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Old 11-23-2009, 08:58 PM   #101
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I have two VS Porter Cable Random orbit sanders that I have had for years and they see rigorous use on a weekly basis. I put both in the shop to have repaired a few years ago and bought a DeWalt and a Rigid to try out for the interim. Neither lasted and performed as well as the PC's. Now they're my "loaners" when someone wants to borrow a sander.
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:55 AM   #102
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I like the size, design, weight and feel of the thing.

Where it matters most is power, and she ain't got any. The slightest pressure onto the surface and it can't move. It has good rpm, when you turn it on the slightest misbalance and it threatens to break your wrist but the second you hold it up to the surface you want to sand you quickly realize that it's going to take you 2/3 times longer. Very inconsistent, no power, no torque.
You may have got one made after a chinese holiday. I dont notice mine bogging down.
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that's the one I don't even know why I bought it....I've got the dewalt and paslode cordless now...the dewalt obviously wasn't available back then, not sure about the paslode...I've had the paslode for 6-7 years iirc
Now that's a blast from the past. I forgot I even own that POS. I just found it on a shelf in the shop today, was thinking of ebaying but I don't know if I would feel right selling it to someone! For that matter I don't know if anyone would buy it.
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:24 PM   #104
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Before the big 18volt cordless drills when I was still using my faithful makita 9.6, I needed a second so I bought a Porter Cable 12volt, 4 sets of batteries and two chargers later it went in the shop and stayed there for like 10 years till I finally threw it out. It had a "diagnostic" charger it kept saying replace pac like after 2 or 3 charges on the battery. Next would be a dewalt emglo air comp. My first was a senco/emglo lasted 16years (would have lasted longer but someone forgot to check the oil). My dewalt emglo lasted less than 2 years. I also have 2 dewalt/emglo wheel barrow style(electric) and so far both have worked fine.

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Old 12-02-2009, 10:59 AM   #105
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I bought this Milwaukee hackzall 12V three months ago,worked occasionally..and to my surprise it stopped all of sudden while cutting 1" copper pipe ,pulled the trigger it started again and stopped...agian,the battery meanwhile went dead.My dealer said there's problem with the batteries but I checked and they hold the charge,after all they as good as new.So in conclusion it ain't worth the bucks I spent on it,and I think it's not the batteries but the tool itself.
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Milwaukee cordless drills and DeWalt belt sanders are a few that come to mind.

We got burned a few times by walking into Lowes and buying something right off the shelf without having any prior knowledge of it, so now anytime we make a purchase we have researched the crap out of it first ... we've never bought anything on impulse or because it looks cool
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I was just trying to warn others not rush head over heels in buying the latest gadget that yellow or red companies manufacture.The fact is :this tool,like I said doesn't meet my expectations.I myself bought it with the sole intention to cut from time to time copper pipes, THIS CANNOT CUT ANYTHING HARDER THAN XPS PANELS.I'm not saying all Milwaukee tools are garbage, not at all,their hammers are ok,all I'm saying that if anyoone expects this saw to cut pipes would be dissappointed.This is the first and the last time I buy something from Milwaukee.
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I bought the set of ridgid 24 volts about 4 years ago, and the hammer/drill broke about 7 months after adn the batteries needed to be replaced (Which they do offer free batteries for life) $ 700.00 in trash
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In my experience, anything made by RYOBI, even relatively simple tools, will break fairly easily. Total junk.

I've had great results with DeWalt and Makita tools, even from the box stores.
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I bought the set of ridgid 24 volts about 4 years ago, and the hammer/drill broke about 7 months after adn the batteries needed to be replaced (Which they do offer free batteries for life) $ 700.00 in trash
Did you realize that the whole tool has a lifetime warrentee?
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In my experience, anything made by RYOBI, even relatively simple tools, will break fairly easily. Total junk.

I've had great results with DeWalt and Makita tools, even from the box stores.
"Anything Ryobi is junk", no most is but not all. Use my Ryobi 18v circ saw all the time if I want a lightweight saw, Better cutting than my DW. 18v jig saw is not bad. Their recip saw sucks. Like all tool lines there are exceptions. The comment on 24v drill from Ridgid, i have one , no issues and it has LSA so why would you toss it? Have the 24v; circ saw , planer and jig saw all work well and are their best cordless tools. Recip saw and impact in 24v are bad. I seem to read that often , seems like some have quite a temper and like to throw away tools/ money.
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Remembered another one, Klein multi nut setter. It does a on job on the largeest size 7/16th bolts....but its rubbish on everything else. Don't waste your money.
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:59 PM   #113
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"Anything Ryobi is junk", no most is but not all. Use my Ryobi 18v circ saw all the time if I want a lightweight saw, Better cutting than my DW. 18v jig saw is not bad. Their recip saw sucks. Like all tool lines there are exceptions. The comment on 24v drill from Ridgid, i have one , no issues and it has LSA so why would you toss it? Have the 24v; circ saw , planer and jig saw all work well and are their best cordless tools. Recip saw and impact in 24v are bad. I seem to read that often , seems like some have quite a temper and like to throw away tools/ money.



My ryobi impact driver has put in a million 4.5" deck screws and still goes good
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As for their radio...reception sucks, volume control difficult at times (but how many times during a workday do I have to adjust it? Twice maybe?), but as far as their features and sound goes, EXCELLENT!

CD player is well sealed.

Accessory outlets are used EVERYDAY on site (extension cords, car charger for cell phone if I forget to charge my cell, etc...).

Haven't used it yet, but can't wait to use it's iPod mount with plug "into" adapter.

Love the remote (broke my 1st one, called Bosch to buy a new one, they mailed me one FREE OF CHARGE within days!).

And, did you know that you can attach an exterior antenna to it?

You can take out the little rubber mast and put anything in there for better reception. I'll use a coat hanger or some cable and attach it to the antenna of a roof.

Bosch! Are you listening? If you're not going to make a great radio, at least give us digital radio receiver (Sirius? etc...) and a "built-in" MP3 doc or maybe a USB port so that we can transfer files into it.

And YES!

You can throw it across the room!

Or off a roof!

I stand on it.
I sit on it for lunch.
We stack things on it.
It's bulletproof.
I got it for this very reason and the first one burned out in 1 year under warranty gave me a new one and a year later crapped out... No more expensive Bosh radio for me.
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Hi my name is David and I'm a Festool addict.
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I bought this because it would work with my rail system... I don't have the patience for its inaccuracy. By a TS55 or TS75, MFT3 all the rails you want but save your money on this one.
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I bought this because it would work with my rail system... I don't have the patience for its inaccuracy. By a TS55 or TS75, MFT3 all the rails you want but save your money on this one.

Oh yeah, that thing is junk. Did you get suckered into buying the rail accessory kit??
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No I just bought that, I do have the cable end for the rails and they are worth the effort if I'm somewhere for a time. If I bought the accessory Kit I would at least have another systainer #2... I love those things.
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Hi my name is David and I'm a Festool addict.
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I bought this because it would work with my rail system... I don't have the patience for its inaccuracy. By a TS55 or TS75, MFT3 all the rails you want but save your money on this one.



Oh yeah, that thing is junk. Did you get suckered into buying the rail accessory kit??
i bought that stupid kit too
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I have this one, and there is an issue with the blade constantly falling out.


I took it in to have it repaired, and they told me it's probably not worth fixing. He said the mechanism that holds the blade in is a ridiculous design. It has 15 different parts, where as most recip saws have about four or five parts, and are more bullet proof, and easier to fix. He said it would cost about $120 to replace all the parts for my Makita.

But I broke down and got the Hilti 36V cordless which works really good, so that's all I've been using. My Makita just sits in storage, but I might take it to another repair shop, maybe they'll have a different opinion.
I have a Rigid that does that. Only cost me about $80 but I have fifty bucks worth of aggravation into it! Came with a nice carry case though and I can always cut balsa and cardboard with it

My stand by workhorse is a PC tigersaw.
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Barely heard of 'em. I use a Paslode.
Ever use the original black impulse framer?

That cost me over a thousand bucks between purchase and repairs...even had a guy GIVE me his for parts.

But I am happy with the new orange models

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