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They always have tools on sale I don't need. :crying:
 

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Pretty good deal! Good start on the collection. Just keep adding whenever there's another sale and you'll have it when you need it. Get the lifetime warranty and look for another battery or two when there's a sale. You did good.

I'm doing the same thing with Milwaukee.
 
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That's a pretty good price for the set. I paid that for a Milwaukee drill and impact driver but I got a free circ saw (tool only) with the package. I didn't think I would use it that much but I'm learning to love it. For lots of jobs it's plenty good enough and no cord in the way.

It seems to me Pat Warner was quite impressed by the Rigid trim router. I've looked at their tools and they seem pretty good. Just waiting for more feedback from guys like you Herb.
 
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If you like DeWalt systems some stores, Coastal Farm and Ranch (local to Oregon) for example sell power tools without batteries. Handy if you are invested in a particular power pack.
 

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Great price & even better warranty. Make sure you register it to get the "free batteries & service for life" warranty.
I did register them yesterday and got a confirmation back last night. a whole wad of paperwork to file away and hopefully never have to look for again.

It is easy to register, just takes time and a lot of numbers to type (8 items X 2 no.+ P.O.#), all 7-14 digits long. and then they make you check them twice, Whew, my one finger was numb when I got through.

I noticed the reciprocating saw takes the same blade as the Millwaukee, which is standard I presume. It also 2 speeds, and straight,or oscillating cut, and blade can be rotated front to back.

The circular saw takes the standard 7 1/4" X 5/8 arbor blade.

All the tools have work lights too.

I will give a better review after I use them today.

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Herb, I'm jealous. Now if you could learn to type with "two" fingers, you'd cut your time in half. :nerd:
HAHA I have been practicing with the other finger, but it doesn't want to do numbers for some reason.

Today I tried the sawzall and it works really good on 3/4" plywood . I found the saw has a variable speed trigger, not a 2 speed like I said previously.
The only problem I found was with the blade shoe. It has a pin that pulls out to shift the shoe from straight down and up to forward or back. the pin pushes in to lock and pulls out to release. Well the vibration of the blade causes it to push out ,thus letting the shoe to move to the back and forward positions. I might have to replace with a small bolt and wingnut to lock it in place. No biggy. I do like the quick change feature of the blade, I can easily remove the blade before I put the saw back into the bag.

I tried the circular saw on a piece of western maple 1 X 8 and it quit half way through the cut,weak battery. It was the same one I had on the sawzall , right out of the kit. So I put it on to charge and put the other battery that came with the tools and it walked right through the board and I cut the other end no problem. The blade that came with it was a Ridgid blade, gave a very nice smooth no tear out cut.

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Last Wed. I saw where HD has a sale going on Ridgid Cordless power tools.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-...Ion-Batteries-Charger-and-Bag-R9652/205883898

It looked like a good deal, so I ordered them. Free shipping to your door step 5 tools,2 batteries + charger and a tote bag for the lot. They arrived yesterday, and I am impressed. I will be trying them out soon.
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How can you be impressed with tools you have not tried? Getting a bunch of stuff on the cheap is only a good deal if they perform well. It is a little late to be asking for opinions. You will have the answer soon enough.

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Two things to be aware of:

-Register the batteries as well as the tools, if you didn't already.
-Don't let dead Li-Ion batteries sit without charging.
If they sit for too long they won't take a charge. At that point you'll have to hope you remembered to register the batteries.
 

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Two things to be aware of:

-Register the batteries as well as the tools, if you didn't already.
-Don't let dead Li-Ion batteries sit without charging.
If they sit for too long they won't take a charge. At that point you'll have to hope you remembered to register the batteries.
Thanks for the reminder, I did register them.
Herb
 
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