What's this? Based on speed, power, run and charge times, handling, and noise. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.
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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 and a smart charger. It has a 3 year warranty.
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 R9600
Battery type The type of batteries provided with the drill. All are rechargeable. The more common type is denoted NiCd, for its nickel-cadmium components. Nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries boast added energy for their weight. Lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries are the latest type and deliver even more power in a smaller size. Lithium-ion and NiMH batteries can be disposed of with regular refuse; NiCd must be recycled.
Battery recharge time (min.) How long it takes to completely recharge a battery after it has properly cooled down. Most of the fast chargers have a built-in temperature sensor that delays the charging cycle, when the battery is too hot from recent heavy use, to when the battery has cooled.
Battery recharge time (min.)
Speed ranges Many cordless drills have two separate speed ranges, or gear ratios; some newer models have three. The slower speed range peaks at about 400 revolutions per minute (rpm) and provides increased torque (twisting force) for driving large screws. A higher speed range that reaches about 1,500 rpm or more is well suited for rapid drilling. Lower-priced drills usually have a single speed range that tops out at approximately 600 to 800 rpm, compromising both driving and drilling performance.
I am a plumber & I use my over 15 Ridgid Cordless tools regularly, some of which I have owned for over 7 years. I have had them repaired for free-some more than once. They come with a LIFE TIME SERVICE AGEEMENT, INCLUDING the batteries! The Hammer Drill is a beast. I love it. The sawsall is no slouch either, as well as the circular saw.I will buy more & I do recommennd to co-workers & other tradesmen all the time.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Linda, many trips to the hrdwr store
from Seattle, WA
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
I bought the combo (drill/impact drill)
Lifetime Warr On Battery
Light Turns On A Lot
I haven't owned these drills very long, but was impressed with the battery warrenty as I tried to get a new battery for my dewalt. They were hard to find and very expensive. I like the lighter weight and grip for my small hands. The combo price was great. Unfortunately, the light switch is triggered too easily as it is right on the grip handle. I hope the light doesn't wear out before I really need it.