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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.
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That's great Noddy

Now you have a good drill that will last a long time.. in all ways..

Could I have your Father and Mother in-laws name PLEASE so I can hook up with them at HD I will be the one with my hand out.. holding some of my junk drills

I can use one more good drill also LOL


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Thumbs up Excellent Father-in-law.

Ditto for me Noddy. Maybe they could stop off in Ohio on there way home.
My F-I-L always introduced me as "His wife's son-in-law".
Anyhow, congrats on your new gift, I'm sure it will serve you well.




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Awesome.... now you know how to play the game Next time ***** about the saw and how you want a cabinet saw LOL.....

I have the Ryobi 18V stuff and I see now that they have a 18V lithium battery that will work in them. My store didn't have the batteries by themselves yet. Anyone know how much the batteries cost on there own?

Way to go Noddy!

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Cabinet saw?
I was kinds thinking along the lines of a 20' X 60' work shop.
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Cabinet saw?
I was kinds thinking along the lines of a 20' X 60' work shop.
Now your talking I do have the Ridgid 3/8 corded drill and it's a nice one. They have some nice stuff. My planer will probably be the Ridgid. Enjoy!

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Corey,
I read an article on the new Ryobi's today, here is a link.

Ryobi Li-Ion battery article

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Corey,
I read an article on the new Ryobi's today, here is a link.

Ryobi Li-Ion battery article

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Thanks Scrollwolf! Not surprised at the price. I think I will just keep with the 39.99 2 battery packs, can't beat that price and throw them away when they won't hold a charge no more. Been going strong on the first set now for 2 years.

These 18V are overkill for general woodworking in my opinion. Great for remodel and home improvement stuff but A 12V is plenty for running in screws and predrilling holes and driving small woodscrews for woodworking projects. I would rather save the money for a small lithium driver like that little bosch.

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Noddy,

Don't forget to send in the receipt and paperwork. The lifetime warranty doesn't take effect if you don't jump through the right hoops to get the tool registered.
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