On Tue, 13 Sep 2005 07:59:35 +0000, tsunamisam wrote:
Snob. They have some decent tools and certainly some crap. I've bought
cases of throw-away brushes from them, and a couple of crap cordless
drills. They work, but not well enough to bother with, next to my PC and
Makita. I recently bought a *cheap* 10" slider. Though not a Hitachi,
it's reasonable, for 1/5 the cost. Even if it were only good enough for
frameing (it's better than that), it was worth the money.
Ryobi is on my list of "never buy again". I have one of thier circular
saws. While it has been quite servicable and a *huge* step up form the
Crapsman it replaced, it's still junk compared to a PC or Makita. It'll
soon be replaced.
Wrong! You should *never* run a multi-cell NiCd (or NiMH) battery flat.
You will reverse-charge any weak cell and ruin the pack. When you *first*
notive any lack of torque or RPM, stop and change batteries. You're about
to destroy them and there isn't much energy left anyway.
Sorta. It's fine to let it charge overnight, if it's going to be used
again tomorrow. Most chargers will shut off when the battery is topped
anyway. No, it's not a good thing to cook batteries, but decent chargers
don't do this. Crap like Dustbusters and "rechargeable" NiCd flashlights
do. Avoid them.
Don't use it for any continuous operation. The batteries will not like
Home Despot will do pretty much what the customers wants. They'll ship it
back to the manufacturer anyway. I'm not sure why you'd want a hammer
Not I, but would certainly like to hear from anyone who has too!
It's an intelligence test. You passed.
Where should we mail your diploma?
More seriously, I really don't know. Must be someone in the company doesn't
have much intelligence. I had the same problem about 15 years ago with
Schlage deadbolts. Cost more for the inside cylinder assembly than to just
buy the entire lock.
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