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Porter-Cable 12v Lithium Combo Drill and Driver

Porter-Cable 12v Lithium Combo Drill and Driver

01-12-2011 12:26 AM by WoodJediNTraining | 14 comments »

By no means am I an expert qualified to give a professional review of this combo pack. But as the owner of a Remodeling company and a hobbyist woodworker I wanted to give my input on the dynamic duo… First off, Guys everything you hear about “Size Matters” is a myth in this case!! When it comes to the compact power of these mini work horses, don’t let the size fool you.. After purchasing my first set, I put it straight into the mix. From the very first jobsite, t...

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Newest 12 Volt Lith

Newest 12 Volt Lith

01-07-2011 09:05 PM by Hermando | 4 comments »

I just wanted to share the latest addition to my cordless tool set. I have been building my Makita LXT inventory throughout the years. In the past I have used several brands of the 12 volt lithium sets. I first bought a Sears Nextec drill/jigsaw/flashlight set. It actually was a good set, but I found a few annoying things about the tools. The sears drill had a sticky speed switch and the jigsaw was awkward to hold in your hand and switch on. It worked better as a reciprocating saw. To ofte...

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A real powerhouse

A real powerhouse

01-02-2011 06:06 AM by ChunkyC | 0 comments »

I purchased the Milwaukee 0928-29 28-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 4-Tool Combo Kit from Amazon about 1-1/2 years ago now. Priced paid, $592, now, $815! Ouch! I’m glad I got when I did. The kit includes: (2) 28-volt lithium-Ion batteries Reciprocating saw hammer-drill circular saw work light one-hour charger canvas carrying bag (2) Phillips bits (2) reciprocating saw blades circular saw blade rip fence bag Pros:I use the drill the most out of all of the t...

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A 90% Positive Review

A 90% Positive Review

01-02-2011 02:39 AM by newbiewoodworker | 7 comments »

Using money I had gotten for my Birthday(ahead of time) and Christmas(gift cards for Lowes.) I bought a Porter Cable Drill and Circular Saw combo kit… $90… thats $10 cheaper than just the drill. Granted I did give up the Hard Case for the Soft Bag. It seemed common sence. I dont use the bag/cases much anyway… So alright, its no DeWalt. But its better than what I am used to. Now, yea, I have trouble with almost everything D/PC, but I figure maybe Ill have better luck ...

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Not well made

Not well made

11-22-2010 01:52 AM by Billyboy | 25 comments »

I’m a DIY guy who’s getting into my 60’s and have learned that it pays to buy good tools. In other words, you get what you pay for. That’s why I felt good when I bought this Milwaukee hammer drill. Milwaukee makes good stuff, right? Not. I hadn’t used the drill more than a dozen times when the variable speed feature quit. Now, you don’t want to be using a high torque 1/2” drill without variable speed – unless you don’t care if your arm ...

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Makits Combo Driver and Drill set....

Makits Combo Driver and Drill set....

11-07-2010 01:26 AM by lilredweldingrod | 21 comments »

For years I have used Makita cordless tools. I was using my 9.6 volt drill about two years ago when a friend came by and began to brag on his 18 volt Dewalt drill/driver. This prompted me to start looking around for an 18 volt set to replace my rather gutless 25 year old unit.We were in Home Depot and they were having a sale on combo kits and if you bought the kit, they would throw in an extra battery free. There was the Makita combo kit with the charger and two batteries for $279.00. We che...

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Lee Valley Short shank Drill bits A handy accessory

Lee Valley Short shank Drill bits A handy accessory

11-04-2010 10:25 PM by Bob #2 | 10 comments »

I’m starting to feel like the Official Greeter at Lee Valley but here goes.I picked up these bits on a hunch that they would prove useful and now they are part of my mobile drill kit.The size is just perfect for many jobs like starting screws, fitting hinges, etc as the distance from bit to drill is short and gives you a better sense of parallel and more hand force to drive the bit straight. Short Drill Bits The shorter length has saved me grief a couple of times in the last two ...

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Elijah and Lazarus

Elijah and Lazarus

10-25-2010 03:04 AM by sawblade1 | 21 comments »

Good evening LJ’s posting another review of the tools I love The first pics show the two of them together, The second pic shows Lazarus the 18v drill who is the newest addition rescued from the trash bin and the third pic shows Elijah the cordless 12v drill who has served me for over 14 years this November:) You just can’t kill these things This past Monday I found the 18v drill in a trash bin no batteries or charger with a locked up gear box after carefully disassembling the dri...

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Good Light to Medium Duty Drill/Driver

Good Light to Medium Duty Drill/Driver

10-01-2010 07:55 PM by Dedvw | 9 comments »

Purchased this drill just over a week ago for a really good price ($88 brand new). Box came with the drill, 2 batteries, flashlight, charger and carrying case. The owners manual was not in the box but this was not really an issue, Ridgid makes it very easy to find the PDF manual on their website. The tool itself appears very well made with a good blend of plastic and metal parts. The weight of the Drill is pretty good (a little lighter then my Makita 14.4V) but is a bit top heavy making it...

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can't do without, but could be better

can't do without, but could be better

09-12-2010 11:25 AM by Greedo | 7 comments »

i saw this one being sold in a “dual pack” along with the GSR 10,8 drill driver for an interesting price where you basically get the GSR almost for free, but with only 2 batteries for both. (those are the european names)and yesterday i had my first “on site job” and i simply could not have done the job without this tool as i had to remove screws from inside tight boxes. it comes in a soft mallet with 2 bits wich i thought was another gadget i would never use, but it...

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