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Old February 1st, 2013, 05:40 PM   #41
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Milwaukee's 1/2 in impact is 450 ft-lbs
Ingersoll 20v is 780 ft-lbs
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Old February 1st, 2013, 05:44 PM   #42
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If your buying new tools you better get lithium way better batteries by far.
Now heres the deal......

Dewalt - 20 volt lithium is actually only 18v, read the box it will show thats why their called 20v max* the *signifies the writing where they say this. Also the 20v drill/driver has nylon gears, the hammer drill has steel. So research carefully which dewalt you buy as many have nylon gears Warranty 3 year tool only

Makita - goes through batteries like crazy also the white LCT line is all nylon geared, their green LXT is all steel geared besides that your basic run of the mill Warranty 3 year on tool only

Ryobi - Decent for the person who uses every once in a while but do not suggest as all are nylon geared and their Nicd batteries are absolute garbage Warranty 3 year on everything

Ridgid - good mdiline tools all steel geared and have a lifetime warranty, but make sure you get the newest ones with the hyper lithium batteries as the old lithium are mediocre quality Warranty lifetime on everything

Milwaukee - all steel geared, have the most power and reliabilty that I have seen, their new fuel line is all brushless and because of that more efficient with battery usage and more power, MIlwaukee is my suggestion Warranty 5 year tool 2 year on battery

Kobalt - on par with ryobi for quality and design



As of how I know all this is I work at Home Depot in their Hardware Dept. for 3 years now and try to know as much about the tools as possible.
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Old February 1st, 2013, 05:53 PM   #43
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i have the dewalt 20v max and have no complaints we have used them to tear apart bump and run cars and figure 8 cars with the socket attachments and its lasted very well and worked very well
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Old February 1st, 2013, 08:03 PM   #44
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For work they bought me rigid cordless and I brought the first drill back before using it because the chuck was bent and we tried probably 5 others in the store and they were all bent. That is pretty important because I use a drill to sharpen tungston and it is really hard when it is wobbling around. I ended up getting Makita and I have been very happy with it. I think I have had the Makita stuff for just over a year now.
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Old February 1st, 2013, 09:46 PM   #45
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Just a note: Home Depot Milwaukee tools are not exactly the same as contractor grade Milwaukee tools.
Definitely. My Depot Milwaukee kit either shits a sawzall or a drill every couple months.
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Old February 1st, 2013, 09:50 PM   #46
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And I think Festool are the best cordless tools I've used.
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Old February 1st, 2013, 09:52 PM   #47
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i have the snap on cordless 1/2 impact and 3/8 inpact and 1/4 driver. they all are pretty good. i have about 1k into them all.
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DeWalt is great. I have a Buddy that works for them in there R&D department and was telling me the stuff is stronger and better than it used to be.

I have Porter Cable (next step down from DeWalt) and I like the stuff. Got a Drill, Saw Zaw, Circular Saw and Flash Light. The saws dont last long with the NiCd Batteries but the cool thing is you can use LiPo batteries in them as well. Very few companies make there stuff inter changeable.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 09:49 AM   #49
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I have been use makita tools for 7+ years with no issues.
With 25 guys using, impacts, drills, grinders, skill saws,sawsalls, every day for 8-12 hrs a day..we avg about 1 tool renewal per guy once every two years.

Used dewalt, Hitachi, portacable, hilti..none compared to the size and life cycle if the makitas we use..

Sended frum da cumputar box in my hands eh.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 10:35 AM   #50
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I have a complete 18v DeWalt kit and when I wa a contractor I alo had many14 volt drills. The key was to buy LOTS of batteries. everytime they went on sale. Fathers day they usually sell 2 for the price of 1 at HD. I had 10 batteries. I would only charge them when they cooled off and by numbering each one I was sure to alternate them. Commersially they lasted 5 years and now are still going but the last 4 years Ive been retired. I have only one 14 volt left, now and its on its way out, but I think I will rebuild the battery. I love my Dewalts. I had a 1/2 inch drill drilling a 5/8 hole through a steel bussing and it got stuck . I couldnt get the chuck to release the bit so I ended up useing a pipe wrench to revers the bit. I bent the crap out of the chuck but the drill is still fine .(with a new chuck) everything is fine. I had to smash the crap out of the bit to remove it from the frame. That drill has tons of torque!!
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DeWalt is great. I have a Buddy that works for them in there R&D department and was telling me the stuff is stronger and better than it used to be.

I have Porter Cable (next step down from DeWalt) and I like the stuff. Got a Drill, Saw Zaw, Circular Saw and Flash Light. The saws dont last long with the NiCd Batteries but the cool thing is you can use LiPo batteries in them as well. Very few companies make there stuff inter changeable.
WTF is a Saw Zaw? And they are make batteries out of the goo doctors suck out of middle aged rich women's thighs?
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WTF is a Saw Zaw? And they are make batteries out of the goo doctors suck out of middle aged rich women's thighs?
It's the best fat for making soap. I don't know why it wouldn't work for batteries as well.
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And they are make batteries out of the goo doctors suck out of middle aged rich women's thighs?
LiPo = Lithium Polymer. If you are going to attempt a snarky joke, at least know your subject.
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Sorry that I put Saw Zaw. I have always called them that as it was what Skills name brand for them at one point and they did (correct me if I am wrong) start out making one of the first hand held battery powered saws out there.

As for the Lipo joke HAHA, it's not that funny. Look at your Cell Phone battery its going to be either a LiPo (Lithium Polymer) or LiFe (Lithium Iron). It's the reason you can have a smart phone and have it last all day long and part of the reason they are so thin.
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I've seen Sawz All.


Never Saw Zaw.


And shit, I thought Li Ion was the latest and greatest. Can't look at my cell phone battery, it's sealed inside the phone.
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I have Dewalt we use Milwaukee at work.. I like them both..
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I have had a lot of nicad cordless drills and corded and the lithium ions are worlds better than both. I bought the rigid impact and drill combo in the fall, with the lifetime service plan and $200 you can't beat it. My dad has the m18 set and I like those too.

I seem to use one or both the impact and drill daily. All of my saws and grinders are corded because I will use them maybe once a week and I have never used a cordless saw that had the same power of the corded. My saws and grinders are all Makita or rigid, I did construction work long enough not to cheap out on power tools.
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I went with Milwaukee and am happy. Dewalt is nice also but I prefer Milwaukee.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 12:44 AM   #59
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For impact snap-on
For drills and other misc stuff RIDGE all the way, life time warranty
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