Rated 4.7 out of 5Â by 10
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ronald Ridgid Power tools are Great.
I have been buying Ridgid battery tools for years now. I bought this set for the Batteries. I wanted the
4 AMP Batteries, which usually don't come in the other sets, and must be bought separately. I am a General Contractor, building houses, and Ridgid tools work GREAT for me.
June 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by john Patient was DOA
Purchased this unit because of the high rating and large battery capacity. It said on the box it has a lifetime service agreement, including the batteries. The first unit had a battery that was DOA.
The charger said the battery was defective. I returned the unit and exchanged it for another. Now we are in two hours of messing around. The second unit charged both batteries OK. I tested both units and things were good. I handed the drill to the boss and nothing works. No light, no spins, nothing. I removed the battery and reseated, still nothing. I tried several more times and it finally worked. I put it in the bag and came back a couple hours later and the zipper on the bag was stuck shut. We both tried with pliers on the zipper housing because the handle broke off. We finally gave up and split the zipper open so we could use the tool. This is way too much trouble for a new tool. It took about an hour to figure out how to register the tool on-line for the LSA. What a pain.
October 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Bryan Very nice set
I love this set, have had it for about 2 years now and love to reach for either unit. The lights are convenient and well placed, the handles feel good, and the battery indicators are great for telling how much life you have left in the battery. I always thought a drill was fine for everything, that a driver was a waste of time, but after using this one I'm hooked -- I only use the drill for big holes now. The driver has a hammer action that keeps the bits from stripping out the screw heads, and it has great torque (just cranked in 16 half-inch by 6" lag bolts with it -- the holes were pre-drilled, but it still impressed me). The units are so light, partly because the Li-ion batteries are so light compared to Ni-Cad -- the first time I picked one of the batteries up I thought it was empty. The only things I can think of to complain about is that the driver only has a holder for a single bit, but I usually have to switch between 3 or 4 bits, so I had to design/build my own bit holder to attach to the side. Also that the variable speed triggers seem to not be as smoothly variable as I'd like, though I do otherwise like the feel.
I used to be a DeWalt guy, but after my brand new 18V blew out its gears I thought I'd try the Ridgid and am glad I did. I got the DeWalt fixed, but it feels cheap next to the Ridgid which I reach for first.
I bought the rest of the 18V tools and they're very nice as well. (Circular saw has a weird issue with tightening the baseplate depth at low angles, but otherwise very well made. Sawsall is perfect.) Most of Ridgid's stuff is nice (bandsaw is probably the worst one).
(I don't have any connection to Ridgid, btw., just a weekend warrior with a Home Depot close by.)
May 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Smylind215 I love them!!!
Bought these because of the lifetime battery guarantee... absolutely love them. Rebuilt a family room and I am ready to do more...top of the line professional tools
August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Railman Great set
Great set, got this to replace an old drill that the battery's had quit charging on was surprised that they also offer lifetime repairs and batteries what a great buy. Used it the first day and had fantastic results stayed charged all day long with lots of use,has a meter for battery life on the battery, and a led light to help in darker spots very happy with the purchase thanks.
October 17, 2014