Ridgid 1/2″ 18V Cordless Impact Wrench Review

If you are someone who works in the construction or automotive industry, buying good tools is probably the most important thing to be able to work on your projects. With the increasing number or machinery being produced every day, choosing your tools before buying them can be tough. In order to resolve this dilemma, we tried and tested a few of the popular cordless impact wrenches available on the market, and bring you a review – this time Ridgid 1/2 18V Cordless Impact Wrench.

ridgid 1/2-inch 18v cordless impact wrench review

The Ridgid requires a battery of 18 volts to operate. The Lithium-ion batteries are rechargeable. It is built with advanced technology which enables it to perform heavy-duty tasks. This is because it generates a powerful torque of 300 ft-lbs, with 2900 Rounds per Minute (RPM). It is speedy, while its speed can also be adjusted by using a trigger. It is optimized to be easy to handle, as it comes with a removable belt hook. Therefore, you can hang it on your side, or clip it to your pants or toolbox. It is also ergonomic; weighing only about 2 pounds and measuring 8.7 x 7.9 x 3.7 inches, thus it causes less fatigue or health issues related to arms or wrists.

Great features

  1. It has a compact design: One of the major factors to be considered while buying this tool is its size and weight. The machine is small and does not weigh more than 2 pounds. Thus, it can be used with just one hand. Also, the light weight of the machine prevents fatigue to the user, thus the user can keep working for longer. Thus, this machine helps them to optimize their working output.
  2. It is battery operated: The tool is not only quicker but also safer than air or corded impact wrench. This is because unlike the cordless one, they are more prone to accidents due to the requirement of a compressed gas cylinder and electricity. The wired connection to a cylinder or an electric power source also limits the mobility of the tool. Thus, it can be used to far off places and is hassle-free to use, as it is cordless.
  3. It has LED lights: There are three LED lights, which light up when you are using it. This helps the user to see the work properly.


  • Item number: R86010B
  • Colour: Gray
  • Material: Plastic
  • Power Source: 18 Volts Lithium-ion battery

Customer Feedback and Conclusion

The Ridgid is light, fast and powerful. There is no reason that the machine might fail to satisfy its customers. The users are happy with it, and particularly fans of its LED lights, which helps them see clearly. It is a feature that most of the other impact wrenches do not have. In our opinion, this machine is reasonably priced and lives up to our expectations. If you do not have such a tool, buy Ridgid’s now!