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Posted on Ryobi batteries really are worthless, should I get Porter-Cable, DeWalt?

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#1 posted 10-25-2012 04:12 PM

I’ve been a remodeling contractor for over 25yrs, I can guarantee thier aren’t many more on here that use a cordless drill/driver more than me, so with that.

I run 2 Milwaukee cordless systems. 18v li-on complete set been in use daily for 5 yrs, batteries are starting to feel it (not lasting as long) I will buy new batts when needed.

2nd is a 10 yro 14.4v ni-cad drill/driver, this one stays in the shop. Finally just replaced the bushings and now is good as new. Original batts were dead (why I bought the 18v, cheaper to buy new) had bought a new batt for use in shop. Got a recall notice from Milwaukee that they had problems with batts melting down and would replace, free of charge, any that I had. Now have 3 good batts and I can see this tool lasting another 10 yrs easy.

I’m in the market for a small driver for the shop just for installing small screws, you can bet it will be a milwaukee.

-- Doug...

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