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Old 09-10-2017, 11:35 PM   #21
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IMO, depending on what you do, choose based on the saw you want to be using.
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Makita Corporation (TYO: 6586) is a manufacturer of power tools. Founded on March 21, 1915, it is based in Anjō, Japan, and operates factories in Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Mexico, Romania, the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States.


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All the crap you own and not one Makita product? Does Milwaukee like send you free chit for plugging for them all the time?

Stack that new 36er up against your Red 9's
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Makita Corporation (TYO: 6586) is a manufacturer of power tools. Founded on March 21, 1915, it is based in Anjō, Japan, and operates factories in Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Mexico, Romania, the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States.


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Moreover take a look at a Makita catalog sometime...they make chit Milwaukee can only dream about.

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Mike produces lots of high quality product with his Milwaukee tools.
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Moreover take a look at a Makita catalog sometime...they make chit Milwaukee can only dream about.



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Makita brushless and quality batteries were very late to the game. The Milwaukee brushless are extremely effective for what I do.


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All the crap you own and not one Makita product? Does Milwaukee like send you free chit for plugging for them all the time?



Stack that new 36er up against your Red 9's


Don't even own a 9. Large heavy batteries don't make sense for me. I just yell, "grab me a battery" and I have a new lightweight battery within seconds.


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Come to think of it I don't own any Makita. I bought a kit a few years ago and the batteries lasted less than a year. Not willing to invest in them now.


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I tried Makita, the batteries did not last, and the tools themselves were not durable.

Milwaukee all the way, for me.
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I tried Makita, the batteries did not last, and the tools themselves were not durable.

Milwaukee all the way, for me.
But you'll buy a Dodge?

Maybe Makita sends all their seconds to you guys out west. I still have 2 first generation lithium batteries that are 8 years old . Still working. The secret to keeping your batteries working? Don't use the same ones all the time...keep them in rotation. I buy two new ones at least every two years whether I need them or not...probably have at least 12 of them plus the 2 new ones I got with the 36 kit....that's like 14 batteries....I don't worry about batteries.....if you are charging the same ones all day long no wonder....heat ruins em....just like those Dodge transnissions
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Maybe Makita sends all their seconds to you guys out west. I still have 2 first generation lithium batteries that are 8 years old . Still working. The secret to keeping your batteries working? Don't use the same ones all the time...keep them in rotation. I buy two new ones at least every two years whether I need them or not...probably have at least 12 of them plus the 2 new ones I got with the 36 kit....that's like 14 batteries....I don't worry about batteries.....if you are charging the same ones all day long no wonder....heat ruins em....just like those Dodge transnissions

Why don't I ever have to worry about anything you mentioned with the Milwaukee batteries? I'd rather not have to think about batteries that much. I must have 25 batteries.



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But you'll buy a Dodge?

Maybe Makita sends all their seconds to you guys out west. I still have 2 first generation lithium batteries that are 8 years old . Still working. The secret to keeping your batteries working? Don't use the same ones all the time...keep them in rotation. I buy two new ones at least every two years whether I need them or not...probably have at least 12 of them plus the 2 new ones I got with the 36 kit....that's like 14 batteries....I don't worry about batteries.....if you are charging the same ones all day long no wonder....heat ruins em....just like those Dodge transnissions
I've had two ford diesels in my life. They both cost me more in repairs than initial purchase price.

This is my first vehicle ever with an auto trans. Never trusted any vehicle brands auto trans til recently. This is my 4th or 5th Dodge truck. No real complaints about any of them. Wish I'd of kept my last one though.
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Why don't I ever have to worry about anything you mentioned with the Milwaukee batteries? I'd rather not have to think about batteries that much. I must have 25 batteries.



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Fine but I get a little worried when a company seems to be "over marketing" For Christ sake the Milwaukee brand currently has everything from wire strippers to bottle openers.

I bought a "super sawzall" some years back the big heavy SOB...It lasted 5 years ...maybe....I've had em last 20 before they went to fish land....Got a Milwaukee roto hammer...won't hold a bit used it maybe 2 dozen times...it wasn't cheap either...You're soured on Makita? I'm soured on the Red....I sure ain't gonna buy their cordless if their corded ain't worth crap
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I've had two ford diesels in my life. They both cost me more in repairs than initial purchase price.

This is my first vehicle ever with an auto trans. Never trusted any vehicle brands auto trans til recently. This is my 4th or 5th Dodge truck. No real complaints about any of them. Wish I'd of kept my last one though.
Ford doesn't make their own diesels...Neither does Dodge...Only GM makes their own

Ford is International. Dodge is Cummings. Dodge has had their gasoline engines made in Mexico since the 80's and their transmissions are real trash. The only redeemer in your Dodge is Cummings if you know anything about small diesels
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Ford doesn't make their own diesels...Neither does Dodge...Only GM makes their own

Ford is International. Dodge is Cummings. Dodge has had their gasoline engines made in Mexico since the 80's and their transmissions are real trash. The only redeemer in your Dodge is Cummings if you know anything about small diesels
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You think it's funny? I can listen to big trucks on the road. Internationals have a distinct sound and so do Cummings...try it sometime see if you can pick out the Internationals.

GM I wouldn't buy and as far as I'm concerned they all went south on everything but the price tag
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GM jumped the shark when they went to IFS.
Ford jumped the shark when they ditched the old body style in 99.
Dodge jumped the shark in 98.5 when they went 24v.

They all have too many computers in them these days.

As for loving Japan, I have an arisaka rifle that won't die, and an 02 tacoma with a couple hunnert thousand miles that will likely outlast my 2015 ram.
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How did this turn into Ford vs Dodge vs Chevy?

I prefer Makita corded and cordless I've never had a problem with one that doesn't mean every one of their tools are the best. I own many brands I'm not brand loyal I buy what feels the best to me to work with and on pro reviews. Rarely I do I decide based on cost, Makita tends to be at a higher price tag. I own a Bosch radio that charges Bosch batteries but don't own a single cordless Bosch tool but I think it's the best radio.

I dislike and think many Dewalt tools just aren't on par with another brand but I still own some. That doesn't make me a tool expert.

But I also can't remember ever being wrong.
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Seems to me that brand quality is a relative thing that changes with time and tool . I do have general experiences with brands but I still own lots there tools even if the general experience is negative . I am not knocking that a person can have all of one battery platform and it works for them ,that is cool . I just think it is silly to judge a tool solely by it's brand . Or by a past experience .I recall when portacable was a high end brand I do not think it is now . I have had a horrid experience dealing with a bad Milwaukee miter saw , but I love what my more recent milwaukee cordless have done on the job .Yeah I had a few of those first makita battery's fail but fortantly that seems to be in the past . Oh and that big 3hp Ryobi Rotor I bought over 30yrs ago ,that was a great purchase . You all know my point .
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I judge a tool a lot by its battery performance. If a tools battery isn't lasting more than a year it doesn't matter how well the tool is made. I'm not buying it.

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I judge a tool a lot by its battery performance. If a tools battery isn't lasting more than a year it doesn't matter how well the tool is made. I'm not buying it.

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I agree, after all a cordless tool without a battery or having to repeatedly replace them is worthless. With all the problems heard about Makita batteries I've never had one fail and 2 that are over 4 years old.

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