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Ridgid and Ryobi charged up event starting August 5th!!! Free Battery with Select tools. Ends October 3rd 2021

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Jul 4, 2005
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djredhat wrote: Then return everything, including the already open tool ;)
Too much work and I want the tool. Ended up selling the battery kit for $40 on kj.
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Nov 24, 2012
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No issues buying bare tools and returning the "free" battery starter kit at the Vancouver, Cambie location for the marked Return Value.

Made 2 separate transactions for the panel light and jig saw. After purchase I just walked immediately over to customer service and made the returns.

For Octane branded items in the promotion, I think it's a toss-up if better to wait for those items to be cleared out (Octane line is dead) or get them now with the battery kit savings. The current savings was good enough for me to complement what I needed in addition to a drill/driver kit.
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Apr 4, 2006
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Oracle1729 wrote: I thought the inflator wasn't part of the sale? I picked it up for $60 during Ryobi days.
True - I guess it's next...
Oracle1729 wrote: I got the trim router on August 5th on a semi-whim. I've wanted a router for a while but wasn't really planning to buy one. I never even stopped to look at bits, I was just thinking they were $5-10 each; I was wrong. Can you recommend any bits for it? There's the Ryobi set for $60, but they say to cut 1/8" per pass and everywhere I read about routers they recommend 1/4" per pass which makes me think the Ryobi ones are low quality.
Router bits are the thing you don't want to skimp on if you're working with anything you're staining. I tend to get Freud or better for hardwoods. For softwoods and poplar, there's a CT Mastercraft 36 piece set that looks pretty alright. I got a cheapo Mastercraft Maximum set about 10 years ago on clearance and they're still fine for anything paint grade.

Remember that speed is important. Too slow and you tear your piece, too fast and you can burn. It depends on the wood as well.
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Aug 19, 2005
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No issues immediately returning the battery today purchased with the Ryobi work light.

Dropped the light off at my car, walked back to customer service and asked to return the battery. Showed them my CC instead of the receipt.
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Jul 26, 2020
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They partially refunded the batteries (lists max refund value on the receipt), so the router comes to about $65.
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May 27, 2007
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The Ryobi belt sander (model PSD101B) is back down to $99 with the free battery pack - https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi- ... 1001602066
Return value on battery is $47.14, bringing the tool only cost to $51.86 + taxes. Bought one and no issues returning the battery during the same visit.

The handheld sprayer also dropped down to $99, i would imagine the return value is similar - https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi- ... 1001580912
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Oct 19, 2016
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I had been planning to buy the 10" cordless orbital buffer - https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi- ... 1001021771

Model # P435|Store SKU # 1001021771

It had been showing at $39.98 online but seems that might have been a pricing error because it jumped to $65.98 today. I thought it was a regular price and my local store hs 27 pcs so didn't rush to buy but was shocked to find it at $65.98 today.

Any chance anyone has a screen cap of that at the older price? I am hoping I could get an in store price match to the lower price...

EDIT - it's all good, local store manager will honor the price for me Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes
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Aug 11, 2011
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So I just bought the 18V 8" Pruning Saw and the 18V 8" Pole Saw - question - do i need both? lol. I'd rather have the pole saw for the reach - can the pole saw also double down as a regular pruning chainsaw? Easy to handle etc.

TIA
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MikeTO2 wrote: So I just bought the 18V 8" Pruning Saw and the 18V 8" Pole Saw - question - do i need both? lol. I'd rather have the pole saw for the reach - can the pole saw also double down as a regular pruning chainsaw? Easy to handle etc.

TIA
You can use the pole saw that way, but I do not recommend it for safety reasons. I have the pole saw and Ryobi's 12" 18V chain saw. The pole saw is very useful for high branches, but it is not designed to be held safely for close-up work. Even with the shorter bar, you still need to be careful about kickback and you cannot hold the pole saw properly to minimize that risk. If you're really looking to only have one tool, you may want to consider something like Sun Joe's convertible pole saw:

2-in-1 8-inch 8 Amp Electric Convertible Pole Chain Saw

It is not cordless, but it is much safer for what you've described. That being said, while the Ryobi pruning saw is useful, you can also get essentially the same function by putting an inexpensive pruning blade on a reciprocating saw:

Diablo 9-inch 5 TPI Reciprocating Saw Blade for Pruning
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tvisforme wrote: You can use the pole saw that way, but I do not recommend it for safety reasons. I have the pole saw and Ryobi's 12" 18V chain saw. The pole saw is very useful for high branches, but it is not designed to be held safely for close-up work. Even with the shorter bar, you still need to be careful about kickback and you cannot hold the pole saw properly to minimize that risk. If you're really looking to only have one tool, you may want to consider something like Sun Joe's convertible pole saw:

2-in-1 8-inch 8 Amp Electric Convertible Pole Chain Saw

It is not cordless, but it is much safer for what you've described. That being said, while the Ryobi pruning saw is useful, you can also get essentially the same function by putting an inexpensive pruning blade on a reciprocating saw:

Diablo 9-inch 5 TPI Reciprocating Saw Blade for Pruning
Ok that makes sense, thanks!

So If you were only to get 2 tools, you would do the pole saw and the reciprocating saw (https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi- ... ?rrec=true) ?
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Nov 9, 2013
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Anyone know if the 8 in. Pruning Saw could handle cutting down a Christmas tree once a year?
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Nov 30, 2006
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Would like to know are we legally allow to return the battery kits and keep the tool? I bought the jigsaw and trying to return the battery kits and having hard time doing it. They made me feel like I am a criminal or trying to scam them or something. went to 2 difference locations and all rejected.
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Nov 20, 2017
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If you only bought 1 battery, you can try only use the credit card. Don't show the paper receipt. Or take a picture of the receipt and only show them the barcode on your cellphone. I've done that several times.
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Feb 9, 2008
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From my experience IIRC they can still see it was a bonus item, but it really does come down to the person doing the return and the manager if they get involved. If you're near a few stores you can try difference places, the responsiveness can vary place to place. You have time, 90 days from purchase time, to keep trying or just return the whole bundle if you don't want it if unused.
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Mar 31, 2008
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Thanks I might pick up the jigsaw. I have a couple odd ball ryobi tools that I use with a battery adapter and just use my milwaukee batteries on them. But it's probably good to get an actual Ryobi battery at some point, this is as good a time as any.
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Aug 19, 2005
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I find it really depends on the store. I've had no issues at Curity in East York for multiple battery returns, but got shot down at Wicksteed / Leaside. When I do the return at Curity I just show the battery pack and my credit card (rather than a paper receipt), and it's never been an issue. Just doing one at a time helps.

So far during this promo I've picked up:
  • Ryobi leaf blower
  • Ryobi workbench light
  • Ryobi portable vacuum
  • RIDGID oscillating tool

Powered by a couple RIDGID 4.0 Ah batteries from that $149 hammer / impact deal from earlier in the summer plus a RIDGID to Ryobi batter adapter.
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Feb 9, 2008
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mcwilly wrote: Thanks I might pick up the jigsaw. I have a couple odd ball ryobi tools that I use with a battery adapter and just use my milwaukee batteries on them. But it's probably good to get an actual Ryobi battery at some point, this is as good a time as any.
I originally planned on this but the benefits of one less charger was too tempting.
I run my couple Ryobi tools off of my Ridgid batteries only. Works out (so far).
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Oct 24, 2011
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My fault for not doing this sooner. Wanted the trimmer but no free kits available locally in Langley
If it’s not at least 50% off is it really a deal?
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Oct 14, 2004
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Ya. I'm realizing now there's only a couple days left. I'm wondering if I should just grab a Ryobi shop light with free battery to get in on the Ryobi system, and then grab a baretool as required when they aren't marked up for the free battery, or buy a few tools I expect to need/want with additional batteries and then attempt to return the extra batteries...
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Aug 30, 2007
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Markham
If I buy the brad nailer, and the work light, but only need 1 battery, I should return it on the brad nailer receipt, correct? The refund amount would be greater than the workl ight battery?

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