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    Ryobi recalls cordless drills

    CPSC Recall notice:
    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11009.html

    Almost a half million drills being recalled as potential fire hazards.

    You should know that if you have one of these, as I do, that while Ryobi will pay for shipping and will replace the unit, you will have to cough up the packaging for it, and you will be out a drill for a month. They say it's your tough luck for buying a Ryobi.
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    Re: Ryobi recalls cordless drills

    According to the website, it only applies to drills bought between 2001 to 2003.
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    Re: Ryobi recalls cordless drills

    Yep. I have one, and use it regularly. Gonna have to buy another drill to have one during the month that they say it will take to replace mine.
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    Re: Ryobi recalls cordless drills

    I'd say, at between 7-9 years old, you've definitely gotten your money's worth! I'd be thrilled if one lasted that long. Maybe I should buy a Ryobi....
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    Re: Ryobi recalls cordless drills

    I am definitely pleased with it. If I had worn it out or broken it, It'd be different, but this is no fault of mine. They are telling me I can't use it, but don't care that I'm without it. I bought it because I need it. I will need it during the month that they will force me to be without it. So I'll have to buy another one just so that they can correct their mistake.
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    Re: Ryobi recalls cordless drills

    Thanks for posting that . I also have one and have used the **** out of it. Looks like a new one is in the future. Now if only I could get them to send a new battery
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    Re: Ryobi recalls cordless drills

    Oh, they'll give you a new one, they just don't care that you have to pack it and be without it.
    The Ryobi rep with whom I spoke seemed to think I should be happy that my drill is being replaced at all, and that it should not be a concern that I would be without one for four weeks. I think that since I paid to have a drill I can use, that I held up my end of our 'bailment for hire'. They never said that it would only last for a given period. But I digress into legal-land.

    Bottom line for me is that I can't be without mine for a month right now, so I cannot get mine replaced yet.
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    Re: Ryobi recalls cordless drills

    I can't believe that a man in your profession has only one drill. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that they shouldn't handle things a little faster, but I'd never be caught with just one cordless drill and a backup corded one just in case.
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    Re: Ryobi recalls cordless drills

    I have a cordless for small inside projects but have a good corded drill for outside and heavy duty projects.
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    Re: Ryobi recalls cordless drills

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    I can't believe that a man in your profession has only one drill. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that they shouldn't handle things a little faster, but I'd never be caught with just one cordless drill and a backup corded one just in case.
    While I have an eclectic experience list, my profession is actually that of an out-of-work IT Manager/Engineer. Consequently, I do not have a lot of extremely taxing drill-work, but I do need the one I have.
    I'm consulting all I can and looking for 'real' work, but I am not currently in the position to be able to purchase another one unless I line up a job that could absorb the cost. I'm also not in the position to pass up work because I don't have my drill. I'm not saying that I haven't gotten good use out of this unit, 'cause I have, but I am singularly not impressed with their handling, and certainly with the condescending attitude I got from their rep.
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    Re: Ryobi recalls cordless drills

    I have so much 18V Ryobi stuff its not even funny!! I was pleased with the performance and price... I've upgraded to the new lith-ion (lime green set)... I bought it wearing blinders thinking since it was RYOBI I would again get solid performance at a great price. The product is fine - in fact I love it!! I do have heartburn over paying more (in total) that higher-grade Makita sets with the same number of batteries, chargers etc... If you dont have a cordless IMPACT driver - you are missing out!! Watch your wallet
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    Re: Ryobi recalls cordless drills

    I have a bunch of Ryobi power tools, I agree that they are the best value.
    I dont have the same model drill in the recall thankfully, mine i think is a year or so newer.
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