|Review by Moron||posted 03-27-2011 06:25 AM||2057 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
My old Makita Hammer drill was 150 miles away so I slipped off to Home Depot and perused their tools.
The Ridgid Hammer Drill was on sale and another 20% off so I bought it. It also came with a tool bag which is nice.
Loved the weight, not too heavy like some. I like the way it felt in my hand, liked the chuck with the key, the depth stop device and the quick remove add on handle (have no idea why one needs that with only 7 amps). Also like the cord that lights up when plugged in and the lengthy cord is nice too.
Worked like a charm day one and blasted hole after hole into old concrete (save for those sh##y drill bits) and same for the next day but today (day three) something stunk, stunk so bad I put the drill down and stepped back, sat down on a milk crate and wondered who’s fart could smell like that ?.........then I spyed the drill, smoking like it had a cure for cancer. There the drill layed and smoked away….....let it cool, drilled again, smoked like a fine cuban cigar.
Everything was great except it died rather prematurely. 3 days for 120 bucks. 2 stars.
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