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  • The Ridgid Spade Handle Drill??

    I bought the ridgid R7121 for mixing drywall mud and thinset/grout for tiling. It was between this and the Dewalt DW130V, i chose the Ridgid for the life time warranty but I now realized it's a single speed drill (pull and go). The Dewalt is a variable speed. The variable speed sounds more practical for those materials. Does anyone have any opions??? Or preferred experience w/ either???

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    Re: The Ridgid Spade Handle Drill??

    If you can pay the extra $$$ this is what you really want but they aren't cheap. They will do loads of good work for you so try to think of it as an investment.

    http://www.milwaukeeconnect.com/weba..._192161_192137

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      Re: The Ridgid Spade Handle Drill??

      If mixing mud/thinset on a regular basis low speed is the key and I would follow Woussko's advice. I myself do very little mixing thinset for the occasional tile job so I bought a cheapo HF 93632 for $40.00. VS is a knob on the trigger-no switch or dial- but even at full speed 750rpm its not too bad on a full bucket mix with a cheater beater attached. I've done several jobs and repairs without tool failure(jinx). But buyer beware after all it is HF.

      http://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/...Power%20Drills

      Here is the HF version of a motar mixer.

      http://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/...0Power%20Tools

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        Re: The Ridgid Spade Handle Drill??

        Originally posted by Leonard View Post
        If mixing mud/thinset on a regular basis low speed is the key and I would follow Woussko's advice. I myself do very little mixing thinset for the occasional tile job so I bought a cheapo HF 93632 for $40.00. VS is a knob on the trigger-no switch or dial- but even at full speed 750rpm its not too bad on a full bucket mix with a cheater beater attached. I've done several jobs and repairs without tool failure(jinx). But buyer beware after all it is HF.

        http://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/...Power%20Drills

        Here is the HF version of a motar mixer.

        http://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/...0Power%20Tools
        correction full speed on the 93632 is 550rpm

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          Re: The Ridgid Spade Handle Drill??

          OK...Thanks! I ended up going with the dewalt just for the variable speed option.

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