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  • #16
    Re: What tool(s) do you own that you use everyday that Ridgid doesnt offer?

    Originally posted by Alphacowboy View Post
    That's the 16g I want the 18g
    no its the 18 gauge brad nailer says 18 gauge right on it, been out in canada for awhile now online. Agree bout new ryobi, Ridgid prob will follow w new cordless nailers and new pneumatic also

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    • #17
      Re: What tool(s) do you own that you use everyday that Ridgid doesnt offer?

      For me its Dremel 200 series. This little suckers does almost every odd job
      & Ryobi Tek4 stud sensor

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      • #18
        Re: What tool(s) do you own that you use everyday that Ridgid doesnt offer?

        Originally posted by powerator View Post
        For me its Dremel 200 series. This little suckers does almost every odd job
        & Ryobi Tek4 stud sensor
        have a few of the tek4 tools, shears, headphone ear protector,laser temp gun, flashlights, stud sensor, pretty cool stuff

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        • #19
          Re: What tool(s) do you own that you use everyday that Ridgid doesnt offer?

          I didn't know about the new Ryobi nailer until Alphacowboy mentioned it here. I bought one today ($129), and he was right. The design is a huge improvement over the last one. I tested it by driving 1 3/4" nails into 2X pressure treated wood. Even with the internal compression set to minimum, the nailer had no trouble driving lots of nails at a fast pace. No jams and no rapid battery drain, as with the previous model. It's also quieter, has LED's, bump-firing if desired, and tool-less jam clearing. I see myself using this tool a lot, especially for temporarily pinning projects together until the screws go in.

          I would have preferred to have a Ridgid version of the nailer, but as this thread makes very clear - we just have to buy tools outside of the Ridgid brand if we're going to meet our own needs.

          So thanks to Alphacowboy for turning me on to what I think is going to be a very valuable tool for me.

          Dan

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          • #20
            Re: What tool(s) do you own that you use everyday that Ridgid doesnt offer?

            Thanks for the compliments Dan. I've been using this nailer a lot, might even buy another. If you like, I can post more pics of how I modified it.

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            • #21
              Re: What tool(s) do you own that you use everyday that Ridgid doesnt offer?

              Not really a tool that RIDGID would make, but I went to the Ryobi site to look at that nailer you guys
              were talking about, and on the opening page they have a hybrid string trimmer, 18v or 120v.

              Nice idea. It would be great to have a miter saw that could go both ways, AC/DC, but use my dual battery
              idea to get more power when working cordless. A pair of 18V batteries in series for 36v power or extended
              run time if connected in parallel, or maybe a switch to let you choose which way you want to configure it.
              "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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              • #22
                Re: What tool(s) do you own that you use everyday that Ridgid doesnt offer?

                Bob D -

                Have you ever heard an explanation from a major tool company about why they can't seem to offer an AC "adapter" for their 18V tools? I think that there are tens of thousands of contractors who would pay for that feature, so there certainly isn't a question about having a ready and willing market. The issue can't be technology because there are members on this forum who could build the adapter in their garages.

                I spoke with DeWalt several years ago about the prospect of offering an AC adapter again, similar to one they had earlier. They said that they had no plans to do it again because there were "complications". Maybe I'm misunderstanding the complexity, but aren't we just talking about a transformer and a rectifier circuit? Furthermore, if the wire size of the coils is large enough, couldn't the same adapter be used for every 18V tool in their line?

                Alphacowboy - if it's not too much trouble, I'd really appreciate seeing photos of your modifications to the nailer.

                Thanks,
                Dan

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                • #23
                  Router table or insert for the R4510/3. What about bench grinders. I don't think they make drill presses anymore. I wouldn't mind seeing a bench belt/disk sander. Jeez, you could go on and on.

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                • #24
                  Channel lock brand Channel locks, irwin vice grips, and a good 6 in 1. No good drain Tech should leave home without them.

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                  • #25
                    I'm going to wait for the calender.

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                    • #26
                      Originally posted by AtlantaDan View Post
                      Re: What tool(s) do you own that you use everyday that Ridgid doesnt offer?

                      I didn't know about the new Ryobi nailer until Alphacowboy mentioned it here. I bought one today ($129), and he was right. The design is a huge improvement over the last one. I tested it by driving 1 3/4" nails into 2X pressure treated wood. Even with the internal compression set to minimum, the nailer had no trouble driving lots of nails at a fast pace. No jams and no rapid battery drain, as with the previous model. It's also quieter, has LED's, bump-firing if desired, and tool-less jam clearing. I see myself using this tool a lot, especially for temporarily pinning projects together until the screws go in.

                      I would have preferred to have a Ridgid version of the nailer, but as this thread makes very clear - we just have to buy tools outside of the Ridgid brand if we're going to meet our own needs.

                      So thanks to Alphacowboy for turning me on to what I think is going to be a very valuable tool for me.

                      Dan
                      pretty sure RIDGID is coming out w new 18v nailer this year

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                      • Alphacowboy
                        Alphacowboy commented
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                        You sir, are absolutely correct.... ;-)

                      • Bob D.
                        Bob D. commented
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                        better late than never

                    • #27
                      If they offered a router insert in the table extension as standard equipment in their next table saw I think they would have a big selling advantage over everyone else in their price range. If you could pick up a decent Table Saw (level of quality of the TS-3650 or better) with a router table built in the wing and included a phenolic or aluminum insert with universal hole patterns to fit the popular brands like PC, Milwaukee, Ridgid, etc I think that would sell big time. Even if you bumped the price by $50 I think it would still be a good deal. Make the insert size the same as other popular router inserts from Woodpeck, Kreg, and others and you'd have something.
                      "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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                      • #28
                        Cordless band saw

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                        • #29
                          Screwdrivers and a knife and fork at lunchtime.

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                          • #30
                            Originally posted by pesciwasp View Post

                            pretty sure RIDGID is coming out w new 18v nailer this year
                            Where did you hear this? What gauge nailer?

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