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Old 05-19-2015, 02:11 PM   #41
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Man I am so torn right now. As I have stated I am a dedicated Milwaukee fuel user for battery tools and I couldn't be happier with the line. But, they don't have some tools that i think would be super handy. I would love having a battery drywall screw gun and battery root zip. So I am considering going with two platforms and get those two tools and a dewalt framing nailer as a start. Will suck to have two different brand batteries but I think will be more efficient in the future.

We recently completed a remodel where we hung and finished 70 sheets of 12' drywall. That is a big drywall job for us and a cordless screw gun and rotozip would have been awesome.
I've always been torn on the rotozip in general. I've seen WAY to many wires nicked around boxes that didn't show up until the wall was finished. Not my crew that did it, but I've been called to fix a lot of mistakes.

I used to feel the same way about batteries. I settled on the Bosch line and stayed there for years. 90% of my cordless tools are still Bosch. Problem is Bosch doesn't really offer anything once you get past the basics, and I don't care for their circular saws. It's really not as big of a headache as you think having 2 battery systems. Especially if you have a nice collection of batteries.

I see Bosch has a cordless screwgun out now. Not on the market but already introduced.

I hear you on the 20v framer, I want one too but to be honest I don't do a lot of stuff where I would use it. Big jobs compressor comes out first thing, small jobs where I'm only going to drive a pound or two of nails I'm still pretty content with hand banging them in. Finish guns would seal the deal for me ..... Are you listening Dewalt? Hello?
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Old 05-19-2015, 05:42 PM   #42
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[QUOTE=Robinson1;3014761]I've always been torn on the rotozip in general. I've seen WAY to many wires nicked around boxes that didn't show up until the wall was finished. Not my crew that did it, but I've been called to fix a lot of mistakes.

I used to feel the same way about batteries. I settled on the Bosch line and stayed there for years. 90% of my cordless tools are still Bosch. Problem is Bosch doesn't really offer anything once you get past the basics, and I don't care for their circular saws. It's really not as big of a headache as you think having 2 battery systems. Especially if you have a nice collection of batteries.

I see Bosch has a cordless screwgun out now. Not on the market but already introduced.

I hear you on the 20v framer, I want one too but to be honest I don't do a lot of stuff where I would use it. Big jobs compressor comes out first thing, small jobs where I'm only going to drive a pound or two of nails I'm still pretty content with hand banging
them in. Finish guns would seal the deal for me ..... Are you listening Dewalt? Hello?[/
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I measure to the side of the side of the box so I can start the cut away from the wires
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I was torn at the end of last year as well. I was about to go the Milwaukee Fuel route, and then I test fired the Dewalt 20v framing nailer. After 4 months of use, I am still really happy with it. I also picked up the hammer drill, impact, and a sawzall. Those are all fine, but the gun is terrific.
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I was torn at the end of last year as well. I was about to go the Milwaukee Fuel route, and then I test fired the Dewalt 20v framing nailer. After 4 months of use, I am still really happy with it. I also picked up the hammer drill, impact, and a sawzall. Those are all fine, but the gun is terrific.
Their cordless circular saw is nice as well. I built a 14x20 deck last week on 2 batteries, that's every cut start to finish. Well, I set up the miter saw for the banisters but all the framing and decking was done with cordless.
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Their cordless circular saw is nice as well. I built a 14x20 deck last week on 2 batteries, that's every cut start to finish. Well, I set up the miter saw for the banisters but all the framing and decking was done with cordless.
I have that too, just haven't used it much yet. I do like the battery life. Much better than the old Dewalt 18v. I have 3 of the 4.0 and 1 of the 5.0 batteries. I think I am actually gonna buy the new 20v string trimmer for my yard. It comes with a 5.0 battery also.

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