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Old 12-10-2018, 09:44 AM   #281
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in general i still think the big name tool companies create good reliable products .I understand that every tool line has it's lemons and lower grade line-up. Compared to the 70's the price is far easier to swallow and compared to the 70's they are generally lighter ,faster and more productive . The tech has been changing so fast . Waiting to see what will come out smaller and more powerful next year
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Old 12-10-2018, 04:01 PM   #282
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don't get the Makita die grinder.
without a rpm dial the thing has one speed that's so high that the vibration has parts falling off of it. lol


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don't get the Makita die grinder.
without a rpm dial the thing has one speed that's so high that the vibration has parts falling off of it. lol


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i have one ,have not had a problem .could yours be out of balance .
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i have one ,have not had a problem .could yours be out of balance .
even with out the disc it feels like it's going explode. haha

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I run into the "sales Reps" in training often when I'm up in Milwuakee. TTI or who ever owns Milwaukee and the others brands have the training center there.

God Help Us - They think they know and pretty much the whole sales pitch is DIY semi-pro oriented. That's their market, not contractors anymore. Price gimmicks and trick features sells, not tools of reliable quality over decades.
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Most of the reps only know how to open and stand up the cardboard displays. Ask them any questions about their products and I usually get a dumb blank stare back.
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Most of the reps only know how to open and stand up the cardboard displays. Ask them any questions about their products and I usually get a dumb blank stare back.
Hahaha so true. I'm ussualy the one telling them about a tool. the last one told me you could run a 15amp tool on a dust extractor and I had to point out the warning label for 6amp max. lol

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I've been switching most of my battery DeWalt 20v tools over to 60v flexvolt tools. I found the 20v circular saw basically useless, and I never had a sawzall that lasted I used 20v DeWalt, corded DeWalt, corded Milwaukee. The best sawzall I've ever owned is the flexvolt battery sawzall. I have had to have 2 60v batteries replaced but I believe it's due to using them on the 20v tools. So even as I'm mostly using DeWalt currently because of the 60v battery tools, I still have issues with a couple things.

Tools in general though are going way down hill. Im not nearly as seasoned as some on here but I learned quick you get what you pay for.

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I bought a Makita fiber cement shear two years ago--$250. Used it on one job putting up Hardie shingles for a siding project. Pulled it out to do a shower prep, and the cutting shears and bearing fell apart in my hands.

Trying to decide if it's worth spending $$ on parts to get it fixed. (

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