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Old 09-20-2010, 08:12 PM   #16
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No amount of advertising can increase a tools market share if it's poor quality.

You can't polish a turd.
that's EXACTLY what they did. DeWalt was just yellow B&D tools back in the 80's. Same parts interchanged, same dies and molds were used. It was nothing more than marketing and it worked. Once they grew the marketshare they actually made the tool cheaper, by that point everyone was too invested in batteries and chargers to make a change.

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The amount of market share that De Walt has is all the evidence needed to prove it's quality.

If you are using your Ryobi only for home projects than you are not putting to to a true test.
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The amount of market share that De Walt has is all the evidence needed to prove it's quality.
So by that logic Ford must be far superior to Bently & Lambrogini
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Apples to oranges.
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Apples to oranges.
Not at all. it's the same thing, middle of the road quality, marketed to the masses. not the best tool on the market, not the worst. Priced right so it ends up in everybodys tool box ( just like a ford explorer in every other driveway). People love to hate them. if your son works for Bosch, he knows its true...
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yeah. real even comparison.

A mass produced family vehicle around 20 grand, compared to hand built multi hundred thousand dollar luxury cars.


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yeah. real even comparison.

A mass produced family vehicle around 20 grand, compared to hand built multi hundred thousand dollar luxury cars.


bwahahahhahahhhahhahahahahahahahhahah!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!
ok, substitute any car brand in the $50k range. Point is price and marketing earned Dewalt a huge amount of market share, that by no means makes them the best or even very good
. it's a good tool for the money, just like a ford explorer, and yes B&D did figure out how to put lipstick on a pig
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I'm in the trades. A guy shows up on a work site with Ryobi he gets sent home.

Why? because Ryobi can't stand up to the the demands. Half thru the day the Ryobi motors over heat and the plastic gears strip. That slows down a job.

I must assume that you only use yours for jobs around the house.

Where i live there are a lot of tradesman, and self employed tades.

I own an HVAC business. Even my residential customers are smart enough to stay away from Ryobi.
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I'm in the trades. A guy shows up on a work site with Ryobi he gets sent home.

Why? because Ryobi can't stand up to the the demands. Half thru the day the Ryobi motors over heat and the plastic gears strip. That slows down a job.

I must assume that you only use yours for jobs around the house.

Where i live there are a lot of tradesman, and self employed tades.

I own an HVAC business. Even my residential customers are smart enough to stay away from Ryobi.
????/ I have never owned a Ryobi in my life. The majoritiy of my stuff is Makita, I have some Hilti, and some Milwaukee. I know a little bit about tools....
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????/ I have never owned a Ryobi in my life. The majoritiy of my stuff is Makita, I have some Hilti, and some Milwaukee. I know a little bit about tools....
OOOOhhhhhhh..I get it (wink -wink) a closet Ryobi owner!

Hey, you were the one defending Ryobi. Don't blame me.
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I'm gonna bend some sheet metal for tomorrow's job. I will be polishing my De Walt 24Volt cordless and an old Dewal 3/4" corded power drill made of metal.

That thing is as old as I am.
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I'm gonna bend some sheet metal for tomorrow's job. I will be polishing my De Walt 24Volt cordless and an old Dewal 3/4" corded power drill made of metal.

That thing is as old as I am.

That old Dewalt is no relation to the current DeWalt. Black & Decker really started using the DeWalt name to rebrand their existing tools in the early 90's. The stuff from the the 60's -80's have nothing in common other than the name
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Based on the information in this thread so far, it appears my best option is to take my old, dying DeWalt drill and go work with hvaclover for a day or so until he feels sorry enough to give me some of his extra cordless tools.

And now back to the DeWalt argument!!
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Based on the information in this thread so far, it appears my best option is to take my old, dying DeWalt drill and go work with hvaclover for a day or so until he feels sorry enough to give me some of his extra cordless tools.

And now back to the DeWalt argument!!
C'mon down! can always use a motivated guy. You want a 14 or 18volt De Walt?

Seriously, have you checked into having it refurbished? They do that you know.

I am a granddad and I am still using my Dad's old 3/4 drill. It takes a beating and wont stop.
Just had to replace the brushes. The rebuild guy wants to buy it from me but it has too much sentimental value.
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MARKETING!!! DeWalt is a mediocore tool with a FANTASTIC marketing dept
Mediocre? I like the 18V Dewalt power tools because of the Nano lithium battery, Rohm drill chucks and metal gears. My blue 18V Ryobi is a good drill that I have rejuvenated with the new lithium batteries (can't stand the new lime-green colors). Good lender or backup drill and definitely not as powerful as the Dewalt. Ryobis are very cost-effective powertools with a versatile 18V battery system that powers a huge variety of tools.......just skip the reciprocating saw for HD work. Milwaukee used to be one of my favorite power tools but ever since their takeover by OWT they are not that special anymore. My Makita 18V impact driver is highly rated for its power and light ergonomic shape. Bosch is well designed and durable......can't go wrong with any of these winners

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