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Milwaukee 2897-22 Drill and Impact Driver Kit

Milwaukee 2897-22 Drill and Impact Driver Kit

09-23-2016 02:31 PM by PPK | 4 comments »

I didn’t see any reviews on the recent Milwaukee line of FUEL drills/impacts/tools on LJ’s yet, so here’s my contribution. I recently bought the drill/impact driver kit. It’s the M18 kit with the items shown in the stock photo above. The batteries are 5.0 amp hour and last a LLLOOOOONNNNGGG time. I couldn’t get one to heat up either when using it hard, so that’s a good sign. The drill: Not much heavier than my 14.4 volt makita. Has more RPM’s, a...

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Milwaukee 2799-22CX M18 Compact Brushless Hammer Drill/Brushless Impact Combo Kit

Milwaukee 2799-22CX M18 Compact Brushless Hammer Drill/Brushless Impact Combo Kit

09-14-2016 03:26 PM by Rob_s | 4 comments »

new hotness vs old busted BACKGROUNDI was a Dewalt guy for years, and have had an old nicad drill and driver for the last 10 years or so that have served me well, but after my old drill got dropped on the concrete floor and cracked, I decided to treat myself to a brushless setup. I had been wanting to go brushless for awhile and this was the excuse I needed. I pretty much settled on the Milwaukee line due to a variety of factors, including the availability of the 18/12v combo charging ...

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Great Value Pack at a decent price point

Great Value Pack at a decent price point

05-15-2016 12:18 AM by edwood1975 | 11 comments »

So I just purchased this Impact Driver from the Home Depot and it included a charger and 2 Lithium battery’s. I really like this drill and in the short time ive had this drill i have put it through it paces, I basically built 2 garden gates with a ton of screws on a single charge on 1 battery. Pros.. One of the main reasons I bought this was because it has some great features in cluding a light on the handle that you can decide whether to turn on or off.. The Lithium battery is li...

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A Great Drill Driver and the Useful Hackzall

A Great Drill Driver and the Useful Hackzall

04-27-2016 10:11 PM by Redoak49 | 4 comments »

I had added this Milwaukee M12 drill to my Christmas list this year. I had tried it at the store and it was a nice size. Thankfully, my wife got it for me and it came in a kit with the drill/driver, charger, two batteries and the Hackzall. The drill driver works well and has plenty of power and a good clutch on it. It is solidly built and feels good in my hand. It is now my go to drill/driver and is lighter than the 18V one that I have. The chuck works well and it is easy to tighten a...

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RIDGID GEN5X Combo Kit, Up For Review + A Giveaway!

RIDGID GEN5X Combo Kit, Up For Review + A Giveaway!

08-06-2015 01:50 PM by woodshopmike | 7 comments »

Alright y’all, I’ve recently reviewed the GEN5X line of tools and I gotta say I’m nothing short of impressed with the features, quality, and power. So, like normal the GEN5X review is on my blog, but what’s awesome (and what everyone is probably more interested in) is that RIDGID is sponsoring a giveaway for the GEN5X Combo Kit. So if free tools sound good to you then enter the giveaway at the bottom of the review. If free tools don’t sound good then, well...

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Aldi (yes, the grocery store) is selling tools this week, and one of them is a cordless drill

Aldi (yes, the grocery store) is selling tools this week, and one of them is a cordless drill

06-03-2015 08:07 AM by Rob | 13 comments »

Edit: MrRon pointed out that this drill looks an awful lot like the HF one, which has complaints about battery longevity (as in, after about a year it stops charging correctly). Because of that possible issue, I’m dropping my review to 3 stars for now, but if anyone else knows about the quality of Aldi li-ion tools, I’d appreciate your feedback! In any case, it still seems like a decent first drill for a new homeowner and maybe even ok for tossing around the shop. Every so ofte...

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Very Capable Budget 20V Impact Driver

Very Capable Budget 20V Impact Driver

06-01-2015 05:10 PM by CharlesA | 6 comments »

I just finished a putting new decking and railing on our deck (okay, so my son and his friend did a lot of the work). I have two Bosch 12v drivers that I really like for woodworking use, but I figured a more robust tool would come in handy for the deck. I found a pretty thorough review of 18/20v impact drivers at Toolguyd.com—While the Milwaukee, Makita, and DeWalt were all rated really highly, he suggested this Porter Cable was a good budget choice. The prices on the highly rated dr...

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Impulse buy review: Porter Cable 12v drill/driver combo has died

Impulse buy review: Porter Cable 12v drill/driver combo has died

05-23-2015 08:55 PM by Ccl2011 | 2 comments »

I am reviewing my 12v Li-Ion Porter Cable drill/driver combo. I bought these one day walking through the big box store where they were on an end cap display. At $100 for a set, minus military discount it seemed like a no brained. I quickly read over the cherry picked stats on the box and went off to the register, completely forgetting the grass seed that I had gone to the store for in the first place. I was in the middle of building a bar project (which can be seen in my other posts) and t...

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Makita 18v 3pc combo kit

Makita 18v 3pc combo kit

03-14-2015 01:36 AM by Hooligan | 10 comments »

I recently decided to purchase a new driver/impact for the shop and went with the Makita kit. I was reluctant after reading a lot about the battery life being short, but after thinking about the speed of recharge and the light weight nature of the tools decided that since I am just a hobbyist I could deal with the down time between charges. I placed the batteries on the charger today for the first time to find that neither would take a charge! Sure it felt like a bonus that they included the ...

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Testing drills and impact

Testing drills and impact

12-27-2014 11:48 PM by grosa | 15 comments »

Of all the drills I have, I really like the Dewalt XR brushless. They are very smooth running drills and I like the three light setup. They do have more power than the 18v. The Porter Cable is a nice drill but, it didn’t feel comfortable in my hand and the length of the grip is to short. The Dewalt is the one I like the most. It is heavier than the Makita but it has twice the power. The Dewalt 5 hour batteries are well worth the money. After testing all the cordless tools out there I we...

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