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  • Ridgid 18V R840011 @ $99 vs. Ridgid 14.4V R830153 @129

    OK, just got back from the local HD and picked up the last 18V @ $99, 14.4V X-2 @ $129. I picked up both as they were the last ones they had in stock. The 14.4V has the better batteries, and actually has slightly more power. So now the question is:
    WHICH ONE DO I KEEP?

    Is either one any better than the other? I'm leaning towards the 14.4 because of the better batteries, and slightly higher torque specs. Any thoughts?

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    Re: Ridgid 18V R840011 @ $99 vs. Ridgid 14.4V R830153 @129

    Which one feels better in your hand? If you decide on the 14.4 the impact would be a nice addition

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      Re: Ridgid 18V R840011 @ $99 vs. Ridgid 14.4V R830153 @129

      Originally posted by wbrooks View Post
      Which one feels better in your hand? If you decide on the 14.4 the impact would be a nice addition
      They both look to have about the same measurements. The 14.4v may be a tad heavier due to the bigger batteries.

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        Re: Ridgid 18V R840011 @ $99 vs. Ridgid 14.4V R830153 @129

        14.4V is oder technology. It will be going away first.

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          Re: Ridgid 18V R840011 @ $99 vs. Ridgid 14.4V R830153 @129

          Originally posted by Quantum View Post
          14.4V is oder technology. It will be going away first.
          The 14.4v has the X2 2.5mah batteries, which I believe are newer than the 18V regular batteries, or am I wrong?

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            Re: Ridgid 18V R840011 @ $99 vs. Ridgid 14.4V R830153 @129

            You are correct, however in general Ni-Cad will be going away as Li-Ion takes over. Similar to Alkaline replacing carbon

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            • #7
              Re: Ridgid 18V R840011 @ $99 vs. Ridgid 14.4V R830153 @129

              So do I sell them both and save for the 18v Li-Ion, or just use the 14.4v until I'm tired of it?

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                Re: Ridgid 18V R840011 @ $99 vs. Ridgid 14.4V R830153 @129

                Hello
                Since no one seems to want to give an answer, I will give you mine. Keep the 14.4 volt!! Yes, it is a little heavy, but specs out perform the 18V. I thought about the lithium, but the amount I use the drill, just couldn't justify the added cost.
                When I bought mine last month, HD had it reduced to 129.00 (I used my Harbor Freight 15% off coupon and got it for 109.00). I asked the saleman why it was reduced and he said Ridgid will probably be replacing it with something else, but don't worry as it will b covered under the LSA. Well, I called Ridgid and asked them the same and they said they were not aware of it being replaced. They also said if it does get replaced and if it or the batteries need replacement and they do not have supporting parts, then it will be replaced with a comparable model. So, bottom line it will always be supported. Ron

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                  Re: Ridgid 18V R840011 @ $99 vs. Ridgid 14.4V R830153 @129

                  Originally posted by Ronald View Post
                  Hello
                  Since no one seems to want to give an answer, I will give you mine. Keep the 14.4 volt!! Yes, it is a little heavy, but specs out perform the 18V. I thought about the lithium, but the amount I use the drill, just couldn't justify the added cost.
                  When I bought mine last month, HD had it reduced to 129.00 (I used my Harbor Freight 15% off coupon and got it for 109.00). I asked the saleman why it was reduced and he said Ridgid will probably be replacing it with something else, but don't worry as it will b covered under the LSA. Well, I called Ridgid and asked them the same and they said they were not aware of it being replaced. They also said if it does get replaced and if it or the batteries need replacement and they do not have supporting parts, then it will be replaced with a comparable model. So, bottom line it will always be supported. Ron
                  Ronald,
                  Thanks, that was what I was looking for ! I was leaning towards the 14.4v as it has more power and better batteries. Seemed it was well worth the extra $29 for the X-2 batteries. I also have a hard time paying almost $200 for the Li-Ion when this should last me for at least a "couple" of years. Again, thanks for your response. Also, too bad my local HD won't honor HF coupons (at least I don't think they will, but I've never asked!)

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