Day 1 Tuesday
Feels good in the hand. Fits my hand better than the Dewalt. It has a very
long cord with a lighted plug to let you know you have power and a nice,
useful cord wrap. Depth of drive is very inconsistent. Put it away to take
back to Home Depot. Later decided to try changing the bit and it now is
very consistent. I used it to do the field in much of the house I am
working on. Unfortunately, the bit I use is out of my screwdriver, which
has many Philips bits in it and many varied brands. I need to go out and
buy some branded tips and decide on a brand that works well. The bit holder
leaves much to be desired as it often leave the bit in the screw. Not
nearly as bad as my worn out Skil, but enough to go right out and buy a
decent bit holder. The retaining clip is very thin and weak. Went to Lowes
and the Dewalt bit holder is $9.99, WHAT A RIP OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grizzly
has it for $5.97. Went to Sutherlands to see what they had and bought their
brand. It is the same length and has a decent looking bit retaining ring.
I also bought their brand bits to see how they work. I bought the cheap
ones for now, 2 for $0.99.
Day 2 Thursday
New bit holder works GREAT! Tip stays in the screwgun and doesn't pull out.
Very consistent drive depth also! However, I have had questions in to
Ridgid tech support and they have no ability to comprehend English and are
incapable of answering any simple questions. I cannot trust their tech
support or their design quality and am taking the screwgun back Saturday and
getting a Dewalt.
Day 3 Friday
Used someone's Dewalt for about an hour and my hand was sore. Decided to
keep the Ridgid and deal with the uncertain warranty and dubious design
(poorly designed tool holder and junk bits) because it fits my hand better
and is lighter. I am often using it for larger jobs, a whole room or more