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Old 12-12-2011, 08:36 PM   #1
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Who Makes The Best Impact Driver?


I use impact drivers for a lot of different projects but especially for deck screws and was curious what brand everyone thinks is the best and which one has the longest lasting battery life?
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:42 PM   #2
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To me its like what type of women you like. Ever one likes different ones same as tools. I use dewalt

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Ryobi 18v lith-ion
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My vote is the dewalt 20v
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Define "best".
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Define "best".
I usually prefer Makita, but I don't have a Makite impact and was thinkin about getting one.

Best would = Longest battery life, can take a lot of recharges before needing a new battery, doesn't crap out after a couple weeks, etc etc
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My impact has a hose instead of a battery.
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Bosch IMO. Makita, Panasonic, Metabo. Are pretty outstanding as well.

Dewalt and Milwaukee. Decent.
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Where's all the cheerleaders????
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I usually prefer Makita, but I don't have a Makite impact and was thinkin about getting one.

Best would = Longest battery life, can take a lot of recharges before needing a new battery, doesn't crap out after a couple weeks, etc etc
Just giving you a bit of crapola!

All you'll get are opinions and you know what's said about them.

Best thing (I feel) is to go to a store that has multiple on display and hold them to see if one feels "best". If it's DeWalt, Milwaukee, Bosch, Hitachi or Ryobi, put it down and buy the Makita
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I have 4 18v makitas and 2 12v and they have been unreal for taking a beating and still going. I have only had one battery in 7 yrs crap out and that was cause i charged it while it completely freeZing out. Other than that all 12 batteries still going strong
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To me its like what type of women you like.
I am partial to the blue ones and the red ones.
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I have 4 18v makitas and 2 12v and they have been unreal for taking a beating and still going. I have only had one battery in 7 yrs crap out and that was cause i charged it while it completely freeZing out. Other than that all 12 batteries still going strong
I haven't been so lucky. I've burned up several makita batts and at a $100 bucks a piece I try to use my corded tools as much as possible
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Panasonic are pretty dang good.
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To me its like what type of women you like. I use dewalt
So you like yellow and black ones

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I usually prefer Makita, but I don't have a Makite impact and was thinkin about getting one.

Best would = Longest battery life, can take a lot of recharges before needing a new battery, doesn't crap out after a couple weeks, etc etc
I never buy new batteries, better to buy new ones at the big sale and sell the old ones

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I really like my Bosch....but I have worked with guys that had the Makitas and they will drive screws faster....if that's what "better " means...
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I have been doing a lot of cortex screws and we have found that the bit for the cortex doesn't like being impacted. We now prefer the Milwaukee 28v non-impacting for that type of deck screw. Other then that we use either the 18v Makita or Milwaukee

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