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Old 02-03-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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Hey. Anyone have any experience with this gun? Looks big and bulky but i held it in the store today and it feels pretty good in your hand. I had a cordless Dewalt that was ok but not great. Any opinion?
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:11 PM   #2
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Thats the only cordless screw gun I would ever buy!
I had the priviledge of trying one of those and they blew my mind.
A friend lent me his set and thats all we used all day.
We did 3000squ/ft of board on one battery each. (me and my partner)
And the lithium ion batteries only take like 30mins to charge.
Hand down the best cordless drywall gun in my opinion!
oh! And the reversible belt clip is awesome too!
Cuz im left handed.

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Thats the only cordless screw gun I would ever buy!
I had the priviledge of trying one of those and they blew my mind.
A friend lent me his set and thats all we used all day.
We did 3000squ/ft of board on one battery each. (me and my partner)
And the lithium ion batteries only take like 20mins to charge.
Hand down the best cordless drywall gun in my opinion!
That is good to hear cause every other time I hear someone talk about a cordless screw gun the reviews are horrible.

Years (I 'm talk'n yeeaarrs) ago the DeWalt rep told me they stopped making their cordless screw gun cause it sucked sooo bad they could not justify it being in their line up.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:23 PM   #4
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That is good to hear cause every other time I hear someone talk about a cordless screw gun the reviews are horrible.

Years (I 'm talk'n yeeaarrs) ago the DeWalt rep told me they stopped making their cordless screw gun cause it sucked sooo bad they could not justify it being in their line up.
Seems like a good Rep! He speaks the truth! haha!
I had a 12volt Cordless Dewalt and it just sucked...so bad..
It was sooo slow!.....so slow!
And the weight was off, like the gun had no balance what so ever!
It could not sit comfortably on your tool belt in any way! It was just way too awkward!

The makita is extremely well weighed in the sense that your motor is at the front and your battery pack at the back. So it counter balances itself. I actually forgot how nice these were to use...
I think im gonna go buy the combo pack tomorrow.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:38 PM   #5
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This is good to know. I just bought a 7 piece makita 18v combo kit and wanted to add a drywall gun to my collection. Thanks for the input.
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This is good to know. I just bought a 7 piece makita 18v combo kit and wanted to add a drywall gun to my collection. Thanks for the input.
Ya no prob man!
Hopefully more people will chime in on there thoughts, but I know I really liked it. And I think I will buy the kit tomorrow.
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Now I just looked at the price and do have to say I feel it would not be worth $380. I Googled it and found it cheaper but nothing under $320. Still not worth the price to me.

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Now I just looked at the price and do have to say I feel it would not be worth $380. I Googled it and found it cheaper but nothing under $320. Still not worth the price to me.

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Agree. But I can get the tool only w no batteries for about 160
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Agree. But I can get the tool only w no batteries for about 160
Well initially thats why I never bought them.
Because they are expensive.
But unfortunately thats the difference between a crap cordless and a good one. Cordless Hilti's are very good as well but they're like $600!
Screw that noise.
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Looks nice, but not worth it for me.
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Pulled the trigger and ordered one today> I ll post back after my first use
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Pulled the trigger and ordered one today> I ll post back after my first use
Haha!
As promised! I went and did the same thing!
So here's what the combo comes with.
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I know the price tag says $425 on the box but that's not what I paid.
My supplier gave me a little bit of a better deal and I got it for $365.

I will upload a full video review of this product with pros and cons when I get home from work Monday night. You guys will be able to see it in action.
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Wow. Great deal. The cheapest I could find the tool only was 165.
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Wow. Great deal. The cheapest I could find the tool only was 165.
$165's not bad at all! If you already have batteries you're laughing.
My local building store loves me. lol.
They want to give their potential clients ideas for stucco?
I film them youtube videos. haha. We work together.
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Theres a better version out, looks more user friendly



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MAKITA-LXT...33286341032037
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MAKITA-LXT...33286341032037
Hahaha! Ya! Pretty sweet deal....If you dont want a battery charger with it!
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"Your order includes the items shown in the picture, and detailed below" No charger
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Nice Makita tool PT



Ha Ha - only in Canada do you see both English and French on the packaging.
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Ha Ha - only in Canada do you see both English and French on the packaging.
Hahaha! and I do speak both
I'll give the drill a video review tomorrow.
Or actually I think my buddy Nick will review it.
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Hahaha! and I do speak both
I'll give the drill a video review tomorrow.
Or actually I think my buddy Nick will review it.
Where is the review? I'm patiently waiting for mine to arrive in the mail.
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Where is the review? I'm patiently waiting for mine to arrive in the mail.
Hahaha!! Its uploading to youtube right now I swear!
Sorry man, it was supposed to upload last night but when I woke up this morning I guess my internet must have cut out and cancelled the upload.
Upload's currently at 33%!
Just so you can see im not lying!
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