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Old 02-23-2010, 08:28 PM   #121
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DeWalt would have just given you another battery, no questions asked.
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I have to say that my V18's have had zero problems. My M18 compact batteries are another story. One was bad out of the box. The other is fine, though, and I haven't had a problem with it. I took the bad one to a service center, and they told me I needed a receipt, which, of course, I can't find I may have just received a lemon. It happens. I bet if you look around this forum, you will find that has happened with every manufacturer. Still PO'd they won't take the battery without a receipt, though. The fact that I'm holding the thing in my hand should be proof of purchase! They have date codes on them that show when they were made, and the M18 hasn't been out long enough for any of the warranties to expire.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:32 PM   #122
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This has all been tested in Tools of the trade magazine. With 2 1/2 " auger bit in walnut the the dewalt drilled the most holes with 10 and the ryobi could not muster even 1. I bought my first dewalt impact 18v after that. Firsthand i have seen it put in over 400 1 1/4" hex gasket screws into 28 gauge steel on one cadnium bat. . Great professional grade tool













I love this thread should be named replacing Professional tools with D.I.Y. tools

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i have gone through 2 dewalt sawzall's in the last 2 years, also the ryobi Dual Power 20-Watt LED Work Light is the best work light on the market, unbelievable brightness
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This is a rave from the grave.
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This has all been tested in Tools of the trade magazine. With 2 1/2 " auger bit in walnut the the dewalt drilled the most holes with 10 and the ryobi could not muster even 1. I bought my first dewalt impact 18v after that. Firsthand i have seen it put in over 400 1 1/4" hex gasket screws into 28 gauge steel on one cadnium bat. . Great professional grade tool

I love this thread should be named replacing Professional tools with D.I.Y. tools
Since this relic was dug up id just like to ask and say, i still have all my original blue tolls from late 90's, they all still work/get used, they have replacement and upgradable batterys readily available on the shelf that work universally amoung their tools...and since 2010 im still running those same three lith ion batteries.....how are the 15-20yr old dewalt cordless and batteries holding up?
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Why are we digging up a 5 year old thread?

Anyway, I do not look at Ryobi and think professional, might just be me but I do not think they are of the same quality as Dewalt, Milwaukee, Bosch, etc...

They have really catered to the DIY market. I'll spend more and get what I believe to be better tools. It's my opinion anyway and as long as it makes me satisfied and happy, then I win for me!
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Weird thread to dig up. I have a buddy who is as stubborn as a mule, and he runs all ryobi crap. i hate it. My 12v dewalt impact drives a lag faster than his ryobi 18v will.
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A friend of mine uses ryobi too. Can't say i dont have some for backup. My dewalt took a 20 ft spill yesterday and still works the same. I don't think the ryobi would survive as the housing feels not so tough. The older ryobi stuff was tougher than it is now.
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I have a few ryobi tools, they are surprisingly durable. My problem with them is performance and features, or really, lack thereof.
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My 10 to 15 year old DeWalt are doing great. My 3 year old DeWalt are less than impressive.
I was just considering getting the Ryobi cordless brad nailer and stapler. Still considering it.
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My 10 to 15 year old DeWalt are doing great. My 3 year old DeWalt are less than impressive.
I was just considering getting the Ryobi cordless brad nailer and stapler. Still considering it.
i have both the 18 gauge brad nailer and the crown stapler. i bought the nailer when my dewalt nailed died.

the dewalt nailer was great, the ryobi nailer is good, the ryobi stapler for what it cost and what is does is terrific.

bottom line is for 120 bucks you can afford to look on a functioning ryobi nailer as a lease. it does its job and then you throw it away. not so easy to throw a 300 buck tool away.
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Milwaukee Fuel is where it is at. Converted from the Yellow, all the way
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Since this relic was dug up id just like to ask and say, i still have all my original blue tolls from late 90's, they all still work/get used, they have replacement and upgradable batterys readily available on the shelf that work universally amoung their tools...and since 2010 im still running those same three lith ion batteries.....how are the 15-20yr old dewalt cordless and batteries holding up?
Just bought two replacements for my 2009 Bosch. They still holds a charge but just not as long as they used to.
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Corded tools and long extension cords - that's where it's at!
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Why are we digging up a 5 year old thread?

Anyway, I do not look at Ryobi and think professional, might just be me but I do not think they are of the same quality as Dewalt, Milwaukee, Bosch, etc...

They have really catered to the DIY market. I'll spend more and get what I believe to be better tools. It's my opinion anyway and as long as it makes me satisfied and happy, then I win for me!
I never unstood why half the guys on here complain when someone starts a thread and bag them for a repeated thread and then the other half bag on guys for firing up an old thread.
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Just bought two replacements for my 2009 Bosch. They still holds a charge but just not as long as they used to.
I have a couple Bosch nicad batteries from 2000 that still hold a charge, not full of course, but work!
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I agree with TNT. Bringing up an old thread can be useful. In this case it is about drills and batteries. So, someone could come back and give an update as to how their decision about tools went. Having a thread about cordless tools and batteries go for a couple weeks and then die, doesn't tell us anything. A true test of the tool and battery needs to be for a couple years.
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I'm deep into the yellow. Pot committed.

Dewalt is making a comeback. IMO their standard tools are top notch. I won't say they are better but they are right there with fuel. They have the 20v framing nailer. It is the cats meow if you haven't used one. That is a big plus for the yellow. They've got the cordless drywall gun coming out this summer. Another big plus for me. As soon as they come out with 20v finish nailers they will be the king in the cordless arena again IMO. At least for a remodeler like myself.

We just need the dang finish nailers so flippin bad.
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It's not like all yellow is created equal.

Their low end stuff is just that. Low end.

I guess that's a marketing success when you can get HO to assign yellow to quality and fork out a few extra dollars.

But it's a miss when they earn a rep from professionals for putting out junk (low end of their tools).
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I'm deep into the yellow. Pot committed.

Dewalt is making a comeback. IMO their standard tools are top notch. I won't say they are better but they are right there with fuel. They have the 20v framing nailer. It is the cats meow if you haven't used one. That is a big plus for the yellow. They've got the cordless drywall gun coming out this summer. Another big plus for me. As soon as they come out with 20v finish nailers they will be the king in the cordless arena again IMO. At least for a remodeler like myself.

We just need the dang finish nailers so flippin bad.
This ^^^

DeWalt seems to cater more to this arena whereas Milwaukee seems to cater more towards the automotive/fab industries... Milwaukee has multiple impacts, polishers, portaband, etc..

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