You get what you pay for. If you are going to use it for the home a few
times a year OK skill should work. If every day as a Pro it wont last
1/10th the time as Milwaukee, PC, Makita, Bosch etc etc. I still have
my 1986 Makita , and it works. Skill make a good worm drive saw, thats
it. My last skill drill I broke in 2 days, They do not make a pad sander
I cannot blow in 2 days, I went through 10 of them before buying PC that
have lasted 15 yrs.
Now Batteries, there are Cheap crap you get in Ryobi, Skill, B&D or
good Panasonic or Sanyos that come in Milwaukee, P.C., Makita, ETC
etc. Cheap batteries loose charge , run down fast, dont last. My 1986
9.6v Makita pack still gets a bit of use. It is more than gears, it is
like comparing a Yugo to an American 3/4 ton truck.
Dewalt has a high return rate, and I brought mine back. Again for
equipment worth working with every day Milwaukee. Makita, P.C., Bosch,
Skill, B&D, are homeowner, stuff. Ryobi is in the middle. My 9.6v
1986 Makita outdoes a 12v new Ryobi by a long shot.