If the serial/date codes are same as Ryobi, Nuff Said!
Ryobi is nothing but absolute total JUNK!
My Ryobi router quit functioning as designed after less than 4 hours continuous use - I now have to duct tape the lock into the run position to keep it going. My Ryobi radial arm saw died after a few months use because the plastic housing mounting screw molds in the swivel head broke out and the entire saw motor head fell out off the arm. Of course, I didn't discover the problems until well after the warranty periods.
If Home Depot starts giving them away, and they'll provide more than one so when the first one dies, I May take them home. Otherwise, I never want to see another Ryobi POS again as long as I live!
I decided on their brand back when it was being featured on PBS home improvement shows. It's no surprise now that I never see their products used by the likes of Norm and others on PBS. Good to know I'm not the only one got duped by them.
If Rigid is indeed being manufactured by the same people, I'm thankful to know. At least I can avoid getting a huge one up the wazu again.
Thanks for your post!
PS- If you're looking for a replacement 18V kit, I highly recommend the Milwaukee ones. I have worked the crap out of these tools and they just keep on going! I'm very impressed and that's hard to do anymore. Don't ya just love how Home Depot & Lowes gives out those "Disappearing" ink receipts?
"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always
depend on the support of Paul." - George Bernard Shaw
just wanted to post a followup to the rigid tool threads that
have<BR>died.<BR>i bought a rigid 4 pack of cordless 18v tools back in
september, all<BR>have been working well except the following.<BR><BR>i do
have the lifetime tool warranty, copied and a laminated copy<BR>(donot
laminate the original, it will turn black.), as the original<BR>home depot
reciept will fade to nothing in a matter of months.<BR><BR>a month after
having the 18v X2 cordless drill R841150 the low<BR>variable speed went out.
so all it would do is full speed, like<BR>pulling the trigger all the way. i
took it back to home depot and they<BR>gave me a new one, but said that it was
only because it was less than<BR>90 days old.<BR><BR>next a battery went bad
after taking a 8 foot drop, the batts have<BR>taken that kind of drop before
with no problem.<BR>i got the run around with a local shop that was an
"authorized" repair<BR>dealer. finally i called rigid back and said i would
like another<BR>dealer, so they gave me a different one. that dealer said to
send the<BR>defective battery to them and they would take care of it. i
waited a<BR>month for my battery replacement. it did come, but oddly enough
it<BR>came from a RYOBI fufilment center, HMMMMM....<BR>i did notice the RYOBI
serial stickers on thier drills have the same<BR>date code serial
configuration as the rigid.<BR><BR>so currently, tonight... i was doing alot
of drilling, particularly<BR>mediun speed drilling, trigger spends alot of
time half pulled, the<BR>low trigger speed range went bad, and now its all or
nothing, no<BR>variable speed. i will be sending the drill in, so we will see
how<BR>long this takes and what they do to fix it or get me
another.....<BR><BR>anybody else have any problems with the rigid tools or the
rigid<BR>lifetime warranty of thier cordless and power hand