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Ridgid 18V Compact Driver

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.3
out of 5
Brand:
Ridgid
Model:
86008K
Price:
$180

Description

• 4-Pole Open Frame Motor for more power in a compact design.
• Grip Light engages LED light independently of trigger to illuminate work space.
• Hex Grip micro-texture for secure grip and maximum user comfort.
• ½" Single Sleeve Ratcheting Chuck locking mechanism securely holds bits during high torque applications.
• Removable Belt Hook
• Volts: 18V
• Torque: 535 inch/lbs.
• No Load Speeds: 0-450/0-1,650 RPM
• Weight: 4.3 lbs.
• Volts: 18V
• Charge Time: 25 minutes

WOOD magazine review

Well-balanced with a nice grip

Review Summary

The heaviest drill in our test of 8 still feels well balanced. Its switch in the handle under your pinkie finger turns on an LED to illuminate the work area before pulling the trigger. A soft rubbery covering with raised dimples provides a comfortable, solid grip. The battery charger can stand vertically, lie horizontally, or be hung on a wall. And you get a side handle for attaching when you need extra leverage.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

Reader Reviews

A good drill

Review Summary

This drill performs well. It is kinda heavy. The only issue I've had with it is all of that great-feeling soft rubbery stuff on its body. I agree that it helps your grip and cushions drops, but in my use it tends to get torn up and then fall off. Maybe I'm just a rough user -- I've used it for mostly construction jobs, not so much woodworking. It has ample power, and the clutch works effectively.
Sometimes in cold weather the Li-Ion batteries don't want to put out much juice. I thought the LED light might be a bit of a gimmick, but I have to say it has come in quite handy in dark, confined spaces. Now I want that on any drill I use.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

Good Drill, Warranty a Hassle

Review Summary

It is a good drill, I like the removable belt clip if it didn't pull my pants down when I use,(a little on the heavy side). When you go online to register the tool, be sure to SEND IN the UPC code on the box or you don't qualify for the LSA,(lifetime service agreement). I do like the drill itself though, is comfortable in my hand.

Detailed Ratings

4.3
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

No luck with service agreement...

Review Summary

I bought the Ridgid combo kit more than 10 years ago and have been happy with the performance of all the tools. the one complaint I've had, and it's one that can be found on other forums, is that the lifetime service agreement is difficult, if not impossible to actually achieve. It requires that the original owner provide proof of purchase, which is fair enough.
But the registration process of sending in the up code didn't really work for me on multiple tools with multiple different attempts. Each time I would jump through whatever new hoop they had for me, the next time I would call to ask about my tool's registration, I would be told they never heard of me and since I wasn't registered, I wasn't covered. The tools themselves are not bad. In fact, mine have stood up to considerable heavy use and continued to work well. But since that lifetime service agreement was central to my decision to buy a garage full of ridgid tools, I just can't help feeling that I was misled when I find it impossible to get them to honor the LSA no matter what I do...

Detailed Ratings

4.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

3

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