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LuvMyHouse

06:29AM | 09/01/03
Member Since: 08/31/03
3 lifetime posts
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Looking to get some power tools for my husband - he doesn't have any (just bought the new house). How do you all feel about Ryobi products? I've been looking at the Ryobi 18.0V Cordless "Six Pack" - miter saw, table saw, circular saw, etc. http://www.ryobitools.com/product/product.asp?prodid=257&prodcat=5&toolcat=
Thanks!

Mustang

03:30PM | 09/01/03
Member Since: 01/22/02
101 lifetime posts
To answer your question, Ryobi is not generally considered a tier 1 tool source. They are not top notch tools. I suppose they are fine for the once in awhile home hobbiest, but not for the serious DIY'er or serious woodworker.

k2

03:57PM | 09/01/03
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
I agree with Mustang. Consider that a cordless drill/driver is one of the most useful tools around--you want a quality one! I use Makita; others swear by DeWalt, Porter Cable, Milwaukee (and maybe one or two more).

Personally, I'd recommend a drill-driver and circular saw from one of those (above) than a "six-pack" from a 'lesser' brand.

Good luck, welcome, and glad you're enjoying your new home!

Chritine Brean

09:47AM | 09/10/03
Member Since: 09/09/03
5 lifetime posts
Dear LuvmyHouse - I posted the reply incorrectly. You will find it as a regular post, entitled, Ryobi with thumbs down. I agree with previous responses. Christine
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