Discussion in 'Mechanical' started by Silverback, Nov 3, 2010.
Just ordered this kit from Home Depot.
I was looking at a new Milwaukee kit today. Just need my money tree to grow some.
That Rigid kit looks to be a good deal. Hell the Milwaukee bare tool cost for either is more $$.
I figured the bare tool for the impact wrench is like $150, so to get the other for ~$200 shipped isn't bad. I have plenty of batteries, so no real concern there.
I really like that cleaver
I do too. Just wish I had gotten the regular size instead of the XL. Damn thing is longer than my forearm when the blade is open.
Holy shit that's huge
It will be easier for @balakay to slice his wrists this way.
That's what she said
I knew that was cuming
That's what she said.
Was talking to my dad the other day about what he wanted for Christmas. I knew he had been looking at a new drill/driver set since he has the old original Ryobi stuff and he can't find batteries for them anymore. He keep buying cheap, off brand Chinese batteries for them that last a few months and then need replaced. I wanted to get him a Milwaukee or DeWalt set but he has so many Ryobi tools, replacing them all with new stuff would cost $1200+ and he doesnt want to invest that much in tools he'll use once a month at best. So I did some digging. Looks like the new Ryobi ONE+ Li-Ion batteries are backward compatible with the old blue Ryobi tools since they kept the "stem" design instead of going to slide-in batteries. So I bought him a kit with two 3.0Ah batteries and a charger. Now, as his old tools need replaced, he can replace them with new Ryobi stuff and keep the same batteries. I know it's not Milwaukee, DeWalt or one of the other big names, but his Ryobi stuff now is 15 years old and still kicking. At least this way, he can only replace the tools he uses the most with newer stuff and keep his old stuff for the once a year type jobs that arent worth spending a couple hundred bucks on new tools.
I know a couple people that use ryobi tools. They wouldn’t last in a commercial environment but do just fine for 90% of people
Yeah he bought the 8 or 10 piece set about 15 years ago when he built his house and they're still going strong. Sure theyre not brushless and have as much power as new stuff but they're fine for DIY house projects which is all he'll do with them.
@balakay Did you see the Home Depot BF deal for the Ryobi deal on 6 pieces? You should be a good son and hook the man up. I know you have spoken very highly of him... do it man. Replace all that old stuff.
RYOBI 18-Volt ONE+ Lithium-Ion Cordless 6-Tool Combo Kit with (2) Batteries, Charger, and Bag-P1819 - The Home Depot
Any recommendation on a vise that doesn't break the bank?
Not cheap but the last vise you will buy. Forged in Germany at 75k psi.
Sadly the price has gone up due to whatever.
Fireball tool makes a bad ass voice that blows just about everything else out of the water
Damn I like that vise. Bookmarking that for when I finish up my bench for the garage.
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