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  • New Direction

    Well, I took the plunge and decided to start buying in the Ryobi line. I have a nice selection of Ridgid tools and like them, but I'm tired of waiting for them to match their competitors. I'm retired now and don't need more expensive tool brands for my DIY and hobbies. So I Ryobi has 18v glue guns, soldering stations, Dremel type tool, and more that it seems Ridgid will never sell.

    Ridgid's marketing strategy is very perplexing, to say the least. ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ

  • #2
    Got the glue gun and so far it's working fine. I guess supporting two brands, one with a very large choice of tools (Ryobi) and Ridgid with the basics will work out. I'm guessing it's hard to go wrong with most of today's brands.


    • #3
      The Ryobi glue gun works great. I bought one a while back after someone here (maybe it was Plumber Rick) mentioned it. Didn't know they had a soldering iron, don't really see a need for one right now. Problem is these things are a flash in the pan sometimes and disappear just when you need one. So sometimes you have to buy before you need them.
      "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006



      • #4
        I have one or two butane one's but using them outside can be a pain if it's windy. And having to stock butane (especially when I already have batteries) and splashing it on your hands/gloves when filling isn't good. (●'◡'●)