Ridgid Drill/Driver Review – R860052K

Ridgid Drill/Driver R860052K Side

Mini Review

Solid performing drill for the mid-tier market – handyman / DYI’er. It will accomplish most tasks without a problem and it’s always nice to have RIDGID’s free parts and service for Life with registration. We like that it includes a case and battery level indicator but missed what I would consider an easy add on in a led light.


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4.4 out of 5.0 Stars
Drill, Charger, 2 Batteries, Carry Case
MSRP $129

Available on Amazon and Home Depot


Most comparable to the Ryobi – with main difference falling into it’s warranty the reputation for solid tools. You won’t find many jobs that the RIDGID won’t be able to handle for DYI projects and handyman category.

What We Like

  • Molded, Ergonomic grip
  • 2 Batteries and Carry Case
  • 2 Speed gear box, with all metal gears for extended durability
  • Free Parts and Labor Service for Life with Registration

What We Don't Like

  • Not brushless impacting the wear and tear / longevity
  • Battery feels loose when attached, it stays on, but wobbles
  • No LED light

First Impressions

I like the no slip grip. The unit is heavy and bulky but didn’t feel solid, in fact the battery actually wobbles. I wasn’t worried of it coming off, but just the back and forth doesn’t make for a solid feel. Like the two batteries, charger is a good size in that it didn’t feel like my phone charger like the Porter Cable PCC621LB but was small enough to carry around. Tool Bag is an added bonus.

What's In The Box

  • Drill
  • 2 Batteries – 1.5Ah (P189)
  • 1 Charger – Lithium Ion (P118B)
  • Screwdriver Bit
  • Carrying Case


  • 1/2 Inch Chuck
  • Volts – 18V Max
  • Two-speed gear train (high-low)
  • Up to 500 in.lbs of Torque
  • RPM – 0-500 / 0-1,750\
  • Torque adjustment ring, 24 Position Clutch
  • Dimensions: 9 x 3.5 x 8.25 inches (H * W * D)
  • Weighs 7.4 lbs
  • Bit Storage for convenience
  • Battery Status Light

Torque Adjustments

  • 1-4 Driving Small Screws
  • 5-8 Driving screws into soft material
  • 9-12 Driving screws into soft and hard materials
  • 13-16 Driving screws into hard wood
  • 17-20 Driving large screws
  • 21 – Drill Icon For heavy drilling

Full Review

The Ridgid R860052K is a solid drill that will suite most. We like Ridgid Lifetime Service Agreement (detailed below) and this has enough power for most projects. This particular model out sized and weighted all the other models we tested, so don’t expect to use it in tight spots. However, that size and weight also give it the solid feel. It is nice to have a second battery and decent charging station included as you will need them if you plan on using the drill for a couple hours. When it comes down to it, the Ridgid R860052K will serve a homeowner well for a good 3-5 years without to much to complain about – The Tool Space users: DIY and Handyman

Warranty Information

Lifetime Service Agreement

  • Once you have made you purchase you have to register your product (within 90 days of purchase) and submit proof of purchase (has to have been purchased from Home Depot) for processing approval. This warranty provides the original owner of qualifying RIDGID Brand tools a lifetime of free replacement batteries, free service and free replacement parts subject to the limitations set out in the Agreement.
  • Must bring the equipment to an authorized RIDGID service center here: https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/service-centers-repair

Tool Space Recommendation

We recommend this tool to the following skill levels.

DIY rated tools are for users who would use this product one time a month.
DIY rated tools are for users who would use this product one time a week.

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1 Comment

  1. Margeret Meshyock

    A cordless drill’s clutch stops rotation of the drill bit once a set resistance is reached. This prevents stripping or over-tightening a screw. Variable clutch settings let you tailor the resistance to your needs: Usually, low resistance is for small screws, and high resistance for large screws.

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