Thanks to a tip from Devin (thank you!), we caught a glimpse at another new Ridgid 18V brushless power tool – the Ridgid Stealth Force Impulse Driver (model R86036K).
Read that aloud one more time – Ridgid Stealth Force Impulse Driver. It sounds more like a futuristic instrument of destruction than a cordless power tool. Or maybe some kind of scifi aerospace engine core. Or maybe something that came straight out of the 1980’s or early ’90s?
There are 4 things we know about this new cordless driver.
It’s powered by a brushless motor. This of course means more power and longer runtime, often a combination of the two, compared to a similar brushed motor tool.
This is the fastest impact tool Ridgid ever made. Ridgid doesn’t go into detail about this. Is this the fastest impact in terms of RPM speed? Application speed? Both?
Makita’s oil impulse driver delivers very little torque, compared to traditional impact drivers, and so perhaps the Ridgid Stealth Force impact driver, I’m sorry – impulse driver, similarly operates at a high RPM and compact drill-like torque.
It creates half the noise of a traditional impact driver. This means less noise to potentially hurt your hearing (I’d still wear hearing protection and so should you), and less noise in a home or business setting where you’re working.
Ridgid 18V compatible. Saying that we knew 4 things about this new impact sounded better than saying we knew 3 things. Of course it’s compatible with Ridgid’s 18V Li-ion tool and battery platform.
I’ll bring you more details as they come in.
Is this something that would interest you? If this is anything like Makita’s oil impulse driver, would you want the Ridgid 18V Stealth Force impulse driver or a much more powerful traditional impact driver?
And if you would prefer a traditional impact driver, don’t forget that Ridgid’s 18V Gen5X brushless impact driver is out now.
Price: $199 for the kit (Ridgid R86036K)
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