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Old 12-09-2011, 12:02 AM   #1
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BOSCH Cordless VS Makita Cordless


Im considering getting an 18volt lit-ion cordless drill/driver/hammer kit. I already own a Makita cordless drywall kit, so I've got two of their batteries and I was considering their kit but im thinking of just getting the BOSCH set. Any takers here?? They kind of seem to be in the same price range, especially with BOSCH cpo
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:23 AM   #2
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Re: BOSCH Cordless VS Makita Cordless


This topic has been debated to death. My suggestion is to use the search feature and then buy a Bosch.

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Get makita since you already have makita batteries.
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I would go Makita if you have some batteries already...that being said I Own some 18 volt Compact Bosch tools simply b/c I have the Bosch Radio. I bought the radio b/c I could plug my sirius into it....

So basically I chose my cordless on the fact that I could plug in my siruis to a Bosch radio which charges and plays of Bosch batteries and I am not a fan of having different brand cordless tools with batteries that don't intermix.

I have the CompactTough drill and impact that were a model before the ones sold now...IMO the Makita Compact drills and drivers are just a little better. I have no comment on the BruteTough drills b/c I don't own one.
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If you already have 2 batteries its a no brainer. Many a good cordless drill kit gets thrown in the trash because of one dead battery. If you already have another set you solve that problem.
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Makita.

That is all.
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If you already have 2 batteries its a no brainer. Many a good cordless drill kit gets thrown in the trash because of one dead battery. If you already have another set you solve that problem.
I think that he hasn't completely gone to the dark side. He only has one tool with two batteries, so there is still hope for him. Go with your gut and buy the Bosch!
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If Bosch was that much better than Makita or vice versa one wouldn't be in business.
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I think that he hasn't completely gone to the dark side. He only has one tool with two batteries, so there is still hope for him. Go with your gut and buy the Bosch!
Buy the Bosch

Www.boschbestbuilt.com

In a straight kit, Bosch out muscles the Makita and that why I would go Bosch. But if expand ability is what you are looking for with adding different tools to your cordless line then Makita is the way to go. But for strait drivers, go Bosch.
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If Bosch was that much better than Makita or vice versa one wouldn't be in business.
Hey Inner is sorta like Android and Apple
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Hey Inner is sorta like Android and Apple
YEA that's right
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Touché

Didn't PT Barnum say "there is an Apple buyer born every minute"

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Touché

Didn't PT Barnum say "there is an Apple buyer born every minute"

There is. Mostly brainwashed. Like crack babies. Haha
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They are both excellent.

If you are already into one system, it usually makes sense to stay within that same system and expand your tool set.
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Do contractors always make sense?

I'm in the slow process of converting from 18V Dewalt cordless to Makita cordless. I also have a compact Hitachi impact and drill. I hate all the differnt battery chargers.

I will say that Makita made a huge mistake in not including a charger in their radio. Their power supply to that radio, sucks too. Other then those 2 items, I love the radio.
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Do contractors always make sense?

I'm in the slow process of converting from 18V Dewalt cordless to Makita cordless. I also have a compact Hitachi impact and drill. I hate all the differnt battery chargers.

I will say that Makita made a huge mistake in not including a charger in their radio. Their power supply to that radio, sucks too. Other then those 2 items, I love the radio.
It's a dewalt patent and Bosch pays royalties.
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And one thing I learned from my days at Makita, they don't pay royalties.
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It's because dewalt owns a patent for a radio that charges batteries (which seems like a vague patent to me), and Bosch pays a royalty to have it in their radio.

I went with makita because I got a good deal on a kit, but I love it so far. I came from a Milwaukee that bit the bullet after 3 years, but since they changed battery formats I didn't see the need to stick with them.

I wonder when dewalts patent expires...
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From what I heard mid next year.
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^ that would be awesome. If anyone at Makita is listening, I want a radio like the bosch, but with an actual ipod dock/controls, 100w amp, 6" speakers, HD radio, Quad GFCI, DUAL charger, etc.

I would gladly pay $300 for such radio and it would keep me from going bosch cordless. I have LXT Drill, Impact, Circ Saw, Recip saw and I would like to add the jig saw & brushless impact.

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