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Need a new drill/impact set- what do you like?
This thread has 34 replies. Displaying posts 31 through 35.
Post 31 made on Thursday November 29, 2018 at 09:48
Long Time Member
December 2009
Damn I was hoping I wouldn’t be the first one to say Ryobi lol. That being said I switched to Ryobi back in 2011 from the old 18v DeWalt. I was sick and tired of shelling out big bucks for name brand tools that would break. I made the switch to Ryobi because I was at the Depot getting a new drill when i saw a plumber picking up a 6 tool ryobi set for the same cost as my 1 drill DeWalt. I asked how he liked it & he said “once they switched to the green tools they’ve been great. Not as powerful as the big brands but you can drill a lot of holes for half the cost of the big brands.” So I made the leap to the Green Machine. I was extremely happy with the way it performed. Started to build up my collection for work tools and around the house tools. Only reason I’ve bought new drills is because I wanted brushless. The new 6.0ah & 9.0ah batteries are tanks!!!!

In the process of converting everything to brushless but in all honesty I do not need a brushless grinder.... but I want one!

They always have free tool deals or free battery deals etc. I just bought a “bag” kit for $260 & got 2 batteries, charger, brushless drill, brushless impact, brushless sawzall & impact wrench.

I haven’t used Makita, Ridgid or Milwaukee but i know they perform well & I love The Milwaukee cordless hole hawg. I wish Ryobi would come out with one.

My dad is an electrician & he uses the 20v DeWalt & he really likes it but doesn’t like the cost.

It just depends on how big your ego is & how much you want to spend on tools. I have no issues sporting Ryobi at the job site. I still get trades ask about my 6 battery charger that they’ve never seen one before & it’s awesome hahaha.

Ryobi is geared toward DIY but the last couple years the tools have been pro worthy. Just my .2cents
Knowing that Gold went up a few K makes me think "well now I have to do a better job on selling more equipment".

-Me... Jan. 2014
Post 32 made on Monday December 3, 2018 at 16:23
2nd rick
Super Member
August 2002
I have a shiny new Milwaukee brushless M18 3-pc kit. Hammer drill, impact driver, and an oscillating tool, two M18 packs (4.0 and 2.0), and a fast charger for M12 and M18 packs.

I'm not going to lie... I was leaning toward Milwaukee anyway, but went this way so I have a second place to charge the M12-powered heated jacket and sweatshirt that Santa is getting me this year.
Rick Murphy
Allnet Distributing
Troy, MI
Post 33 made on Monday December 3, 2018 at 21:10
Ernie Gilman
Yes, That Ernie!
December 2001
On November 27, 2018 at 20:52, Ernie Gilman said...
Whatever you get, don't get a tool in a bag. You'll never be able to look in it and see what accessories or junk is in there. It must bave a hard box.

On November 28, 2018 at 09:38, Fins said...
Good answer since he is brand new to the business

Fins, you are truly grasping at straws to find things to slam me about.

How is not being new to the business going to make it any easier to see what's in a bag as compared to seeing what's in a box made to hold a particular tool?

Or are you implying that everybody not new to the business knows this? In this thread at least one person talked about getting a tool in a bag.

In the words of our non-lustrous president: Sad.
A good answer is easier with a clear question giving the make and model of everything.
"The biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." -- G. “Bernie” Shaw
Post 34 made on Monday December 3, 2018 at 21:39
Elite Member
June 2007
Yeah, one guy said he wanted a new 12v piece for his tech bag. Not a big tool bag with drills dumped in the bottom. Your comment was completely off topic and irrelevant.
Civil War reenactment is LARPing for people with no imagination.

Post 35 made on Tuesday December 4, 2018 at 20:40
Craig Aguiar-Winter
Senior Member
September 2002
I love my M12 impact driver, drill and hackzawl. I use them constantly.

My wife says I can't do sarcasm. She says I just sound like an a$$hole.
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