First off, this is a great forum with lots of info. I'm glad I ran across it.
I was looking for an 18V jigsaw to go with my other 18V Ridgid tools. I remember there being a Ridgid 18V jigsaw packaged alone, but I can't find it in stores anymore.
A) I could purchase one off of eBay, but then I wouldn't get the Lifetime warranty.
B) I found a combo kit locally that is an 18V drill/driver, plus the jigsaw for $250, but then I'd have to unload the drill/driver somewhere (I already have one)
C) Ridgid is coming out with their Max Select tools soon. The local store had a display set out that stated they'd be getting the Max Select tools on the 26th of this month. The Max Select jigsaw will run $119.
Does anyone have any opinions on this? Would there be any disadvantage to purchasing the Max Select version? Does anyone know if it will use up the 18V battery quicker?
Thanks for any advice or comments.