9.6v Cordless Screwdriver R81030 - Fine Woodworking Tool Review
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9.6v Cordless Screwdriver R81030

Ridgid - 9.6v Cordless Screwdriver R81030

This compact cordless screwdriver from Ridgid features a pivoting head, and has enough power to drive large screws.

$99 (As of 7/1/2006)

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Editor's Review: Cordless Screwdrivers Do One Thing Very Well

by Asa Christiana

review date: July 1, 2006

For many woodworkers, a single cordless drill is all they need for drilling and driving screws. But a hefty drill/driver can be overkill. In some cases, a cordless screwdriver may be just the ticket. Ridgid has released a new 9.6v cordless screwdriver (model R81030) that features a nickel-cadmium battery pack and it can pivot from a straight stick style driver to a right-angle handle. The 9.6v cordless battery recharges in 30 minutes and provides enough power to drive 3-in.-long screws.

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Editor Test Results:

Runout N/A
Ergonomics Good
Tool Balance Great (versatile pivoting neck)
Endurance on a Single Charge Drove 201 2-1/4 in. screws
Torque Good
Transmission N/A
Chuck Quality N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Ridgid
Manufacturer's Web Site www.ridgid.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-474-3443
Chuck Type/Materials Hex
Clutch Settings N/A
Chuck Capacity 1/4-in. Quick Release Hex
Speed 0 to 530 rpm
Volts 9.6v
Corded/Cordless Cordless
Recharge Time 30 min
Battery Type nickel-cadmium


Well built,lots of torque,light in weight,body design permits to go in places other drills just cannot.What a joy too use!Richard Ciupka Montreal.

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