After two years of service both batteries on our Ridgid 18V Li-Ion drill have now failed. The first battery went south about a month ago and the second died just this week. It’s always a sad thing to see a rig go from the drawer to the shelf of spare parts but that’s what’s happened to it for now.
Here’s our thinking on that: Since each battery for the thing would be about $90 and you almost always need two of them, we decided that this would most likely not be resurrected to working service since the thing only runs $180 for the kit in the first place. Honestly though, if this were our only working drill, less than a C-note would have us back rolling at least for a six months or so.
Either option works, but for now I think our Ridgid 18V has seen its last project for a while.
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