Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 140
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 exmayor locking chuck and good power
i purchased this to replace a 14v porter cable that was 15 years old and served me well. i was looking for something with good power and the new generation li batteries. i looked at the local hd and there were none in stock, so i ordered online. it shipped in 2 days and arrived in an additional 2 days, 1 day before it was due. i have been using it since it arrived on the new fixer upper home we purchased and the performance is wonderful. it ran almost 1 full day on a single battery. the charge level indicator on the batteries is a real +. the locking feature for the chuck is good for us since there are several of us using the drill and being able to lock it for bit changes is a real safety feature. if you need the power, this is a great value and buying online is the way to go.
September 6, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vogelhund Compact and light but delivers.
I use this drill daily for work under extreme conditions; wet, hot and cold. After 9 months of heavy use, I am overall very pleased by the performance of this little drill. First and foremost, the compact size and light weight are a big plus. Other big plusses: Great torque - even on the high speed setting. Placement of the LED below the grip for useable light in dark spots. FAST battery charging! I also like the fast recovery from the overvoltage shut-off - my other brand lithium system would often simply freeze up and refuse to work again and in some cases, the batteries could never be charged again, period. My only complaint is that the compact batteries don't seem to have as much run-time capacity as I would like. Overall, the RIdgid Fuego 18v compact drill has passed my brutal field test.
November 11, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Tons of power, easy to use
After moving into my first home, I wanted to make some quick and simple upgrades. First thing I bought was a drill, and took my time picking one because I wanted power and value. I hate underpowered tools. This drill is phenomenal, with lots of torque, quick-charging batteries and drill bits are easy to switch out. Of all the items I purchased as a first-time home buyer, from tools to finishing products, this is the best purchase. The case leaves a bit to be desired, but the hardware is terrific.
April 22, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sixgun dropped in the lake
dont usually write reviews but just had to do this......have had this drill for 18 months and has been great but the kicker was today was when I dropped in about five feet of water - full submersed for at least 5 min - shaked out the water ...left it to dry in the sun for an hour... still working .....beautiful
August 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dhz157 Great little drill
After using a $60 SKIL for 5 years, I wanted something with more torque--I keep having to break out my 20 year old wired Craftsman drill to do anything heavy duty. This Rigid has a great chuck system, very easy. Love the little touches like the light and the screw bit holder on the handle. Seems built solidly and it will probably last a long time. The big test was drilling in concrete: with a carbide bit, I drill a 1/4" hole in solid concrete and it was not like butter but the drill held up fine.
April 16, 2013
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
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by PSMadison Don't believe Ridgid Warranty
My "lifetime warranty" batteries failed in a little more than a year and Ridgid told me I had to take them to a service center over 100 miles away. Useless.
October 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cindy Great tool at a great price!
Bought the Fuego 18v to replace my dying Craftsman 14v. Love the smaller size and added power without additional weight. Not a professional, but I have two older homes that I'm still remodeling as well as a rental. Started hanging drywall with the Craftsman and switched to the Fuego about 1/3 of the way through. What a difference! Battery last forever. Compact size makes it easier to get between studs. The belt hook is awesome! Enough power to drill into concrete and block walls with masonry bit.
December 20, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff Good buy, great drill!
After owning a Skil, Craftsman, and a DeWalt, I can say this is the best cordless drill I've ever had. I did a garden fence project and replaced some deck boards (including backing the old rusty screws out) all on one battery charge and still had 25% power left in it. The batteries charge in 15-20 minutes and the whole package (drill, batteries, and charger) are smaller and lighter then any of my previous drills. Now, the only thing to make it perfect would be a "Ridgid" case!
May 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pugdaddy Awesome
This drill has power to pack, light weight and very easy to handle along with simplicity in using the charger to charge it's batteries, it also comes with a life time warranty if registered.
September 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GEORGE DRILL IS POWERFUL FOR ITS SIZE; I CHOSE RIDGID FOR THE LIFETIME WARRANTY
I CHOSE RIDGID FOR THE LIFETIME WARRANTY AFTER HAVING TO REPLACE BATTERIES FOR TOOLS OF A DIFFERENT BRAND (WHY NOT STANDARDIZE BATTERIES?). I AM HAPPY WITH THE POWER AND SPEED OF RECHARGES AND ESPECIALLY WITH HAVING 2 BATTERIES, SO I DON'T HAVE TO TAKE A BREAK WHENEVER ONE LOSES POWER. I AM STILL WAITING OUT THE LENGTHY PROCESS OF GETTING A WARRANTY. THIS IS MY SECOND RIDGID PURCHASE WITH A LIFETIME WARRANTY, SO I KNOW IT TAKES A LONG TIME -- I JUST CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHY.
November 21, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Coltrane Great for anything but drilling
If you are going to drill more than one hole than this is not the tool for you. It quickly drains the battery and over-heats. The batteries charge quickly but you'll have to wait 30-60 mins for your drill to cool down and start working again. I bought a second one while waiting for them to warranty mine out. Same problem, back it goes.
This drill does work as a great arm rest when I'm welding. I also use it as a weight. So many other uses than what it was made for.
April 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tiki Happy happy driller/driver!
This drill has worked just great on our little farm/ranch. We have been very happy with its performance. Easy to use right out of the box....charged the batteries and put it to work. Batteries charged very quickly...45-60 minutes.
August 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fuzzyj Excellent Drill and Great Quality
This is my first power drill and I’m absolutely pleased with its performance. I did a lot of researching on the subject, and this RIDGED drill had the best performance at the best price. I also liked the fact that it has a life-time warranty (which I still need to investigate, so I can’t speak too much in that). Projects I’ve completed thus far: re-hanging a gutter downspout and a small fence enclosure project. Weather drilling into masonry or wood, the drill did great!
July 12, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by cmandley Drill stops abruptly with no forewarning of low battery charge
This drill is powerful enough but it has no feature to signal that the battery is low. The drill runs at full power until it reaches a certain level of charge, then suddenly, without any warning or indication of low power, the drill stops abruptly. It's incredibly annoying to have a drill bit burrowed into the substrate with no power available to reverse the drill and remove the bit. For that reason, I would not purchase this tool again, and I can't recommend it.
June 23, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Maimisteve great value
great drill great value go buy it I'm happy with it
September 30, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by easydoesit Pain to get LSA
Big hassle to get the lifetime warranty service.
Must send in upc,receipt,form, and even then you
have to call I still haven't got mine confirmed and it's been like 6months. THe extra battery does not carry the lifetime warranty. also the price was lower when the free battery was not offered. about 30 beans lower. of course the case is a joke, batteries discharge fast. I hope they actually make the warranty service simple and reasonable. thanks for reading.
April 12, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andy The Perfect Drill
I am absolutely loving this drill. I am impressed by the Torque and shear power of this drill. An added bonus with the 2 Lithium Batteries as well as a carrying case & driving handle makes this an ideal kit. A couple things i noticed (not shared in the descriptions) is it has a clutch that instantly stops the drill when depressed. I love the ergonomic shape and grip of the handle. THE BEST PART, LIFETIME WARRANTY!!! This should be the last drill I buy.
December 23, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lsfr3 THE ONLY CORDLESS DRILL TO OWN
THIS IS MY SECOND CORDLESS DRILL. I OWNED A 14.4 NOW PURCHASED THE 18V LITHIUM. RIDGID REALLY WARRANTIES THEIR PRODUCTS INCLUDING BATTERIES... YES BATTERIES SO YOU NEVER HAVE TO BUY OR PAY TO FIX THE DRILL. I HAVE OVER THE YEARS DISCARDED DEWALT, PORTA CABLE, DRILLS BECAUSE THE BATTERIES WERE TOO EXPENSIVE TO BUY... RIDGID HAS ALREADY REPLACED MY BATTERIES ON THE 14.4 SO THEY ARE REAL... GOOD POWER, GOOD WARRANTY, GOOD COMPANY
January 15, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Rick overall good
Two problems. The battery's are small which seems to be a trend in cordless tools these days, so they don't last very long. But they do give you two battery's so you just have to change them often. The second problem is that the instructions say not to drive screws for long because the drill heats up too much. So it needs to be run at high speed, no load, in order to cool it occasionally.
The warranty is great. Save the box for the upc.
November 8, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by darrin good drill/driver almost excellent
bought this drill/driver 1/7/2012 for the lowered price $149. which is great value used once to drill out screws on canopy had the power bits dulled used half the battery power quickly however 1 battery drilled out 6 screws and used to screw in replacement screws with same battery accidentally changed the switch on top from 2 to half between 1 and 2 which then wouldn't let me remove bit light was useless.almost excellent.
January 9, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by builder Don't waste your money
Lifetime warranty is a joke as they hit you with a $35 diagnostic charge each time you take drill in for repair. After limited use the chuck failed and then several months later the drill cuts out when under light to moderate stress. Also noted that the majority of tools in to be fixed at the repair shop were Rigid which says something about their quality
October 31, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Great for a while then the honeymoon ended
I was sold on Rigid because of the lifetime battery warranty. I registered my tools (12 and 18v lithium sets) and was happy with them for a year until batteries started loosing strength and showing as defective. No luck getting them replaced without original receipts. I don't have the time to fight warranty issues and be without tools. I'm switching back to a competitor brand whose 20 year old 9.6 volt drill still take a charge!
June 13, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HEATERGUY Great Drill. Horrible batteries.
I bought this drill along with the impact driver and cordless sawzall. The tools have performed flawlessly. The batteries on the other hand have turned into junk in a short time. They sometimes charge fully and sometimes not. When they do charge fully I can't get the full power out of the drill before they shut down. Driving me crazy. Go for another brand until they get the battery technology dialed in. Go Blue.
November 29, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by davywavychevy awesome drill combo kit!
I'm a big fan of the rigid product line... we have the whole big 18v cordless kit and this set is a nice supplement with additional batteries and driver. I love all the rigid products they definitely deliver, they are easy to use light, compact and powerful... love the newly designed batteries & charger with the indicator lights that show how much of a charge you have. This set rocks! you won't be disappointed!
December 23, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gary powerful, good quality
I have owned this drill for a few months and have used it drilling holes up to one inch and driving deck screws. It is compact and powerful and has an optional torque handle included in the set that stabilizes the drill, if needed. A very good choice for household uses of all kinds. I highly recommend it. To better protect the drill, Ridgid should consider a hard case rather than their soft one, however.
June 5, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mdough79 Unfortunately disappointed
Let me start off by saying I am a huge fan of Ridgid products. They have always seemed to put out high end quality products at middle of the road prices. I have owned many Ridgid products ranging from a band saw to this Fuego Drill. I got this drill as my christmas gift in 2012. I just started to finish my basement and was using this drill to hang drywall ()since I dont have an actual drywall drill). 2/3 the way thru the project the torque adjuster broke. I had it on the drill setting which disables the torque feature....it would keep drilling no matter what the resistance. Well....eventually I could not even predrill a hole because once it felt resistance it would stop drilling/driving. You could hear it almost like it was stripping the gears inside....like it wanted to "Catch" but the gears were simply shot. I returned it and bought a dewalt 20 v drill which is $60 more but so far I love it.
April 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Smokey131 This product is powerful, and relentless.
Unbeliveable power this drill has, and the battery charge/ run time is incredible. Putting through the test in the commercial H.V.A.C. field and it is coming through with flying colors. Drilling, driving in self tapping screws, removing hundreds of panel screws, it just keeps going.And the short recharge time on the battery is 15 minutes, not an hour like other brands, which is important to productivity.
September 6, 2011