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Old 11-14-2009, 09:00 PM   #41
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Never met a Bosch cordless drill that had good batt life or held a drill bit properly. Will NEVER buy one again!
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:03 PM   #42
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That was one of the big selling points of the Bosch cube radio was that it was soooooo rugged....then the sales guy picked it up and threw it across the room.




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Old 11-14-2009, 09:05 PM   #43
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My Dewalt recip saw got some moisture in the case and in a couple of days was rusted and the quick-release lever wouldn't work and I couldn't get a blade out.

I sprayed it with wd40 and left it for a while. I got the blade out easily, but now it won't hold blades
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Most things made in China or Mexico.

But anything made in Germany is A-Okay!





Know why?

Because...

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But anything made in Germany is A-Okay!





Know why?

Because...

Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Everybody knows there's only one line counts the most from that infomercial!

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I read a bunch of reviews saying how great the things are so, I decided to buy one. I thought the one I got must have been broke so I tried a second one. The second one was the same as the first, worthless. Maybe I got two bad ones but the ones I tried didn't have enough power to do much of anything. Maybe good for #6 5/8" slide screws? Trying to drive any #8 screw was a slow, painful process.
I do have their PS-20 pocket driver and have to admit I really like it. I wouldn't want to try building a deck or anything with it but for building cabinets the thing is awesome.
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Just one problem with Festool...you have to actually sell one of your arms to be able to buy those things!


That's ok, I have two.
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Chicago Pneumatic, junk.
Harbor Freight, junk.
Ridgid 24 volt li-ion batteries, junk.


Bosch PS20, great tool.
DeWalt, no problems yet.
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I am not sure, all I have bought in the last two years is Festool.

That cold fusion soldering gun thing was a joke.

I like my sham-wow's.
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I'll second the bammer...total pos
Yeah we had one sent it in to get repaired because it wouldn't fire, they never sent it back and we never went looking for it.
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Makita mini grinders. Throw aways. Work just fine if you need it only for an hour or so.
Not my experience at all. I just finished up six weeks of grinding on a tuckpointing job. We killed six grinders, including a Makita--But that one was well used and still outlasted new Hitachis, Bosch and Ryobi. No one had a DeWalt to throw to the statistics gods, but I doubt it would have fared any better than the Makita at best.
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Hi Al,

Well now, DeWalt owns Emglo.
I heard great things about Emglo pre-DeWalt.
I've also heard great things about Jenny.

For my next compressor, I'm going with a Rol Air/Gas.

Some things DeWalt's service center told me:

* Electric compressors are not warrantied for Roofing.

* Electric compressors must used minimum 12 Ga Extension no longer than 25' (even though their site said up to 50' 14 Ga was fine!).
The yellow dewalt Emglo compressor is made in Mexico. The older emglos (blue) are in fact rebranded Jennys. And are still manufactured today. As far as not warrantied for roofing. framing nailers use more cfm. sounds like Dewalt rep bull**** to me. It should say right on the paperwork what its not warrantied for.

http://jennyproductsinc.com/portables/index.html


As far as the dewalt radio I got impatient with its poor reception and left it in the shed for five years. Id rather listen to myself whistle than listen to a piss poor radio fade in and out with static. Some guys get aggravated with my whistling and first tool out of their vehicle is a radio. Even if they have to unplug a saw to listen to it. LOL.
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dewalt- burnt out 3 recips in two months working on additions
circ saws, either under powered or cant see what im cutting
table saw rack and pinion fence system good when accurate when its out its too much time to fix
newer 12" sliding mitre saw, underpowered how does a 12 saw bind up in a piece of cape cod trim........

and their blades warp or wear out too quick

makita- love their cordless gear
older circ saws, not wild about em but the newer ones are nice better design

milwaukee- bought their compact 18v lith ion drill/driver... waste of money underpowered as it struggles to turn a new 1" spade bit. battery life is terrible therefore sits at home and gets used for small stuff at home.

still pondering their air nailers, havent tried one yet. are they the same as ridgid. look the same only red

ridgid- used a couple chopsaws, one had bad bearings and it only had light use. bought the 18v lith ion hammer drill way better than my milwaukee cordless

bosch- not a fan of their circ saws, too heavy for a saw the size it is, love their table saw and mitre saw own both

hitachi- newer stuff just feels cheap compared to the older stuff especially the nailers
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As far as the dewalt radio I got impatient with its poor reception and left it in the shed for five years. Id rather listen to myself whistle than listen to a piss poor radio fade in and out with static.
I've found makita radios get great reception.

Their plugs are cheap and break quickly, but you can open the adapter end and fix it to last forever with a little solder and tape.
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I read a bunch of reviews saying how great the things are so, I decided to buy one. I thought the one I got must have been broke so I tried a second one. The second one was the same as the first, worthless. Maybe I got two bad ones but the ones I tried didn't have enough power to do much of anything. Maybe good for #6 5/8" slide screws? Trying to drive any #8 screw was a slow, painful process.
I do have their PS-20 pocket driver and have to admit I really like it. I wouldn't want to try building a deck or anything with it but for building cabinets the thing is awesome.
I was skeptical at trying one at first, but every site I went to seemed to have them and they got rave reviews.

I remember when Bostitch came out with their RN46 Roofing Gun. It got a
few bad reviews from users, but the rest were overwhelmingly great reviews.

Maybe you did happen to get two bad drivers.
I know this, everybody I knew that had them loved them.
I love mine.
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That's ok, I have two.


Pittsburgh?

I'm in MoTown (just south of ya') "neighbor".

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sounds like Dewalt rep bull**** to me. It should say right on the paperwork what its not warrantied for.
Yep...that's exactly what it was.

Right up in your neck of the woods in Elmwood, NJ.

When I pointed out how what they were verbally telling me contradicted what their warranty stated or how some of it was no where to be found in any of their warranty wording (or on the company's site), they blew me off and just handed me a bill.

I swear, if there wasn't a camera in that store, Wayne Brady was gonna choke a bitch!

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Just one problem with Festool...you have to actually sell one of your arms to be able to buy those things!


Yeah, but I bet I could sell my used plunge cut saw, router, and dust extractor for more than all my nail guns, table saws, chop saws, sanders, and cordless sets....combined. And they cost more to buy by far.

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