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5-Tool Ridgid 18-Volt Gen5X Cordless Li-Ion Combo Kit w/ 2 Batteries EXPIRED

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Home Depot has Ridgid 18-Volt Gen5X Cordless Li-Ion 5-Tool Combo Kit + 2 Batteries (R9652) for $299. Shipping is free or you may select free store pickup. Thanks longmanj9

Includes:
  • Ridgid R8611503 Hammer Drill
  • Ridgid R86035 Impact Driver
  • Ridgid R8652 Circular Saw + Extra Blade
  • Ridgid R8642 Reciprocating Saw + Extra Blade
  • Ridgid R8693 LED Flashlight
  • Ridgid R840095 Charger
  • 2x Ridgid R840087 4.0 Ah Batteries
  • Auxiliary Handle
  • 2x Bits
  • Blade Wrench
  • 3x Belt Hooks
  • Bag
  • Operator's Manuals
Also Available:Includes:
  • Ridgid R860052K Drill/Driver
  • 2x Ridgid R840085 1.5Ah Hyper Lithium Compact Batteries
  • Charger
  • Double Ended Bit
  • Heavy Duty Contractors Bag
  • Operator's manuals
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Free Shipping or Free Store PickupIncludes:
  • Ridgid R8611503 Hammer Drill
  • Ridgid R86035 Impact Driver
  • Ridgid R8652 Circular Saw
  • Ridgid R8642 Reciprocating Saw
  • Ridgid R8693 LED Flashlight
  • Ridgid R840095 Charger
  • 2x Ridgid R840087 4.0 Ah Batteries
  • Auxiliary Handle
  • 2x Bits
  • Circular Saw Blade
  • Blade Wrench
  • Reciprocating Saw Blade
  • 3x Belt Hooks
  • Bag
  • Operator's Manuals
Also Available:Includes:
  • Ridgid R860052K Drill/Driver
  • 2x Ridgid R840085 1.5Ah Hyper Lithium Compact Batteries
  • Charger
  • Double Ended Bit
  • Heavy Duty Contractors Bag
  • Operator's manuals
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As a DIYer who has gutted and remodeled 3 houses and 2 offices, built a deck, multiple sheds, piers, etc., I would advise any newbie to ignore the brushless vs non-brushless argument unless the price is the same. Buy what you can afford. Heck, I did half my work with cheap black and decker NiCd stuff I bought at Target on clearance years ago. Don't drink the kool-aid. Spending more isn't going to suddenly make you a highly skilled craftsman.

If you're doing it 24/7 as a living to feed your family, that's a different story. You don't have downtime to mess with tools and batteries that aren't high-end. But that's not most of us here, so I won't even get into that.

IMHO, the skill of the person doing the job is way more important than the brand of tool. I have seen guys roll in carrying $1000 worth of tools in a bag who couldn't measure and cut properly if their life depended on it. And I have also worked with guys that are like magicians with whatever tools they happen to grab within arm's reach.

If Rigid still has free lifetime battery replacement, I would buy into that system as a newbie in a heartbeat. As a DIYer, I have had way more batteries go bad than actual tools. And the price to replace batteries is not cheap.

Also, I wish these companies would stop adding flashlights in these kits and counting it as a "tool," like we're idiots. Heck, I can go to Walmart and buy all of the LED lighting I need for cheap, and it won't require me to use one of the LiOn batteries that I need for the actual tools. These companies would do us a solid if they would throw in another "real" tool or an extra battery or a rapid charger in these kits instead of some stupid flashlight.
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People get way too hung up on brushed vs. brushless on here. Rigid did a phenomenal job with this set of tools, and even being "just" brushed motors, they put out more torque and have better battery life than many brushless tools out there. I bought this kit + the 2-pack of Rigid brushless a while back and wound up returning the brushless because I could not tell much of a tangible difference in their utility. Suffice to say, 99% of SDers could buy this set and never have a single problem with the brushed aspect of them.
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Got excited about this yesterday as I've been eyeing this brushless drill/impact driver set [homedepot.com] for a while now, and thought this was the same thing plus extras. Then I realized that this $299 set is NOT brushless.

Is it a worthwhile investment t to spend the $229 on the brushless set, then get the other tools over time? I'm just a homeowner with medium use so I don't require the best of the best...but I do want quality tools.
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Thoughts on this vs the Milwaukee M18 set also from Home Depot?
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Got excited about this yesterday as I've been eyeing this brushless drill/impact driver set [homedepot.com] for a while now, and thought this was the same thing plus extras. Then I realized that this $299 set is NOT brushless.

Is it a worthwhile investment t to spend the $229 on the brushless set, then get the other tools over time? I'm just a homeowner with medium use so I don't require the best of the best...but I do want quality tools.
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Got excited about this yesterday as I've been eyeing this brushless drill/impact driver set [homedepot.com] for a while now, and thought this was the same thing plus extras. Then I realized that this $299 set is NOT brushless.

Is it a worthwhile investment t to spend the $229 on the brushless set, then get the other tools over time? I'm just a homeowner with medium use so I don't require the best of the best...but I do want quality tools.
The brushless set crushes it. The non-brussless is ok. But if you can get the brushless for near the same price it's worth it. There is a brushless 4 piece set for around this price on clearance that I'd recommend. The drill and impact you link plus a brushless circular saw and 4" grinder and maybe a light. I can't remember for sure. Search sd and you'll find it. The colors are reversed as it's a special edition. The brushless circular saw has amazing battery life. I have it and the drill and impact. Really good for a homeowner

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but not sure if trust it. I'd still go to the store and check
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Does this come with battery lifetime warranty?
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Does this come with battery lifetime warranty?
Yes it does bought this set in December and its all registered with the LSA as long as the batteries come in a combo kit they are covered
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Got excited about this yesterday as I've been eyeing this brushless drill/impact driver set [homedepot.com] for a while now, and thought this was the same thing plus extras. Then I realized that this $299 set is NOT brushless.

Is it a worthwhile investment t to spend the $229 on the brushless set, then get the other tools over time? I'm just a homeowner with medium use so I don't require the best of the best...but I do want quality tools.
Brushless tools are usually new models so they tend to have more power than brushed, but the real advantage is run time. Brushless motors are more efficient so the battery goes a lot further. Plus the size, the brushless compact hammer drill is 1.5 inches more compact, the impact driver is shorter as well. I'd say go brushless and build up from there even if you are a home owner and might only use once a month. Plus if you go the Ridgid route then in theory with the LSA (lifetime service agreement) the brushless tools you buy could be the last tools you every buy.

A couple months ago Ridgid has a deal, buy the brushless Hammer drill / impact driver combo for 229 and get a free tool. I'm sure that will come around again. Say you get the circular saw as the free tool. Then you buy the new octane Recip separately for $135. You'll have 4 brushless tools for around 375 ish.
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Milwaukee m18 fuel destroyes this set
You can't compare the two. These are brushed. Milwaukee has their regular brushless model tools, then they have their brushless Fuel model which are better than that. To get the 5 similar tools in M18 Fuel you are talking $700 dollar easy when there is a promotion deal.
Plus Ridgid has LSA. 99% of DIY homeowners will be very happy with these tools at this price.
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I thought all the Gen5x tools were brushless. Glad to know they are not necessarily so. Yah, from everything I hear, brushless is the way to go.
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How does this set compare to the Ryobi 6-piece set on sale at HD for $199? Casual home DIYer here...I'm pretty sure this is better, but at 50% more expensive, which is best bang for your buck?


https://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi...NT&cj=true
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How does this set compare to the Ryobi 6-piece set on sale at HD for $199? Casual home DIYer here...I'm pretty sure this is better, but at 50% more expensive, which is best bang for your buck?


https://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi...NT&cj=true
yeah, the Ridgid is obviously vastly superior... but 50% more expensive. if nothings else, the lifetime warranty on everything (including batteries) is a massive plus for the Ridgid.

on the process of filing an LSA... i just had to use the LSA on one of my smaller batteries from a set a bought a few years back. i called the 800 number, answer 5 or so questions and they sent me a replacement. took the old battery to HomeDepot for recycling and called Ridgid to register the new battery.
easy as that.
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Thoughts on this vs the Milwaukee M18 set also from Home Depot?
Same but with lifetime replacement of batteries
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Milwaukee m18 fuel destroyes this set
Not apples to apples as fuel is brushless.
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