Thank you for your interest in RIDGID. Yes, all RIDGID 18V platform tools and batteries are interchangeable. However, the RIDGID 18V Lithium Ion batteries do require their correct charger. Regards, RIDGID
Thank you for your interest in RIDGID! RIDGID dedicated 24V tools are not capable of being used with RIDGID 18V batteries, they require RIDGID 24V battery #130377001, which can be ordered through the master parts distributor at 1-877-544-9253. Only the RIDGID Max-select dual voltage 18V/24V tools were capable of using or being powered by both RIDGID 18V and 24V batteries. Regards, RIDGID
Big enough to fit everything including extra accessories like extra drill bits etc. Not too much bigger than that.
Thank you for your interest in RIDGID! Both kits contain the same R8611501 18V X4 hammer drill. The differences in the kits are the batteries. The R8611502K comes with 2.0 Ah 18V batteries, where the R8611501K kit contains 3.0 Ah batteries. Regards, RIDGID
Hi Bob! Thank you for your interest in RIDGID! Yes, all RIDGID 18V platform tools and batteries are interchangeable. However, the RIDGID 18V Lithium Ion batteries do require their correct charger. Regards, RIDGID
The RIDGID R8611501K kit comes with 2 RIDGID 18V 3.0 Ah rated batteries. Thank you, RIDGID
There is not a specific brand of bit that RIDGID can recommend. We recommend you use carbide-tipped masonry impact bits or designated hammer drill bits when drilling holes in brick, tile, concrete, etc. and you should make sure the drill is placed in hammer mode. No, the R8611501 is not capable of using chisel type bits. Thank you RIDGID
If you buy the battery alone it will have 3 years warranty. If you buy the battery with, for example, a kit ("they said an elegible product")AND ALSO ENTER TO RIDGID.COM, inscribe your product and send the original receipt, with the original upc, and a printing where you inscribe the product, to the address that they give you in the site, it will have a LSA warranty. Once they verified your documents, they send a notification about the inscription in the LSA plan. And yes, in this instance, include the batteries!!! The following is a copy and paste from the Ridgid site: RIDGID® Brand Hand Held Power Tools, Stationary Power Tools, and Pneumatic Tools are automatically covered under a 3-year Limited Warranty. This 3-Year Limited Warranty begins from the date of purchase shown by a valid receipt. If a valid receipt is not available, the 3 year limited warranty period begins from the date of manufacture on originally purchased equipment. For batteries and chargers, if the receipt is not available, and the battery/charger serial code differs from tool console more than 12 weeks, the origin of the battery/charger cannot be verified. In this case, the tool serial code must be used to verify warranty, NOT the battery/charger serial code. Note that all accessory batteries and chargers sold separately must have a valid receipt to verify warranty status since they are not sold with a tool console in a kit. Lifetime Service Agreement The original purchaser of an eligible product may elect to register for a free Lifetime Service Agreement. To accept this Lifetime Service Agreement, you must register your product and submit proof of purchase for processing approval as described below. The Lifetime Service Agreement provides the original owner of qualifying RIDGID® Brand tools a lifetime of free replacement batteries, free service and free replacement parts subject to the limitations set forth below. The Lifetime Service Agreement is available free of charge, on all eligible RIDGID® Brand hand held power tools, stationary power tools and pneumatic tools, subject to the terms and conditions stated below. Customers have 90 days from date of purchase to register tools for the Lifetime Service Agreement. Once all conditions of the registration process are fulfilled, the tool’s service coverage lasts the lifetime of the original purchaser. The Lifetime Service Agreement status on a tool is not transferable to persons other than the original purchaser. Note: The RIDGID Lifetime Service Agreement is only available for eligible RIDGID tools purchased at THE HOME DEPOT.
I haven't gone to 5/8", but did do ½" and it worked well. When drilling into concrete with either this drill or my much larger corded drill, I always start with a smaller bit to drill to the depth I want and then enlarge it with the bigger bit. It's usually faster, even counting the time to change bits. Be aware that rocks and rebar will really slow you down. In fact, it's likely rebar will destroy the carbide tip on your masonry drill. If you live fairly far from the store, keep a spare on hand. Drilling into concrete blocks is a breeze, by comparison!
low, as suitable to avoid trashing screws being driven, while high is likely to destroy what it's working on because of "excessive torque" according to the instruction manual