Ridgid has come out with a new 18V cordless impact driver “special buy” kit for Black Friday 2019 and the upcoming holiday shopping season.
I was really impressed with Ridgid’s brushless drill/driver deal last year, and I think the new impact driver deal might be worthy of the same sentiments.
To start off, this Ridgid R86038SB4 kit is priced at $99, which isn’t all that unusual for impact driver kits this time of year.
Update 12/6/19: The price is now $79 for the kit!
However, it has a couple of stand-out features and specs.
But first, this is where you would find it at your local Home Depot. Or, you can order it online via the link below.
Take a look at this quick photo I took of the box. 2,250 in-lbs. Brushless. 3-speeds.
This is an 18V brushless 3-speed impact driver with a max torque rating of 2,250 in-lbs. I don’t think I have ever seen a multi-speed brushless impact driver at this price point yet.
Last year’s cordless drill special buy was exceptionally powerful for its price-point, and the same looks to be true here.
You’re not going to get a more powerful impact driver kit at this point, nor are you going to get multiple speeds on an 18V-class tool at this level either. Multiple speed and torque settings are typically reserved for more premium models.
If you’re looking for an impact driver kit – and just an impact driver kit, this is looking to be the best option to go with this year.
If you’re looking to buy into a cordless power tool system, or to upgrade from an older brushed model to brushless, there are a great deal of choices. We’ll talk about some of those other brands’ tools and holiday deals soon.
- 2250 in-lbs max torque
- 3-mode speed/torque settings
- High: 0-2600 RPM
- Medium: 0-2000 RPM
- Low: 0-700 RPM
- Tri-beam LED worklight
- One-handed bit holder
The kit comes with a 2.0Ah battery and charger.
There are of course some minor compromises. It looks like you get a different (slower?) charger than you might usually see bundled with Ridgid’s other 18V brushless cordless power tool kits. It also looks like you don’t get a belt hook. But, you get their high-spec’ed and well-featured impact driver and what looks to be a regular main-line 2.0Ah Li-ion battery.
This looks to be best value of all the $99 impact driver kits I’ve seen so far this year.
What do you think – Go Ridgid?
I don’t know if I would necessarily buy this to get into Ridgid’s 18V cordless power tool system, but then again they do have some very good tools, including a number of options other brands’ cannot yet match.