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This is an important feature. When the motor bogs, or because of resistance can't spin the chuck, it will keep the motor from overheating, and smoking. If the 18volt x2 ridgid has this feature, then I will repurchase it . Please respond Brandman.
The Ridgid cordless does not have overload protection. Overload protection was popular about 5 years ago but it really failed to work, protect and made it very frustrating to the user who had to wait for the unit to reset (cool down) and that was enough to make many PRO's through the tools away that had them. DeWalt, Bosch and all others that I am aware of do not have overload protection on their cordless.