Ridgid R86008K Review

Ridgid R86008K

Ridgid R86008K Ridgid
R86008K

FUEGO 18V Lithium
Drill Driver
1/2" Chuck
Price Level: $$
Torque

535

Max In-Lbs
Speed

1650

Max RPM
Weight

4.3

Lbs w Batt
Battery

1.5

Ah Capacity
Warranty

Life

Year

Ratings Guide   Best Better Good FairPoor



KEY STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES
POWER The R86008K is 15% more powerful than average and ranks in the top 40% of 18V-class drills for torque and power. It generates 67 in-lbs more maximum torque than the average 468 in-lbs drill in its class.
SPEED This Ridgid cordless drill is 5% faster than average and ranks in the top 40% of 18V-class drills for maximum RPM. It can run at speeds that achieve 66 RPM more than the average 1584 RPM drill in its class.
WEIGHT It is 9% lighter than average and ranks in the top 40% of 18V-class drills for lower weight. It weighs 0.4 lbs less than the average 4.7 lb cordless drill in this class and should decrease operator fatigue.
BATTERY This Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery ranks about average for capacity and run-time with an amp-hour (Ah) rating that is considered standard for 18V-class batteries. The average battery capacity for this class is rated at 2.2 amp-hours.  
WARRANTY Ridgid's lifetime limited tool warranty is significantly longer than most cordless drill manufacturers and ranks in the top 30% of cordless drills. Longer warranties can often indicate improved durability with fewer repairs.


Ridgid R86008K Cordless Drill


PERFORMANCE RATINGS
Power 535 in-lbs - The R86008K is 15% more powerful than average and ranks in the top 40% of 18V-class drills for torque and power. It generates 67 in-lbs more maximum torque than the average 468 in-lbs drill in its class.
Speed
Settings
2 Settings 0-450 / 0-1,650 RPM - Fitted with both Low and High speed settings that come standard on most cordless drills. Speed selection is an important feature to match drilling or driving RPM to each unique job.
Max
Speed
1650 RPM - This Ridgid cordless drill is 5% faster than average and ranks in the top 40% of 18V-class drills for maximum RPM. It can run at speeds that achieve 66 RPM more than the average 1584 RPM drill in its class.
Clutch 24 Settings - The Ridgid R86008K has an above average number of clutch settings that provide a wide range of protection for almost any job. The clutch acts like a brake and helps prevent stripping screws.
Power
Ratio
124 P/W - The Ridgid R86008K has an 24% higher than average power-to-weight ratio and ranks in the top 20% of efficiently designed 18V-class drills. The P/W ratio is 24 higher than the 100 average ratio for this class drill.
Hammer This cordless drill is not equipped with a hammer function that can deliver several thousand impacts per minute. Hammer drill drivers are usually a little heavier and costlier, but they are effective on tougher jobs such as drilling into concrete.  


DURABILITY RATINGS
Gear
Case
Non-Metal Parts - Some of the Ridgid R86008K transmission components are made of non-metal materials that are more susceptible to failure. Gears spin at high RPMs and experience large rotational forces.  
Chuck Plastic Sleeve - Chuck sleeves made of tough plastic materials save on weight, but they are more prone to cracking than metal sleeves. It generally won't withstand repeated drops onto hard surfaces.  
Motor No Brush Access - The entire drill usually has to be taken apart in order to access the motor brushes. Motor brushes wear-out and must be replaced periodically, but repair costs can sometimes be prohibitive.  
Warranty Lifetime - Ridgid's lifetime limited tool warranty is significantly longer than most cordless drill manufacturers and ranks in the top 30% of cordless drills. Longer warranties can often indicate improved durability with fewer repairs.


BATTERY RATINGS
Type Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) Hyper Lithium Compact - Newer technology rechargeable battery that provides higher capacity and longer run-time with less weight, but are more expensive than the older NiCd and NiMH batteries.
Capacity 1.5 Ah - This Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery ranks about average for capacity and run-time with an amp-hour (Ah) rating that is considered standard for 18V-class batteries. The average battery capacity for this class is rated at 2.2 amp-hours.  
Charge
Time
25 min Ridgid Charger - Battery charge-time is quicker than average. Nice feature for those times when you don't have a charged replacement battery ready to go and you're in the middle of a job.
Fuel
Gauge
No Battery Fuel Gauge - Not equipped with a battery charge indicator that alerts you to remaining battery life or if the batteries are running low. Sudden battery failure during the job is a common frustration.  
Backup 2 Batteries Included - It's important to have a second back-up battery for the Ridgid R86008K that's charged and ready to go. Makes it easy to swap-out batteries during the job with minimal down-time.


CONVENIENCE RATINGS
Weight 4.3 lbs Tool Plus Battery - It is 9% lighter than average and ranks in the top 40% of 18V-class drills for lower weight. It weighs 0.4 lbs less than the average 4.7 lb cordless drill in this class and should decrease operator fatigue.
Length 7 in - 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
One-Hand Bit Change - This single-sleeve chuck has auto spindle lock. The drill bit can be changed with only one hand by simply spinning the chuck open to release the bit, and counter-spinning it to tighten.
LED
Light
No LED Light - The Ridgid R86008K does not have an integrated LED light that Illuminates your work area. This feature is extremely useful, but is obviously not essential if you have secondary lighting available.  
Belt
Hook
Integrated Belt Hook - Includes a belt hook or clip that allows you to temporarily hang the drill from your belt or a ladder while you're performing other job tasks. Helps prevent dropped and damaged drills.
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.  
Bubble
Level
No Bubble Level - This feature is only available on a few drills and can be helpful in situations where precision holes are critical for alignment. Most projects can be performed with just visual sighting.  
Keyless Keyless Chuck - Nearly all cordless drills are now equipped with keyless chucks that can be tightened with both hands (double-sleeve) or just one hand (single-sleeve) without the use of a key.
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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