On Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7:47:24 PM UTC-4, Mayayana wrote:
How new is "fairly new"? Any chance it's still under warranty?
I recently switched to Rigid and like the feel (size, balance and weight)
much better than my trusty DeWalt (dead batteries). The lifetime warranty
is attractive too.
| How new is "fairly new"? Any chance it's still under warranty?
About a month. But it works fine. It just slips.
I've never had a keyless chuck that didn't slip,
but this is a bit worse than most. I just
thought maybe someone had come up with a
trick. (I've considered trying to file the contact
surfaces a bit, to rough them up.)
I actually haven't used a portable drill for many
years. They always seemed expensive and limited.
But I had to get one for an outside job and now
I'm very impressed with the power and battery life.
| I recently switched to Rigid and like the feel (size, balance and weight)
| much better than my trusty DeWalt (dead batteries). The lifetime warranty
| is attractive too.
Why not just buy new batteries? I can't
assess Rigid. I've never tried them. But they
seem to be a low-end Home Depot product,
so I doubt I will try them. I'd be curious to know
whether others have had good luck.
Lifetime warranty? Probably pro-rated, though?
And when have you ever had a drill that's fallen
apart? I don't pay attention to warranties. They're
usually not worth the trouble. If it works for the
first few weeks I figure it's my responsibility after
I have had some bad experiences lately with
Samsung DVD players. One died young. Then a
Blu-Ray player turns out to have funky DRM
built in that sometimes rejects normal DVDs.
But the players were only about $40. So I've
learned my lesson. No more Samsung. They don't
seem to be the dependable company they once
were. If I'd filed for warranties on both players I'd
still just buy a replacement rather than hassle with
warranty requirements to replace a model I don't
really want to keep.
On Friday, September 30, 2016 at 10:04:16 AM UTC-4, Mayayana wrote:
I have never had a "slippage" issue with keyless chucks. I've been using
cordless drills for decades, mostly DeWalt.
New batteries (18V NiCd) for the DeWalt would have cost me ~$100.
For less than $150 on sale I got an 18V Li-ion kit - Drill and Impact
I'll leave the reading of reviews to you. I think it would be worth your
while to check them out and don't discount them just because they are
from a borg.
Not Pro-rated, batteries included. Again, read the reviews and read the
Another example of you get what you pay for. I use Milwaukee $$$, never had
I see many good answers but your symptoms seem to suggest a binding chuck.
If Greg Fretwells lube job doesn't fix it I would return it.
You don't say what brand, but the quality matters.
I've several Milwaukee one-piece keyless chucks that don't slip even
with large bits and hammer mode in steel or masonry/concrete.
OTOH, the little cheapie two-piece chuck on an inexpensive B&D is nearly
impossible to even use, what more tighten for any "real" work...
By quality and I'd expect you'd not be disappointed.
On Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7:31:02 PM UTC-4, dpb wrote:
I'm curious about the brand in question also. It's must be a quality brand
because Mayayana doesn't buy low end tools. When I mentioned Rigid he
said "I can't assess Rigid. I've never tried them. But they seem to be a
low-end Home Depot product, so I doubt I will try them."
I'm not sure how he determined that they were a low-end product (price does
not always tell the whole story) so I suggested he read some reviews.
I've not tried any of the Ridgid-branded stuff from HD, either; the only
relationship with the Ridgid pipe tools is they've licensed the name;
they have nothing to do with the manufacture of the products.
The outlet and the price points in general are what he's judged on
doubt; altho most reviews I've read indicate the quality level is pretty
decent for the price points...
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