I remodeled for 10 years and have been through them all. Ryobi is fine for average homeowner use, but it won't stand up to the rigors of daily construction. If you use them less than a contractor would, go ahead and buy them, they'll be fine. You get what you pay for in tools, the others are more expensive but have rugged reliability in their favor. I also found the more expensive tools were more precise, but the average homeowner wouldn't be able to discriminate the tolerances.