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What do you think generally about Ridgid? I only have their shopvac but no real tools. Considering their 3x18 belt sander.
Ririd is a Home Depot brand name---not the manufacturer---so you need to figure out what is good and what is not---
I have had several Rigid air compressors---made by Campbell Hausefeld--good tools--
The best brad gun I have ever owned is a Rigid---
Not sure about the other tools---but Rigid is just a name--not a manufacturer--(Used to be a plumbing tool company)
Excellent info. Thank you. And Porter Cable is also Black and Decker Stanleypro handyman said:I couldn't sleep so I did some research on power tools. Turns out almost all if them including ridgid, Milwaukee, ryobi, craftsman, mastercraft, and kobalt. I'm sure there are more are made by a company called TTI. But what got me the most is dewalt power tools the most expensive tool on the market is made by one of the most generic (but American made) company Black and Decker.
Here is another shocker, but no so much. Bosch acquired Hilti. However, I don't think they swap parts.pro handyman said:I looked everywhere but could find who made porter cable. Turns out they too are made by B&D. Idk then guess got to just try them till you find one you like.
Sweet. Both make the absolute best rotary hammers on market.Carreiro said:Here is another shocker, but no so much. Bosch acquired Hilti. However, I don't think they swap parts.
I have the v18 0883 impact wrench and the 9072-22 corded impact wrench. Both look, feel and perform like well made tools despite being made in china. The 9072 in particular looks like it's old USA made counterpart. I think they shipped the tooling to make it overseas. These are my only 2 Chinese Milwaukees. The rest is USA. All of my self feed bits are the old USA ones. I heard the china ones do not stay sharp as long.woodworkbykirk said:dewalt isnt american made, its made in mexico and china.. been that way for 5 years now..
rigid and milwaukee are through one world technolgies.. alot of the same tech and parts go into several of their tools.. and both are made overseas.. milwaukee stopped being made in north america about 8 years ago and thats when most of their tools turned to crap..
one thing ive noticed about any company no matter what it is tools, cars etc.. the ones with the best warrenties have tended to have the weakest product. having that warrenty is their way of admitting to putting out crap. look at hyundai and kia
any issues ive had with my bosch gear, they stepped up and repaired it for free or replaced the tool.. then again im on a first name basis with the reps.. and working on getting their with makita...
Wow! Guess I was real lucky when I got a brand new 6310 6.5 v18 circ that was older and made in USA off EBay.woodworkbykirk said:tool, i have the firt generation model of the milwaukee tilt lok saw its now 9 years old and still going strong other than a slightly bent base plate.. the newest edition of the saw has a much less durable plate and the motor is lucky if it lasts a year.. the gears and bearings in the current model are a joke compared to my american made one.. in comparison we have several makita 500nk saws at work and the bearings are going on 2 of them which are only 2 years old and get used about the same as my saw. that model makita is my first pick if i were to go buy a new sidewinder tommorrow.. mind you i also own a wormdrive which gets used when im full tilt on framing