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Light and Powerful, Great Battery Life

Light and Powerful, Great Battery Life

987 days ago by Kelen | 4 comments »

I have been debating on picking up an impact driver for quite some time. I have a nice 14.4v Dewalt cordless drill and figured why would I also need an impact driver? After doing some extensive research and reading reviews online, I landed on the Ridgid impact driver offered by Home Depot. With a current price tag of $169, it’s less expensive than some of the other brands which was appealing to me as this felt a little more like a “want” purchase instead of a “need&...

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Ridgid 1/2" Compact Cordless Drill is Great

Ridgid 1/2" Compact Cordless Drill is Great

1011 days ago by patcollins | 6 comments »

I bought this drill at a Direct Tools outlet store in Hagerstown MD, they sell reconditioned Ridgid and Ryobi tools. Usually the only way you can tell that it is a reconditioned tool is the reconditioned stamp branded on the tool but this one had definate cosmetic wear. I wasn’t too pleased when I got it home and opened the box that it looked like it had been used on a construction site. Well, then I used it and WOW what an upgrade over the 12V B&D I had been using. The Ridgi...

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Rigid Collated Screw Gun. Drive about 20 screws / minute (with video)

Rigid Collated Screw Gun. Drive about 20 screws / minute (with video)

1091 days ago by Craftsman on the lake | 8 comments »

I’ve started renovating the house. This tool might not be used a lot in the shop but for this use it’s pretty nice. Lot’s of tearing down and lots of new sheetrock going up. Also lots of backerboard and subfloor. I dread all the screws. I came across this rigid (made by Senco) collated screwgun at HD. It is a corded drill that has a mechanism to hold a plastic tape of drywall or flooring screws. They feed up through a slot automatically. The mechanism that feeds them is simp...

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drill assesment

drill assesment

1092 days ago by grizzman | 9 comments »

I have had this drill for about 2 1/2 years and i want to now give my thoughts on this drill and how it has performed. first of all i will have to be truly honest about this and wont sugar coat this one bit. the drill out of the gate was a big disappointment, it had hardly any power, but it did have enough to do the small screws i was using at the time, but as time went on i became less and less happy with its performance and decided to take it in for repair, there were several issues, one,...

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Makita LXT211 combo

Makita LXT211 combo

1185 days ago by harvey4804 | 5 comments »

I haven’t been able to use the drill as much as the driver but I can definitely say that I’m very happy with this set! The impact driver takes NO effort to operate and the size and weight are a HUGE improvement over my standard Ni-Cad DeWalt! The ergonomics are perfect! The belt clip comes in very handy and you can flip the clip to the correct side for normal left-handed people ;) Heck, the charger itself is very impressive! 1hr charge time, cooling fan, maintenance mode, etc. I or...

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My New Favorite

My New Favorite

1186 days ago by knotscott | 12 comments »

The Hitachi WH10DL “Micro” impact driver performs well beyond it’s diminuitive size. It features a 10.8 volt (12 volt max) 1.5Ah Lithium Ion battery technology and has a whopping 840 in/lbs of torque, an impact feature, an LED light, reversible variable speed (400 rpm max operating speed), and weighs in at a mere 2.2 lbs. The WH10DL includes two batteries, 40 minute charger, and a nice hard side carrying case. For new tools, Hitachi offers a lifetime warranty on their Li-I...

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Hilti hammer drill / with 1/2" keyed detachable chuck

Hilti hammer drill / with 1/2" keyed detachable chuck

1193 days ago by devann | 9 comments »

This is a review for a drill that I’ve been using for a few years now. I will not do reviews on tools that I have not owned or new tools that I haven’t put through some serious use. I had second thoughts about posting this review, Hilti wasn’t even listed in the tools that have been reviewd in this forum. And the cost of the tool not exactly being in the range of most hobby type woodworkers I realize that many would have no use for such a tool. But I know that there are many...

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Pocket Rocket

Pocket Rocket

1196 days ago by Ben | 15 comments »

The PS 31 has quickly replaced my Bosch 18v as my everyday drill. I could not have been more surprised by the performance. Initial Impressions The case that comes with it is not as robust as the traditional Bosch tool case. It is made from a soft canvas-like material but the construction seems sturdy enough. I would not stack other tool cases on top of this one. On the other hand, the drilll is very tough. It fits well in your hand and the rubberized surfaces are very comfortable. ...

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Rockwell Drill/Driver Set

Rockwell Drill/Driver Set

1198 days ago by Philip | 10 comments »

I bought the Rockwel 12V Drill/Driver set from Amazon about three weeks ago for $145. I replaced an old 18V drill, because I got tired of paying $70 for new batteries about once a year. The Rockwell comes with a lifetime free replacement on the batteries. I called the company to find out what you have to do to get replacement batteries and was told you have to mail them your old batteries and pay shipping for the new batteries. They said shipping and handling would be $6.71 to Arizona. T...

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Good thing for Guaranteed.

Good thing for Guaranteed.

1214 days ago by Moron | 12 comments »

My old Makita Hammer drill was 150 miles away so I slipped off to Home Depot and perused their tools. The Ridgid Hammer Drill was on sale and another 20% off so I bought it. It also came with a tool bag which is nice. Loved the weight, not too heavy like some. I like the way it felt in my hand, liked the chuck with the key, the depth stop device and the quick remove add on handle (have no idea why one needs that with only 7 amps). Also like the cord that lights up when plugged in and th...

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