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Old 05-09-2010, 08:03 PM   #1
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Time to replace my two Panasonic drill drivers. They served me well. But all four batteries are shot. Looking for recommendations on the newer stuff out there. Don't like heavy and want good battery life.
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:07 PM   #2
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Can't go wrong with the Bosch, they're virtually bullet-proof.

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Makita all the way. unless you wanna spend silly money.
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For cordless drills, Festool or Panasonic.
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+1 Festool just got a new T12 and I love it better that any drill I used so far
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I am a big fan of the Makitas.
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Panasonic IS Awesome!!!
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I say Makita too. Very light, great batteries, plenty of power even in their compact drill. And they won't break the bank!


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I've used just about everything out there but the Festool.

My next set will be Makita. As soon as things get busy again.
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Makita set with impact and drill. lithium ion can't go wrong. i love the makita impact. batteries last a long time, stay charged when not using them for a few days etc. i've had a bunch of brands but love the makita the best.
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Makita by far, light weight, great feel, power, most tools in line-up.
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Makita - I bought the 18v impact and drill kit from chepo for 199.99 on sale. Worth every penny
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another vote for festool! got the t15+3 a few months ago and love it, and so does anyone who picks it up. also, get the chucks to go with them, youll be suprised how usefull they are!

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another vote for festool! got the t15+3 a few months ago and love it, and so does anyone who picks it up. also, get the chucks to go with them, youll be suprised how usefull they are!

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i'm holding off until the c15 comes out. are there any differences besides the grip/design between the T and C models of drills?

their chucks are nice but very pricey, i like the offset one that gets you right into an inside corner or tight area.
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[quote=ApgarNJ;935220]i'm holding off until the c15 comes out. are there any differences besides the grip/design between the T and C models of drills?

Yes there are differences. the t series drills are the same design as most other brands. The C series are what i consider the FESTOOL drill. It is a D handle style drill. I Like the C and will probably buy the C15 when it comes out. With the C, you can hold the drill with all the pressure directly behind the chuck
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sorry Apgar, i misread your post. My Bad. As far as differences, nope i dont think so. Im sure Warner will chime in, he'd know for sure.

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Makita, I have a 6 pc set, a 4 pc set, and 2 10.8 sets and I will likely add more drills and impacts as we grow.
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Great feedback guys. I appreciate it. I am trying to stay under 200 so the Fes line is out. Looking at Makita as a good choice. I liked the Panasonics but don't see them anywhere in the new battery design Lithium.
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Great feedback guys. I appreciate it. I am trying to stay under 200 so the Fes line is out. Looking at Makita as a good choice. I liked the Panasonics but don't see them anywhere in the new battery design Lithium.

Pannasonic do use li-ion cells but of the top of my head i think they are either 2.4/2.6AH which is lower than the Makitas. You wont see any quality difference between the 2 but the makitas normally can be had for great prices online. The 18v LXT range is also massive so theres no lack of cordless tools to add.

Update. Looks like pannasonic have increase their cell AH figures at long last so they now have a good battery.

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