So my Father and Mother in-law are out here this week for Baby Noddy's birthday this weekend. I was poking around out in the garage and he was out there with me, and I was b*tching about the POS cordless drill(s) (See my thread on buying a corded 3/8" drill motor). I have two or three now, all of which are in need of either 1) throwing away completely, 2 & 3) new batteries. But for the price of new batteries for them, I'm 1/2 way there to a nice cordless drill.
Today, they came back from shopping, getting things ready for Baby N's birthday, etc, and he gives me a new cordless drill set. Woowhooo!! RIDGID 18V 1/2" Cordless Drill Kit.
Lifetime warranty, including the batteries. You gotta love that! Pretty decent reviews from what I've read so far. Box contents: Drill, carrying case / duffel type bag, charger, and two 18V Li-Io batteries.
He says he has the same one, and has never had a problem with it.
It was quite unexpected, so I was / am pretty stoked about it.
With every tool, comes a new project.
I'll update the thread after a few uses with some more "review" material. Likes, dislikes, pros / cons.