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Dermos

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02-24-2017 03:25 AM

Hey
Have used Dewault powertools alot.
I have tought i could try something else too.
I work with aluminium.
And looking from internet i did find information about Makita.

Check out:
http://ebay.to/2fVHm8X

Any one have any experience with Makita ?

Found good toolkit online and im about to buy it.


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devann

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#1 posted 02-24-2017 03:40 AM

I’m currently using Makita cordless tools again. No complaints. As far as cordless tools go, I started with a Makita drill around 1986. They were about the only cordless you could buy back then. Since then I’ve bought, Panasonic, Skil, DeWalt, Skil, Makita.

Besides the current drill/driver, impact kit I haven’t purchased any more of those multi tool kits. Past multi tool kits (several tools) I purchased I found that some of the tools included I didn’t get much use out of. I like the way many cordless tool makers are now selling individual tools allowing one to pick and choose just the tools needed.

I wish the batteries were cheaper. That’s where they seem to make there money off of me.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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9x9

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#2 posted 02-24-2017 03:50 AM

I’m been slowly switching to Bosch both elect. & 12v cordless. I’ve used Milwaukee tools for last 25 years but they’re not like they use to be. So now Bosch hand tools and Jet for big floor tools. I’m not saying Bosch is the best but I’ve been happy with em so far. The handles are comfortable and cushy soft / has less vibration and cords are long. The prices are about the same or even better as any other quality tool.

-- Youngsville, LA

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runswithscissors

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#3 posted 02-24-2017 04:16 AM

A lot of LJs scoff at Ryobi, but I have several of their cordless tools (drill, impact driver, 5 1/2” circular saw, caulking gun, and recently, airless stapler, and because I found it so handy, the 18 gauge brad nailer. All these tools have served me well. A couple of the lithium batteries (18 v.) are 4 or 5 years old, and still going strong. Got another pair during a recent sale so I can keep 2 or 3 tools going at the same time.

The one that didn’t work out so well was the cordless jig saw. The tool-less blade changer fell apart almost immediately.

I am not very impressed with their AC tools however—routers, drill presses, and bench top table saws. Haven’t tried their miter saw, as I have a Bosch Glide (which I found on CL)

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#4 posted 02-24-2017 04:18 AM

Mafell

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papadan

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#5 posted 02-24-2017 05:30 AM

I think OP is a spammer!

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#6 posted 02-24-2017 05:01 PM


I think OP is a spammer!

- papadan

Probably ^

But, just in case…
I don’t really think you can name any company as “best power tool”. Maybe Festool, but I’ll never know ‘cause I’ll never spend that kind of dough on a hobby. I wouldn’t trade my PC routers for anything, even a Festool. On the other hand, PC doesn’t make a table saw or CMS I would even consider. I love my Craftsman Bandsaw but, it’s the exact same as the Rikon so I can’t really say the Cman is superior. Etc…

Truth is, I have a Craftsman bandsaw and a Craftsman drill press, a Hitachi CMS and Hitachi belt/disk sander and 2 Porter Cable routers. Other than that, I think all of my power tools are made by different companies. Oh wait, lathe and planer are both Delta…

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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rwe2156

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#7 posted 02-24-2017 06:16 PM

Spammer, troll or not, I’m going on a rant. I am sick and tired of what I call disposable cordless tools that seem to be prevalent, at least in my experience – and I’m not talking about Black and Decker or Ryobi.

I’m basically a DW man, although I have to so some of their “consumer” type tools are not that great IMO. I have a 12V drill. About a year and one battery goes out, you know the drill :-) A batter is $50 the whole drill kit is $99.
So I get another drill kit figuring 3 batteries, 2 chargers, 2 drills. EXCEPT THEY MAKE A MINUTE CHANGE TO THE BATTERIES AND AREN’T INTERCHANGEABLE!!!!

Same thing happened with a 12V Ridgid set. Until I ended up with 1 working battery and 1 charger and 1 drill, then the last battery died. Throw it away.

Bought a Bosch 12V impact driver. 2 years out with very mild use, either the batteries or the motor itself is dying.

Many years ago, I bought a 19.2V Porter Cable kit. It had a GREAT 1/2” impact drill, a sawzall, circ saw and light. It lasted me around 10 years until the batteries finally started going bad and then the charger quit (no replacment parts avalalble). With a $100 trade in I swapped it for a PC lithium ion kit. The drill is a POJ very weak even with the torque set all the way up. Finally one of those batteries has gone out and now that its 3 or 4 years old, I’m expecting batteries and chargers are no longer available.

These are supposed to be 2 quality names, right?

Thought I’d never say this, but the next drill/driver kit I buy is going to be Ryobi. If I’ve got to throw them away after a couple years I might as well save some money.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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bigblockyeti

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#8 posted 02-24-2017 06:33 PM

Ryobi is the only company that has specifically stated they will not change battery format, I can’t remember when they did so but I do know they haven’t changed anything since that statement was made.

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#9 posted 02-24-2017 06:56 PM



Hey
Have used Dewault powertools alot.
I have tought i could try something else too.
I work with aluminium.
And looking from internet i did find information about Makita.

Check out:
http://ebay.to/2fVHm8X

Any one have any experience with Makita ?

Found good toolkit online and im about to buy it.

- Dermos

Buy it and then you can post a review of how they work out for you.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Kelly

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#10 posted 02-24-2017 06:57 PM

My tool collection is all over the board. That is because THERE IS NOT a best tool company. That includes Festool.

On the latter, the local hardwood supplier got rid of his Kapex and replaced it with a Hitachi because the Kapex couldn’t handle the load put on it for handling customer cutting requests.

Myself, I have a Bosch miter and like it. Dust collection could be better, but that’s what hoods are made for.

At least three of my drills are Milwaukees. One of the big ones is a Porter Cable. The one dedicated to my pocket hole jig is a Dewalt. I have a couple Bosch hammer drills. For cordless, I have a Makita, a Dewalt and a Panasonic. Each of these shines at what they do, though the Panasonic cordless drill and impact are my favored ones.

For circular saw work, I have a Porter Cable Saw Boss that really shines for jobs that require me working over my head. The nuisance of the cord is made tolerable that it never runs out of power. For general work, I like my Dewalt hybrid. For serious work, my Skill worm drive is a go to machine.

For Multitools, I’m probably prejudice and will stay with my Fein Multitool.

For routers, I have five Porter Cables, a Trend, a big Hiltachi, a couple Bosch Colts, and a Dewalt. All of them are great, but other versions (sizes) of given brand may not be as impressive.

For sanders, I “had” 1/4 sheet Bosch that was garbage the day I bought it. Today, I have a relatively new Porter Cable, which came with a crap switch. On the other hand, I have three other Porter Cables, one is a 3×21 belt, that are great. A Porter Cable 1/4 was great, but died of old age and was replaced with the one with a defective switch. I gave a friend my 3×21 Dewalt sander, which I didn’t care for. I just added a Festool [because of the recent promotion], but it will not replace my PC random orbit for hogging material, though its bigger brother might.

It’s the same thing with big equipment- I’m all over the board there too.

In the end, your best be is to research each item. Use resources like Amazon reviews, which can help a lot.

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runswithscissors

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#11 posted 02-24-2017 07:17 PM

Ryobi’s 18 volt batteries work with all their 18 v. tools, but they have come out with 2 or 3 configurations that vary in storage capacity (amp hours). I like the biggest ones because they are so light weight that that is never a concern for me.

rwe: As I said above, I have Ryobi Lithium batteries at least 4 or 5 years old that have never showed signs of weakening. The drill driver has never faltered, though admittedly I don’t do much driving with it as I like the impact driver better. That particular tool is from the old “blue” era, which shows how old it is. Has never whimpered or complained no matter how heavily I use it.

I probably would have liked the jig saw just fine if the tool less blade changing set up hadn’t crapped out.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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RogR

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#12 posted 02-25-2017 03:01 AM

Since we are running with this topic despite the trolls, I’ll throw in my issue with the current trends in tools. Namely that the (mostly justified) rush to cordless leaves the tool buyer in a quandary. The battery is about half the purchase price of the tool, and so to avoid the costs of too many batteries and chargers, you get sucked in to the “brand ecosystem”. But as stated above, no one company makes the best of everything.

When all the tools plugged in, the Milwaukee holeshooter was compatible with the Bosch hammer drill. Thanks to the tyranny of convenience, some of my tools are perhaps not the first choice otherwise.

On the plus side, I think the cordless market is finally maturing as battery tech is able to pack stunning amounts of energy into small lightweight packages.

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xmastree

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#13 posted 02-25-2017 03:16 AM

For what it’s worth, though I own several different manufacturers, I’ve always been most impressed with (corded, not battery) Makita and Milwaukee.

-- Every tree is a Chistmas tree with its gifts hidden inside.

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Jimbo4

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#14 posted 02-25-2017 03:24 AM

They’re all made in China, so what difference does it make?

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected !

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MrUnix

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#15 posted 02-25-2017 03:54 AM

Namely that the (mostly justified) rush to cordless leaves the tool buyer in a quandary. The battery is about half the purchase price of the tool…

Certainly true for some… but battery packs for my Makita drills can be had for about $20 a piece new, and thanks to increases in battery technology over the years, they are roughly twice the capacity of the originals and will last several years of normal use. As an extra bonus, the tools and chargers can be found on CL for a fraction of their original cost. I picked up a Makita set a few months ago that had the carrying case, drill, two flashlights, three battery packs (two used and one new) and two chargers for $30 and 15 minutes drive time.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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