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Forum topic by MrRon posted 01-25-2012 12:45 AM 720 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-25-2012 12:45 AM

I watch the TV programs, How it’s Made and Modern Marvels and note what tools are being used by manufacturers. Most of the tools I can identify being used are Dewalt and Makita. To me, that’s an endorsement of a good, reliable tool that you can’t go wrong with. In one episode, inside a Rolls Royce plant, workers were using Dewalt and Makita cordless drills and drivers.

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#1 posted 01-25-2012 04:20 AM

I quit believing anything I see on television long time ago. Actually, that may be why I only watch television when I’m trying to fall asleep.
I don’t know that they’re NOT using those tools every day, but it wouldn’t suprise me if there wasn’t some kind of advertising deal for the worker to be using those tools in the shots showed on the show.

When it comes to television, I think the old saying applies, don’t believe nothing you hear and only half what you see.

The most hilarious thing I’ve heard in a while was a commercial I heard a while back. They actually said, “you know we’re telling you the truth, or else we wouldn’t be alowed to say it on TV!”


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#2 posted 01-25-2012 04:38 AM

I always say “Observe the professionals” /....... I am a retired professional Sheet Metal Worker and we used Makita impact-driver/ drills. They still use Makitas. I never saw one DeWalt being used. I have two Makitas that I have had since 2000. I use them daily and finally had two battery packs rebuilt (NICADS) at a cost of $22 each. We also used Makita Jig Saws (and Bosch) and Makita corded drills and angle grinders. Milwaukee sawsalls also.

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