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Posted on Ryobi batteries really are worthless, should I get Porter-Cable, DeWalt?

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#1 posted 10-25-2012 04:55 PM

There’s a reason contractors and installers opt for Makita … the contractor that did the framing work for my shop, the electricians that did my wiring, and the guy that installed my new garage doors were all using Makita and each of them swear by Makita.

I picked up a decent deal this spring on a Bosch 18 volt lithium-ion drill/driver with four batteries. So far it is a workhorse, but I have no idea how it will hold up in the long run.

I had a B&D ‘Firestorm’ system (circular saw, drill/driver with 2 batteries and a charger). The charger crapped out first, then I went through a couple of sets of batteries before I unloaded it. Sold it for $30 … should have sent the buyer a sympathy card!


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