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speaking about tools: this seems like a great deal, Ridgid 5-Tool Combo from $500 down to $300
Posted by: space-time
Date: June 10, 2020 08:27PM
[www.homedepot.com]

seen on Slick Deals. Didn't check reviews, or whether this is brushless or not. Ridgid is supposed to have lifetime warranty if you register after purchase.

[slickdeals.net]
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Re: speaking about tools: this seems like a great deal, Ridgid 5-Tool Combo from $500 down to $300
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: June 11, 2020 12:39AM
Pretty sure it's not brushless -- they would call that out in the description if it was.

I just placed an order for this: [homedepot.sjv.io]

The Ridgid deal is probably a better deal overall, but honestly I don't have anywhere to use or store those saws and the DeWalt drivers are brushless, which is a plus.



It is what it is.
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Re: speaking about tools: this seems like a great deal, Ridgid 5-Tool Combo from $500 down to $300
Posted by: Pat
Date: June 11, 2020 01:23AM
My Ridgid hammer drill went up in smoke today. 10 or so years old.
I bought this set to replace it. Even though I already have the other tools, this is a good deal with the 4ah batteries. All Ridgid 18v batteries are interchangeable. The new ones work with my old set, the old ones work with my new set.

They just introduced a new line, so there will probably be some good deals on the existing line.
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Re: speaking about tools: this seems like a great deal, Ridgid 5-Tool Combo from $500 down to $300
Posted by: Michael
Date: June 11, 2020 05:00AM
That is a good deal.

If I wasn't all in on the Ryobi 18v I would buy it. But, I bought a couple of 4Ah batteries and got a garage vacuum for free at Christmas. That gives me 4 batteries and 6 separate tools so I'm not going to change.
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Re: speaking about tools: this seems like a great deal, Ridgid 5-Tool Combo from $500 down to $300
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: June 11, 2020 06:37AM
Thats the set that I started with a year or two ago. Before I had a mish-mash of tools and batteries. I've since supplemented the set with more and I love them. And registered them all for the LSA.




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Re: speaking about tools: this seems like a great deal, Ridgid 5-Tool Combo from $500 down to $300
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 11, 2020 07:36AM
With all these tool threads, you will need something to carry them in that is better than a canvas bag. Rigid has a great rolling case system. It is similar to ones put out by Dewalt and Milwaukee, but built a bit better and easier to stack. The bottom case will hold 6 tools and a charger easily (more depending on the tools). The tool case is large and tuff. There is also a smaller sorting case and a utility basket.

The rolling case is $60, the tool case is $40, the sorting case is $30, and the basket is $20





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Re: speaking about tools: this seems like a great deal, Ridgid 5-Tool Combo from $500 down to $300
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: June 11, 2020 07:39AM
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Ombligo
With all these tool threads, you will need something to carry them in that is better than a canvas bag.

Definitely. I was actually looking at something along those lines, but realized it would just get me more boxes of tools laying around. Boxes here. Bags there. So I ended up "graduating" to a rolling toolbox to put ALL my tools in. Hand and power. It was a nice consolidation event.




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Re: speaking about tools: this seems like a great deal, Ridgid 5-Tool Combo from $500 down to $300
Posted by: rz
Date: June 11, 2020 08:02AM
Most of my drills and other hand tools are hanging from hooks/holders on my Gladiator wall system. Bigger tools like framing nailer and finishing nailer are on wire shelves connected to the wall system. Don't need a rolling toolbox to hold them. When I'm going to use several of them (like when we had some work to do at a rental), I tend to use a milk crate to carry everything.
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Re: speaking about tools: this seems like a great deal, Ridgid 5-Tool Combo from $500 down to $300
Posted by: testcase
Date: June 11, 2020 08:18AM
That looks like a good deal for the tools included in the package. Several years ago, my old Dewalt 18VDC NiCad batteries were on their last days. Batteries were crazy expensive and, I found a GREAT deal on a 15 tool package of Milwaukee M-18 Li Ion tools. MSRP value was ~ $3500 but, online sellers were offering it for ~ $2000. Over a holiday weekend, I caught a 10% off deal that included free shipping & handling and no sales tax. These tools were "regular" models; not the brush less FUEL series that are now available. The package I bought included FOUR, 4Ah batteries and a six gang battery charger and three sturdy contractor bags that held everything. I've since purchased several other Milwaukee tools (some FUEL models, some regular both in M-18 and M-12 voltages). Milwaukee has an incredible range of tools (one reason I switched from Dewalt to Milwaukee).

If you think you might want to expand your tool collection, Milwaukee would be hard to beat.

[www.acmetools.com]

[www.northerntool.com]
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Re: speaking about tools: this seems like a great deal, Ridgid 5-Tool Combo from $500 down to $300
Posted by: Bernie
Date: June 11, 2020 09:48AM
Eh
I took a quick look>
I find these sets of home owner tools are less than that.

I have yet to evoke to a newer generation battery except for my Worx. My B&D is as od as it gets but I have it all and they still have lost of service in them

I have shaped for the great transition for quite some time and these sets generally SUCK.

I find the saws do not have brakes. Check those model numbers on what is in these sets and you too will walk. These are sold to the home owner that makes a flower box out of landscape timbers and does not interlock the timbers in the corners. After a hard rain the sides fold out. Two houses up my neighbor did this. The answers are on you Tube but he knows it all.

Okay the loving Wife buys these for Fathers Day.

You get my drift. Just say no.




Staunton, Virginia



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Re: speaking about tools: this seems like a great deal, Ridgid 5-Tool Combo from $500 down to $300
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: June 11, 2020 10:09AM
That set definitely does not suck. I had to buy the vacuum separately. And the saw does have a brake. In my experience, homeowner skill varies. You can give this set to any shmoe and they will make the same mistakes they would with a top of the line Festool kit. Or you could give it to a pro and they could easily do the same precise and exacting work they could with a much higher dollar set. It's a tool. The user is what determines it's maximum potential.




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Re: speaking about tools: this seems like a great deal, Ridgid 5-Tool Combo from $500 down to $300
Posted by: datbeme
Date: June 11, 2020 10:14AM
You guys are killing me with these threads. Some very attractive kits, but I'm terrified about buying into the wrong ecosystem. I pretty much have it narrowed down to Milwaukee M12, Milwaukee M18, DeWalt, Rigid and Ryobi. Thanks everyone. smiley-gen081

My needs are pretty modest, but the more I read, the more I think of the what ifs. Seems like it would be hard to go wrong with this M12 combo for $199, but it depends on what other tools I might want to add. I know I want a multitool at least.
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Re: speaking about tools: this seems like a great deal, Ridgid 5-Tool Combo from $500 down to $300
Posted by: Pat
Date: June 11, 2020 10:28AM
As for Bernie's comments, be a good neighbor and take the tools away from yours.
Your average homeowner would be better off with some lightweight DeWalt or Makita set.
These tools are HEAVY. They have metal gears, metal nose cones, all metal Chuck on the hammer drill. My old set has built planters, but as a commercial/industrial HVAC/sheet metal installer the set has also built hospitals, supermarkets, office buildings, etc. The circular saw has saw almost zero use. The few times I need to cut wood on a job I pull out a cord and use the worm drive.

I've used the following systems: Makita 7.2, 9.6, 14.4 x2, 18v x2, DeWalt 18v, Ridgid 18v x2.

The Ridgid system has been the most durable, best batteries.
The 18v Makita was the lightest, comfortable to use all day.
If I were to start all over for my trade, I'd invest in the Hilti line of cordless tools.



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