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  1. Well, I invested in the ToughSystem 2.0 stack from Home Depot, along with a couple of half-width organizers. It seems well-thought out, trying to maintain backwards compatibility with the older ToughSystem while addressing some of the shortcomings 1.0 had when compared to Packout. I'll be using the heck out of this in the coming months and hope it impresses. Since I'm good on modular storage, I'm gifting some of my older ToughSystem components forward to a good friend. He's been struggling to find employment so he's been doing a lot of handyman work. He also has a house to reno
  2. A trip through the archives of Tools in Action and ToolGuyd displays how far the cordless tool market has come in the past decade or so. Early articles on each site capture the look of the 2008-2011 tool market, and there are many gems that cover the tools available back then--established brands, new products, and optimistic predictions of what the future would look like. Well, it's the future, and I'd venture to say that few of us expected the cordless job site to look like it does now back in the dark days of 2009. The tools have gotten smaller, smarter and become brushless, and a number
  3. As a brand new Ridgid cordless owner (around 20 hours as if this writing) and devoted DeWalt fan, I've got to say, I'm impressed! For those who missed my post in the "What Tools Did You Buy Today" thread in the Power Tools subforum, I've spent the past three nights in my truck due to a training event. Ah, the life of a Drill Sergeant... With plenty of batteries, I've waited patiently for the DeWalt fan for months with plans to buy one ASAP. Yesterday I left the training site resigned to settling with Ryobi. Fort Benning nights are hot and humid, and I didn't want to run the truck all nigh
  4. Sitting here enjoying the snow in the DC area. While the accumulation so far is miniscule compared to that usually encountered further north, I'm comforted to know that in a pinch I can keep my phone and tablets charged with DeWalt, Ridgid, or M12 batteries, power small items with the DeWalt power station, generate some heat with the Ridgid forced air heater, run the ToughSystem radio for entertainment, light up the house with the various DeWalt and Milwaukee lights, and warm up with the M12 heated gear if needed. I don't expect a power outage--or even missed time at work--but days like this
  5. - Hey all, I'm new here, but love what I'm reading and learning on the forum. I'm a moderator DIY guy and am looking to upgrade all of my tools. I have a plethora of used Milwaukee and DeWalt tools that have been handed down to me or purchased used over the years, but it's time for me to get a good combo kit finally. I don't NEED anything professional grade but absolutely appreciate quality tools and want something I can keep for many many years. I'm looking at some of the current home depot deals and I'm torn between two options: 1. Milwaukee M18 6 Piece Combo Brushed
  6. Fialaja


    If you are in the market for a really good hammer drill, allow me to recommend the Ridgid R5010 it has a great keyless chuck and a pulse mode that’s great for slow starting a bit without it walking or driving a screw like an impact driver. Made in Germany by Metabo for Ridgid, can be found on eBay for under $100
  7. Fialaja


    If you are in the market for a really good hammer drill, allow me to recommend the Ridgid R5010 it has a great keyless chuck and a pulse mode that’s great for slow starting a bit without it walking or driving a screw like an impact driver. Made in Germany by Metabo for Ridgid, can be found on eBay for under $100
  8. I'm probably going to get into one of these brands and figure this will be a decision once I purchase a combo kit. I don't care about other tools in the platform as I use corded for most everything aside from impacts/drills. In all honesty Ridgid appeals to me more due to the LSA. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
  9. The title says it all. I'm considering buying a pulse driver in the eventual future and figured I'd gather opinions. I'm currently invested in Milwaukee with two 9.0Ah and three 5.0Ah batteries, and have two 4.0Ah and one 2.0Ah Ridgid batteries. However, Ryobi offers some unique tools, so eventually Lime Green tools may supplement the Yellow, Red, and Orange ones. Conveniently, all three companies have a version of the pulse driver--the Fuel Surge (Milwaukee), Stealth Force (Ridgid), and Quiet Strike (Ryobi). Intuition tells me to buy the Ridgid kit as a way to amass more batteries and ex
  10. Here is the finished product of my overarm dust collection attachment for my Ridgid R4512. Everything below will let you know how and why I did what I did. I finished connecting all of my tools to my new dust collection system recently. Now I am just tweeking some connections to optimize my dust collection abilities. I've wanted an overarm dust collection system after the first time I was it on the SawStop cabinet saw. You might not think so, but with a zero clearance insert plate on my tablesaw, I end up with a good amount of dust coming off the top
  11. Just how much wobble is normal on a ridgid impact driver? I have the gen5x brushless and just recently took it out of the box. Here's some footage. Bit is around 2.5 in. Ridgid 18v brushless impact driver gen5x 2.5 in. drill bit Bosch 12v drill with the same bit side view Ridgid 18v brushless hammer drill gen5x same drill bit from the rear slo mo Bosch 12v drill rear view slo mo Ridgid impact driver rear view slo mo running at top speed
  12. Hey guys, just want to let you know that the new The Power is in your Palm! Ridgid Palm impact went on sale today. $99.00 at HD. Just bought it an I get on the 14th.
  13. I was just looking at Comp56 post about the Ryobi combo kit. I happened to be looking at it on the HD site too! I was wondering what people's thoughts were on which Brand line to get into for a homeowner. I really am not invested in a cordless line, I have two Craftsmen 18V tools. I have a few things on my short list right now for jobs around the house: Garage Opener Install, Vinyl Fence Install, and in the near future finishing out a basement. What do you all recommend? The $199 to start with Ryobi seems reasonable, not sure of quality overall. But I know Milwaukee see
  14. It's #daylightsavings and since everyone lost an hour #teamRIDGID is going to give one lucky winner an 18 or 12V tool of their choice. Comment at the Ridgid Instagram page with what tool you'd like to add to your shop and we will pick one winner. ™@ridgidpowertools #tiacrew
  15. For a long time now I've debated getting a chop saw. For rebar, angle iron, and bar stock, a plasma cutter isn't very convenient, a Sawzall isn't very efficient, and requiring 2 steady hands, a band saw isn't always a joy either. I've looked at these saws a dozen different times, but I never wanted to spend the money on one. The other day I was at HD, had $100 gift card from Father's Day to cut into the price, and I said "why the hell not!". They had a Dewalt for $199, and a Makita for $189, but I honestly liked the $179 Ridgid better. The clamp operated smoother and it wasn't that ugly yellow
  16. Ridgid 12-Volt 4.0 Ah Hyper Lithium-Ion Battery (2-Pack) Was $69.00 $34.50 /each http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-12-Volt-4-0-Ah-Hyper-Lithium-Ion-Battery-2-Pack-AC820592/205358343 These have been dropping for a while, but if you have any Ridgid 12v tools, this is a steal. If you don't have ridgid 12v tools, their impact driver is great. When they were still in store, they got to like $17 before they disappeared, but I doubt they will go that low online. I'd buy another set, but I bought them when they were $43 and already have 4 of the 2 Ah batteries that came with the drill and dr
  17. Just bought the Ridgid x4 drill and impact combo after watching the TIA review. got a great price, $179 i believe, and so far has impressed me. I'm sure DeWalt, Milwaukee, and Makita might have better but the style and features fit my needs as a low voltage installer/ tech. Can't wait to expand my set and get a few more cool tools. Thanks guys at Tools In Action!
  18. I am trying to figure out which power tool brand I should get. The four i have to decide between are Dewalt, Milwalkee, Bosch, and Ridgid. If I am trying to get into professional contracting business which tool brand should i start out by getting? Which one would be the best for a home owner and for a professional contractor?
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