You must really want to know since you posted your question twice. ;-)
I have a DeWalt 18V drill and circular saw and a DeWalt corded palm
sander and grinder. I have a Porter Cable router and circular saw. I
have a Harbor Freight disk sander, a Craftsman table saw from the
'70's and a number of other power tools from various manufacturers,
but none from Ryobi. I am very satisfied with the tools I own, even
the HF sander.
Last month I was visting my dad (300 miles away) and I didn't bring
any of my tools since he said he didn't have any jobs for me. Well, it
turned out that few things needed to be fixed and I had to use his
Ryobi 18V drill and circular saw. I do not know the model numbers, but
they weren't Lithium models.
I was not impressed. The saw seemed under-powered even though the
battery was fully charged and the blade was sharp. The drill didn't
seem to have as much torque as my DeWalt. Overall I felt like I was
using inferior tools compared to my own.
Admittedly, I was not using the same model as the one you are looking
at, but based on my experience, I won't be purchasing any Ryobi tools
in the future.
On Fri, 8 Jun 2012 12:23:28 -0700 (PDT), " firstname.lastname@example.org"
I have a low opinion of Ryobi tools. They may be OK for the guy that
puts in a half dozen screws a year, but for the serious tool used,
that brand is way at the bottom.
Panasonic, Milwaukee, Bosch are in the top end.
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