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#1 posted 108 days ago

The home depot one only comes with one battery. Thats why it is $100 cheaper.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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#2 posted 108 days ago

No the description on HD site says 2 batteries.

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#3 posted 108 days ago

I see the difference. According to your links The Home Depot sells this with one battery, while Bunnings sells it with two batteries…..
Here’s Amazon price for this Ryobi with two batteries…it is better than your home improvement store

http://www.amazon.com/Ryobi-18-Volt-ONE-Lithium-ion-Drill/dp/B00BJ5FSB6/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_1?s=power-hand-tools&ie=UTF8&qid=1396928968&sr=1-1&keywords=ryobi+drill+p817

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#4 posted 108 days ago

Suits me for not reading, and missing the battery IN the drill lmao. Either way, thats a good deal. I’ve used those drills before and theyre not too bad.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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#5 posted 108 days ago

Craftsman70 is correct….I reread the HD site..it does come with 2 batteries…..my mistake…

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#6 posted 108 days ago

$99 is a good price, but it’s not exactly a steal. Ryobi is a fairly cheap line of tools, after all. The $189 that the other place is charging is a ripoff.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 108 days ago

Ryobi in the US has become a Home Depot house brand. The
tools are built to hit price points and the value is pretty
good for hobby users. Observe the plastic guards on the
saws and things like that and you’ll see evidence of the
business strategy that may not be obvious with the drills,
where they have a history of using the lowest cost
battery options with iffy battery life.

I used Ryobi 18v and 14v ni-cad drills for several years. The
tools themselves are not a bad value but the batteries
were not that impressive. The batteries were inexpensive
for a long time so I didn’t mind replacing them, but then
the battery replacement cost went up substantially and
I stopped buying them.

I’ll say look at the 12v lithium systems. Battery replacements
are cheaper and the 12v batteries don’t have the heat
build-up issues larger packs have. Heat cooks all batteries,
so best practice is to let a battery cool before recharging.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#8 posted 108 days ago

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#9 posted 108 days ago

is Black and deacker drills good

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#10 posted 108 days ago

black and decker is the lowest quality stuff you can get, but it can be functional. I personally have a corded B&D drill I abuse regularly and it keeps on going like that energizer bunny. Only reason I have it over a more expensive brand is it does have variable speed and a clutch, and it was super cheap. To get both in quality is pricey. Can’t complain as long as it keeps banging it’s drum.

As to Ryobi? I think it on par with B&D usually, but they have a few jewels, just like harbor freight. Have to do your research. My advice if you are in the market for cordless drills is get your fluffy bunny tail over to bigskytools.com and get on their mailing list. They constantly have great Hitachi cordless combo kits (all refurbished) for super cheap. Hitachi tools are considered high end tools and although these are refurbished, you can get them for the price of the cheap junk. I did and am really happy with my set that has a cordless 18 volt li-ion drive drill and impact driver and flashlight. I didn’t need or want the flashlight, but it has come in handy. I’ve also bought some pneumatic guns from them and they have all performed perfectly. Mostly though, the daily emails are for drills and drill sets etc, but how many cordless drills does someone need?

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#11 posted 108 days ago

The HD link is for a shop in Atlanta Georgia, The Bunnings link is for a shop in New Zealand. Still even with currency conversions, I suppose it’s over priced in NZ. Must be the P&P.

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#12 posted 108 days ago

Keep in mind that Ryobi has 3 levels of 18v. lithium batteries. The ones that come with that kit are the 1.3 amp hour, which is their smallest 18v. battery.

That being said, I have a Ryobi drill and an impact driver, both 18v. I use them all the time, and am completely satisfied with their performance. Oh, one caveat: the keyless chuck on the drill is hard to tighten, and is prone to slipping. Otherwise, I can’t think how any other drill or driver could outperform these two.

My batteries are the first lithiums they came out with, probably about middle of the pack for size, and they have never let me down. I’ve been using them for 3 or 4 years now. But all my nicads (including some 12v. Makitas) are toast. None of them will hold a charge any more.

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#13 posted 108 days ago

Interesting, My B&D corded drill has the opposite problem. Sometimes while working it tightens, making it a pain in the tail to remove the bit. I have to break out big pliers and use muscle to get things apart sometimes. The Hitachi units have no problems in either direction, so far. I mostly use the B&D unit though, for the power. A cordless drill or impact driver is a nice thing to have, but when you want to make a bunch of pocketholes, You need a cord.

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#14 posted 108 days ago

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#15 posted 108 days ago

I have a Ryobi circular saw and have to agree with Loren. The body is well made but the batteries seem to lack the life & power of e.g. Makita, Bosch, or De Walt tools. It does the job well enough but has limitations, so if you can afford another few bucks then upgrade.
Good luck with your final purchase.

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