I bought a 18v hammer drill in the lifetime warranty period, The first one, the variable speed went out, The second one the variable speed went out and i continued to use it until it started smoking and burned up. The third one, the chuck broke and you could not put a small drill bit in it and expect it to drill straight. The fourth one, it just quit, no warning, no smoke, I tried different batteries and I heard a click. It must have been a thermal fuse in the batteries that was blowing because they would not do anything in the charger. Every one of these drills i have taken back to HD and have not had much problem getting a whole new kit. As long as i dont have to go to a service center and wait weeks for a repair i guess i will just keep returning them. A brand new line of cordless tools from a manufacturer that has never sold cordless tools is bound to have problems. I have noticed a couple of changes since the first drill and i am hoping Ridgid is continuing to develop these tools and get the bugs worked out. I do not use this tool on a full time basis ,just night/weekend cabinet work. Four strikes is about enough, if this one breaks i will be real tempted to go buy a Milwaukee!!
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18 volt hammer drill (junk)!!!!