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RIDGID 18-Volt Combo + Extra 2 Pack 4Ah Batteries For $179, $229 or $399

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My first post, so be gentle. I was in there looking for another SD deal, so figured it was my duty to share this one.

Was just in my local HD looking at replacing my Ryobi tools, and the rep happened to be there. Pointed me to this deal that I could not find advertised.

Buy one of the combos below and get an extra 2 Pack 4Ah Batteries free.

RIDGID 18-Volt GEN5X Cordless Lithium-Ion Combo Kit (5-Tool) with (2) 4.0Ah HYPER Lithium-Ion Batteries, Charger and Bag - $399
https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGI.../205883898

RIDGID 18-Volt Gen5X Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless Hammer Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit with (2) 4.0Ah Batteries - $229 - Now $249
https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGI.../206127587

RIDGID 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless Drill/Driver and Impact Driver Combo Kit w/(2) 1.5Ah Batteries, Charger and Bag - $179
https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGI.../301853891
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Ideally you'd get a combo that comes with 1.5s an the get the 4.0s as the free add on. The 1.5s are lighter and work great for many tasks. The 4.0s obviously are useful for bigger tools and longer runtimes.
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Ideally you'd get a combo that comes with 1.5s an the get the 4.0s as the free add on. The 1.5s are lighter and work great for many tasks. The 4.0s obviously are useful for bigger tools and longer runtimes.
Ideally you'd get a combo that comes with 4.0s an the get the 4.0s as the free add on.
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Is this ymmv in store only then?
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I tried adding to cart and don't see the 2 free batteries?
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If I didn't already own these, I'd get the 229 kit, register everything, mark the batteries, use the extra 4.0 batts as my main batteries (they will have 3 year warranty). Keep the 4.0 batts from the kit as reserves (they will have lifetime LSA). Well worth the extra $40 for the hammer function and bigger batteries imho.
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True, having 1.5Ah batteries in addition to some 4Ah would be nice, so in that regard, you could pick up the cheaper of the two brushless kits. For me, I find that never last as long as I would like (can't speak for Ridgid yet, this is my first cordless combo with them). So I would rather have the 4Ah. From playing around in the store, I have found the brushless drills to be noticeably lighter than the brushed counterparts. So I am thinking a brushless with a 4Ah will prob weigh the same as the brushed with a 1.5Ah, but just my thinking out loud.
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If I didn't already own these, I'd get the 229 kit, register everything, mark the batteries, use the extra 4.0 batts as my main batteries (they will have 3 year warranty). Keep the 4.0 batts from the kit as reserves (they will have lifetime LSA). Well worth the extra $40 for the hammer function and bigger batteries imho.
This is exactly what I did. Bonus: The are removing the brushed Recip Saw from the line up so they were clearance to $84, so I picked one of those up as well. YMMV here though.
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I tried adding to cart and don't see the 2 free batteries?
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Is this ymmv in store only then?
It might only be in store. I know even in store it was not advertised and started 4/23. The rep that was there showed me his promotion book and also took a set up to the counter to verify it was active and worked perfectly. So it should at the very least work in store.
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True, having 1.5Ah batteries in addition to some 4Ah would be nice, so in that regard, you could pick up the cheaper of the two brushless kits. For me, I find that never last as long as I would like (can't speak for Ridgid yet, this is my first cordless combo with them). So I would rather have the 4Ah. From playing around in the store, I have found the brushless drills to be noticeably lighter than the brushed counterparts. So I am thinking a brushless with a 4Ah will prob weigh the same as the brushed with a 1.5Ah, but just my thinking out loud.
Right it also depends which kit fits your budget and needs overall of course. I have two 2.0ah batteries and a third 4.0. All brushed tools. I use the 4.0 with my impact wrench (not to be confused with impact driver), but usually slap a 2.0 on my drill or impact driver unless I'm diving into a bigger project. The 2.0s have no problem driving 100 3" deck screws even with the less efficient brushed tools. I think once you throw saws into the mix the 4.0s become more important too. Whatever you decide it looks like there are plenty of great deals, these tools are very nice and the LSA makes them a no brainer for most homeowners.
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I sure wish I had an extra $229 laying around.
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As rickkess mentioned... be cautious with the batteries and the lifetime service agreement (LSA).

The sales page on the website doesn't make it super clear how many and what batteries come in this package. But the Q&A and reviews reassure me that there are, in fact, 4 batteries total with this purchase. The 2 "free" batteries do not need to be added by you separately, they are already thrown in to the purchase.

Additionally, there is a LITTLE confusion on the Q&A section regarding the LSA. But normally, only the two batteries included in the normal kit are covered under the LSA. The 2 "free" batteries are considered a separate package and are not covered by the LSA, only the standard warranty. To me, the LSA is the whole point of purchasing Ridgid, so I'll probably never purchase batteries that aren't covered. This isn't a bad deal, but I'd rather take the batteries out and get a further reduced price on the kit.
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I bought a similar set about 5 yr old RYOBI brand.
The extended battery i got died after 2-3 yrs or light use.


Been thinking of getting a new GOOD set for mainly home improvement. Any recommendation?
Mainly looking for Power (Volt?) and battey life and of course durability warranty etc.....

I heard Makita is a great brand.
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I'm more inquisitive as to why OP was replacing his Ryobi tools. Are they the 18 One+ system, that was a slickdeal the other day, if so why are they being replaced?
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399$ deal is not brushless. Go for the brushless version for the same price minus 1-4 amp battery for a 2 amp battery. With the others this is the same low price everyday.
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I bought a similar set about 5 yr old RYOBI brand.
The extended battery i got died after 2-3 yrs or light use.


Been thinking of getting a new GOOD set for mainly home improvement. Any recommendation?
Mainly looking for Power (Volt?) and battey life and of course durability warranty etc.....

I heard Makita is a great brand.
All batteries die. Ridgid will replace them for free as long as they were part of a kit and you register the tools+batts right after purchase.
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