I've had mine for over 3 years, and no problems with the batteries. Recharge faster than I can use up the one in the drill...that keeps me going.
But Don's right about the torque. When I was researching cordless drills, the Ridgid had one of the highest torques, if not the highest. I used it lightly until I built the fence here at the current house 3 years ago. I thought my Makita corded drill would be best for driving 3/8" lags in 2X4 stringers. Even drilling a pilot hole, no dice. The Ridgid did it with no sweat even without a pilot hole. Sold me. Got the 12V X2 when they were on sale for 70 bucks. It does a good job itself, but nowhere near the torque of the 18, as should be the case. Jim.
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