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Old 12-06-2011, 05:49 PM   #1
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My boss has a Ridgid radio, this just broke three days ago. Yesterday morning the Ridgid air compressor blew. Two weeks ago, the Ridgid Cordless 18V Drill burned out. The Ridgid 10" table saw that we were using broke one month ago.

I dont know, I'm disappointed, I was thinking about buying a whole slew of Ridgid tools too; supposed to be a good bang for the buck and I kind of like the logo and the whole aura behind their stuff. Oh well, I guess its craigslist for me, a new guy scrounging up some used power tools made by the tried and true companies back in the day so long ago
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:04 PM   #2
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only thing i have of ridgid that i like is the worm drive. everything else sucks im my opinion

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I will tell you what else sucks that Ridgid makes.

The shop vacs are simply awesome. No other shop vac compares to the value that you get from a Ridgid.
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I have the worm drive and the 10" portable table saw. Great tools for me.....
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I will tell you what else sucks that Ridgid makes.

The shop vacs are simply awesome. No other shop vac compares to the value that you get from a Ridgid.
I concur 100%.
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The shop vacs are simply awesome.
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No other shop vac compares to the value that you get from a Ridgid.
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that many tools burned out in that short a time frame? im semi curious as to what gauge of extension chords are being use
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Don't get me wrong - im not saying anything bad about Ridgid, I just thought it was hilarious the fact they all burned out in that amount of time simultaneously
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that many tools burned out in that short a time frame? im semi curious as to what gauge of extension chords are being use
The guy I work with laughs at me when we are unloading our tools at the same time. I will take out my worm drive and he will take out his 14ga extension. " Not if we are using my saw buddy. I require 12ga for this saw" is what I tell him. He laughs or gives me the

I am also the only one on the crew that carries a 10ga extension and I am surprised as to how often I use it.
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The guy I work with laughs at me when we are unloading our tools at the same time. I will take out my worm drive and he will take out his 14ga extension. " Not if we are using my saw buddy. I require 12ga for this saw" is what I tell him. He laughs or gives me the

I am also the only one on the crew that carries a 10ga extension and I am surprised as to how often I use it.
Two great pcs of advice an ole timer gave who worked in woodworkers warehouse. Always use a heavy cord on your tools and you won't eat up the motor and clean all new saw blades. Wood fiber sticks to the shipping oil and burns the blades.
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my brother has a cordless drill and a palm sander and belt sander and he has absolutely no complaints. i have a ridgid drywall screwgun. very nice.
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Most of our cords are 12 ga. In the past, we have used cheaper cords, and while the power of the tool is compromised, I never saw a motor fail.
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Most of our cords are 12 ga. In the past, we have used cheaper cords, and while the power of the tool is compromised, I never saw a motor fail.
Same here, we have never burned up a tool. The guys will run 50' of 14ga & then plug in a table saw, circ saw, vac, radio & chop saw into a multi. It never even crossed my mind until one day our electrician started laughing & asked if I wanted a real cord/ I looked at the 100' 10 ga he was dragging like an anchor behind his hole hog & just laughed back. He told me that the 14ga braided can move all the power a 15amp outlet can give it so unless you use multiple circuits it does no good & his cord was just a habit.
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I don't run anything less than 12ga,
but I'm going to only use 10ga from now on.
If "some" is good, "more" is better.
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when i started out i bought 2 14 gauge chords... then someone told me why i should be running 12 gauge... so i bought 1 12 gauge for my saw,, then another,, then a 10 gauge with multiple ports for my chop, table saw and one other, and another 12 gauge... guys ive worked with wonder how the motor on my saws have lasted so long

i gave two of my 14 gauge to my brother to use for whatever.. i bought one more.. thats used for my vacuum at home

as for rigid tools, their table saw is nice, the wormy drive rocks.. the screw guns suck balls.. they have 4 of em at work.. every 3rd screw the bit comes out.... never had that problem with my makita
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Most of our cords are 12 ga. In the past, we have used cheaper cords, and while the power of the tool is compromised, I never saw a motor fail.
We had a dewalt portable table saw that we burned the motor on. Electrician was swapping the service over and ran us about 100' of 14ga cord. But then again the saw coulda been on its way out anyhow.
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What good are big cords if that aren't plugged into a big supply? OP said a cordless drill died too so maybe it is a Rigid problem.
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If they made the rest of their tools to work as well as their vacs, I'd buy more of them.

Until then..........
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What good are big cords if that aren't plugged into a big supply? OP said a cordless drill died too so maybe it is a Rigid problem.
Voltage drop is directly related to cord gauge and length.

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