About a week ago, I posted about the Ridgid R9000K 12V drill/driver and impact driver combo kit, which is a new cordless deal at Home Depot for the 2014 holiday shopping season. It looks to be an incredible bargain, and I made a point of checking the kit out at the local store.
The kit comes with a drill/driver, modestly powered impact driver, 2.0Ah and 4.0Ah battery packs (one each), a charger, and kit box.
For $99, this looks to be unbeatable.
Home Depot’s product page lists the drill/driver’s max torque rating to be 350 in-lbs, which is very impressive. If you refer to our Milwaukee M12 Fuel drill and driver specs update, this is the same level of torque that Milwaukee’s 12V-class brushless cordless drill is rated to deliver.
On the back of the box, it says that Ridgid’s 12V drill can actually deliver 400 in-lbs of torque. This is a LOT of torque for a 12V-class tool. And, if accurate, this means that Ridgid’s 12V compact drill/driver is more powerful than many DIY and mid-level brands’ 18V and 20V Max cordless drills.
It’s hard to read, but the drill’s torque rating is mentioned in the first feature description at the top left of the box.
I’m trying to get my hands on a review sample. If real-world performance is as good as on-paper technical specifications suggest, then this combo will offer an incredibly good power-to-price ratio.
If you give this a combo a try before I can, please let me know what you think about both tools, and especially the drill/driver!
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While it is possible that the box rating is wrong and that the web rating of 350 in-lbs is accurate, that’s often not the case. Web ratings are sometimes wrong because specs for some new tools are copied over from older models’ listings as placeholders to save formatting ftime. This is just one potential explanation.