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Old 11-22-2013, 01:44 AM   #21
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"Best" is subjective in most cases. Can you show me another cordless lineup as comprehensive as Makita? Festool and Hilti sure don't offer one.
You are high, Makita cordless tools are toys.
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:22 AM   #22
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You'll just have to buy the 3AH batteries to keep your tools going at the worst.
Hopefully they drop to half the price.
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You are high, Makita cordless tools are toys.
Def not toys. Maybe the best cordless line of any other brand. They last too. I still have the release model drill and impact from 2006 which has been abused bad. 6 years if mixing thinset, drywall mud, core drilling 4" hole through brick and block, 4" hole saws, dropped in the lake, drop in buckets of water, dropped from numerous ladders, using the ends as a hammer to knock framing into place etc etc. They won't die. Still had a battery from 2006 until 2 weeks ago too.
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:52 AM   #24
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You are high, Makita cordless tools are toys.
Great input. May want to look up "comprehensive" in the dictionary.
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Def not toys. Maybe the best cordless line of any other brand. They last too. I still have the release model drill and impact from 2006 which has been abused bad. 6 years if mixing thinset, drywall mud, core drilling 4" hole through brick and block, 4" hole saws, dropped in the lake, drop in buckets of water, dropped from numerous ladders, using the ends as a hammer to knock framing into place etc etc. They won't die. Still had a battery from 2006 until 2 weeks ago too.
Geeze BC.... And I thought I was bad/hard on my tools.....


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Great input. May want to look up "comprehensive" in the dictionary.
Lol, Festool and Hilti don't offer a cordless jigsaw or oscillating tool, but they are a lot more powerful. The Festool drill has several attachments for it, Makita doesn't have any.
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Lol, Festool and Hilti don't offer a cordless jigsaw or oscillating tool, but they are a lot more powerful. The Festool drill has several attachments for it, Makita doesn't have any.
I thought Festool had a cordless jigsaw... or is it not available yet?
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Lol, Festool and Hilti don't offer a cordless jigsaw or oscillating tool, but they are a lot more powerful. The Festool drill has several attachments for it, Makita doesn't have any.
I never said they weren't powerful. But they have a very limited lineup. For a logistics standpoint, the Makita lineup makes sense. To say they are "toys" is ludicrous. I have Makita, Hilti and Festool products in my stable.
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i checked my gear today im good for the 4 amp batteries..

as for makita being toys.. yah right ive owned just about almost every brand of cordless drill and makita is tied for being my most reliable next to bosch,, my milwaukee 18 v lithium was good for about 3 months, same with rigid.. the dewalt i had was a joke.. it was supposedly variable speed it had 2 speeds on or off..
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BC, ill chec what the saw is in the morning
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You'll just have to buy the 3AH batteries to keep your tools going at the worst.
I didn't think tools worked with the 3ah batteries. Or if they did, they sucked so no one would buy them anyway.....
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Hell, I mostly use the 1.5AH batteries because they are light. And in the shop the charger is right there with a fresh battery available instantly.

In the field I like the 3AH because the drill will stand up on its own and lasts longer.

I don't have a need for a 4AH battery except for the saw. And I'm betting if I actually had a sharp blade in it I wouldn't need it anyway.
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Just like how they say the 1.5ah batteries don't work on lxt tools, I've used them several times as I have a few kits and they worked fine, probably just marketing
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Just like how they say the 1.5ah batteries don't work on lxt tools, I've used them several times as I have a few kits and they worked fine, probably just marketing
Certain tools won't accept the 1.5ah packs, others will.
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Certain tools won't accept the 1.5ah packs, others will.
You just have to chisel off a bit of plastic.
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All I know is that 36v saw will be mine!
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You just have to chisel off a bit of plastic.
There is probably a reason why that piece of plastic is there.
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There is probably a reason why that piece of plastic is there.
I believe it's because certain tools will discharge the 1.5Ah battery too quickly, and may damage the battery.
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There is probably a reason why that piece of plastic is there.
So you cant put it into a certain tool.

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