Last december, my employer bought me the ridgid 18v cordless, c/w hardcase, 2 batteries, charger, 1/2" steel chuck etc.. After using many cordless drills (dewalt, milwaukee, bosch) i determined this to be the best of the bunch, and it was over 100 dollars cheaper than all of the others, ($249 cdn at HD) The problem came when i tried to re-buy the same drill for my own personal use. First of all the price increased to 325, which was still cheaper than the other 3. Secondly, the hard case has been replaced with a cheesy bag, that doesnt protect it from anything. Third, the first kit had a dual charger for simultaneous charging. Hardly a necessity, but just another little reason i buy ridgid tools. Last and worst of all, the 1/2" steel chuck has been switched to a plastic one of the same size. What gives. i finally find a drill with a decent weight, power ability and reasonable price, and ridgid pulls it and replaces it wth this sad excuse for a drill. does anyone know where i can get the original kit, or possibly a replacement case, or chuck? Anf further, should I expect a decline in quality and increase in price on all ridgid products? Thanks in advance
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"The old switcheroo"...RE: ridgid 18v cordless drill