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    Does anyone use Ridgid cordless tools?

    I'm about to replace my DeWalt cordless stuff with something new.

    Curious if anyone uses Ridgid stuff and if so, what your opinion of it is? Also have you used the lifetime warranty for brushes, motors, batteries, etc, and if so how was their service?

    I originally picked the DeWalt stuff because most of it was better than the competition (higher RPM's, SPM's, BPM's, etc.) It looks like the Ridgid stuff is lower than DeWalt in all of those areas, but they have a lifetime warranty on batteries and parts - batteries, brushes, motors, etc. Kind of hard to beat that. I also dig their new one-handed recip saw.

    Anyway...let me know your thoughts.

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    I have used DeWalt, Makita, Ridgid, ect. The DeWalts are nice, but battery life sucks and they are bulky. Ridgid and Makita have great battery life and are very durable. The next set of tools I will be buying is the Ridgid combo pack with an impact driver. Never had to use the warranty on the Ridgid tools.
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    I've never heard anything bad about them. I've always liked Milwaukee though
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    I know you asked about Rigid, but if you want a good warranty and really top notch cordless tools. Snap on is the way to go. Yes they are pricey but they are worth it. I haven operated the rigid stuff but they make really good industrial line of tools I would think you would be safe with them.
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    The deal is, I had five batteries. Three were the newer XRP, two were the older battery. The three XRP's crapped out but the older ones still work. Then my 15 minute charger ($100) got fried. So I was thinking about selling what remained and getting newer stuff. But I would want what I have now: right angle drill, hammer drill, recip saw, jig saw, circular saw, flashlight, radio, vac. To go to another brand and get those things I'm looking at a butt load of money. So I guess I'll just shell out the money for another charger and a battery or two.

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    ive had good luck with my dewalt xrp drill,i use it alot and my battery still hold a good charge, i must have got lucky i guess. i also have a makita 14.4v drill that has to be the best drill ive owned. it once stayed out in the bed of my truck and got rained on all night, dropped from 8 feet on concrete couple times and still works fine. makitas are awesome.

    oh by the way my sister has a new in box dewalt xrp 5 piece kit she selling for a good price. pm me if interested. she won it in a raffle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLO TRUCK View Post
    I know you asked about Rigid, but if you want a good warranty and really top notch cordless tools. Snap on is the way to go. Yes they are pricey but they are worth it. I haven operated the rigid stuff but they make really good industrial line of tools I would think you would be safe with them.
    Milwaukee makes Snap On's cordless electric stuff.
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    I used to have all Dewalt cordless stuff also. Batteries were crap, so I think one by one they got chunked. They got replaced with corded stuff..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frenchy View Post
    Milwaukee makes Snap On's cordless electric stuff.
    I just looked at their cordless 18v impact, Yeah they have the same specs. 450ft lbs. And its 180 cheaper. That is good to know.
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    I've used pretty much all of the cordless brands and what I've learned is you can't beat a makita

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