Last year I bought a Ridgid cordless drill for review, in hopes that we could help you make better sense of all the cordless drill special buys and promos at home centers and online retailers.
Let me tell you, that Ridgid was one very powerful cordless drill, and possibly the best bargain of all the other drill promos last year.
Well, it’s now a year later, and although I had that Ridgid drill hanging off a workshop shelf by its belt clip, I’ve barely used it since my initial testing and review. Despite the Ridgid’s power, I gravitated more towards a heavy duty Dewalt 20V Max model, or different brands’ 12V-class drills, or different brands’ compact models that need continued testing.
So why am I keeping it?
I also reviewed Craftsman’s V20 cordless drill. But I also bought the drill and impact 2pc kit to compare against Ryobi’s drill and impact 2pc kit that sold for the same $99 price. So why am I keeping that Craftsman drill around?
I lost track of a couple of hammer samples, forgot I had them, and then purchased all-new samples for upcoming reviews and comparisons.
Things have gotten out of hand.
I have holiday season “special buys” from several years ago.
I still have a Dewalt DCF885 cordless impact driver with a 2011 date code. Sure, they still sell that model, but have the specs changed at all over the years? Dewalt has made rolling changes to some of their other tools, why not this one too?
So, I started to clean up.
This isn’t all the tape measures I have on hand, these are the ones that were in reserve or in a “brand and style exploration” pile.
My storage situation is a problem.
Today I dropped off some tools to the local high school’s wood shop, and I know they’ll distribute to the STEM and theater departments. I said goodbye to the Ridgid air nailers I won in a giveaway a little more than a year before I started ToolGuyd.
There are projects and elaborate testing that I haven’t been able to get to, or work on quick enough, due to lack of space. Photography takes space. Videos take space. I’ve let the problem compound over 11 years and it’s time to remedy it.
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