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Home Depot has the RIDGID 18-Volt Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Compact Drill/Driver Kit [homedepot.com] for $69 Plus Free Shipping.

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It comes with the smaller battery, 2Ah. Home Depot shows those as $69 each, or 3 for $119. The better deal is the 2 x 4Ah ones for $99.

Although when you buy batteries separately, they don't have the lifetime warranty since it's not in a combo kit with a tool. There still is an SLA, just not exactly sure of the details of the warranty - 3 years maybe?


http://www.homedepot.com/b/Tools-...C_MODE%7C0




I've had exactly the opposite experience - I had the full suite of Ryobi tools, even the supercharger with 6 x 4Ah batteries. I started a real-deal reno of my home, and the Ryobi's started crapping out. The sawzall burned itself up, the circular saw started stalling on easy cuts, and the impact driver started getting louder and louder and screwing slower. I got a new impact driver and it lasted a few weeks before it started doing the same thing.


I switched to Ridgid (started with the Gen5x kit) and although they are not perfect, I have only a few minor gripes, and nothing that has stopped me from completing my projects. Almost 4 years on the first ones I bought and the batteries and they are all still going strong. One of the oldest ones I have is a refurb X4 too.


There are higher-quality tools, but for the price point and value I find the Ridgid tools to be a good fit for me. I really wish they had a Supercharger that holds 6 batteries like the Ryobi though.
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Wouldn't buy ridgid tools again. I am a carpenter and i use my tools every day, so maybe this doesn't apply to the majority of potential buyers, but the drills and drivers they make lost almost all of their driving force after only six months of use. My ryobi tools, which are always cheap, have lasted three or four times as long as these.
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I've never owned any Ridgid power tools but I have a hard time believing they wouldn't last longer than Ryobi. Ryobi, Ridgid, and Milwaukee are all TTI and Ryobi is the budget line.
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Picked this up last week for $100 in store. However mine came with 2x batteries and bag compared to 1x battery with this deal (not sure about bag). Lifetime warranty caught my eye on this. Been working great with a 100+ Craftsman bit set. Highly recommend.
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The lifetime warranty makes this a no brainer. Warranty even covers the battery. Last time I checked a battery was$100.
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Wouldn't buy ridgid tools again. I am a carpenter and i use my tools every day, so maybe this doesn't apply to the majority of potential buyers, but the drills and drivers they make lost almost all of their driving force after only six months of use. My ryobi tools, which are always cheap, have lasted three or four times as long as these.
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The lifetime warranty makes this a no brainer. Warranty even covers the battery. Last time I checked a battery was$100.

It comes with the smaller battery, 2Ah. Home Depot shows those as $69 each, or 3 for $119. The better deal is the 2 x 4Ah ones for $99.

Although when you buy batteries separately, they don't have the lifetime warranty since it's not in a combo kit with a tool. There still is an SLA, just not exactly sure of the details of the warranty - 3 years maybe?


http://www.homedepot.com/b/Tools-...C_MODE%7C0

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Wouldn't buy ridgid tools again. I am a carpenter and i use my tools every day, so maybe this doesn't apply to the majority of potential buyers, but the drills and drivers they make lost almost all of their driving force after only six months of use. My ryobi tools, which are always cheap, have lasted three or four times as long as these.

I've had exactly the opposite experience - I had the full suite of Ryobi tools, even the supercharger with 6 x 4Ah batteries. I started a real-deal reno of my home, and the Ryobi's started crapping out. The sawzall burned itself up, the circular saw started stalling on easy cuts, and the impact driver started getting louder and louder and screwing slower. I got a new impact driver and it lasted a few weeks before it started doing the same thing.


I switched to Ridgid (started with the Gen5x kit) and although they are not perfect, I have only a few minor gripes, and nothing that has stopped me from completing my projects. Almost 4 years on the first ones I bought and the batteries and they are all still going strong. One of the oldest ones I have is a refurb X4 too.


There are higher-quality tools, but for the price point and value I find the Ridgid tools to be a good fit for me. I really wish they had a Supercharger that holds 6 batteries like the Ryobi though.
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My ridgid stuff has way outlasted all my Dewalt stuff. I've had great luck with ridgid.
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Wouldn't buy ridgid tools again. I am a carpenter and i use my tools every day, so maybe this doesn't apply to the majority of potential buyers, but the drills and drivers they make lost almost all of their driving force after only six months of use. My ryobi tools, which are always cheap, have lasted three or four times as long as these.
I've never owned any Ridgid power tools but I have a hard time believing they wouldn't last longer than Ryobi. Ryobi, Ridgid, and Milwaukee are all TTI and Ryobi is the budget line.
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Sorry for commenting twice, but the dewalt package earlier posted is a better deal
Rigid 18v batteries are universally accepted on all rigid 18v tools. So if you've already got rigid tools this is great!!
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Wouldn't buy ridgid tools again. I am a carpenter and i use my tools every day, so maybe this doesn't apply to the majority of potential buyers, but the drills and drivers they make lost almost all of their driving force after only six months of use. My ryobi tools, which are always cheap, have lasted three or four times as long as these.
ryobi, ridgid and milwaukee are all made by the same company in china. That being said, I think the ridgid lifetime warranty is a huge pain in the ass. They make it difficult to deal with and honestly, I've decided it is ryobi only from that company moving forward. Disposable to some extent.
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ryobi, ridgid and milwaukee are all made by the same company in china. That being said, I think the ridgid lifetime warranty is a huge pain in the ass. They make it difficult to deal with and honestly, I've decided it is ryobi only from that company moving forward. Disposable to some extent.
Comparing ryobi tools and Milwaukee tools isn't fair so saying they are made by the same company isn't fair either
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Rigid 18v batteries are universally accepted on all rigid 18v tools. So if you've already got rigid tools this is great!!
I recently figured this out when I decided to buy a new drill because the batteries in my 10 year old Rigid decided to bite the dust. Pretty cool that the batteries from these different generations are still compatible. I do feel like the build quality of the older drill is quite a bit better, however. Feels a lot more solid.
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Wouldn't buy ridgid tools again. I am a carpenter and i use my tools every day, so maybe this doesn't apply to the majority of potential buyers, but the drills and drivers they make lost almost all of their driving force after only six months of use. My ryobi tools, which are always cheap, have lasted three or four times as long as these.
I appreciate you leaving feedback. Once I bought a house I planned out and got a full set of common cordless tools (saws, impact, drill) I asked a lot of pros and got a lot of recs, also doing a ton of my own research. Only common theme was Makita. All millwrights at work prefer DeWalt for impact given their torque value, but nobody really liked them for anything else. Saws, port a banders, etc gave some love to Milwaukee for longevity and precision. Practically nobody recommended Ryobi but everyone had something Ryobi and liked it. I ended up going with that thinking I don't run them too hard plus it was the most economical way to get the whole set

Looking back kind of wish I went with Ridgid given the lifetime warranty

Your comment on driving force is puzzling. If Ridgid was still making brushed tools it would seem very possible to lose driving force, Ridgid has already moved their line to brushless. You shouldnt really see a power loss with brushless tools like you used to, but instead just a shorter battery life over time due to the tool. Given that home Depot is the "domestic warranty service provider" for Ridgid they usually just swap your item out for you then and there. Got a shop vac from them that was seemingly a dud from the get go giving it's poor suction. Hauled it up to the store expecting to have to plug it in and do a song and dance, guy took me back to the isle, gave me a new one in the box, and made a copy of my receipt. I'd heard some people say they ask you to mail it, etc, but I'd recommend going to the store and being polite ... They can take care of you or take really good care of you at their discretion. Looking back I wish my whole set was Ridgid given the ease of their warranty with home Depot from my own experience
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Sorry for commenting twice, but the dewalt package earlier posted is a better deal
Keep in mind that was for a refurb and with a very limited warranty.
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I recently figured this out when I decided to buy a new drill because the batteries in my 10 year old Rigid decided to bite the dust. Pretty cool that the batteries from these different generations are still compatible. I do feel like the build quality of the older drill is quite a bit better, however. Feels a lot more solid.
Your previous drill may have been a higher quality option. This one is Ridgid's more entry level, but they do make several different versions with varying quality levels, the best compete quite favorably with other higher end tool manufacturers, including Milwaukee, and Ridgid's warranty can not be beat.
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