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  1. #11
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    Wink

    Looks like Rigid batteries are only 3 years. ...Bob
    https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/three-year-limited-lsa
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
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  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericher69:313588
    Quote Originally Posted by eecervantes83 View Post
    Stay away from ridgid crap ive had some issues with my chop saw and their lifetime warrenty is an advertising scam . No such thing. Id go with proven quality like makita.
    Not so!

    Only reason you had issues (guessing here) is that you started using the tools and never (jumped through the hoops for registration)

    1. Original receipt with an arrow besides qualifying purchase
    2. Original UPC from the box
    3. Warranty card filled out
    4. Mail in
    5. Register online

    Never ANY issues with Lifetime Warranty

    +1 for RIGID
    -1 for ridgid

    Did it all. They ask you to send in your tool and be without it for 2+weeks .all I broke was the tightening handle on my chop saw .
    Why couldn't they send me one for replacement. The wanted the entire chopsaw. An essential tool in my arsenal I couldn't do with out.
    Screw them to many hoops to jump thru for a simple warranty job.
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    (Retapped to fit regular mig tips)
    Work better & less parts to stock.
    Miller 130xp
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    Oxygen/Acetylene torch set 50'
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    14" Makita chop saw
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  3. #13
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    Opinion only, but Emerson Electric is trading on the old name of Ridgid tools.
    Miller 251...sold the spoolgun to DiverBill.
    Miller DialArc 250
    Lincoln PrecisionTig 275
    Hypertherm 900 plasma cutter
    Bridgeport "J" head mill...tooled up
    Jet 14 X 40 lathe...ditto
    South Bend 9" lathe...yeah, got the change gears too
    Logan 7" shaper
    Ellis 3000 band saw
    Hossfeld bender w/shopbuilt hyd.
    Victor Journeyman torch and gauges
    3 Gerstner boxes of mostly Starrett tools
    Lots of dust bunnies
    Too small of a shop at 40 X 59.

  4. #14
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    I have seen a Makita re floor one of those metal buildings, long decking screws with a work bench built on a very old and used charge. It was still going strong at the end of the day.
    Pretty impressive but I found a 18v LI Dewalt set on sale and have no regrets. YET.

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    bought the 20v dewalt li set (1/2 drill and impact driver set) and the thing smeels like it's always burning up.....it is still going after a year but I only use it once a month or so for small jobs....wish I stuck with Makitsa....
    Quote Originally Posted by Hardrock40 View Post
    I have seen a Makita re floor one of those metal buildings, long decking screws with a work bench built on a very old and used charge. It was still going strong at the end of the day.
    Pretty impressive but I found a 18v LI Dewalt set on sale and have no regrets. YET.

  6. #16
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    Default Which battery powered drill to buy?

    Makita brushless had it 4months of hard use. Love it. I have that drill in my hand at least 4 hrs a day
    Syncrowave 250
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  7. #17
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    What type of end would the drill attach to ? Would a battery impact work ? They may have more torque.

  8. #18
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    BD1, the other drivers are simply chucking a piece of re rod with a 90* bend in it. This job doesnt required much torque. I currently wind mine up with three fingers on my right hand. Easy enough job, just trying to get away from the painful joints that can result.
    Who do you call when the lawmakers ignore the law?

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    Miller 180 w/Autoset
    Old cutting torch on LPG

  9. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by eecervantes83 View Post
    Stay away from ridgid crap ive had some issues with my chop saw and their lifetime warrenty is an advertising scam . No such thing. Id go with proven quality like makita.


    You are right, I keep having the rubber feet break on my chop saw!

  10. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyingpig View Post
    BD1, the other drivers are simply chucking a piece of re rod with a 90* bend in it. This job doesnt required much torque. I currently wind mine up with three fingers on my right hand. Easy enough job, just trying to get away from the painful joints that can result.
    Got it. I went back to reread your post. I wasn't thinking of winding up the straps unloaded for storage. I was thinking of using the drill to start to take the slack out of strap and starting to tighten the strap on the load prior to really securing for transport.

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