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  1. #1 OK, lets talk cordless drills 
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    I decided to get a new cordless drill today.

    I have had several and they only seem to last a couple of years. When you try to replace the battery you find out it cost as much as the original drill almost.

    I decieded to get a Rigid.

    A Rigid is a heavy duty drill that has a lifetime warranty, including the batteries.

    Hopefully this will be the last cordless drill I will ever buy.



    Features
    in. Single Sleeve Locking Carbide Chuck tightens bits quickly and securely
    Automatic Spindle Lock open and close chuck with one hand
    High Impact Torque Adjustment Ring, 24 Position Clutch for durability and lighter weight

    Patented Slide In Battery Pack easily load-n-lock with one hand
    2-Speed Transmission for matching power to the task
    Ergonomic Overmold Gripping Areas provides user comfort and better grip
    High Capacity Lithium-Ion Batteries longer run time more work per charge


    Specifications
    Volts: 18 V
    Torque: 455 in.lb.
    Chuck: in.
    No Load Speeds: 0-450 / 0-1,600 r/min. (RPM)
    Clutch: 24 position
    Charger: 18 V output
    120 V input
    Charge Time: 30 minutes


    Includes
    Two 18 Volt Lithium-Ion batteries, a 30 minute charger, and heavy duty contractor bag
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    Did you mean to post this in the watermelon thread? :D
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    18V is pretty heavy duty. You should be good for a long time. I like Milwaukee.
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    Very nice! I have a 14 Volt Ryobi.
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    I have an 18 volt Milwaukee,18 volt makita and an 18 volt ryobi. I like the makita the best. You can't beat the warranty on the home depot rigid tools . Good choice gator!
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    I buy cheap ones form Harbor Freight for about $16. The one I have now is a Drill Master and does everything that I need it to do. If it ever breaks then I just go get a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    I buy cheap ones form Harbor Freight for about $16. The one I have now is a Drill Master and does everything that I need it to do. If it ever breaks then I just go get a new one.
    I googled it. The store on Beach Blvd. I didn't remember the name but I've been in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    I buy cheap ones form Harbor Freight for about $16. The one I have now is a Drill Master and does everything that I need it to do. If it ever breaks then I just go get a new one.

    That is actually a good strategy.

    I did that for years.

    I had to pay $200 for the Rigid and I don't know if I will ever get the money out of it seeing that I only use one about a dozen times a year.

    I just liked the idea of a lifetime warranty on something that usually doesn't last two years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    I buy cheap ones form Harbor Freight for about $16. The one I have now is a Drill Master and does everything that I need it to do. If it ever breaks then I just go get a new one.
    I've used some of HF's tools and found the cordless products did not work very well. Simply no torque! It would be ok for hanging a picture, etc but that's about it.
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    So... You finally got a Rigid tool. Today you are a man. Congrats, gator.

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