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Old 09-22-2017, 09:24 PM   #81
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I just used my 15 gauge dewalt for three days without changing the battery. I laid 450 hardwood, base molding and base shoe on that one 2 ah battery. Amazing.
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:53 PM   #82
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I just used my 15 gauge dewalt for three days without changing the battery. I laid 450 hardwood, base molding and base shoe on that one 2 ah battery. Amazing.
But you only shot a nail every 4 feet.
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Bosch for me.

My carpenter uses Makita...he's replaced his twice in 6 years.

My lead uses DeWalt...he's replace his twice in less than three years.

I have never replaced any of my Bosch. I have only purchased new ones so I can have a few setups.

I don't care what consumer reports or any testing says, I care how they actually perform for me every day.

Now my guys have started buying Bosch corded.

Brushless is nice, but I haven't seen the performance difference (in Bosch) to warrant a switch. Eventually they will all be brushless, so I eventually will own them, but I have enough batteries that IDGAF about battery life. I am like Mike, "Hey, someone grab me a battery". I do like the 4Ah batteries, but I won't go any higher, too much weight and that's why Stiletto sells so many hammers at a premium...despite what your date tells you, size does matter fellas.
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Ditto to most of what's been said, I'll just throw in that I've been happy with my 4 year old Hilti set, but looking back I'm not sure the premium price was worth it over say 2 sets of anything else...but...it's all still going strong with zero down-time and zero regrets. I used to say I'd get all Milwaukee, or DeWalt...but like was said already as well, when you can get a bottle opener with every set or they sell everything from power tools to fabric bags I do start to wonder where their quality is going...*cough* *Milwaukee sells everything under the sun*
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Anybody have a dewalt battery chainsaw? I'm clearing a lot and it sure would be nice to not have to pull start the POS every time I have to trim a branch or two. Plus with all the crappy gas, keeping a gas chainsaw running good is not easy either.
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Put Sta-bil Storage in the gas before you mix.

DeWalt has 40V and 60V electric chain saws - I haven't used either. My GF has the Ryobi 18V saw, and I'm surprised it actually isn't totally worthless.
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Metabo makes great tools, many still in Germany. Beyond Hilti-like performance at 2/3 the price. Ironworkers will know them for their corded grinders. The 18v drills are best bang for buck, I've had one going for 6+ years, drilled miles of wood and steel and shot tens of thousands of fasteners before I bought an impact. Dropped more times than I can count including a 30' fall straight onto concrete. Batteries still hold a charge too, as long as application is low drain.

I regularly now use their German made compact 18v 1/2" impact wrench, usually with 1/4" adapter which will smoke just about anything out there, especially on the larger diameter lags and tapping. 300 ft/lb (3600 in/lb!) of torque. Not the lightest one around but not too bad, carry on my belt all day without a problem. Their Korean made 1/2" impacts are cost effective but mediocre by current standards, and I did burn out one after three years. 18v sawzall is just OK for small stuff - Chinese made but cheap at least.

Dewalt would be my big box pick. The 60v lineup is pretty beastly but you'll pay for it. The drill and impact are very quick and powerful but fall slightly short of Metabo's performance. Worked with several guys who used them moderately hard and only saw one impact die. The Sawzall and circular saw are badass but aren't worth the price tag to me. IMO a cordless chopsaw etc is a gimmick.

Seen way too many of the top end blue Makita drills and impacts smoke, sputter, and die to recommend them, in spite of the made in USA label. Roofing crew we worked a big job with put a fleet of 18V Chinese Milwaukee impacts through their paces and burned up quite a few of them also.
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We use the dewalt 18v at work. Between 3 of us we have 5 impacts, 5 drills, 2 circular saws, 2 sawzaws, and countless batteries. We recently bought all the battery powered nailers; 15, 18, and stapler. So between all of that we have countless batteries and chargers and still use cored for heavy Demo, rotary hamers, and nail guns for framing and heavy use. Part of me wants to start switching over to the dewalt 20v set but right now all my stuff works (knock on wood). Maybe as things die I’ll switch over but I have 4 batteries and all the batteries and tools have under 3 years of use but they are pretty heavy use.
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I go with Makita first because they lead the field in innovation and the amount of different tools in their line up. I have 3 different color tools.
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I’m trying to decide if when I need to upgrade if it’s worth a brand switch but The tools i need are all pretty much the same price wise and even down the line I don’t see myself using a lot of Milwaukee’s speciality tools. Don’t get me wrong I’m not a one brand guy, I go with what I like and can afford
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I am 30 next month and have been using 18v Dewalt with no premature issues. I have loved Dewalt for a long time, but am finally jumping in to the lithium stuff by giving Milwaukee a shot. So far, I am loving the red stuff.
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I have a mix between Milwaukee and Makita. Both have a couple different tools that are better than the others comparable version.
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I started out broke, so I bought a 6 tool ryobi bag set. I still have part of them. I know everyone will laugh- or worse. But they really were a great value. Now that I'm making a little more money, it's Milwaukee. But it's as much because my partner started buying them 1st. I felt interchangeability was important to me. Otherwise, my big tools go as I see the quality and features - Dewalt table saw, Makita slider, PC big router, Makita trim router. No cordless on those.

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I disagree with the idea of having several brands when it comes to cordless. Stick with one brand. The only off brand charger I carry is for pasload. Not because I don't have other stuff. I just replaced it for battery continuity.
agreed, having to carry 4 types of chargers would suck.
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your an apprentice, need to save that money for school and time off. go Dewalt upgrade later if need. cheaper +more tools, cheaper to replace broken/stolen ones.

edit: not sure about the Dewalt prices in Australia tho...

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