Well, my beloved Ryobi impact driver died today. I've had it for many years and used it nearly every day. I suppose that it had a long and wonderful life with all things considered, but it's still sad. I still reach for it even though I know it's gone.
Next Friday (maybe before) I will go and look for a replacement, but one does need time to grieve. ;-)
Just kidding, I can't wait to get a new drill/driver combo!! I've had Ryobi for many years and they are good for the occasional use, but honestly, I need more professional grade tools since they are used most everyday - especially my impact driver! When I use my Kreg pocket hole jig, I use my impact driver to drive those wonderful little screws into the project of the moment
Here's what I'm upgrading to...
I'm very excited for these babies to be coming home with me! The funny thing is that RIGID is made by the same folks that make Ryobi. RIGID is considered the professional grade product. I currently own several RIGID and Ryobi tools and I can tell you this.... RIGID IS higher grade! The best part about them is that RIGID tools has a lifetime warranty on ALL their power tools. Need batteries cause the ones you have aren't working? Free. Need parts? Free. Need service? Free!! I'm of course paraphrasing so check out the warranty info for yourself before you buy, but honestly, it's soooo worth it!
So, until I can pick these up next week, I'm down to using the drill. Not the best of scenarios, but I'll make it work for a week until I can get my new friends!
Have a wonderful weekend and go build something!!!!!