Re: Your opinion
As a fellow professional, I too will recommend better quality tools.
Setting quality of tool aside for the moment, IMHO it's important that the abilities of the user be taken into account as well as the amount the tool will be used. If you only wish to hang a picture every once in a while or an occasional towel bar, then you're not in need of a big, sturdy, and expensive tool. However, if you're planning on renovating a house, multiple homes, or do regular DIY'r, then the need for better tools is a requirement. I personally wouldn't touch a Ryobi, nor a Rigid.
You can save yourself quite a bit of money by purchasing a combination pack of tools. Determine what you have a need and use for and then shop that list between the different manufacturers. The one thing I'll say with certainty is that the DeWalt cordless sawzall is worthless. It doesn't have the power to cut anything of value, and depletes batteries quickly. The corded version is excellent
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