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DieSmilen
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Power Tools (Porter Cable or Ryobi)



I am going to be purchasing one of those combo sets of power towels in the next couple of weeks and am having a hard time choosing betweent Ryobi or Porter Cable Lithium set. I have used a Ryobi set before and it did the job. However I was at lowes the other day and saw a Porter Cable set. Can anyone make a suggestion.






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Jake85
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I've never really used Porter Cable, but I have a couple of Ryobi drills that have always done the job for me. In my opinion Ryobi is a great deal as far a getting quality for a good price.
Those combo sets inlcude skill saw and drill, correct?






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bayoudude
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I don't have any experience with those two brands but I do have a craftsman 19.2v set like that. It has a light, drill, reciprocating saw and skill saw. If it is anything like the craftsman set you can't go wrong. I use the hell out of mine.





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DieSmilen
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Yes it does come with the skill saw and these are the two sets I am looking at.
Ryobi

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Porter Cable
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TexasTiger
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I have Ryobi...recip Saw..skill saw...drill..shop vac..all the 18 Volt system...I have had this set since 05. The only issue I have now is my old nicad batteries don't hold a charge like they use to. I keep going back and forth on buying the new lithuam batteries or just another set of Nicads.





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Bleeding purple
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Unless you are using them professionally go with the NICAD and make sure you drain the battery before recharging it as they can get "memory" and thus a shorter charge life.


Ryobi is fairly good but if you are going to use them alot go with Dewalt. Craftsman is ok but the frequently change their battery connections and getting replacement parts is difficult. If you buy them form a one of the big box stores the store will carry a 1 yr warrranty on them along with the original manf. warranty so dont opt for the additional protection plans.


Get one with a hammer drill in it if you plan on drilling into brick/concrete frequently.







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iwyLSUiwy
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I've had the Milwuakee set for about four years now and still love it. But if I were going to buy a new set, it would easily be the Makita combo. For construction sites, you cant beat a Makita. Tylertools.com has some really good prices, normally much better than Home Depot or Lowes.
But if your just needing the tools to work around the house, Ryobi would be just fine. Porter Cable is new to the battery sets, so I wouldnt by them based solely on that. And Ryobi offers way more tools to use with the batteries.






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bbvdd
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Ryobi is garbage. If they're used regularly they will last a little over a year. Maybe a little longer but not much. Either get the the PC or Dewalt.





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Propagandalf
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Ive recently been interested in one of these too, but i already have the dewalt drill. do they offer the bundles minus the power drill or with something else in its place?





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iwyLSUiwy
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quote:

Ive recently been interested in one of these too, but i already have the dewalt drill. do they offer the bundles minus the power drill or with something else in its place?


tylertools.com will. home depot or lowes wont. i know on the wesite with makita, you could pick and choose which ones you wanted out of the 10 or so options.






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Bleeding purple
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a smaller shop might be willing to substitute for you but in general the drill is standard with all combos. You can get a reciprocating saw and flash light combo I think.





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LEASTBAY
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X2 with Makita. Ive had the same cordless drill with the original batteries for 10 years now. Works as good as new.





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coloradoBengal
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Just my opinion, but the cordless set is a complete waste of money. The circular saw and reciprocating saws aren't good for more than a couple of cuts and its really really rare you'd need one cordless anyway. You'll wear you batteries out quickly and end up not liking those tools anyway.

Get a good cordless drill, and go corded with the rest. Porter Cable makes good stuff, but so do most of the other popular brands like Dewalt and Milwaukee and even Hitachi. And these corded tools will last you forever.

Disclosure: I have a Ryobi cordless set. The drill gets used lots. The rest stays in the case.






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Bleeding purple
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The circular saw and reciprocating saws aren't good for more than a couple of cuts and its really really rare you'd need one cordless anyway. You'll wear you batteries out quickly and end up not liking those tools anyway


As an owner of a dewalt set, I love mine. I can bring my bag with drill, reciprocating saw, bits, blades and a box of assorted screws and bolts and tackle nearly any job. My batteries last for about 2.5 hours with near constant use. The saw has enough power to cut 10 6X6's with a 9" blade. I have found the combo indespensable on the lease mostly becasue I have had a hard time finding 2 mile long extension cords. Mine came with two batteries and a charger and I never leave without both batteries full. You can also buy extra batteries for about 50 dollars.

Buying a combo with a light is useless IMO though as you can buy better lights with longer batterly life elsewhere.






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MoreOrLes
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Porter Cable and its not even close





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Tino
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quote:

Just my opinion, but the cordless set is a complete waste of money. The circular saw and reciprocating saws aren't good for more than a couple of cuts and its really really rare you'd need one cordless anyway. You'll wear you batteries out quickly and end up not liking those tools anyway.


I use them every day at work and the reciprocating saw it money. Dewalt, Makita, and Rigid all make good products.

Don't get Ryobi if you plan on using it a lot.






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Ole Geauxt
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please sit down, and stfu....








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DP40
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I've had Ryobi for about 6 yrs and used them alot.

No issues here. Batteries still working fine.

That said, Dewalt seems to be better, but worth the cost?

Everyday user? Yes as you say. If not, hell no.






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ktc22799lsu
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Dewalt and it is not even close plus there is a service center for dewalt in baton rouge and new orleans





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iwyLSUiwy
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Porter Cable and its not even close




If your comparing the two on everything other than the cordless set, yes. But for 18v, it's Ryobi hands down for an around the house guy. They make more cordless tools than anybody out there.
Now if your using them on a daily basis, see my earlier post.






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