Ridgid 12V Drill/Driver

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
3.0
out of 5
Brand:
Ridgid
Model:
R92008
Price:
$140

Description

• Integrated Chuck and Clutch reduces overall length making it compact.
• 2-Speed Transmission for the right power to complete the job.
• 3/8" Single Sleeve Chuck takes 1/4" hex and conventional round bits.
• Ergonomic Overmold Handle designed to improve comfort and grip.
• LED Light illuminates areas where less light is available.
• Volts: 12
• Torque: 240 inch/lbs.
• Clutch positions: 18
• Chuck: 3/8"
• No Load Speeds: 0-320/0-1,300 RPM

WOOD magazine review

Front-heavy, but still a hard driver

Review Summary

• It demonstrated the shortest run time in our test of 10 drill/drivers. And its torque output placed it in the bottom third of that review. However, even those numbers surprised us given the small stature of these tools. • Speed selection affects the sensitivity of the clutch setting: Clutch setting 1 on low speed range created more torque than clutch setting 1 on high speed range.
The clutch ring was somewhat difficult to grip and turn. • Its steel components and jaws make this a front-heavy drill that can be uncomfortable to hold and use for extended periods. • Batteries recharge in 40 minutes.

Detailed Ratings

3.5
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

3

Value

3

Reader Reviews

Ridgid tools - Avoid them!

Review Summary

This tool is unreliable. The tool has so much unregulated torque, the chuck continues far too long after releasing the trigger which can be a safety issue. The charger that was included died after 1 use within the first 2 months. Then within the first year, after only several hours use, the drill would stop while the trigger was depressed on low speed. The high speed had to be selected for continued operation.
I took it into an authorized repair center since I registered it for the lifetime warranty, it sat there for over 6 weeks waiting for a new motor which Ridgid had no idea how long it would take to get them since they are made in China. Further, I was informed that it is a "fair weather" tool and must be kept in an environment that maintains 70 degrees F. That means you can't use it outside in the fall or winter; it cannot be left in the truck or trunk of the car or the garage unless it's heated. I have no use for this Ridgid tool and the way the Ridgid company handles their support, I will never buy another Ridgid tool again. This is my first time buying Ridgid and my last. My DeWalt drill still works fine in any kind of weather!

Detailed Ratings

3.0
out of 5

Performance

2

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

2

Useful, but not going to be your main drill

Review Summary

It's a nice compact size, but it doesn't spin as fast a full-size drill. I also had problems with the batteries dying. Not just running down, but refusing to take a charge. After swapping out a few at HD, I finally got two that will hold a charge. It's nice to throw into my tool belt for small jobs around the house where I don't need the bulk of a big drill. LED was nice when I was working in the attic.

Detailed Ratings

3.0
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

3

Ease of Use

3

Value

3

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