I recently bought the 3 piece combo. However, I have really been agonizing over whether I should take it back and get the Milwaukee 18v combo instead, which I really like the feel of. I like the Ridgid drill and the saw. However, the drill has some minor quirks that are beginning to bug me. The T handle takes too long to unscrew to rotate. The chuck takes two hands to use. The Milwaukee has a single-handed chuck and the T handle is much easier to rotate. I know these things are minor, but they have an effect on how enjoyable the drill is to use. The Milwaukee also has similar specs, as far as torque and rpm. The Milwaukee is made in Germany (drill) and USA (saw), and has 5 year warranty. I don't like the "made in China" on the side of the Ridgid tools. I'm also troubled by some of the ebad experiences I've heard on this site about how Ridgid service has declined. I'm also wondering about how this lifetime warranty will work. On the plus side for Ridgid is the battery system and the apparent quality of the tools. They do seem very well built. Any thoughts? As far as other brands, they do not seem to match up - Dewalt is made in Mexico with only a 1 year warranty and B&D as the parent company. Makita and Bosch specs are not as good. PC is too big and heavy. Panasonic drill is very nice, but saw is too small. I'm interested in similar deliberations by others, your final decision, and how you came to it. Thanks.
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