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[Home Depot] Cordless Brushless Ridgid 7-1/4 inch Circular Saw $128

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willyfonsworth wrote:
Sep 11th, 2019 1:02 pm
Can somebody here shed some light on something for me.
I have the P238.. https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi- ... 1001090607

Is there any difference in terms of the P238 vs say this: https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi- ... 1001357519

This is assuming that a HEX to 3/8 adapter is used on the P238....
Other than having 3 speeds limit, I suspect your brushless driver to be more powerful (albeit you may be limited by the hex adapter)
2000 in/lb translate to ~167 ft/lb
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Daijoubu wrote:
Sep 11th, 2019 11:57 am
YMMV...I would advise usually waiting after the promo is over, some clerks/stores won't do it, if people keep abusing it, HD will probably change their policies.

But the charger and battery may be worth more if you sell them separately, the 2Ah battery is actually pretty good vs a crappy 1.3Ah

The battery/charger is $150

$150/350 ($150+$200)=43% off

Charger kit $150 -> $64.5
Saw $200 -> $86
Getting that brushless saw for $86 plus tax is a good deal! Too bad I already have the brushed version and it works just fine.
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Daijoubu wrote:
Sep 11th, 2019 1:16 pm
Other than having 3 speeds limit, I suspect your brushless driver to be more powerful (albeit you may be limited by the hex adapter)
2000 in/lb translate to ~167 ft/lb
Figured I would check since an adapter is far less expensive and purchasing what is essentially the same tool with a different socket on the end of it. I am no mechanic or contractor so my Ryobi with a HEX to 3/8 adapter will do just fine I think. I figured there was a fundamental difference in the way an "impact driver" vs "impact wrench" worked. From what I can see its just the adapter on the end of it that is different.

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I'm not even understanding how this works?

You take it to the counters and it automatically gives you the lower price?
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willyfonsworth wrote:
Sep 11th, 2019 1:21 pm
Figured I would check since an adapter is far less expensive and purchasing what is essentially the same tool with a different socket on the end of it. I am no mechanic or contractor so my Ryobi with a HEX to 3/8 adapter will do just fine I think. I figured there was a fundamental difference in the way an "impact driver" vs "impact wrench" worked. From what I can see its just the adapter on the end of it that is different.

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Well there's some loss of power from using an hex adapter due to flex, now if Ryobi can update their impact wrenches to brushless...
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You purchase the saw with the battery/charger pack for $199 (will show up as $149.00 + $199.00 - $149.00 + $25.87 tax = $224.87) On the receipt it specifically shows max refund value for the battery starter kit is $85.20 and $113.80 for the saw. Bring the battery to the returns counter and it they will ring through the return of $85.20 + $11.08 tax = $96.28 according to my receipt which is correct. That makes the saw a total cost of $128.59.
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willyfonsworth wrote:
Sep 11th, 2019 1:21 pm
Figured I would check since an adapter is far less expensive and purchasing what is essentially the same tool with a different socket on the end of it. I am no mechanic or contractor so my Ryobi with a HEX to 3/8 adapter will do just fine I think. I figured there was a fundamental difference in the way an "impact driver" vs "impact wrench" worked. From what I can see its just the adapter on the end of it that is different.

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Most impact wrenches are more powerful than an impact driver. Also, those adaptors tend to break when you do tough jobs, like lugnut removal. I broke one before I switched to a 1/2" impact wrench with tough impact sockets.
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128 is good for a 7-1/4 brushless I would think. wish I could get the dewalt brushless 7-1/4 for that price. would make a nice upgrade to the regular 20v 6-1/4

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I got the Ridgid Gen5X brushless saw along with a brushless hammer drill plus both 2 ah and 4ah batteries for $75 at HD year before last. Now that was a deal!

It works ok, but one caution: in a major comparison test it was noted that the original Gen5X brushless saw tends to have a slightly loose arbor that causes it to wander off-line and bind on long cuts, and I can verify that is true. Not sure if this update has improved it.

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