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Old 01-02-2020, 09:58 PM   #21
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Re: Your Brand Of Choice Of Battery Powered Tools


Locked in to Milwaukee, Makita, and Senco.
I really like the M12 lineup of drills and drivers.
I got in to Makita primarily because of the rear handle 36v saw. It's the only one of their cordless tools I own, but the router and drywall tools are on my short list.
I've got two of the Senco nailers and three batteries. If they still sold the cordless Duraspin and router combo I'd get that too.

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Old 01-02-2020, 11:59 PM   #22
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I'm buried in Milwaukee. With that said, I have Makita, Dewalt, Mafell, Paslode, and Fein.

I've come to realize, one platform isn't something I'd rather have more than the right tool for the job.

It's worth it to me to keep more than one charger going.

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Old 01-03-2020, 12:20 AM   #23
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I'm buried in Milwaukee. With that said, I have Makita, Dewalt, Mafell, Paslode, and Fein.

I've come to realize, one platform isn't something I'd rather have more than the right tool for the job.

It's worth it to me to keep more than one charger going.

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I think some of it depends on OPs trade.

On a deck job where tools are rolled out and stay on the job for weeks, it doesnít matter if you have three platforms and chargers for each, or a trailer left onsite.

My specialty is home repairs. All types of repairs, lots of small jobs. Lots of trim, siding, roof repairs. Typical job maybe 1 to 2 days. Many are much less. A half hour for water heater straps or a half day to Replace some window trims and clean out gutters.

I insist on one platform and donít even carry a charger on the truck. I have enough batteries to power me for several days if needed. I only use the compressor for roofing. Everything else is cordless, and one platform is super convenient.

I use Dewalt 20 and 60v, but if I had a different specialty or trade, it could be Makita or Milwaukee. Whichever platform had the most specialized tools would be preferred.


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Makita for me. The big 3 do have their own best tools.

Dewalt multitool has best trigger imo.

Love makita double battery sawsall and worm drive.

Makita single battery circular saws are weak, even the brushless, but if youíre taking it up on a roof for sheeting itís usually got just enough to get the job done.

I like the dewalt cordless nail guns more than makita. They also offer more sizes.

The makita non brushless jigsaw has a better trigger than the brushless.




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I'm buried in Milwaukee. With that said, I have Makita, Dewalt, Mafell, Paslode, and Fein.

I've come to realize, one platform isn't something I'd rather have more than the right tool for the job.

It's worth it to me to keep more than one charger going.

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I killed one in 1990(?)

Holding onto the screw, trying to push it through the sheet metal. The screw collapses and the bit spins out, stabbing me in my middle finger probably to the bone.

Apparently, my eyes got quite large as I realized that the drill had hurt me. In a fit of rage, I threw it at the ground. It hit at the base of a wall, snapping the handle from the drill body.

Supervisor wasn’t too happy, I ended up having to pay him back.
I think everyone has done this at least once...
And this is why I much prefer an inline drill vs a T handle tool. The 1st generation Makita's ( gun handle) were a little awkward to hold inline style, where as the second generation had a natural divot for your thumb web, & index finger to fall into. Back then, we use all drywall guns for cabinetry work, where you keep the hand pressure directly inline with the screw, and use middle finger on trigger. It also helps dramatically when drilling with small size drill bits.
I had to explain, & teach this to everyone I hired. This is why there aren't any T handle drywall guns today. It frustrates me that there are next to no main brand inline cordless drills today.
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I have makita, Milwaukee, dewalt, hitachi and one ryobi. I like having them all. Mostly makita but my m12 collection is growing
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i've used makita since they came out with the original 9v drill.

tools are durable & have been pretty much trouble free.

they held up incredibly well to crew use & abuse.
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The one with the foot long battery and the metal strap to hold it in?
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Yes sir, that is the one....

Couldnt kill those things...
I've got that in the 90 degree... Still going!
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Forgot about the OP. We switched to Milwaukee about a year ago for about 90% of our battery operated tools.
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Interesting. There are more Makita fans than I expected.

I still love my Makita SDS plus, hammer/chipper, corded, and the case it came with. Great tool.
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I'll second the Makita SDS. Used mine for a couple of hours straight today. It got a little warm. Shrug.
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I think everyone has done this at least once...
And this is why I much prefer an inline drill vs a T handle tool. The 1st generation Makita's ( gun handle) were a little awkward to hold inline style, where as the second generation had a natural divot for your thumb web, & index finger to fall into. Back then, we use all drywall guns for cabinetry work, where you keep the hand pressure directly inline with the screw, and use middle finger on trigger. It also helps dramatically when drilling with small size drill bits.
I had to explain, & teach this to everyone I hired. This is why there aren't any T handle drywall guns today. It frustrates me that there are next to no main brand inline cordless drills today.
Joe
I just picked up that Milwaukee m12 installer driver. That has the inline design and C handle.
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I'm recommitting to 240 Volt AC powered tools as much MORE productive then any current battery system....

For hobby jobs and jobs that don't last days and weeks, DeWalt by default....

240 VAC (3 phase?) tools are the future of production workers, lighter cords, light motors , no starter needed on 3 Phase motors, already in production in the EU....

Use plug in tools when possible, the greater output allows you to buy new battery tools for posing as a tool master to your girlfriends.
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I think fuel tools are based on 3 phase motors.
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I'm recommitting to 240 Volt AC powered tools as much MORE productive then any current battery system....

For hobby jobs and jobs that don't last days and weeks, DeWalt by default....

240 VAC (3 phase?) tools are the future of production workers, lighter cords, light motors , no starter needed on 3 Phase motors, already in production in the EU....

Use plug in tools when possible, the greater output allows you to buy new battery tools for posing as a tool master to your girlfriends.
Sometimes I wonder if you actually use tools or perform any work.
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Sometimes I wonder if you actually use tools or perform any work.
He doesn't post many pics of his work...

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Sometimes I wonder if you actually use tools or perform any work.
Sometimes??? I'm pretty sure he's a out of work writer.
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Sometimes I wonder if you actually use tools or perform any work.
Oh c'mon and stop being a pussy. It's nothing to go find a 240v connection and wire it up for a phase converter to a sub panel. Or maybe get creative and slap a vfd on every tool. Its waaaaay faster than sticking a battery in and going.

In my shop most everything that is substantial is 3 phase... where its stationary... where it makes sense...

In the field I'm mostly Dewalt 60v and 20v. I have a some m12 I use in the shop and really like them. Got rid of my festool battery stuff, too expensive for how good the big three are now and their increases pissed me off after I bought some of it and they switched the battery platform to airstream. Also use paslode guns if I need one on a job.
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Guys, keep in mind that a brick mason mostly uses power to cut brick & limestone. Some of those electric saws are 7+ hp. Batteries won't do. There are lot's of 240v brick saws out there that would be worth while setting up in a mostly stationary position.

The biggest problem with 240v is that it can electrocute you a lot easier that 120v, but 240v gets you more power with smaller motors, & smaller cords than 120v.
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Makita? Is this a handyman forum?

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