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(COMPACT SERIES PART 1) RIDGID COMPACT R86007 vs DEWALT COMPACT DC720!


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THIS IS PART I IN A SERIES OF TESTS BETWEEN THE DEWALT DC720 vs OTHER COMPACT DRILL'S IN IT'S CLASS.

THIS IS A TEST BETWEEN THE NEW RIDGID COMPACT R86007 vs THE DEWALT COMPACT DC720KA!

THIS TEST WILL COMPARE INTERNAL SPECS, DEMO TESTING, WEIGHT, FEATURES AND BENEFITS!

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WEIGHT:

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INTERNAL SPECS:

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FEATURES & BENEFITS:

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The Ridgid R86007 is very compact, and is shorter in length. The Dewalt DC720 is slightly shorter in height. Dewalt DC720 is approx. 8" long, 7 1/2" high (w/out battery) The Ridgid R86007 is approx. 7 1/2" long, 7 3/4" high (w/out battery)

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Both drills feature a on board bit holder.

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The Ridgid R86007 features a bright LED light angled off the bottom of the drill.

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The Dewalt DC720 features a bright LED light below the chuck.

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Both drills have similar shifting styles, however we felt the Ridgid R86007 shifter was smoother, with a more durable design.

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The Ridgid R86007 features a 24 position clutch, the Dewalt DC720 features a 18 position chuck. Both were very easy to operate, however we found the Ridgid R86007 to be a bit cumbersome, and may be difficult to operate for someone with smaller hands.

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The Dewalt DC720 features a ratcheting style Jacobs 500 series chuck. The Ridgid is a non ratcheting twist lock chuck, Unknown manuf. Possibly a in house Ridgid chuck? Both completed the demo test without slippage.

ONTO THE TEST!

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In this test, we used a piece of 2x12 fir. We also used a 1" spade bit. The test was conducted to see how many holes could be drilled on a single charge, in 2nd gear. We wanted to push these little compacts to see how efficient they use energy under heavy draws.

Both drills performed very well, however the Dewalt DC720 drilled 14 more holes on a single charge than the Ridgid R86007. The Dewalt DC720 has a slightly larger battery the DW9099 @ 1.7ah. The Ridgid  battery R840084 has 1.5ah.

DEWALT DC720 Drilled 35 Holes, or 20 holes per ah.

RIDGID R86007 Drilled 21 Holes, or 14 holes per ah.

During this test both drills got hot, but the Ridgid R86007 got noticeably hotter towards the last few holes. Both batteries got so hot, they had to cool down for 30 minutes before the charger would allow a charge.

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Click HERE to continue on to Part II.

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