Thats a good deal, my ryobi drill is starting to go out after 5 years of good use, may as well get the same drill with an impact included! Great post OP I know ryobi isn't as good as dewault or some of those but for the price and as many times as I drop and beat these things Ryobi is the only way to go, good drill for great price!
posted: Oct. 9, 2009 @ 6:39p
This is not a markdown. It's a special buy for Columbus Day. All stores should have them, although they may have been on the floor since they were received a week or two ago.
posted: Oct. 9, 2009 @ 11:45p
Batteries are NiCd.
posted: Oct. 10, 2009 @ 9:28a
I just bought a Dewalt that I posted about in another thread for $140 total. I'm a light user, but do appreciate and need good tools (when the little ones, 1 and 3, let me have a few hours to myself.) Is this set decent enough or should I keep my Dewalt. I don't have an impact driver and keep hearing about how great they are. My old Dewalt drill just died so I need something soon.
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posted: Oct. 10, 2009 @ 11:14a
Holding out for a Lith ion set, NiCd batts are useless for me at my house as the batteries will go bad before I use the drill a handful of times.
posted: Oct. 10, 2009 @ 1:51p
FWIW, I've had a Dewalt NiCd 18v drill since 2004 and the NiCd batteries have always worked just fine. I always kept one charged and one in the drill and never had an issue. The only reason I need a new drill now is because it started to smoke last time I used it! The batteries still work.
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posted: Oct. 10, 2009 @ 2:53p
Well, if you use them there is no reason to think they won't last a decent time. If they sit unused & uncharged they crap out, hence why I said they were useless for me at my house.
posted: Oct. 15, 2009 @ 8:41a
I have found these to be as good as my DeWalt Drills. Actually, I have replaced the clutch twice in the DeWalt. They used to may a Ryobi Jobsite version that was heavy duty...I still have mine and have been using it several time each week for 7 or 8 years.
posted: Oct. 15, 2009 @ 9:00a
dansfatwallet said: I just bought a Dewalt that I posted about in another thread for $140 total. I'm a light user, but do appreciate and need good tools (when the little ones, 1 and 3, let me have a few hours to myself.) Is this set decent enough or should I keep my Dewalt. I don't have an impact driver and keep hearing about how great they are. My old Dewalt drill just died so I need something soon.
Once you use an impact driver, you will wonder how you made do without one before. Seriously, it makes driving that much easier.
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posted: Oct. 15, 2009 @ 7:16p
quickNdirty said: Holding out for a Lith ion set, NiCd batts are useless for me at my house as the batteries will go bad before I use the drill a handful of times.
Too bad ni-cads don't hold the charge for extended periods, sounds like what you need. And you can't just store them in the charger. I guess they are better for someone who uses them almost daily and keeps them charged.
You missed out a few months back on the P814, but this may be a better way to go. Sure, the Li-ion sound like a good idea, but they are still too new to offer the relaibility of the ni-cads. Plus you can "refresh" the ni-cads and keep them going longer. I haven't had any problem with my ryobi li-ion since getting it, except for the first "dead" battery. Since swapping that out things have been good, but I too constantly need to be putting another battery in the charger. That said, if I need to buy new batteries I'll be grabbing a set of the ni-cads.
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