i wanted to add to your thread about ridgid batteries, i already had
one ridgid 18 volt rapid max battery replaced after several months of
use/abuse, it took a month and came from a ryobi distribution center.
see my other rec.woodworking posts on the other issues i have had.
overall i am happy with my purchase of the rigid 4 pack of 18 volt
cordless tools, it would have been harder if i only had one battery i
would have been quite upset.