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Posted by Pete C. on February 4, 2011, 1:19 am

Jim Rojas wrote:

No, only the low end brands lack power. Spend real money on the better
brands and there is no shortage of power.

Posted by Jim Rojas on February 4, 2011, 1:40 am
Pete C. wrote:

Yes. That is true. But why should I spend $500+ on a Rigid set when a
$99 Ryobi combo set works for me? I am not building homes. I am just
doing the weekend general maintenance around the house & yard. I own
every Ryobi cordless power tool except for the spiral saw and the right
angle drill. I refuse to fork over any more money for lithium ion
battery packs for what I paid for my entire set.

You just have to set limits for yourself. It's one reason why so many
Amercians have so much uncontrolled credit card debt. I have zero debt,
and maintain a zero credit card balance for over 20 years. I plan to
keep it that way.

Jim Rojas
Technical Manuals Online!
8002 Cornwall Lane
Tampa, FL 33615-4604

Posted by z on February 4, 2011, 2:33 am

+1 on the ryobi lithium

For general use they are pretty kick ass.  I had the old ryobi combo I
got for a gift a number of years ago.  Then they came out with the
lithium so I got 2 of those new batteries with a drill and charger for
xmas from my bro.  Ryobi was kind enough to make all the new lithium
batteries fit the old tools.  So all my old ryobi 18v tools work with the
new lithium batteries.  Very very nice of them to do that.

The older tools seem better too.  I like the older drill much better than
the new one.  So best of both worlds: older ryobi tools with new lithium

For a budget setup you can't beat them.  


Posted by (PeteCresswell) on February 4, 2011, 6:12 pm
 Per z:

I like the lithium batteries bc, contra-intuitively, I use them
so seldom.

The Li packs hold their charge between uses much better than the
(NiCads?) others.

Posted by Martin Riddle on February 5, 2011, 1:42 am

The Li-on battery life span is on par with the Nimh batteries. The
things are useless in a year or 2.
I don't use them that often, so they are not for me.
Plus, treated wood requires real tools.

FYI,  Lumber prices are still low. Good time for a project.


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