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Old 05-23-2015, 08:37 PM   #1
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2.5 years after sandy and loosing my first work truck and tools. Truck 2 is gone stolen the other night and never to be found. Have to suck it up and get all new tools or a new profession maybe. I have always been a Milwaukee guy for all my tools corded and cordless. I was thinking of trying to go cordless on a majority of tools. I Do mostly interior renovations kitchens, bathroom basements and custom carpentry. Other then my chop and table saw and sawzall, what's everyone's choice on cordless tools? Is Milwaukee and Mikita the same these days? Or would you guys think festool would be the best if I won't have any corded tools for backup?
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:51 PM   #2
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I've always been pretty happy with Milwaukee. I don't know if Makita is still having problems with their batteries. A good thread to check out is the Tool Buyers Thread (linky) to see what guys are using these days.

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Old 05-23-2015, 09:27 PM   #3
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Seems to me its between Milwaukee and Makita these days. I have Milwaukee, bossman runs Makita, and there are advantages and disadvantages to both. In your position, I'd look at the websites and see what both offer and go from there.
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I really have been satisfied with Milwaukee as well..I like all the different tools they offer .
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A vote for makita here. I have had good luck with their batteries. Took one in the other day and they swapped it out for free even though it was 5 years old.
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A vote for makita here. I have had good luck with their batteries. Took one in the other day and they swapped it out for free even though it was 5 years old.
where'd you take it?
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Milwaukee fuel, hands down. It's not even a contest.
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where'd you take it?
Makita service center in Fremont
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Milwaukee fuel, hands down. It's not even a contest.
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Old 05-24-2015, 12:17 AM   #10
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Did I mention I like milwaukee fuel. I wouldn't trade my 179.00 Milwaukee impact for festools 600 dollar impact.
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I think I would vote for Milwaukee. We are currently discussing switching to a different brand and Milwaukee seems to be the front runner. We have DeWalt now.

I have some Makita, but batteries are an issue for me. Never had one last 5 years. Not even 2 years. I will admit we don't care for our batteries as recommended, but we don't care for the DeWalt like we should and they do fine.

Tough deal to have your stuff stolen. Good luck.
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Milwaukee Fuel are very nice. Came from Dewalt XRP and a big difference there. Haven't used current Dewalt or Makita stuff.

The Festool CXS is great drill. That is the go to for anything smaller than a 3" screw. It's very ergonomic.

I have never used other Festool drills.
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Did I mention I like milwaukee fuel. I wouldn't trade my 179.00 Milwaukee impact for festools 600 dollar impact.
The festool impact is a joke.
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We have a few Dewalts, Makitas but 95% of our cordless tools are Milwaukee I think its personal preference and serviceability in your area but i prefer Milwaukee Fuel for cordless and Festool for corded. I had very good luck with Milwaukee but i can't say much about there warranty since i never had to use it I have a few cordless Festools but i just can't justify the cost of having them on most job sites.
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MILWAUKEE!

Just for the boxvac, the fan and all the LED lighting options (camping!).

I love that vac.......when are they gonna make a fuel one!!!


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We have a few Dewalts, Makitas but 95% of our cordless tools are Milwaukee I think its personal preference and serviceability in your area but i prefer Milwaukee Fuel for cordless and Festool for corded. I had very good luck with Milwaukee but i can't say much about there warranty since i never had to use it I have a few cordless Festools but i just can't justify the cost of having them on most job sites.
What bed organizer is that? Decked? I thought about getting one.
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12v I think I'd go Milwaukee. Makita's 10v? are alright but other than the little radio they don't impress me. With 18V you have a little more competition. I've got Makita, my coworker has Milwaukee. Milwaukee's drill, sawszall, and vacuum are all strong reasons to buy Milwaukee. Although I haven't tried them, Makita's, planer, pin nailer, orbital sander, and the possibility of a brad nailer coming out might be reasons enough to go Makita.
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Are the M18 Fuel and M18's tools/batteries interchangeable ?
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We have a few Dewalts, Makitas but 95% of our cordless tools are Milwaukee I think its personal preference and serviceability in your area but i prefer Milwaukee Fuel for cordless and Festool for corded. I had very good luck with Milwaukee but i can't say much about there warranty since i never had to use it I have a few cordless Festools but i just can't justify the cost of having them on most job sites.
What are those pull out trays you have most of your tools loaded in?
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