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  • A Couple of suggestions...

    First and foremost, as stated in other threads, Ridgid needs to make a radio. Something that competes with the Likes of Bosch's Power Box. I own a first generation 18V set that I am more than happy with, but where is my radio? Honestly, I am so tempted to just go buy the Bosch one. Every other major cordless power tool manufacturer has a radio, yet Ridgid still doesn't? What gives? Heck they could 3rd party the darn thing out and get any number of companies (i.e. Sony, Panasonic, Pioneer etc.) to make it. I'm a residential plumber and there are many of times that I don't have access to a power outlet for my radio. I really want to buy a Ridgid radio to match my set but unless they come out with a HIGH QUALITY ONE, I think I'll soon be looking elsewhere.

    I would also like to see a Cordless Wet/Dry vac. It is optimal for any service work I do. It's also just a great way to easily and conveniently keep my work area clean. DeWalt has one, heck Ryobi has 2 of them! Ridgid can't even offer one?

    Another tool I would like to see offered is a cordless flood light. Not one of those glorified flashlights, I mean an actual decent sized floodlight that will offer me enough light to work in a relatively large unlit space. (i.e a basement with no power) With all the advancements in LED lighting I can't see this as being that much of a problem, especially with the new Li-Ion batteries.

    One last suggestion I'd like to make is the offering of a "right angle" drill for those tight spots (i.e. joists) Again Milwaukeee and even Ryobi offer one. Ridgid again is nowhere to be seen.

    Ridgid is supposed to be one of the top dogs in cordless tools yet they offer less flexibility than all of their competitors. I'd really like to see Ridgid start putting out some more cordless tools on the market. If they don't than I really am going to consider selling my Ridgid set and going with a lineup of cordless tools from a different manufacturer.

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    Re: A Couple of suggestions...

    Originally posted by thunderkat1 View Post
    I would also like to see a Cordless Wet/Dry vac. It is optimal for any service work I do. It's also just a great way to easily and conveniently keep my work area clean. DeWalt has one, heck Ryobi has 2 of them! Ridgid can't even offer one?


    Ridgid announced at the international builders show that there will be a max select wet/dry vac soon. The IBS was about 3 weeks ago. I have read other posts where Home Depot is expecting arrival.

    I like all your ideas about cordless products, I am all for it.
    http://www.cgiconnection.com/download

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    • #3
      Re: A Couple of suggestions...

      Rechargable Battery Powered Work Light

      While none of these are in the Ridgid line, if you really want something now, you might look into them anyway. Please note that these are professional products and are far from the average flashlight.

      These are popular for fire and rescue use and are seen in many fire trucks.
      http://www.streamlight.com/product/product.aspx?pid=17
      http://www.flashlight.com/pdf/07800.pdf
      http://www.flashlight.com/pdf/LighthawkBrochure.pdf

      And if you want something really different, here's something for you. Actually it's pretty straight forward other than that normally they aren't made up as portable work lights. This one has me wanting to see it for real and get some pricing info too.
      http://www.bigbeam.com/boxlight.html
      http://www.bigbeam.com/pdf/boxlight.pdf

      Considering the high prices for the BigBeam product, you could just buy an emergency lighting unit and add a short power cord and a handle. By the way the prices in the PDF file are way higher than what an electrical distributor would normally sell them for.
      Last edited by Woussko; 03-02-2007, 01:33 AM.

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      • #4
        Re: A Couple of suggestions...

        Originally posted by Woussko View Post
        ...

        And if you want something really different, here's something for you. Actually it's pretty straight forward other than that normally they aren't made up as portable work lights. This one has me wanting to see it for real and get some pricing info too.
        http://www.bigbeam.com/boxlight.html
        http://www.bigbeam.com/pdf/boxlight.pdf

        Crap... look at the price... you can build that with a spot light, battery and a toolbox for a few bucks...

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        • #5
          Re: A Couple of suggestions...

          you may see this up on the site as soon as the end of this week. In stores very shortly.

          josh

          Originally posted by thunderkat1 View Post
          I would also like to see a Cordless Wet/Dry vac. It is optimal for any service work I do. It's also just a great way to easily and conveniently keep my work area clean. DeWalt has one, heck Ryobi has 2 of them! Ridgid can't even offer one?

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          • #6
            Re: A Couple of suggestions...

            I had amy put a rush on getting the new wet dry vac up. Here it is.

            http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/WD2450-Wet-Dry-Vac

            Josh

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            • #7
              Re: A Couple of suggestions...

              How much $$$ for the wet/dry vac? Radio would be nice, I do own the Milwaukee, but not any cordless tools so the battery charger never is used.
              Great Link for a Construction Owner/Tradesmen, and just say Garager sent you....

              http://www.contractorspub.com

              A good climbing rope will last you 3 to 5 years, a bad climbing rope will last you a life time !!!

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              • #8
                Re: A Couple of suggestions...

                I'm happy to see the Wet/Dry Vac.

                Thanks to everyone for all the links to the products.

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                • #9
                  Re: A Couple of suggestions...

                  I saw the wet dry in HD today. $99 without battery/charger. I also saw a ridgid 16 and 18 gauge combo with pivot s. driver for $199 and just stood and looked at it with visions of my overdraft notices in the mail...
                  A good carpenter makes few mistakes, a great carpenter can fix his own.

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                  • #10
                    Re: A Couple of suggestions...

                    I was at HD today and they knew nothing about the cordless vac... I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

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