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Old 12-08-2010, 06:53 AM   #16
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For DIYer, even a very busy DIYer, I would say Ryobi is a great value for the money. Their new lithium ion batteries last a long time and I love the push button/light charge level indicator. I also love the built in magnet on the base and the built in level(s). I've always owned Ryobi and I've done some pretty big projects (constructed medium to large sized television sets). Sure, they may not take a fall from a scaffold or a ten foot ladder as well as a dewalt (honestly though, I don't think dewalt are built as tough as most think they are). Just my $.02

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Old 12-08-2010, 06:54 AM   #17
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[QUOTE="124sport"]For DIYer, even a very busy DIYer, I would say Ryobi is a great value for the money. Their new lithium ion batteries last a long time and I love the push button/light charge level indicator on the batteries. I also love the built in magnet on the base and the built in level(s) on their drill. I've always owned Ryobi and I've done some pretty big projects (constructed medium to large sized television sets). Sure, they may not take a fall from a scaffold or a ten foot ladder as well as a dewalt (honestly though, I don't think dewalt are built as tough as most think they are). Just my $.02
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:28 AM   #18
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I seccond the reccomendations for corded tools for the occasional user. Except get a cordless screwdriver. Also buy used you can get better tools for the price. Go to a decent pawn shop, and get what you need. Don't rule out harbor freight either. I have their "sawzall" and love it. For $20-$30 on sale it can't be beat. It has held up well to my abuse and has a great quick-change mechanism. I also got an angle griner from them that has been abused and dropped and refuses to quit.
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:32 AM   #19
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I seccond the reccomendations for corded tools for the occasional user. Except get a cordless screwdriver. Also buy used you can get better tools for the price. Go to a decent pawn shop, and get what you need. Don't rule out harbor freight either. I have their "sawzall" and love it. For $20-$30 on sale it can't be beat. It has held up well to my abuse and has a great quick-change mechanism. I also got an angle griner from them that has been abused and dropped and refuses to quit.
Had thought about HF, but didn't think they would last? But I also know that there are companies, (especially food) that put the SAME EXACT Frosted flake in a Kellogs box and and American Choice box. Thanks for the idea, and I definetly buy used anything over paying retail. (About the only exception is socks and underwear)
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I’m sick of yellow drills, corded or cordless.
The chucks seize up or break, $65 to fix. Work them little hard and you can smell the burn up coming. I have 8-10 batteries so it’s tough to not to fix them. It’s like a bad marriage.

My first one came from the pawn shop and obviously was used and abused for years. I got another 5 yeas out of it, hours out in the rain, it didn’t die until it fell off a roof. The new ones are junk IMO.

Love my yellow saws though.
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:41 PM   #21
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I love my dewalt drills...been beating on one for 8 years now with near daily usage........

I would tend to agree with corded tools for almost everything else esp for a homeowner unless you buy a combo kit...

I would personally stay away from the orange tools with the "warranty". Bad bad experiences with drills and zero customer service. I do like my orange chop saw though.

I also 2nd or 3rd or whatever ryobi for homeowners. there cheap and work good....I even know some contractors who use alot of ryobi if they have issues with tools getting stolen or just because they can buy 3 ryobis for 1 dewalt and they take a decent beating
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As odd as it seems, a good friend of mine - a young man who is a contractor - beat the heck out of Harbor Freight Crapola Tools for awhile, when he was first getting started.

Angle grinders, saws, drills, etc. They all had "Lifetime Warranty" on them, so he'd use them for a day or two, and when they burned out he'd take them back to the store for a free replacement. He went to Harbor Freight 2-3 times a week for probably a year.

Eventually Harbor Freight told him he couldn't buy tools there anymore. But by that time he ha started investing in some "real" tools, and didn't mind.


I guess it kind of depends on what you need, and what you're willing to pay for it.

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