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Ridgid 18V 3 brushless tool kit + 2 free bare tools 349$ +tax Home Depot B&M YMMV

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Today I stumbled in the middle of my store upon the stack of unsold black friday specials. Same deal was 399$ on Black Friday. Boxes had this 399+ two free bare tools pages from BF ad taped to each one and the guy working there told me that management said to clear it out.
The home depot web site lists it as one free tool, but the B&M made it two.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID...8846067667

399 was not good enough on BF for me to pull the trigger, but 349 seems to be a decent deal.
I added cordless router and reciprocating saw.
I actually like that I can make my own combo instead of buying the 5-piece kit with tools I don't need and paying extra to add tools I do. Wish I could swap the circular saw from the kit for something else I would use more.

Next to Ridgid were Milwaukee drill+impact kits from the same BF deal at same discount + two free tools.

Brick and Mortar, YMMV
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Website not showing the two free tool offer nor is it automatically making the bare tools free
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any coupons?
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Maybe stack the Menards 11% rebate if near you?
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Nice steal. I just hopped in the car to my local store in Albuquerque, NM and they're not even offering one free tool with the set. Definitely YMMV.
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decent deal, are there brushed and brushless gen5x tools?
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Some Gen5x are brushless. Some aren't. These are.
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decent deal, are there brushed and brushless gen5x tools?
read the topic name or click on the link.
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read the topic name or click on the link.
Sorry for the confusion. I was referring to the entire gen5x line, not this specific set. The last time I looked at gen5x tools I thought they were all brushed models.
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Opened the tools and, honestly, I'm not impressed. Ridgid used to be way better in terms of ergonomics, balance, look and feel.
How stupid it is not to rubberize the front grip on the circular saw for example. Slippery plastic instead, the saw itself feels bulky because the body is so long. The drill is ok, but not balanced well. The pull-to-ON switch on the router is total BS. The X4 reciprocating saw is huge and bulky, the front doesn't lay well in hand. Maybe it's as powerful as the corded one, but I was never short of power for my needs even on my old nicad cheap porter cable one.

Nice feature on tools is a small well placed lever switch in the grip that turns on the LED lights when you grab the tool without need to touch the trigger as it used to be.

Lifetime warranty still sells me on Ridgid tools, but don't know for how longer. Totally loved their cordless kit at work in early 2000's. I still got some corded tools from eight years ago and haven't had any problems, but it gets worse and worse how their new tools feel in hands. Even today's 12V drill and impact do not feel like ones from the first batch I bought when they were just released. Year later I bought the same 12V set for work and it doesn't feel as good in hand. The shape, grip, molds are all the same, but materials feel cheaper to the touch. maybe because they switched from dimpled rubber surface to this stupid "micro-hex-rubber-grip". Even chargers feel cheesier, cheaper and lighter (I compare my first to second 12V kit and charger that came with 18V impact wrench from the recent deal to the charger from this deal's 18V kit - this charger feels totally like something from the dollar store).
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Wow, impressive deal for brushless AND choose your extra 2 pieces. Sure beats the flashlight.

I'll have to see if my B&M is offering this. I JUST bought the 12v drill+impact for $99 on BF. Gets me most of what I need.
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Opened the tools and, honestly, I'm not impressed. Ridgid used to be way better in terms of ergonomics, balance, look and feel.
How stupid it is not to rubberize the front grip on the circular saw for example. Slippery plastic instead, the saw itself feels bulky because the body is so long. The drill is ok, but not balanced well. The pull-to-ON switch on the router is total BS. The X4 reciprocating saw is huge and bulky, the front doesn't lay well in hand. Maybe it's as powerful as the corded one, but I was never short of power for my needs even on my old nicad cheap porter cable one.

Nice feature on tools is a small well placed lever switch in the grip that turns on the LED lights when you grab the tool without need to touch the trigger as it used to be.

Lifetime warranty still sells me on Ridgid tools, but don't know for how longer. Totally loved their cordless kit at work in early 2000's. I still got some corded tools from eight years ago and haven't had any problems, but it gets worse and worse how their new tools feel in hands. Even today's 12V drill and impact do not feel like ones from the first batch I bought when they were just released. Year later I bought the same 12V set for work and it doesn't feel as good in hand. The shape, grip, molds are all the same, but materials feel cheaper to the touch. maybe because they switched from dimpled rubber surface to this stupid "micro-hex-rubber-grip". Even chargers feel cheesier, cheaper and lighter (I compare my first to second 12V kit and charger that came with 18V impact wrench from the recent deal to the charger from this deal's 18V kit - this charger feels totally like something from the dollar store).
I agree for the most part. I was gifted the 12v drill back in 2009 but I never registered it. Batteries are dead, which is why I ended up buying a new kit (now I know better with the registration). The rubber grip on the old drill feels better than the new one. Have to admit though, theres still improvements that help counter the backstepping.
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doubt anyone else can get this deal at another location
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I still think brushless is overrated and i own one brushless tool (hitachi 18v impact driver)... I build $### all the time and i use my 12v Bosch stuff about 98% of the time.
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doubt anyone else can get this deal at another location
well, at least people around me in GA can price match at their stores using my pictures and receipt.
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