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Promoted 11-13-2015 by daisybeetle at 02:37 PM View Original Post
HomeDepot.com has A $100 In Cart Discount when you buy a select combo of Ridgid Tools. Shipping is free. Thanks shuutr
  1. Click here and add 18-Volt Ridgid GEN5X Brushless Compact Hammer Drill/Driver and 3-Speed Impact Driver Combo Kit $279 to cart
  2. Add your choice of one of the following to cart
  3. Proceed to checkout + Shipping is free.

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Written by daisybeetle

Combo kit includes:

  • Hammer Drill (R86116)
  • Impact Driver (R86037)
  • 2x 4.0Ah HYPER Lithium-Ion Batteries (R840087)
  • Charger (R840095)
  • 2x belt hooks with screws
  • Auxiliary Handle
  • 2x Bits
  • Bag

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Edited November 5, 2015 at 05:29 AM by BostonGirl
So Ridgid BRUSHLESS (yes brushless) Hammer Drill, Impact Drill, (2) 4 Ah batteries and charger for $279. Add one of a bunch of tools or batteries and save $100.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID...quantity=1

Details on the combo below, but what I noticed is to save $100 off your purchase you don't have to buy something that costs $100.

You can add their new blower for $79. Total in cart $258
http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID.../205999649

You could instead add the portable fan ($59.97). Total in cart: $239
http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID.../205907844

or the random orbit sander ($69.97). Total in cart $249
http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID.../205907850

Don't need those, the 12v drill driver set is an option at $119. So that is $300 for two 18v tools, two 12v tools and batteries and chargers for both.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID.../205358335

Or two more 4Ah batteries for $99
http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID.../205999648

Oh yeah, and you get their LSA.

About the BRUSHLESS hammer drill and impact driverdriver
RIDGID introduces their next generation of cordless tool with the GEN5X Brushless 18-Volt Compact Hammer Drill/Driver and 3-Speed Impact Driver Combo Kit.
Includes:
R86116 Hammer Drill,
R86037 Impact Driver,
(2) R840087 4.0Ah HYPER Lithium-Ion Batteries,
R840095 Charger,
(2) belt hooks with screws, Auxiliary Handle,
(2) Bits, Bag and Operator's Manuals.

Hammer drill: best-in-class torque with a powerful 700 in. lbs. of torque in a compact hammer drill
Impact drill: best-in-class torque with a crushing industry leading 2,500 in-lbs of torque
Impact drill: 3 speed settings provide adjustable power and speed for the most demanding jobs as well as precision work
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Like others said, its new, it's improved, it's the technology of the future, kinda like 4k TV, most people don't need it, but eventually will be the new standard. Brushes are like brake pads on a car, they control the speed of the drill, but they produce a lot of heat, and make the motor work at "full power" but reduce the speed thru the use of the brushes (the brakes). The new "Brushless" use something "like a computer" ... a "smart" drill that can make the drill spin at different speed by reducing the electricity/power/voltage whatever (not sure what) so it does not go "full power" but only what you ask it for (by squeezing the trigger more or less). This reduces the heat, because there are no brakes regulating the speed of a "full power" drill. the battery is drained less because it is not always on "full power". 3 benefits (maybe more). 1) No brushes (brake pads) to replace. 2) Less heat means the tool lives longer 3) the batteries last longer -- this one is 2-fold -- a) the battery will drill more holes per charge because it is not taxed as much per hole, as it is not fighting the brushes, and b) The battery will not need to be charged as often because of this, and last you more years (or months, depending on usage).
That said, as you can probably see, brushless does not mean a whole lot to Do-it-yourselfers and Home-owners. They are usually much more expensive (from 30-50% more expensive) than the brushed versions, but WELL worth it to a contractor that needs to squeeze the most power out of their tools. I have seen contractors run out of battery, and waiting for a charge, they keep busy, but really ticks them off ... time is money for those guys. A good rule of thumb (in my opinion) ... ask yourself "when was the last time I used my drill/impact driver?" and "Is it charged and ready to go right now?" If the answer to this is "What?" or "I have no idea." or "Hmmmm ... can't remember for sure." then you don't need brushless, and are not likely to benefit enough to justify the extra cost. On the other hand ... who doesn't want the most awesome tool you can buy ... and this is a sweeeeet deal !!!
Hope that was helpful.

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if only you could buy the $19 light.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID...quantity=1
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It turns out this is part of HD holiday offer. If you buy man approved kit, you can get $100 or $150 of power tools or batteries
http://www.homedepot.com/c/Holida..._Kit_Offer

The $100 off offer is part of Home Depots holiday power tool combo offer. You can get either $100 or $150 off power tools or batteries if you buy an approved kit. http://www.homedepot.com/c/Holida..._Kit_Offer

$150 off the following kits:
Ridgid GEN5X 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit (5-Piece) $499
http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID.../205883898

Milwaukee M18 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless Hammer Drill/Impact Driver Combo Kit $399
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwau.../206211756


Makita 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Combo Kit (2-Tool) $399
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Makita.../206278156


Dewalt 20-Volt Max XR Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless Hammer Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit (2-Tool) $369

http://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT.../204678759


$100 off the following: the ridgid kit above and

Makita 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Combo Kit (2-Piece) $329
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Makita.../204316749


Dewalt 20-Volt Max (3Ah) Lithium-Ion Hammer Drill and Impact Combo Kit (2-Tool) $299
http://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT...2886299BE5


MilwaukeeM18 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Compact Brushless Hammer Drill/Impact Combo Kit (2-Tool) $299
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwau.../205846386

Makita 18-Volt Compact Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Combo Kit (2-Piece) $269
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Makita.../206110233
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Finally Ridgid on Brushless motors. EEK!
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Is this an online deal only or is it also in-store deal?
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can someone tell me what brushless means?
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Quote from patriotsfan06161989 View Post :
can someone tell me what brushless means?
The last generation of drills used brushes to transfer power to the motor turning your drill bit. Brushes wear out and are not as efficient as newer Brushless models.

These models are set up so connection from the battery to the motor does not require brushes. The end result is more torque, less battery power used. Theoretically it also means less wear and tear on the drill so the tools last longer.

For people using drills all day, more efficiency means less frequent recharging and easier driving/drilling.

https://quantumdevices.wordpress....ifference/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXlwEqSnslY
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I had a manager look at the inventory list on the computer at my HD, and he showed the screens which listed a kit with the model #R9210 and a price of $399.99 labled Ridgid 3pc.18v brushless combo kit. There was zero inventory and he said they can't even order it yet, but as of yesterday no one at HD acknowledged this R9205 brushless kit either. I contacted Ridgid, and according to them the R9210 combo kit is going to have a brushless skillsaw ( circular saw ) as well, but would only tell me that it might be available between Black Friday and New year. If this kit does come out I am wondering if it will be eligible for the $150 off like some of the other name brands.
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I also noticed that last Black Friday they put both Makita and Milwaukee blowers on sale for $49.99 while running the same special on combo kits as well. If you are trying to decide between the blower and something else, you may want to consider choosing a different tool or battery to purchase with the kit because it is possible that the blowers might go on sale for Black Friday. This is just a theory... so don't count on this to happen!
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I think this is an amazing deal...I already needed to get a replacement battery for my current set of tools, so for $300, I get 2 batteries and 3 new tools when I was already going to spend $200 on 2 new 4ah batteries.
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Quote from patriotsfan06161989 View Post :
can someone tell me what brushless means?
Like others said, its new, it's improved, it's the technology of the future, kinda like 4k TV, most people don't need it, but eventually will be the new standard. Brushes are like brake pads on a car, they control the speed of the drill, but they produce a lot of heat, and make the motor work at "full power" but reduce the speed thru the use of the brushes (the brakes). The new "Brushless" use something "like a computer" ... a "smart" drill that can make the drill spin at different speed by reducing the electricity/power/voltage whatever (not sure what) so it does not go "full power" but only what you ask it for (by squeezing the trigger more or less). This reduces the heat, because there are no brakes regulating the speed of a "full power" drill. the battery is drained less because it is not always on "full power". 3 benefits (maybe more). 1) No brushes (brake pads) to replace. 2) Less heat means the tool lives longer 3) the batteries last longer -- this one is 2-fold -- a) the battery will drill more holes per charge because it is not taxed as much per hole, as it is not fighting the brushes, and b) The battery will not need to be charged as often because of this, and last you more years (or months, depending on usage).
That said, as you can probably see, brushless does not mean a whole lot to Do-it-yourselfers and Home-owners. They are usually much more expensive (from 30-50% more expensive) than the brushed versions, but WELL worth it to a contractor that needs to squeeze the most power out of their tools. I have seen contractors run out of battery, and waiting for a charge, they keep busy, but really ticks them off ... time is money for those guys. A good rule of thumb (in my opinion) ... ask yourself "when was the last time I used my drill/impact driver?" and "Is it charged and ready to go right now?" If the answer to this is "What?" or "I have no idea." or "Hmmmm ... can't remember for sure." then you don't need brushless, and are not likely to benefit enough to justify the extra cost. On the other hand ... who doesn't want the most awesome tool you can buy ... and this is a sweeeeet deal !!!
Hope that was helpful.
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Quote from rccarrillo View Post :
Like others said, its new, it's improved, it's the technology of the future, kinda like 4k TV, most people don't need it, but eventually will be the new standard. Brushes are like brake pads on a car, they control the speed of the drill, but they produce a lot of heat, and make the motor work at "full power" but reduce the speed thru the use of the brushes (the brakes). The new "Brushless" use something "like a computer" ... a "smart" drill that can make the drill spin at different speed by reducing the electricity/power/voltage whatever (not sure what) so it does not go "full power" but only what you ask it for (by squeezing the trigger more or less). This reduces the heat, because there are no brakes regulating the speed of a "full power" drill. the battery is drained less because it is not always on "full power". 3 benefits (maybe more). 1) No brushes (brake pads) to replace. 2) Less heat means the tool lives longer 3) the batteries last longer -- this one is 2-fold -- a) the battery will drill more holes per charge because it is not taxed as much per hole, as it is not fighting the brushes, and b) The battery will not need to be charged as often because of this, and last you more years (or months, depending on usage).
That said, as you can probably see, brushless does not mean a whole lot to Do-it-yourselfers and Home-owners. They are usually much more expensive (from 30-50% more expensive) than the brushed versions, but WELL worth it to a contractor that needs to squeeze the most power out of their tools. I have seen contractors run out of battery, and waiting for a charge, they keep busy, but really ticks them off ... time is money for those guys. A good rule of thumb (in my opinion) ... ask yourself "when was the last time I used my drill/impact driver?" and "Is it charged and ready to go right now?" If the answer to this is "What?" or "I have no idea." or "Hmmmm ... can't remember for sure." then you don't need brushless, and are not likely to benefit enough to justify the extra cost. On the other hand ... who doesn't want the most awesome tool you can buy ... and this is a sweeeeet deal !!!
Hope that was helpful.


Yes, it WAS extremely helpful. Repped x4 for your efforts. Nice post!!!bounce
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Quote from timtim2008 View Post :
if only you could buy the $19 light.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID...quantity=1
you can buy the mini radio for 10$ (29.97$) more and get the discount... basically getting 70$ off the drill/driver, total of 208$ for the set and radio.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID...quantity=1
hopefully they come separate on the order so i can return the radio and keep the set (ala Walmart deals.)


i've been waiting for a deal to replace my X4 driver and Fuego drill kit. the X4 is a very nice driver, i've had no issues with it at all, the control and feel of the driver is by far the best i've used. the driver has worked very well for 2 chicken coop builds, two run builds (50sqft and 200sqft), a 48sqft aviary for our chukars and various other projects. the Fuego drill on the other hand, what a POS that thing is... the chuck wobbles, it has no power, it feels far worse in your hand. i go back to my NiCad DeWalt, which doesn't hold a charge for shit anymore, when i need power or precision/control.
i'll flip my previous set and come out almost even... not a bad deal.
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Is this an online deal only or is it also in-store deal?
in stores as well
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