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#1 posted 02-24-2017 06:16 PM

Spammer, troll or not, I’m going on a rant. I am sick and tired of what I call disposable cordless tools that seem to be prevalent, at least in my experience – and I’m not talking about Black and Decker or Ryobi.

I’m basically a DW man, although I have to so some of their “consumer” type tools are not that great IMO. I have a 12V drill. About a year and one battery goes out, you know the drill :-) A batter is $50 the whole drill kit is $99.
So I get another drill kit figuring 3 batteries, 2 chargers, 2 drills. EXCEPT THEY MAKE A MINUTE CHANGE TO THE BATTERIES AND AREN’T INTERCHANGEABLE!!!!

Same thing happened with a 12V Ridgid set. Until I ended up with 1 working battery and 1 charger and 1 drill, then the last battery died. Throw it away.

Bought a Bosch 12V impact driver. 2 years out with very mild use, either the batteries or the motor itself is dying.

Many years ago, I bought a 19.2V Porter Cable kit. It had a GREAT 1/2” impact drill, a sawzall, circ saw and light. It lasted me around 10 years until the batteries finally started going bad and then the charger quit (no replacment parts avalalble). With a $100 trade in I swapped it for a PC lithium ion kit. The drill is a POJ very weak even with the torque set all the way up. Finally one of those batteries has gone out and now that its 3 or 4 years old, I’m expecting batteries and chargers are no longer available.

These are supposed to be 2 quality names, right?

Thought I’d never say this, but the next drill/driver kit I buy is going to be Ryobi. If I’ve got to throw them away after a couple years I might as well save some money.

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