
This drill performs very well. The battery life is great and the placement and direction of the led light is near perfect. Lots of torque and power. Feels comfortable, though a little heavy but that's okay. My only dislike is the bag. A number of companies are going to bags instead of cases. I'm sure this is cost based, however the bags simply don't protect the tools and are impractical for storage. First thing I did was buy a hard box to store and protect the drill, batteries and charger. It's about the tenth drill I've owned and without a doubt the best.
April 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Alex Excellent Drill
I recently purchases this drill to replace my old Dewalt still. I have, so far, pleasantly surprised with this product. The lifetime battery warranty was the big sell.
I have used the drill in the last month and can honestly tell it is as good as the Dewalt, right down to the hammer drill function. For the price this was an excellent investment.
September 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pyewhackette Can't Beat the Quality and the Price with free Battery.
I decided to upgrade from Ni-cads, did a lot of research on several brands. I sold my 2 Ni-cad drill sets on eBay and replaced them with this set (plus the free battery) and got a Model 07 (the Home Depot set is the 06 model) body I picked up on eBay. I bought a Ridgid Trouble Light (shell only) from Home Depot on line that also works with this battery. I ended up with 2 drills, light, 3 batteries and one charger. Very powerful drills...but the key is in the preciseness to which the trigger adjusts to variable speeds for each task. My other expensive brands did not offer this fine of trigger/speed control. Lifetime Guarantee..even on the batteries that come with the set! Need I say more...buy one while you still can get the free battery.
April 17, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Glassman Ridgid is the best!!!
Had to buy another drill because my 5 piece cordless tool set was ripped off from a jobsite. I have owned other name brand cordless tools over the years and for the money and especially the warranty nothing compares to the cordless tools by Ridgid. I really like the new light location, it doesn't create a shadow on the work area and it is very bright. The addition of the hook to hang the tool from your bags a pocket or somewhere else is a nice feature as well. Seems like Ridgid is constantly looking for a "better way" to make their tools.
August 31, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RapidOne Does the job for the home owner
Relatively light and easy to handle. Enough tork for everyday applications such as driving screws into wood or drilling holes in fir and pine. Cheaper than many similar units.
October 28, 2014