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[Home Depot] Home Depot Ridgid hammer drill w 2 batteries $99

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[Home Depot] Home Depot Ridgid hammer drill w 2 batteries $99

Seems like a not too bad deal for the drill, 2 x 1.5 ah batteries and charger if you need this drill to round out your collection.

Spotted at the Stockyards location. If you happen to have that $15 GC for ordering the price-error Ridgid batteries, here's something to spend it on.
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Nice find.

I already have this hammer drill. If only it was an impact driver or impact wrench kit.
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If you have $100 to spend on a drill, this is the one to get!

Brushless, two batteries, lifetime warranty (on drill and batteries).
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I have this drill. Very powerful, but a couple of notes about it:

- The speed control trigger is too jerky. Unlike my Milwaukee drill that ramps up slowly and smoothly as I increase trigger pressure, this one jerks from 0 to 1/4 speed instantly.
- There's a tendency for the bits to become loose in the chuck, as many people have mentioned in reviews
- While the hammer action works, it's not as effective as an SDS hammer drill, and the vibration level is very high, making it difficult to hold and leading to concerns about the drill holding up.
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This drill comes with 2 x 1.5 mah batteries not 2.0. It’s clearly labeled on the box.

Agree with the other poster, I’ve found Ridgid chucks to be problematic. Loosening off even after cranking it down.

Still this is an excellent price for 2 batteries and the hammer drill plus the lifetime service agreement.
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Exp315 wrote:
Feb 4th, 2019 5:19 pm
I have this drill. Very powerful, but a couple of notes about it:
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- While the hammer action works, it's not as effective as an SDS hammer drill, and the vibration level is very high, making it difficult to hold and leading to concerns about the drill holding up.
There is no way to compare and SDS rotary hammer drill with any regular hammer drill. I have a makita HP2010N electrical hammer drill (which is no slouch - and not cheap either), but even the cheap $100 rotary hammer will go through thicker concrete a lot easier. But I obviously would not want to use a rotary hammer all day long installing tapcons either :)

Depends on the jobs you do, and how frequently. Each has it's purpose. If you already have regular drills (cordless or corded), and need a hammer drill for the occasional task, I'd say you are better off just getting the cheap SDS rotary hammer. If you need one regularly, then you need to evaluate if you are better of with a more expensive SDS rotary hammer, or a good hammer drill. Like anything else.. "90% of the job, is having the right tools..".
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Corrected in the op - thanks!
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Came across this set drill 2 batteries charger no impact and no case shows case on website needed the batteries with lifetime warranty drill is much smaller than old style and batteries have charge guage
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Okay deal, but you’re better off waiting or spending just a few bucks more for a brushless version. Ridgid stuff is usually priced very competitively so you can find brushless stuff for fairly cheap. Good for the batteries I guess.
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Good deal, the batteries are worth more than that.
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I noticed on the yellow label, it says Reason Code - Damaged

torontotim, did you notice why it will say damaged?
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I may need to use a cordless drill probably 3x a year. Is purchasing Ridgid the right choice because of their lifetime warranty on the battery? Or is there fine prints in replacing their batteries?
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yvrwindsor wrote:
Feb 10th, 2019 9:37 pm
I noticed on the yellow label, it says Reason Code - Damaged

torontotim, did you notice why it will say damaged?
No idea - I didn't notice that. Hard to imagine they're all 'damaged' and that HD would sell them. Probably whoever printed up the labels messed up. I'm not in town to go check to see what might be left or the condition but the boxes seemed like new and not opened.
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yvrwindsor wrote:
Feb 10th, 2019 9:58 pm
I may need to use a cordless drill probably 3x a year. Is purchasing Ridgid the right choice because of their lifetime warranty on the battery? Or is there fine prints in replacing their batteries?
I'm going by memory here, but as I recall, the only fine print on their lifetime service agreement regarding batteries is that they have to be purchased as part of a kit (included with a tool). Batteries purchased separately only qualify for the standard 3-year warranty.

Just writing that out though made me think - I wonder what would happen if X amount of years down the road, a battery needs to to be replaced and is covered by the LSA, but Ridgid has some new technology out that uses a different type of battery and lithium ion is discontinued. Say they send me a new technology battery to replace a lithium ion one, but then the new battery doesn't fit any of my lithium ion tools. Then what? The same scenario could happen if it's a tool that needs replacing and the new tool only uses a new type of battery that is not compatible with the current lithium ion ones.

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