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See that the new 12 volt pocket drill is now up on the webpage - sweet. Good work Josh and ProBrand - thank you for listening to some of our gripes. Definitely is a difference being noted with the release of these tools - nice to see info ahead of time. Very much appreciated. The winds of change are good.
I just bought the Bosch about a month ago. I dont have much brand loyalty, so staying Orange isnt absolutely necessary. But I do love the REAL chuck on the Ridgid (but, on the flipside, it ends up more work to use a "quick" tool because of the actual chuck).
Wonder how much of a hit I would take if I wanted to sell the Bosch.
I like the looks of it. To tell the truth though, in a tight quarters situation where you need a little driver the quick connect is a bonus to me. I find the lack of a spinning chuck near finished surfaces durring times when I have no wiggle room and bad angles nice. The chuck can do damage.
A good carpenter makes few mistakes, a great carpenter can fix his own.
Good point, Eli. You know, it would really be nice, quite an advantage, if there was some way to select either. Like if they maybe had two versions of the tool, one with the chuck and one with the quick connect. Or, even if there was some way to include both in the package, and have the consumer choose which one to install. I don't know, sounds like a crazy idea maybe. But I see your point though - yes, sometimes the chuck can cause bad things to happen.