Thursday, March 26, 2009
My tool splurge
With the gardening projects in the works, and the impending basement finishing I had the need ;) for a circular saw and a reciprocating saw.
A quick stop at Home Depot, and I netted a deal. Looks like the Ryobi P841 18 volt, 4 tool combo kit is being clearanced out.
It consists of:
1 Two speed cordless drill
1 Easy blade change Reciprocating Saw
1 5.5" Circular Saw
2 Batteries (1.8 Ah NICD)
1 One Hour Battery Charger
1 Carrying Bag
All for the hefty price of: $129
Here's the deal. These older NICD tools are being phased out for the newer Lithium-Ion tools. But guess what! This Ryobi set is compatible with the new batteries. That means after these batteries die, I can replace them with the lithium ion batteries and be way ahead of the game. Considering the comparable lithium powered set to the P841 costs $299!
For work I really like the Dewalt cordless tools. However, a similar toolset that is NICD powered would have cost at least $499. Granted, the tools would have been much higher quality. For my personal home use these ryobi tools will do just fine.
I actually know several contractors that use ryobi cordless tools on the jobsite!