Home Depot and Lowes are in a fierce marketing battle, with each saying their house brand makes the better 18V cordless drill driver. Lowes struck first, with an in-store banner behind their new Kobalt cordless power tool displays comparing the Kobalt Li-ion drill driver to Ridgid’s.
Home Depot took nearly two months to respond, but their counter is strong and bold, with a new poster comparing Ridgid’s drill driver to Kobalt’s prominently appearing in the power tool department.
We currently have both drill/drivers in-hand and will be reviewing them later this week, at which point we hope to find out which of the brands’ cordless drill is best. From what we can tell thus far, both drills are well-made and are high quality products.
Both brands claim, or rather strongly suggest, that their drill/driver superior, but both cannot be right. Which drill do you think is the better buy? Here are the product descriptions and specs for the Ridgid and Kobalt drills in question.
Teaser: from what we’ve seen and felt already, we think the Ridgid would win in a head to head comparison.