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Heavy Duty (typically 18 to 20 volts)
Ridgid R86116K Cordless Drill
R86116K
This 18-volt Ridgid has a 1/2 inch chuck and offers two speed ranges. It is sold with 2 Li-ion batteries and has a 3 year warranty.
Description
This 18-volt Ridgid has a 1/2 inch chuck and offers two speed ranges. It is sold with 2 Li-ion batteries and has a 3 year warranty.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Speed

Speed

How fast the drill can drill holes and drive screws

 /  5
Power

Power

Represents the amount of work produced by the drill from max RPM to stall. This is accomplished by increasing the applied torque on the dynamometer at a constant rate for a constant time period.

 /  5
Run time

Run time

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

 /  5
Charge time

Charge time

How long it takes to fully recharge a discharged battery. Most drill batteries can be recharged in 30 to 60 minutes with the worst taking 6 hours.

 /  5
Handling

Handling

Based on the drill's weight and balance, along with the effort needed to position the head.

 /  5
Noise at ear

Noise at ear

Denotes sound pressure, measured in decibels.

 /  5
Weight

Weight

Includes the drill and battery pack, to the nearest tenth of a pound.

 /  5
Volts

Volts

As specified for the battery pack the cordless drill uses.

 /  5

About

The Ridgid R86116K is part of the Cordless Drills & Impact Drivers test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Cordless Drills models like the R86116K are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Speed How fast the drill can drill holes and drive screws

Power Represents the amount of work produced by the drill from max RPM to stall. This is accomplished by increasing the applied torque on the dynamometer at a constant rate for a constant time period.

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

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