09:23AM | 02/16/04
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hi Retisin. Your VERY Positive(!) experiences with your Ryobi makes me wonder if they might have 2 lines, you know--a "consumer" grade, and one more suited for professional day-in-day-out use. You know, kind of like B&D used to (but I'm not sure if they still make "top-end" tools anymore--or they might do so under another name(?).

Makita used to have a 6v cordless (I'm sure they still do) that my wife found "really cute" for size and weight. She was (I think) prepared to get one, until she realized all she had to do is generate a "Honey-do" and she's outta the picture!

Well Angela, let us know what you get! You'll probably generate a whole bunch more discussion then, too!


09:38AM | 02/16/04
Member Since: 01/27/04
26 lifetime posts
ha ha ha "Honey do list"
I'm the type of women who likes to be right in their where the action is.
I will let you know what I end up buying.
Thanks again!


11:12AM | 02/16/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
My dad has a wood working shop he likes Skil,and has a Black and decker,but on the same token he has a dewalt 9.6 for heavier duty jobs.I had a Skil 9.6 but lost the charger it seemed pretty good,but for the $$ to replace the charger,I just got a different one.
Porter Cable is a very good quality brand too,they are almost up their with dewalt.
dewalt being a BMW/Lexus and Porter Cable being a Saab/Caddy both really nice,but the other 2 being just a little more in $$ and more features.
Good luck it is something you do want to shop around on at different stores,they do range in alot of price ranges depending where you go.


12:47PM | 02/16/04
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hey that's great, a woman who likes to be where the action is! My wife is actually pretty handy with a lot of things (like caulking, painting, etc) but leaves most of the "power" and heavy stuff to me. This may be due in part because I've always just hogged all that stuff.

(You know, kind of like men with their remote controls! )

(Or, as we like to call them, "Couch commanders!")

Best of luck on closing day!
-k2 in CO


02:08AM | 02/17/04
Member Since: 01/27/04
26 lifetime posts
ha ha ha I hate the painting part.

Thanks for all the advice.


11:02AM | 02/21/04
Member Since: 02/20/04
52 lifetime posts
I've used a number of different ones 12V 14V etc but I wouldn't trade my old Makita 9V for anything. Yes I know it doesn't have the power or battery life of the higher voltage drills but the size and weight are just right.
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