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  • Ridgid cordless drills blow

    These cordless ridgid drills suck. The batteries hold a charge for about 45 min. drilling into sheetrock and some studs, if the outside temperature gets above 80* the charger won't charge, and I bought mine in november and it went up in a cloud of smoke 2 days ago. I should have bought a craftsman.

  • #2
    Ridgeds 18V cordless drill has some type of problem where the motor just siezes! I have went through 4 in 4 months. Not even loading the drill, just driving screws. PIECE OF JUNK

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    • #3
      I'm sure glad that I saw that write up on the cordless drill..I was contemplating a new 14.4, or 18vlt drill. The transmission on my makita went out. NOT EVEN A YEAR OLD! Now what do I do...Anyway..Anyone got a good idea for a drill...Thanks in advance...

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      • #4
        Makita has a 1 year warranty on their tools. Check your owners manual for details.
        Teach your kids about taxes..........eat 30 percent of their ice cream.

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        • #5
          I dont know about you guy's but I got a 3 year warrenty with my stuff and I'm pleased so far!

          Be safe out there.
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          • #6
            Just bought the 12 volt x2 at home depot, on clearance for $99. A plumber i work for bought the 18 volt x2 combo kit and gave away his dewalts. He said he wont ever go back to yellow.

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            • #7
              Ok, ok, i'll eat my last post. X2s goin back to the big orange box. After a test run, the chuck has noticeable wobble. It was scratched new out of the box, leading me to believe it was "mishandled" over in China. HOWEVER,I built a custom cabinet to hold and display this drill which could pass for art, and I plan to happily bring home a fresh new X2, they (at least the new models) are well built, and recieved high marks from a leading woodworking magazine. Only con was the weight. My PC 19.2 volt is lighter than this 12 volt!! O well, that builds muscle.

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              • #8
                Just bought the R922 4 piece kit back in Nov. I work in air conditioning so I need GOOD tools. So far I've burned up a 12 volt Dewalt, and broke the main shaft on a PC 19.2. All I can say is that this is by far the best drill kit I've owned. My 19.2 volt Craftsman kit just got passed down to my wife (LOL).

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                • #9
                  This tool bashing has got me on end.CWS and badgerdave have said how it is about power!If you wana burn up your cordless tools working them like a plug in shame on you.Cordless are for convenience and I still stand by there usefulness,although when I can plug in, unlimited power is the only way to go on the job site!
                  I meny times I wonder if the truth is realy spoken about the break downs with ridged cordless.
                  I know they have a chuck proublem.Mine's not that bad-my co workers Is.I think I'ts the jacobs chuck!!! my arber runs true on the drill.No one on my side of town has had a major proulbem yet. I don't beleave much silly talk till I can see it with my own eyes!!!

                  Be safe out there folks.
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                  • #10
                    I seen this old post and replyed again to closetmaker not very good diging up bones, I looked back and saw the date and said whoops!

                    sorry folks.
                    Bob B
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                    • #11
                      I have multiple ridgid cordless drills and corded drills. I have for one come to learn that Bob B is right. There is a time and place for cordless, and when you should be using a corded drill is not the time. But what do I know. I am just a printer by day, DIY'er by weekend. Thanks for all the posts.
                      \"Somewhere between the computer plans and picking up a hammer, something goes terribly wrong...\"

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                      • #12
                        ridgidnut, I wish I knew enough about printing, but I think I'll just wake up to a coffee and a hammer in my hands

                        Be safe out there folks.

                        Bob B

                        [ 02-24-2005, 11:57 PM: Message edited by: bob bridgewater ]
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                        • #13
                          I'm a construction pro, and will tell you this. The following hold up and perform the best:

                          Cordless Drills: Milwaukee. Performs best by far. I've dropped them off scissor lifts, had them in water, and they still perform.

                          Circular Saws: Nothing beats a Skil wormdrive.

                          Electric Sawzal: Again, Milwaukee. It has better control, and holds up better than any sawzal I've ever seen.

                          Roto-Hammer: Hiliti. The best by far.

                          Electric Drills: Milwaukee. For heavy work their "Hole-Hawg" is the best electric drill made.

                          Pipe Machines: Ridgid. I have some argument with their recent quality control, but nothing threads better. I'd buy one over a Rothenberger any day.

                          Portable Band Saw: Milwaukee.

                          This is obviously the choice of a pro, and a DIY may not require that type of quality. But as a final note I would suggest staying away from Dewalt and Craftsman power tools. In my opinion neither are worth the money.
                          the dog

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                          • #14
                            I have burned up and stripped gears in every corded drill I have purchased. Granted these were $50-$100 drills, not $250 professional models.

                            I have found the 18V Ridgid Cordless I purchased to be more powerful and more reliable.

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                            • #15
                              bob bridgewater mentioned that Ridgid has a chuck problem. I have had my cordless 18V drill for a while and I have a wobble in it. is their a fix for this? it would seem like all that would need to be done is to simply change out the chuck for a new one. does anyone know if a new chuck is available?

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