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Old 05-25-2015, 06:21 PM   #41
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I know one thing I would do different. I would buy the multi-port charging stations. Then buy individual tools. For the most part, now, we usually buy bare tools, but for some reason we have ended up with multiple single port chargers. Once you have them, it's tough to justify buying another charger.
I've got the same problem. Bosch chargers seem to multiply on me. Just sold 3 on ebay a few months ago. Was digging through the shop a few days ago and found 2 more that were still in the factory plastic shipping bags. It's madness.
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:24 PM   #42
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The brushless Bosch is the same way, unless I'm running deck screws or tapcons it's really too much. Love the fact I can put an impact socket on it without an adapter though, it will crank a 5/16x4" lag into treated YP like nobody's business.
I agree they are powerful. But if you are doing composite all day that's a plus. I can easily see how they are a little much for some projects though.
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I got a couple milwaukee tools. Seem pretty good. 4 circ saws, 4 sawzalls, lots of drills and impacts. 15 4.0 and a few regular xc's.
Best cordless saw I've ever used. 7.25 blades are the win for me as I buy them in bulk. Had 1 battery and 1 charger fail on me in 2 years. Daily used
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The 3 speed Makita brushless impact is all run, I have a few.
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I agree they are powerful. But if you are doing composite all day that's a plus. I can easily see how they are a little much for some projects though.
Composite hasn't really caught on around here yet. But what little I've got to play with it I will say that it's tough stuff. The last 20 or so decks I've done have all been treated YP.

Not sure how I feel about that.

YP is easier to work with but generally looks like hell in 5-6 years. I guess that's job security because I've re floored quite a few decks that were less than 10 years old.

I always mention composite and try to steer the customer in that direction. But most of them choose based on price.
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I'm pretty buried in dewalt 20v, brushed and brushless XR, I think I have everything but the bandsaw. Several of the drills, impacts and hammer drills. Many of them are used every single day. I've had zero issues. Battery weight is the only thing, and I really like to use the 2.0 on my smaller cordless tools.

Yes chargers get ridiculous! I have like 5 singles. I have the 12v system as well and love those drills and impacts mainly for overhead work.
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Yes, Fuel/Brushed tools all use the same batteries. I have a mixture of both until I can completely upgrade to the Fuel.
Thanks for the clarification Youngin
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. Going to get the brushless barrel grip jigsaw next
I want that jigsaw real bad.
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I love the dewalt 20v. Ive never had an issue and my stuff gets left out in the rain.
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Almost all of them in one spot. 3 more in the truck. 2 xc's, 2 5.0's and 13 4.0's.
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Almost all of them in one spot. 3 more in the truck. 2 xc's, 2 5.0's and 13 4.0's.
How many on your crew? With batteries loosing max capacity weather you use them or not, I try not to own more than I need to have no down time.
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How many on your crew? With batteries loosing max capacity weather you use them or not, I try not to own more than I need to have no down time.
That's my problem now, I have 8 dewalt 20v batteries, 4 of which are the 5ah, I can't drain them fast enough to rotate them. Heck I think I've went a full week without even plugging in a charger.
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If everyone is on site 10 guys. We have 5 fuel saws for example. We still drag out 5 corded saws every day. They are just for small cutting. The sawzalls are amazing though.
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Joined the Milwaukee Club today...I reckon this will be the start of something pretty serious - once I make my mind up on something it's full bore ahead...
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Joined the Milwaukee Club today...I reckon this will be the start of something pretty serious - once I make my mind up on something it's full bore ahead...
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I know, Mike. I am already feeling the itch and I have not opened the first purchase yet!

I'm making myself stay in timeout in the office for a little while longer before going to open it!
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I wouldn't trade my Dewalts for festi. And definitely not my hiltis
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Get a Dewalt package or Milwaukee. They have full array. Just can't go wrong. I have multiple set of Dewalt 20v due mostly to blow out sales and repair about a mile away.
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I have the makita and milwaukee sets . not sure how you use them . I have changed to all brushless . got into the milwaukee platform because there big driver is lighter and smaller then the big makita . These new drivers really do pretty much replace my corded drill .also these new saws are great . i have the new makita saw -smaller lighter then milwaukee . the makita battery problem seems to be gone . reading on the forum i hear great reviews on the milwaukee cordless . but the two contractors i have run into who use them say they constantly fail .concrete guy had a bunch of issues with driver and impact and went back to hilti .electrician stayed with milwaukee though i had to stop and listen to why the drivers break on him .
So though you will hear alot of personal opinions ,pick them up .see how they feel .look at the selection they offer . let us know what you get and why .
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I posted a while back. First page. Was considering Milwaukee. Bought some Milwaukee stuff to try it out. I wasn't impressed. It was just slightly below the DeWalt in several small areas.

We just bought in all new 20v stuff. Fastenal had a deal where you could trade in your old 18v stuff for new 20v. Couldn't pass it up.

I still don't know all the details. It was confusing and I don't even think the DeWalt rep understood completely. We traded in 53 pieces total. Drills, batteries (I think there were 20 some batteries), sawzalls, flashlights...everything 18v.

We got 2 impacts, 1 drill/hammer drill, 1 oscillating tool, 2 grinders, 1 sawzall, 2 circular saws, 1 jigsaw, a total of 20 batteries, and 8 chargers. A grand total of $1,751.00.
All of the tools are the latest. Brushless when possible. The batteries were mostly 4amp, 4 of them were 5amp, only 1 was a 1.5 amp. the oscillating tool comes with the 1.5 amp.

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