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Old 10-11-2018, 12:06 AM   #1
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Iíve used Bosch cordless tools for a few years and havenít had any problems Ö they work great and Iíve purchased them at reasonable prices.

However, the brand doesnít seem to be keeping up with bring out new and useful cordless tools.

Milwaukee seems to be hitting home runs in the R&D dept. From hand tools to cordless they are coming out with very well engineered tools.

Dewalt has long had quality and they continue to bring out good quality tools. In the past, I felt that even though they were best, their cordless were priced too high.

Right now our local home improvement store has both Milwaukee and Dewalt on sale...

What say you on whether to convert Ö and to which brand???

Thanks!
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Iíve used Bosch cordless tools for a few years and havenít had any problems Ö they work great and Iíve purchased them at reasonable prices.



However, the brand doesnít seem to be keeping up with bring out new and useful cordless tools.



Milwaukee seems to be hitting home runs in the R&D dept. From hand tools to cordless they are coming out with very well engineered tools.



Dewalt has long had quality and they continue to bring out good quality tools. In the past, I felt that even though they were best, their cordless were priced too high.



Right now our local home improvement store has both Milwaukee and Dewalt on sale...



What say you on whether to convert Ö and to which brand???



Thanks!


Why does it need to be either or? I'm not in the camp that thinks one platform is better.


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I've got too much invested in dewalt batteries to buy anything else.
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I chose Milwaukee b/c of the broad range of tools. I don't have to have the absolute best of anything, but having flexibility is great.
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I have almost all Milwaukee, merely because in the '90's, it was the very best out there. True industrial grade tools. DeWalt was glorified DIY stuff, and Bosch wasn't that great.

I'm still happy with Milwaukee, even though they sold out to TTI. They still seem to be the most durable that I've used, and I'm on that battery platform and I don't need 7 different platforms.

I have a lot of Bosch for stationary, some Bosch, some Makita, and unfortunately, some Ridgid for handheld. Ridgid is the only the one I highly recommend you NOT buy. It's not pro-grade stuff.

And I don't own any DeWalt. Probably because of my bias against them from 20 years ago.
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[QUOTE=Californiadecks;7384833]Why does it need to be either or? I'm not in the camp that thinks one platform is better.


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I agree .I have dewalt ,makita and milwaukee .I buy the tools generally and not the brand . Every brand has models that differ in weight ,feel ,power etc . These newer tools go alot longer on batteries so your not needing to change as often .I have dewalts big 12" mitersaw ,Makita has a biggest demo hammer and so I have that . It works out fine me to have all three brands.Might be worth giving it shot yourself .Do not judge a brand from one tool .
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Thanks for the replies.

I am am only talking cordless tools as I have Bosch, Milwaukee, DeWalt, Makita, Fein, Dremel, Porter-Cable, Skil, and Senco, in corded (or hosed) ... they all have their place.

And I am not getting rid of my Bosch, as I have several tools and batteries that work fine.

However, DeWalt and Milwaukee have more options for cordless tools ... and they are on sale and so I was thinking about starting a new collection of cordless tools. I don't want to carry around more than two sets of batteries and chargers [One set would be preferable].

So, I was looking for your opinion on these two brands, which from my experience are the best at this time. Best for quality and selection of tools.

Thanks for the comments, keep them coming.
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DeWalt has cordless finish guns. I like this.

https://www.dewalt.com/products/powe...d-brad-nailers
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Okay, after a little online searching I see that Makita also has an impressive selection of cordless tools and Bosch has more than I thought. Locally, there is not much available for these two.
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They all make good tools.
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if you do finishing I think Makita is the best option, heavy construction and framing Milwaukee, Dewalt is also good selection and Graco sprayer if you paint, best radio.
Cant really go wrong with any of the 3.
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Okay, after a little online searching I see that Makita also has an impressive selection of cordless tools and Bosch has more than I thought. Locally, there is not much available for these two.
You show yourself as being in Eugene, do you not shop at Jerry's?

http://betterheadforjerrys.com/weekly-ad

No matter what 2 battery platforms are necessary as an 18volt and a 12volt are in order. I have the Milwaukee M12 lineup and swear by them, along with Milwaukee M18, and am heavily vested in Makita 18 volt.
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I use all cordless tools except my tile saw. No one brand makes all the cordless tools I need nor does one make the best of everything.

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You show yourself as being in Eugene, do you not shop at Jerry's?

http://betterheadforjerrys.com/weekly-ad

No matter what 2 battery platforms are necessary as an 18volt and a 12volt are in order. I have the Milwaukee M12 lineup and swear by them, along with Milwaukee M18, and am heavily vested in Makita 18 volt.
Yes, Jerry's is the best. Great service and good selection of everything. And they match prices, even online prices. The reason this thread got started is that Jerry's has Dewalt and Milwaukee on sale. However, they don't carry many less common cordless tools ... mostly drills and a few saws.
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I use all cordless tools except my tile saw. No one brand makes all the cordless tools I need nor does one make the best of everything.

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Okay. That makes sense. I really hadn't thought about going totally cordless. If I am headed that way. Having multiple brands is a good idea.
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Yes, Jerry's is the best. Great service and good selection of everything. And they match prices, even online prices. The reason this thread got started is that Jerry's has Dewalt and Milwaukee on sale. However, they don't carry many less common cordless tools ... mostly drills and a few saws.
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Iíve used Bosch cordless tools for a few years and havenít had any problems Ö they work great and Iíve purchased them at reasonable prices.

However, the brand doesnít seem to be keeping up with bring out new and useful cordless tools.

Milwaukee seems to be hitting home runs in the R&D dept. From hand tools to cordless they are coming out with very well engineered tools.

Dewalt has long had quality and they continue to bring out good quality tools. In the past, I felt that even though they were best, their cordless were priced too high.

Right now our local home improvement store has both Milwaukee and Dewalt on sale...

What say you on whether to convert Ö and to which brand???

Thanks!
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What tool are you looking for that Bosch doesn't have?
Actually after looking at what they have online, I am more impressed with all they have to offer. I wasn't seeing much happening at the local big box stores with Bosch, but they actually have a good variety of tools.

The Dewalt cordless finish guns are pretty cool and on my want list.


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