Does anyone have any experience with Ridgid brand tools found at the Home Depot? I am about to purchase a new set of power tools and these seems to be the perfect mix between quality and price, plus a lifetime guarantee.
Just wanted to get some feedback from anyone who has used them. Thanks!
I don't know about Rigid tools bought at "Home Depot", but I have been using Rigid tools for years. What can I tell you other than they are great. But I have no experience with any of their cordless stuff, just threading tools and so forth.
Re: Ridgid Tools?#57162 10/06/0507:56 AM10/06/0507:56 AM
A buddy and I work together on lots of jobs. I was in a pinch and could only afford the Ryobi brand from Home Depot. He on the other hand had DeWalt, which he would always remind me of. He went through two drills to my one. Now DeWalt did make good on them. He now has the Ridgid set your speaking of and it is great. Lots of torque and the new charger handles two batteries an the same time which is a benefit also. If you can afford it get it, you'll find it to be a wise dicision.
I know my next set of power tools are going to be Ridgid. Right now, I have a 19.2V Craftsman (run and hides under bed while others throw rocks at him) that REALLY gets the job done. Not a single complaint or trouble from this drill for the past 2 years (same batteries too), and it has enough torque to get through just about anything. But, definitely going for an upgrade next.
Just my opinion but Rigid cordless tools are pure crap! Three of the other journeyman(in my company) bought them because of the lifetime warranty and all three of them have had nothing but problems. Drills breaking, I broke one of the sawzalls by cutting a 1/2 pipe. The other guys batteries and charger are both fried. I would rather have black and decker. As for the life time warranty its great if you can wait three months to get your tools back when they break, and believe me they will.
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