Döner Kebab enthusiast
- Jul 20, 2009
- 42 miles outside of Chicago
- ‘18 VW Golf GTI, '87 Mercury Colony Park
Honestly, Ryobi will probably suit you well. Unless you’re using it for your job and drilling stuff all day. When I was in a trade that required such tools, something like Milwaukee was fine and many others used Makita, Rigid, or DeWalt. All 3 could be used for 8 hours while interchanging batteries as one dies and the next finishes charging.While the discussion is somewhat on a topic of power tools, I'll jump right in.
It seems my decade old cheap electric screwdriver is finally dying. It was an off-brand 6V tiny thing, and I'm completely blown away by how long it held together and how much stuff it helped me build over the years, but it's lost a lot of torque and isn't holding charge for more than a few minutes of work anymore, and the battery is non-removable, so basically dead.
Now I'm thinking, this might be a good point to start a proper 18V power tool set going. Currently looking at Ryobi with a "drill/screwdriver + 2x 2Ah batteries + fast charger" starter set (R18DD3-220TA17) at 126€ regular price. There are also a couple other 18V tools Ryobi makes that I'd look into for expanding the set - hand vacuum and hot glue gun being the ones I'd want first.
Makita was recommended as an alternative on Telegram, and they do have similar stuff. But it seems more expensive, at least in regular pricing. I'll probably be waiting for Black Friday/CyberMonday/whatever the sales are called that come before the holiday season, there's no rush.
Any recommendations, experiences and general comments much welcome