RIDGID Brushless Gen5X 18V Impact Driver R86037 Torque Test Review

Channel: Roy Gillin


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Tested my new Ridgid Brush-less Impact driver. This came in the R9205 set from Home Depot. I used a 2.0Ah battery instead of the 4.0Ah battery that came with it to cut down on weight. Pretty impressed, I Torqued the lugs with my torque wrench as shown on the orange stickies prior to making this video.

Starting clockwise with with the first lug at 60 ft/lbs, then 80 : 100 :120 :140. The rating on this impact driver is roughly 188 ft lbs. The first time, I did the test on the other side, but with a regular chrome socket instead of a impact socket, and it had trouble with the 140 ft/lb lug nut. There was definitely a difference when using the proper impact socket instead of a normal chrome one, which you should use if using any type of impact tool. And it goes without saying, 'You should not impact driver or impact gun instead of a proper torque wrench when installing the lugs!' Though you can zip them on with the impact driver, then properly torque them. Socket adapters by Dewalt as follows: 1/4 in. ADAPTER DW2541IR, 3/8 in. ADAPTER DW2542IR, 1/2 in. ADAPTER DW2547IR.

I'm not getting rid of my impact guns anytime soon, but this Ridgid impact driver is a nice addition to my tool arsenal, very impressive for its' size!