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Old 06-15-2012, 12:55 AM   #1
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Makita 18v, Bosch 18v, DeWalt 20v....head To Head....


Some of you might know I was contemplating buying one of these kits. Well what better way to decide which one I want......buy them all and put them up against each other.

The two that I don't want will be put up for sale here.

I currently have the Makita and the DeWalt and Bosch are on their way.

I will have pics and try for some video. Maybe this will help some of you out too while I have my fun...er....experiment.

So it begins..............may the best drill/impact win!!
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What models did you get?
Bosch BCHCLPK221-181

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Bosch BCHCLPK221-181

Makita LTX218

DeWalt DCK290L2-FB
I've got the;
Makita LXT211 that has the
BTD141 impact
BHP452 driver-hammer drill After checking I see this model has been discontinued

This kit was bought from a contractor tool store.
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The Makita gets my vote, it may not be the most powerful but they are very comfortable in the hand all day and I have had no issues with my kit. Like to hear how you like the Bosch?
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I will be shocked if you don't pick the makita.
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Yep there's def more to power alone in a tool. Weight, ergonomics, charge time, battery quality, build quality, size, technology etc etc are all just as important as how fast you can drill a 1/2 hole into wood. My fav drill is the cxs at the moment.
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Not so sure...........

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Yep there's def more to power alone in a tool. Weight, ergonomics, charge time, battery quality, build quality, size, technology etc etc are all just as important as how fast you can drill a 1/2 hole into wood. My fav drill is the cxs at the moment.
This is true. But all those things must coincide with the needs and wants of the certain person with the tool.

One thing will be most important while one of the other might not matter at all. To a different person those things will be in a different order of importance.

This has actually been a little hard for me. As stated before I have always had great luck with DeWalt. After reading about everyone's great experiences with other brands I feel I would be cheating myself if I did not at least try something new.
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I find it very ironic the when Black&Decker shut down the American plant the put out the B&D Industrial, a very good tool! When they moved to China is when the went Yellow and Dewalt,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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I find it very ironic the when Black&Decker shut down the American plant the put out the B&D Industrial, a very good tool! When they moved to China is when the went Yellow and Dewalt,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Dam that hurts dough nut
They re-branded B&D pro/industrial tools in 1992. At that time, almost all the tools in their lineup were made in the US, except for a few that were made in Europe (re-badged Elu products). They began shifting some production to Mexico about 10 years or so ago & just moved other production to China within the past several years, IIRC.

I noticed that almost all the new releases in the Dewalt line are made in Chiawan. It also explains their new "20 v" Li-Ion lineup. They'd been making the previous generation cordless tools in the US/Mexico, but probably wanted to ship production overseas & had to tool a plant there. Didn't make any sense to tool up to build the same tools they'd been making for the last 10 years or more, so they probably saw it as a marketing opportunity & rolled out the "improved" line.
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I find it very ironic the when Black&Decker shut down the American plant the put out the B&D Industrial, a very good tool! When they moved to China is when the went Yellow and Dewalt,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Lol... now that'st funny!
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Also brushless now being readily available makes a big difference. The Makita brushless impact is a machine.
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Bosch due here Friday. Nothing on the DeWalt yet. I imagine earlier.

Makita was from herehttp://www.factoryauthorizedoutlet.c...s%5CLXT218.asp

Bosch was here http://www.tools-plus.com/bosch-clpk221-181.html

DeWalt was here http://www.factoryauthorizedoutlet.c...CK290L2-FB.asp

Been playing with the Makita a bit more. Both drill and impact. I do have to say they are smooth operating tools. Couple holes into hollow block with the hammer drill then tapcons with the impact. They did fine. Not used to the hooks yet but I have a couple other new tools with them and every tool of mine is due for some sort of hook if possible.

Impact still seems a bit slow. I would like to make sure I run through the "starter" cycles to get the best power for the competition.
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After reading about everyone's great experiences with other brands I feel I would be cheating myself if I did not at least try something new.
Must be a married man thing....
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DeWalt is here. Kinda crazy cause I never got anything telling me that it was on it's way.

Anyway, not a bad tool to have(so far). You could go blind if you look too long at the light system on the impact driver, WOW!

I won't give too much away but after using the Makita about a week longer I have become a little bit atached to it. But not enough for anyone to tell me " I told you so" yet.

Being that I have not had much, if any, Bosch cordless in my hands I am kinda anxious about the Bosch. It's in Hodgkins, IL as I type this. We will see Friday.

Alot going on this weekend but I will try to get some playing...oh....uh...yea I mean "testing" in then.
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I won't give too much away but after using the Makita about a week longer I have become a little bit atached to it. But not enough for anyone to tell me " I told you so" yet.
Jumping the gun anyways... TOLD YOU SO!!
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