About 8 months ago I bought a 500$ cordless combo pack. I felt like a kid at Christmas. I couldn't get to the job and drill or cut something fast enough. I've had milwaukee, makita, bosch, craftsman, ryobi, snap-on, and I can't remember all the other manufacturer's of cordless tools of every kind but never Ridgid. I'm thinking at the next kitchen or bathroom remodel I'm gonna show these bad boys off. The second pipe I cut had a little water sitting in it and that water leaked down the saw blade onto the saw and my hands. This is an abandoned 1/2" supply line with absolutely no pressure in it. NOT A LOT OF WATER, a few tablespoons, maybe....and the brand new 18v li battery is totally dead and will not take a charge no way no how forgetaboutit it's dead. It didn't take too much longer before the other one got wet, It died instantly, too! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? You are the same guys that make my pipe threaders and pipe vices and table saw,aren't you?!? What is the matter with you? passing crap like these batteries onto me? I can't afford 240$ to replace them so now I'm out Well Over 500$ for a bag of cordless/powerless tools. My son loaned me one of his little batteries so I'd have "something" to work with but you'll never guess what happened to it today. WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? It wouldn't take much to waterproof these batteries or maybe add a reset button to the circuitry. SOMETHING BESIDES NOTHING. I am sooo disappointed with Ridgid. I had total faith I was purchassing the ridgid quality I've worked with for 37 years. I was lied to. I feel ripped off. Can anyone tell me how to modify the circuit board to these batteries to enable them to charge up so I can use my tools? I can't possibly be the only one who's experienced this. There's gotta be a solution.
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