Well, I have a little bit of a rant today. About six months ago we bought ten 100' 10-AWG Ridgid Extension Cords. We bought them with the express purpose of using them for a ceramic tile removal project at the Boise Towne Square Mall (150,000 Sq. Ft.). We didn't mind paying a premium for the "best."
However, (you can see where this is going) we have been a little disappointed. My project manager pulled one out for some work around the shop and there was no ground on the male end of the cord. I told him to grab one with a ground. Every single one of them was missing the ground -- no, really, 10 out of 10.
I am only shocked because it was every single cord. I expect the equipment to take a little abuse as it gets used, especially on a big project like the mall. But, I expect a durable product that can handle regular use. We have cords that were far less superior in quality (and price) that have endured better and longer.
So, before I complain too incessantly -- I am going to post a thread on the Ridgid Forum website and see what response I get from Ridgid and from other purchasers. I am curious about whether other people have had the same problem -- I will let you know.