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Old 07-27-2014, 07:26 PM   #41
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Does anyone have any experience with Hilti's cordless line?

I don't know anyone who uses their cordless stuff anymore. I knew one guy that did, but that was only because the rep came to the job site so it was just convenient for him. He's retired now. Plus, he built steel buildings which is a different animal.

I use DeWalt mainly, and I have one Makita impact. Both are great tools with fresh batteries IMO.
I own and owned a few hilti cordless sets, kinda overpriced, not worth double what the other brands cost.
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Old 07-27-2014, 07:38 PM   #42
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I like Makita and have lots of their cordless tools. Just ordered the 1/2" impact wrench today. I've only had one battery go bad. Although, recently I've been buying the knockoffs on Amazon and have been impressed with them. 4.0 ones
What is this 4.0 knockoff for Makita of which you speak
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Well the only 12v I own is that little screw gun in the picture that my kids got me for fathers day. I love that little gun. But it doesn't leave the house.
Oh ok. I have 2 of those drills, the impact, flashlight, oscillating tool, and I just got the hackzall today. The impact has a lot of power, I highly recommend it. Home Depot has a bunch of different sales on the m12 line right now.
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What is this 4.0 knockoff for Makita of which you speak
Not sure how to post a direct link but just type in makita battery and it's a few items down.
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I love Bosch everything. car parts to tools.
I love ALMOST everything Bosch. They never could make a good circular saw. Knowing this I still bought a cs10.

I hate that saw every time I pull it out of the trailer. Currently it's on diamond blade duty simply because I'm not putting one of my PC Mags in concrete dust.
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Not sure how to post a direct link but just type in makita battery and it's a few items down.
i ordered 2] 6 volt stick ones for the impulse,2 were less than 1 from paslode...see how it goes
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If I wanted nothing but brute, DeWalt has had that pretty well dialed in for years (though I hear they're slipping a bit these days). But for ergonomics, Bosch seems to be top dog.

I'd rather have to switch batteries an extra time or two than to deal with holding a clunky brick in my hand all day.
Bosch has two lines. The one you want is the Brute tough.
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I love ALMOST everything Bosch. They never could make a good circular saw. Knowing this I still bought a cs10.

I hate that saw every time I pull it out of the trailer. Currently it's on diamond blade duty simply because I'm not putting one of my PC Mags in concrete dust.
There circ is pretty much the skil.
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I love ALMOST everything Bosch. They never could make a good circular saw. Knowing this I still bought a cs10.

I hate that saw every time I pull it out of the trailer. Currently it's on diamond blade duty simply because I'm not putting one of my PC Mags in concrete dust.
Maybe so, but their worm drive saws are outstanding.

Milwaukee fuel all the way for cordless... M12 or M18 fuel, you decide based on your needs.
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Does anyone have any experience with Hilti's cordless line?

I don't know anyone who uses their cordless stuff anymore. I knew one guy that did, but that was only because the rep came to the job site so it was just convenient for him. He's retired now. Plus, he built steel buildings which is a different animal.

I use DeWalt mainly, and I have one Makita impact. Both are great tools with fresh batteries IMO.
I rock the cordless HILTI impact everyday. It is a bit heavier than the Dewalt 20v and the Milwaukee fuel. Its faster than the Dewalt but the Milwaukee keeps up with it.

I am in the same boat as alot of people on this site I loved my Makita impact but all my batteries took a crap and I said lets try something else.
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There circ is pretty much the skil.
I believe it, they both share the same problems. Weak bases with lots of wobble and crappy plastic adjustment knobs that break.

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I like the 1/2" impact. Excited to get mine. Hopefully Thursday.
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I like the 1/2" impact. Excited to get mine. Hopefully Thursday.
Its a beast for sure.
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Before lithuim I would burn through two batteries a year . Use impact primarily .Panasonic brushless impact with three batteries used primarily ,it must be 5 yrs old so not the model they have now still on the original 3 batteries.i also have the makita lineup which is newer .the panosonic has more power then makita .both brushless .the extra power is probable only important pushing lags and long screws [4" and bigger] buy lags i mean 1/4" and 5/16" lag screws. for real big stuff i get out the corded .i had a makita bat die that had been sitting unused for 6 months .I think makita is way behind the times .
used the milwaukee fuel drill at a show ,way way more power then my makita brushless drill . they are a steps beyond makita platform. at this time the milwaukee fuel seems to be top dog .based on recent reviews in tools of the trade and my own exp .
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I've had makita for 3 yrs and never had a problem. I take out the batteries when I'm not using it.
I just bought another set actually
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I'm a fan of metabo. Very well built.
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Blackbear you said you sold most of your festool tools what brand did you switch to
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My old bosch made in usa jigsaw
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Has makita fixed its battery problem
Are you talking about the older style 18v? Its getting hard to find the older style batteries ( the thicker ones). I have the new ones but they won't work in my circular and saw zall. pain in the ass now I have to carry 2 styles of batteries and 2 chargers

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