Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 140
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by alkjsdflkj Good Drill
I bought a 18v ridgid drill 2 years ago, everything about the drill is awesome, great power and batteries last a long time with quick recharge. Only problem is make sure you register your tools to take advantage of the warranty. I forgot to register mine and now my batteries both fried! They are not cheap either!
October 26, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by weekendDIY Fantastic product
I am a weekend do it yourselfer and have found this drill to meet and exceed all my expectations. It is rugged and durable and the batteries hold a charge. Couldn't ask for more.
June 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by doodles This drill really has some torque
I love this drill. Bought it to replace my other ridgid drill I received a few years ago and the difference is amazing. I like the compact size, fits my small hand very well. The battery last a long time and it is great that it comes with 2 batteries. I would definitely recommend this drill set.
January 9, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Excellent size and power.
This drill is a must for the do it yourselfer or any professional. It has excellent power. Lithium batteries offer ample work time. 2 batteries included is excellent feature. Size is ideal for many tight situations.
Great addition to my updated tool inventory!
August 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Appears to be a great drill.
I have not yet had the opportunity to use my drill yet. It has to be better than my 18V Craftsman - it is a piece of junk. What really sold me on the Ridgid drill was the lifetime warranty. If drill performs as I expect it will, it will be followed by other Ridgid tools in the future.
December 23, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DANBOY Nice size and weight
This drill has plenty of power for medium term continual use. Charges quickly. The chuck grabs hard and the light is a nice feature. Be sure to mail your warranty material including the UPC bar off the box.
December 11, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by p94k852 This is a very good drill.
I use this drill everyday at work and it has not let me down. Great battery life and a quick charge. What really sold me was the life time warranty because my friends have bought other high end drills that have only lasted a year. I am very happy with all the Rigid products I have used.
October 4, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Greg Very poor battery life
Bought a drill that included two 18V batteries.. The new lithium-ion batteries.. They told me at the store that it would last longer than normal batteries.. Truth is- the first one died after about 15 charges.. the second after about 30 charges. I will NEVER buy a RIDGID product again
December 28, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Greg Great Drill
Got this for $99 on Black Friday. Used it half a day on an outdoor project. Battery lasted the entire time. The torque is insane. Love this drill. Only complaint is the weight, but I suppose good quality comes with weight.
November 23, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DaCeige GREAT TOOL. THE FREE BATTERY IN STORE DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR THE LIFETIME WARRENTY
GREAT TOOL. THE FREE BATTERY IN STORE DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR THE LIFETIME WARRENTY
It comes with 2 batteries and a charger. If you purchase instore they will include a FREE 3rd battery. The free 3rd battery does not qualify for the Lifetime Service Agreement (LSA).
April 4, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigD Very Strong & Rugged
Compact smaller drill. Check light on batteries to show the amount of charge left. Batteries charge in about 20 to 25 minutes. Strap on handle comes in very useful for Huge screws or bolts (hang on!). Best Battery Drill I have ever owned!
December 27, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Noise Product is Great, Accesory (Bag) is a ZERO.
Just recently purchased so not sure about durability but the drill itself and chargers perform great. Meets/exceed expectations. 2 things are why I rated good and not excellent. First is signing up for warranty. Signed up online but still had to send all original purchases plus cut out and send information off of the box. Then it indicates it will be 10-12 weeks before it is processed. Seems like there should be and easier way. This itself really did not impact my rating much. The 2nd and real reason it is Good and not Excellent is the Bag/Carrying Case. I have seen reviews in the past, specifically on drills (including reviews I sent on previous purchases) where customers complain that the bag supplied is too small. It barely hold the drill and accessories that come with it. In the case of this drill the bag is the worst I have seen. It is a lightweight full zippered bag that would be great to carry your lunch. Not durable and too small. If you have a drill you always carry a few bits/accessories with you. No room.
January 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stickman This product is light weight and powerful
This product is light and easy to handle. The battery's last a long time before needing a recharge and recharge within 20 minutes or less. The light on the handle is conviently located to illuminate the work area. Awesome tool with lots of power to do the job plus .
December 20, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RJToast Excellent drill and overall product
I am extremely happy with the product. The drill has great balance, features, and more than enough power for the DIY’er. Two batteries, a carrying bag, and overall reasonable price, are a nice addition to an overall solid product. I would highly recommend.
January 13, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alangski Excellent drill
This is a fantastic drill that really packs a punch. Cordless drills have *really* improved in the past several years. I had been relying on my trusty NiCad DeWalt drill to do all of my drilling and screw gun tasks, but I had a chance to use a friends compact lithium ion drill (Makita, also a fine drill) and I was impressed. After struggling with some demanding jobs in tight spaces I decided to buy a compact drill. I chose the Ridgid for a few reasons:
1. Price - it was the cheapest available at the time
2. Warranty. Register the product and they replace your batteries if they fail (amazing!)
3. Reputation/experience. I have used other Ridgid products in the past and I usually find them to be high quality and a good value.
This drill has really impressed me. It has transformed the way I work - it's light, very powerful, has a built in LED light, and charges very quickly. The batteries deliver strong performance right up to the end.
It will overheat and "take a break" if you push it, but it usually comes back quickly. I think this has only happened when I was using a hole saw/speed bore/spade bit, particularly if the bit binds or is turning very slowly. It doesn't happen often, and you know when you are pushing the limits. I don't consider this a problem with the product.
It's one of the best tool purchases I have made, which is saying something.
I do wish that I had bought the bundle that includes the impact driver.
October 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer This product is well designed.
So far, what more could I ask for? Plenty of power and longevity of battery. After all the others that I have owned, this one is the best!
March 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Cheuk Light weight driver
The speed is a bit too fast for screw driving compared to Dewalt brand driver. Torque power ok, but battery don't last that long. Fully charged new battery can only drive ~20 of 1 1/4" wood screws into the stud.
December 20, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by maddmaxx Great cordless drill
I went from the Hammer Drill to this and man what a difference. Light weight but powerful, and the leds are great. The added feature of the belt clip is a plus. I have had many ridgid tools and they are the best for the money.
July 23, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rick62h Great Tool
Have had and used other drills but this has been the best by far
April 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pete powerful and small enough to fit in tight spaces
heavy duty, powerful for my drilling jobs and nice size that fits in tight corners; like the light also.
January 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WaterRat Tons of power & lifetime battery replacement = perfect combo
The Fuego 'gets it' with power to spare! I would have preferred a hard case, but that is a minor complaint. This is my first Rigid product and so far I am impressed.
May 22, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by redvet good deal
bought this for its warranty, power,and,value
cant beleive the torque this little guy has just wish the bag had compartments to keep everything from tossing around
April 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dobbie Fantastic product!
I bought this to replace my deceased husband's "other" drill. It sure has filled the bill for me. Not too heavy, easy to maneuver, and the guarantee is unbelieveable!
January 25, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jimmc this product has good features
I like using this drill/driver good power and batt. holds very well. not a clumsey drill to handle.I like the light so you can see were you are drilling.
April 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jdrocks great drill
Great drill is the least I could say about this product! The amount of torque that it puts out is better than I personally have ever seen from a battery powered drill.
November 29, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dana very good
like all ridgid products, this is contractor grade tools. well worth the extra buck or two since it lasts forever and comes with lifetime warranty, even on the batteries!
August 7, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bunkie had many drill motors in my life, this one is the greatest
love the idea of the lifetime warranty batterys. other drills when the battery won't hold a charge, the batteries cost as much as the whole set
November 22, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CaptRon I've only had it for a month...
Haven't really had this drill long enough to have run it through it's paces but so far it's been a little work horse. I consider myself a slightly above average do-it-yourselfer. My last drill purchase was 4 years ago, so I was shocked at the price of this one but took the plunge anyway. The free battery, which hasn't arrived yet, is what convinced me to buy. And the RIDGID reputation means quality to me. Being a little more compact than any I've owned before, the power this thing has is impressive. The work light is OK. Annoying that the light seems activated by both the light switch, which you can't avoid pressing, as well as the trigger for the drill. I realize LEDs don't have much of a demand for power, but it's always on if the drill is in my grasp. The charger, on the other hand, seems to me to be oversized. My quirky little complaints can not take away from the quality and performance I've come to expect and have received from this RIDGID tool and the fact that I would purchase this again as well as recommend it to others.
By the way, a co-worker paid the same money for a well-known competitor's drill and didn't get the free battery.
November 18, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Garrett Awesome drill.
This is a really good drill. Its a great price for the drill and the batteries last a long time.
January 1, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by srrodder My first Lithium drill
All I can say is so far so good.I've only had this drill only two weeks, so I can't say what the long run will bring.
April 11, 2012