Ingersoll Rand 7807R Review
Ingersoll Rand 7807R Review
Reviewed by: Timothy Henderson
Published on: March 6, 2018
Formed by a 1905 merger of two rival companies, the Ingersoll Rand is Ireland’s most famous industrial manufacturing company. They’re well known for their compressor systems, hammers, grinders, impact wrenches, screwdrivers, torque multipliers, and a plethora of other power tools and accessories. Among them is this right angle air drill, the 7807R, a model that definitely deserves a more in-depth look.
It’s one of the most popular devices of this kind on the market, partly due to its useful features and partly because of its reasonable price. It’s a durable, comfortable, and a precise machine made by one of Europe’s most respected manufacturers of power tools.
But the only way to find out if it’s actually worth the money is to carefully analyze its build quality and efficiency – and that’s where we come in. Join us, and let’s check out this right angle air drill together!
- Weight – 2.35lbs
- Dimensions – 2.3″ x 9.1″ x 4.6″
- Chuck Size – 3/8″
- Horsepower – 0.33 HP
- Warranty – 1-year
Ingersoll Rand 7807R – The Basics
The Ingersoll Rand 7807R comes with a set of features that’s pretty standard for the pneumatic right angle drills in this category. Its design is compact and durable, allowing the user to engage in all sorts of drilling and driving operations that take place in tight and confined spaces.
It sports a 0.33 HP motor that operates at the maximum speed of 1,800 RPM and can be used in a reverse mode, allowing the user to drive bolts and screws in all kinds of materials, like wood, sheet metal, and composites. It has a rear exhaust, a high-quality 3/8″ chuck, easy-to-operate controls, as well as a grease plug that allows easy maintenance.
Let’s have a closer look at the design and power of this unit, and find out its value for the money.
Just like many other air-operated drills manufactured by Ingersoll Rand, the 7807R also sports a design that makes the user confident about its durability and reliability. Featuring a simple combination of metallic and black colors, the unit has low weight (only 2.35 pounds) and is just a bit above 8″ long. This makes it incredibly compact and very convenient when it comes to drilling in hard-to-reach spaces.
Similarly to other drills made by Ingersoll Rand, this one also has a durable construction that prevents mechanical damage. Accidental dropping from a height shouldn’t render the device unusable, and that’s always a big plus in our book.
The 0.33 HP motor of this right angle drill achieves the maximum speed of 1,800 RPM, which is pretty good for a device of this type and allows one to use it for all sorts of drilling operations. The fact that it’s reversible is another advantage, letting one use the 7807R for driving bolts and screws. Unfortunately, the unit requires lots of air volume to work correctly – those who don’t own (or are not planning to buy) a large compressor should look elsewhere.
Furthermore, the drill is quite loud when it works. It gets the job done, but using it without hearing protection would be quite unwise. The loudness is the most significant flaw of this device, and something we certainly didn’t expect from Ingersoll Rand. On the other hand, we were quite pleased with the presence of a grease plug, as it allows easy preventative maintenance.
Things we liked about it
As you can see from above, there are plenty of things to like about the 7807R. Even though it’s not a premium-category right angle drill, it’s still durable and efficient enough for us to deem it worth considering for purchase. Those who have to deal with drilling in tight spaces, but don’t want to buy an electric right angle drill should definitely give this model a chance.
Not only is it easy to maneuver thanks to its slim profile and the low weight, but it’s also quite fast and is of great help when it comes to quick completion of projects in plumbing and woodworking. It has a high-quality chuck, comfortable lever throttle, and keeping it working condition is quite easy due to its grease point on the angle head.
Things we didn’t like
Unfortunately, the Ingersoll Rand 7807R is not a flawless device. We were quite surprised to find out that it’s among the loudest drills of this type on today’s market. We strongly advise you to use hearing protection whenever you decide to drill with it – avoiding doing that will almost certainly cause hearing damage after prolonged operation.
Those who do not own a large compressor will be left disappointed – the 7807R requires quite a lot of air volume to achieve the needed speed for successful drilling/driving. And controlling this speed is our final complaint, as the variable speed solution used on this device isn’t the best one we’ve seen so far.
Users are generally pleased with this drill, saying that it’s yet another quality product that they intend to use for the years to come. Besides the reasonable price, they’re praising the unit’s versatility, low profile, as well as the ease of operation and maintenance.
Those with negative experiences are scolding the severe loudness, the fact that the unit requires a large compressor, as well as its short warranty period. But still, they’re still calling it a pretty good deal for the money.
Even though it comes with a few disadvantages, we still think that the Ingersoll Rand 7807R is a pretty good air-operated right angle drill. It’s especially convenient for the DIY beginners, as its low weight makes it very easy to maneuver while drilling or driving. It sports an efficient reversible motor, a compact angle head, a comfortable lever throttle, and keeping it in good working condition is very easy.
If you own a large compressor and always use proper hearing protection, buying this model can’t really turn out as a mistake.