Ridgid R7001 Review

Ridgid R7001

Ridgid R7001 Ridgid
R7001

Heavy Duty 3/8” Drill
Power Drill
3/8" Keyless Chuck
Price Level: $
Power

7.5

Amps
Speed

2700

Max RPM
Weight

3.6

Pounds
Capacity

1.25

In. Wood Bit
Warranty

Life

Year

Ratings Guide   Best Better Good FairPoor



KEY STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES
POWER The R7001 is 5% more powerful than average and ranks in the top 40% of power drills for amperage. The motor carries 0.3 amps more electrical current load than the average 7.2 amp corded drill.
SPEED This Ridgid drill is 148% faster than average and ranks in the top 20% of power drills for maximum RPM. It can run at speeds that achieve 1610 RPM more than the average 1090 RPM corded drill.
WEIGHT It is 22% lighter than average and ranks in the top 20% of power drills for lower weight. It weighs 1 lbs less than the average 4.6 lb corded drill and should decrease operator fatigue.
CAPACITY This power drill ranks about average for wood bit capacity with a hole diameter that is considered standard for corded drills. The average wood bit capacity for corded drills is about 1" to 1-1/4".  
WARRANTY Ridgid's lifetime limited tool warranty is significantly longer than most drill manufacturers and ranks in the top 30% of drills. Longer warranties can often indicate improved durability with fewer repairs.


Ridgid R7001 Cordless Drill


PERFORMANCE RATINGS
Power 7.5 amps - The R7001 is 5% more powerful than average and ranks in the top 40% of power drills for amperage. The motor carries 0.3 amps more electrical current load than the average 7.2 amp corded drill.
Capacity
Wood
1.25" Hole - This power drill ranks about average for wood bit capacity with a hole diameter that is considered standard for corded drills. The average wood bit capacity for corded drills is about 1" to 1-1/4".  
Speed 0-2700 RPM - This Ridgid drill is 148% faster than average and ranks in the top 20% of power drills for maximum RPM. It can run at speeds that achieve 1610 RPM more than the average 1090 RPM corded drill.
Capacity
Steel
0.375" Hole - This power drill ranks about average for bit capacity in steel with a hole diameter that is considered standard for corded drills. The average bit capacity in steel for corded drills is 3/8".  
Power
Ratio
2.1 P/W - The Ridgid R7001 has an 32% higher than average power-to-weight ratio and ranks in the top 20% of efficiently designed power drills. The P/W ratio is 0.5 higher than the 1.6 average ratio for corded drills.
Gear
Reduction
Single - Gear systems without double or triple reduction generally provide less torque for a given amperage. They operate less efficiently at lower speeds and the gears receive more stress and wear.  


DURABILITY RATINGS
Gear
Housing
Non-Metal - The Ridgid R7001 gear housing is made from non-metal materials that may not protect the drill or transmission from repeated drops onto hard surfaces. Metal housings are more durable but add weight.  
Gears All-Metal - The transmission contains all-metal gears that provide superior durability compared to nylon gears found in some drills. Gears spin at high RPMs and are susceptible to material break-down.
Warranty Lifetime - Ridgid's lifetime limited tool warranty is significantly longer than most drill manufacturers and ranks in the top 30% of drills. Longer warranties can often indicate improved durability with fewer repairs.


CONVENIENCE RATINGS
Weight 3.6 lbs - It is 22% lighter than average and ranks in the top 20% of power drills for lower weight. It weighs 1 lbs less than the average 4.6 lb corded drill and should decrease operator fatigue.
Length Cordless drill length is a personal preference, but shorter is generally better to help you in close quarters such as under a sink, or drilling in-between studs. Torque is harder to handle if the drill is too short though.  
Spindle
Lock
No Spindle Lock - The double-sleeve chuck requires two hands to unlock and change the bit. It is significantly more cumbersome than spindle-lock drills. Most keyless chucks now have one-hand bit change.  
Belt
Hook
No Belt Hook - There is no provision to hang the drill on your belt and free-up both hands to perform other tasks. You may be able to purchase a separate belt clip that can be attached to the drill.  
Side
Handle
No Side Handle - Side handles are a great safety feature and should be considered if you plan to drive at higher torque levels. They can help prevent injury by providing increased stability and control.  
VSR VSR - Most cordless drills are equipped with variable speed capability that can be controlled with simple trigger pressure. Reverse is usually performed with the push of a side-to-side button.


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