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Not what they said it was!

Not what they said it was!

553 days ago by grosa | 26 comments »

This drill Does not perform the way they said it would. I give them 5 stars on the weight, it is very light, half the weight of a Dewalt drill. The first three weeks the battery would last 4 or 5 hours. Keep in mind I am working this drill 8 hours or more a day. A month later the battery life dropped dramatically. I am changing batteries 5 or 6 times a day. The torque is half of the Dewalt drill, even though the Dewalt is heaver and cost more I think it is worth the money. I was lucky eno...

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Not well made

Not well made

1376 days ago by Billyboy | 25 comments »

I’m a DIY guy who’s getting into my 60’s and have learned that it pays to buy good tools. In other words, you get what you pay for. That’s why I felt good when I bought this Milwaukee hammer drill. Milwaukee makes good stuff, right? Not. I hadn’t used the drill more than a dozen times when the variable speed feature quit. Now, you don’t want to be using a high torque 1/2” drill without variable speed – unless you don’t care if your arm ...

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Ridgid Sub compact drill drive set

Ridgid Sub compact drill drive set

1982 days ago by Bob #2 | 24 comments »

I’ve been using a couple of offshore 18 volt Ni cads for about a year as my Dewalts wont hold a charge any longer and I saw no advantage to replacing their batteries.I had been looking at the Ridgid standard 18 volt Li cordless but when I saw this one at the Borg I had to try it. The tools are very compact and feel well made with a good balance although heavy for their size, I can live with that as they are still lighter than my old drills.The torque is amazing and blew me away at 12 vo...

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I don't give anything 5 stars, except this

I don't give anything 5 stars, except this

814 days ago by lumberjoe | 23 comments »

If you only own one drill/driver in your entire life, this should be and could be the one. There is no better drill, in my opinion than the magnum. This drill will tear your arm off before it gives up, and has warning labels as such. These warnings should not be taken lightly. It is also possible to delicately drive screws without over torquing. The variable speed is extremely responsive and easy to control. highlights – Keyed Jacobs chuck. This is tough, has no discernible run-out ...

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Hitachi Cordless Drill

Hitachi Cordless Drill

1664 days ago by Kjuly | 22 comments »

My old Delta cordless drill, drilled it’s last hole after four plus years of service. It was a 14 volt drill that served me well. The drill is in decent shape but the batteries would not hold a charge long enough to drive a 2? drywall screw. To replace the two batteries would cost over $75.00. I do not want to put that kind of money in to batteries with the life of the drill motor uncertain. Time to go shopping for a new cordless drill. First, lets look at what I need in a drill and ho...

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Makits Combo Driver and Drill set....

Makits Combo Driver and Drill set....

1391 days ago by lilredweldingrod | 21 comments »

For years I have used Makita cordless tools. I was using my 9.6 volt drill about two years ago when a friend came by and began to brag on his 18 volt Dewalt drill/driver. This prompted me to start looking around for an 18 volt set to replace my rather gutless 25 year old unit.We were in Home Depot and they were having a sale on combo kits and if you bought the kit, they would throw in an extra battery free. There was the Makita combo kit with the charger and two batteries for $279.00. We che...

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Elijah and Lazarus

Elijah and Lazarus

1404 days ago by sawblade1 | 21 comments »

Good evening LJ’s posting another review of the tools I love The first pics show the two of them together, The second pic shows Lazarus the 18v drill who is the newest addition rescued from the trash bin and the third pic shows Elijah the cordless 12v drill who has served me for over 14 years this November:) You just can’t kill these things This past Monday I found the 18v drill in a trash bin no batteries or charger with a locked up gear box after carefully disassembling the dri...

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Great drill...but

Great drill...but

2023 days ago by Cathy Krumrei | 20 comments »

This drill has alot of long lasting power and when the battery goes dead..it’s dead! We received 2 batteries and it doesn’t take long to recharge the dead one. The downfall I have with this-the bit loosens when in reverse. You really have to hold to tighten the chuck…but for me the bit still drops on the floor. I may find something to add around it as the plastic tends to just slip from my grip and it can hurt. With the 18V it’s a bit on the heavier side but the power ...

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Ridgid 18-Volt Lithium Ion Drill Driver and Impact Driver Combo Kit $179

Ridgid 18-Volt Lithium Ion Drill Driver and Impact Driver Combo Kit $179

750 days ago by TopamaxSurvivor | 20 comments »

My old 14 volt batteries are getting tired, the chuck is wearing out and the drill is getting a bit loose. It is still very serviceable, but is is pre-lifetime warranty. The cost of batteries is prohibitive as compared to just replacing the whole thing with a new drill, battery and charger. Especially with life time warranty on the new batteries. A few months ago I read a review about the newer 18 volt Ridgid drill being a little short on battery time. I decided to pass and just shop fo...

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Turn the corner when you see this one.

Turn the corner when you see this one.

470 days ago by vipond33 | 18 comments »

I am not normally inclined to write bad reviews, preferring to talk about tools that I really like, but if I can save one LJ from buying this problem drill then my work here is done. We were out on a job site, far, far from home – without our right angle drill.It was essential to what we were doing so our boss ran out and bought (to give him credit) probably the only choice available for miles. Nevertheless, it was Jack and the Beanstalk in reverse. We gave him a few beans, he cam...

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