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Ridgid R86008K
 
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$99.99 - $169.00
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Summary: This 18-volt Ridgid in the general use drill/drivers category has a 1/2-inch chuck and offers two speed ranges with 24 clutch settings. It is sold with 2 Li-ion batteries with a charge indicator light. It has a 3 year warranty.
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Type: General use drill/drivers
About - Ridgid R86008K

Speed: Speed of drilling and driving screws.

Power: Denotes the twisting force for tightening and loosening.

Run time: Reflects how much work the drill can perform per battery charge, as measured on a dynamometer.

Handling: Denotes the ease of handling and controling the drill during operation.

Noise: The dBa level at ear level, indicating whether or not ear protection should be used during prolonged operation.

Features & Specs - Ridgid R86008K
info Battery type Li-ion
info Battery recharge time (min.) 25
info Speed ranges 2
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User Reviews - Ridgid R86008K
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5.0
Great value - incredible performance
12/21/2013
Pros
GREAT battery life
Powerful
Useful Lighting
Cons
Best Uses
Home Repair
In The Workshop
Comment:
I've owned this model at work for almost a year and at home for the last 6 months.<br /><br />The power is unbelievable. I used to have a Ni-CD 18V drill that would go through 2 batteries just to use a hole saw for 2 holes. Just today, I took a partially charged battery and cut 3 holes with juice left for more. It's also impressive how even the power is. It always behaves as though it's fully charged.<br /><br />At work, our old drills would often get damaged and had to be replaced annually. I think we'll be using these Ridgid drills for many years. That's an achievement!
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
It needs a lifetime warranty
10/2/2013
Pros
Easy To Use
Good Grip
Cons
Short Battery Life
Best Uses
Comment:
If you buy one of these, you MUST register within 3 months or you don't get the Lifetime warranty. My first battery failed a month ago, and the second just failed today after having it for about 10 months. Typically I don't register tools right away, so I now have a large paperweight. <br /><br />If you search online, the early battery failure is very common with these. Batteries are on backorder at most service centers at least a couple of weeks on average.<br /><br />My 7 year old dewalt with a NiCD has more life than this Rigid now. <br />I WILL NOT BE BUYING ANOTHER RIGID TOOL.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
outstanding drill. Lifetime service :-))
11/28/2012
Pros
Lifetime Service
Powerful
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Bought one of these when my Makita started chewing through batteries. It is a very nice drill - good balance, good power, etc. My one complaint is very limited on-drill bit storage (space for 1 bit).<br /><br />Ridgid offers a lifetime service agreement on these power tools which includes the batteries, but you have to register the tool online within a short time after buying it. Don't forget! They sent an email recently saying they also require you to re-register any replacement parts (like a replacement battery) to keep the agreement going. Since replacement batteries often cost more than half the price of comparable drills (and you need 2), this agreement seems to be a real positive.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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