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    Bought a really nice set of USA built Ridgid Screwdrivers imagining the extra money was buying high quality tools only to see them rust inside the tool box and break after very little use. The 'hardware' dept. at Home Depot laughed when I brought em back and said, ' well, you could go back to Ridgid direct.' Guess the quality image is diminished substantially by putting out low quality metal in an other expensive product with your brand name front and center. Unlucky!

  • #2
    I thought that Ridgid discontinued making screwdrivers years ago? Are you sure that those weren't Husky screwdrivers?
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    • #3
      I have never seen Ridgid screwdriver's in home depot, which store did you go to? I have only seen, husky, workforce, Stanley, Klein, Channel lock(in a set with wrench's), the bit shooter and a few others i can't remember....
      "Diplomacy is saying nice dodging until you can find a rock." Will Rogers
      "If a Monkey can do your job, are you in the right profession?

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      • #4
        I like the Klein screwdrivers for their cushion grip handles and quality construction. I have plent of other makes but the Kliens are my favorite for most work.
        "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
        John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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        • #5
          i have craftsman in my home tool box and all types in my work truck , thats because i fined a lot on jobs . the one i use the most is a 6 in one that i keep in my pocket all the time , you never know when you will need it
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          • #6
            Jaws,

            To my knowledge, Ridgid hasn't made screwdrivers in several years. I've heard that they were great, but I've never seen them. I've been trading at Home Depot quite regularly in the past three years and haven't seem them at my local store. Of course it wasn't here prior to that, so maybe they had no old stock.

            CWS

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            • #7
              I am looking at a ridgid catalouge right now....the year 2000 and they are in there under general purpose tools.
              A fishing pole is the best cordless tool!

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              • #8
                "...I've heard that they were great, but I've never seen them. ..."

                Here's a photo of a Ridgid screwdriver set.




                http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Clipart/index.htm
                "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
                John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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