|Review by Hawgnutz||posted 2198 days ago||20703 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
Right now, February, 2008, Ridgid is phasing out its line of NiCad batery tools and phasing in their new Lithium Ion line. So they are making their tools capable of accepting either style batterys! But that will not make a big difference because they offer a lifetime service for the tool and the batterys that power them! After replacing my Craftsman batterys just last year and having them going south now, I decided top grab a Ridgid tool set while Home Depot has them on clearance sale. I got this drill/driver, a reciprocating saw, a light, charger, and two batterys for $170. With the lifetime warranty that comes with Ridgid cordless tools, including the batterys, I will never plunk down another $50 for a set of baterys that will only last a year or so!
This drill has some torque! You can feel it when you squeeze the trigger! I have even used it to drill holes in concrete. I miss the levels on the side and rear that I had with my Craftsman, but this drill/driver ROCKS!
The only down sides I have found is the overall weight is a little heavy and the balance is a little off towards the battery end.
But, all things considered, I fully recommend this drill/driver!
-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards