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[Home Hardware] Radley Brand - 3/8" 20 Volt Max Lithium-ion Cordless Drill Kit

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[Home Hardware] Radley Brand - 3/8" 20 Volt Max Lithium-ion Cordless Drill Kit

Seems like a good price for the average home user?
Saw this via the Southern Ontario > Niagara Region, flyer.

Re: Shipping
*​Due to an increase in demand for essential items during COVID-19, our website is experiencing a high volume of online orders. To meet this demand while keeping our employees safe, we are temporarily limiting online orders to a minimum of $50 (pre-tax). For any orders under $50 (pre-tax), we ask that you call or email your local store. Visit our Store Locator to find your store’s phone number or email address.

I'm not sure what will happen if your order is under $50 (pre-tax), as I did not purchase this item.
Seems like it would be hit or miss depending on whomever you speak to or whoever responds to your email, etc..
Not a very competitive approach compared to other (big box )stores, but then again they are a smaller business.

Also, extra or replacement battery on sale as well:
RADLEY SALE 20 Volt Lithium-ion Battery
$29.97 /EA was $39.99
https://www.homehardware.ca/en/20-volt- ... lts%20page

Hope this covers the bases, 1st Post folks!
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Yup looks like you need a min of $50 to checkout online. How does this compare to the Black & Decker one that is on sale for $50?

Edit; never mind, the B&D is a 12v.. world of a difference.
Last edited by Lemonsquash on May 26th, 2020 1:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Lemonsquash wrote: Yup looks like you need a min of $50 to checkout online. How does this compare to the Black & Decker one that is on sale for $50?
The B&D is a 12v drill while the radley is 20v. Huge difference in power, although, don't know how good the radley brand is.
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macdonlg wrote: The B&D is a 12v drill while the radley is 20v. Huge difference in power, although, don't know how good the radley brand is.
Thanks I just realized that aswell. I ordered the Lowes Craftsman Drill but now im wondering if this might be a better deal. When you add the extra battery it comes out to be $10 cheaper than the lowes deal (including the $10 signup code), but not sure which brand would be considered better.
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I was almost going to suggest in the initial post, that if you were interested in a 2nd battery, for $10 more, it seems like a better idea just to buy 2 of the drills for that extra battery, but meh, most likely the sale will come back, not really a rush. From what I can tell Radley is Home Hardware's 'in-house-brand'. Apparently the drill comes with a 1 year 'no questions asked' warranty as well.

More infos: that woman is scaring me :D

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Seems like a great deal... and the price is really good
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michelangelo88 wrote: Practically speaking and from the point of view of basic/occasional household use, how big of a difference is the Radley to this - https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/ ... -p8534356e
The battery in the PA drill is Ni-Cad, outdated tech and does not hold a charge and also has "memory issues" so not even worth considering when compared to the Radley. Again though, I have no idea how good the radley is and how long it will last.
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The question is will you be able to buy a new battery for Radley... let's say in 2 years?
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gardarik wrote: The question is will you be able to buy a new battery for Radley... let's say in 2 years?
I would stay away. I like Home Hardware, but as a smaller retailer making a house brand of power tools like this seems unlikely to succeed. They seem to be marketing towards women with that scripted font and the video posted above, which might be a good plan, but it doesn't bode well for long term success.

Stuff like this is being produced for them by Chervon or another similar manufacturer who did all the design work. If they did the same for another retailer (something in the US for example) you may find replacement batteries in the future, but it's unlikely that Home Hardware will drive enough volume for unofficial ones to start popping up on Amazon and Ebay. I am also concerned that they seem to have two different "Radley" 20V lithium batteries, likely because they're sourcing different tools from different manufacturers.

Here's one:
https://www.homehardware.ca/en/20-volt- ... /p/5350547

and here's the other:
https://www.homehardware.ca/en/20-volt- ... /p/5350544

Overall, I would stay away from these. The corded stuff is different, it's probably OK as compatibility isn't as much of an issue. Overall, Home Depot/TTI seems to win the entry-level house brand tools game with Ryobi, which has been running on a one battery system since 2004(!), which actually builds on even older compatible batteries.

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