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Old 01-05-2020, 12:51 PM   #41
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Old 01-05-2020, 01:01 PM   #42
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Just giving a hard time. Now Dewalt.....

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You're just not going to get the woodworking machines from these new companies that Makita has had on the market for so long.
Big beam saw for over 40 years now

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You're just not going to get the woodworking machines from these new companies that Makita has had on the market for so long.
Big beam saw for over 40 years now
Makita, DeWalt, Milwaukee and Festool for that matter have all been around since the early 1900s.
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Makita, DeWalt, Milwaukee and Festool for that matter have all been around since the early 1900s.
Yea but Dewalt was owned by Mr. DeWalt and not Stanley-Black-n-Decker and he only made radial arm saws.
Milwaukee was a great American tool company known for their sawsall and whole hogs. Now is a chinese owned company
Festool gawd bless their little special hearts
Makita on the other hand is a tool company that does a great job of making tools. They have a long line of Innovations. Man if you needed to cut a 6X16" glulam beam for a big ol hip it was Makita's beam saw you needed to use.
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Makita, DeWalt, Milwaukee and Festool for that matter have all been around since the early 1900s.
Yeah but cordless was a little slower then and really a limited selection.

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Yea but Dewalt was owned by Mr. DeWalt and not Stanley-Black-n-Decker and he only made radial arm saws.
Milwaukee was a great American tool company known for their sawsall and whole hogs. Now is a chinese owned company
Festool gawd bless their little special hearts
Makita on the other hand is a tool company that does a great job of making tools. They have a long line of Innovations. Man if you needed to cut a 6X16" glulam beam for a big ol hip it was Makita's beam saw you needed to use.
They're all good companies. There was a video posted on here years ago about production building barracks housing using DeWalt RAS. If you are a plumber or electrician for the last several decades you're boring holes with a Milwaukee hole hawg. All the big names have a pedigree in advancing tool innovation. We can all thank Panasonic for cordless innovation as well.
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Yeah but cordless was a little slower then and really a limited selection.

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They're all good companies. There was a video posted on here years ago about production building barracks housing using DeWalt RAS. If you are a plumber or electrician for the last several decades you're boring holes with a Milwaukee hole hawg. All the big names have a pedigree in advancing tool innovation. We can all thank Panasonic for cordless innovation as well.
I remember the Panosonic metal saw 20 plus years ago. There cordless tools back then were the best. As a commercial electrician that compact metal saw was a game changer and ahead of it's time.

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Not to hijack the thread, but is it true that tool suppliers and big box stores have different quality of tools? Iíve always heard this, and I have both that I use everyday, and honestly couldnít tell you which ones where which
No. Not for tools at least. You might find that with some appliances and windows/doors, but the tools are the same if the model number is the same. The most you'd find as a difference is in a kit where the big box might have a smaller Ah battery.
I think this myth comes from manufacturers making different tools that look similar but have different specs, like a brushless and brushed version. The big box would have the brushed version on the shelf while the "pro" store would be more likely to carry the brushless.
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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.
Yeah, it's not a torque monster for cutting LVL, but I wouldn't drag a Skill 77 up on a pump jack to trim shingles!
I just got a Max Efficiency blade for my little brushless 6 1/2" so I guess I'll see if that makes a difference. Even with a regular blade I just love how light and small that saw is for little jobs.
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That's why I have Milwaukee. Makita light selection was almost non existent and the light sucked. I was forced out of their platform for the light.
The new ones (that aren't out yet) look pretty sweet though...
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No. Not for tools at least. You might find that with some appliances and windows/doors, but the tools are the same if the model number is the same. The most you'd find as a difference is in a kit where the big box might have a smaller Ah battery.
I think this myth comes from manufacturers making different tools that look similar but have different specs, like a brushless and brushed version. The big box would have the brushed version on the shelf while the "pro" store would be more likely to carry the brushless.
There are no different manufacture specs for the same tools. That is true. But they deceive. ABC12345 tool is sold from a reputable tool store for $100 and the look alike tool ABC12345a tool is sold at the home store for $85 and has more plastic parts in it. But on the exterior looks identical.
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The new ones (that aren't out yet) look pretty sweet though...
Can't buy non existent tools. Plus they've been woefully neglecting the lighting platform for years. It's going to have to be a spectacular lighting system at a better price to enter into a market that's been flooded with new lighting systems for 2 years.
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There are no different manufacture specs for the same tools. That is true. But they deceive. ABC12345 tool is sold from a reputable tool store for $100 and the look alike tool ABC12345a tool is sold at the home store for $85 and has more plastic parts in it. But on the exterior looks identical.
Exactly. And in general there are way too many models. Whoop dee doo, brand X has 200 tools in the 18V line. Do we need:

A compact drill
A compact brushless drill
A compact hammer drill
A compact brushless hammer drill
A premium drill
A premium brushless drill
A premium brushless hammer drill
A premium brushless bluetooth hammer drill
Minor updates of the above every year...
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You are free to think anyway you want to. TTI is a chinese owned company and when I support a chinese owned company I in my little mind am supporting the chinese way of life and the chinese way of some of the lowest human right on earth. I will not support them anymore. I did in the past because it wasn't as clear to me as it is now.
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Exactly. And in general there are way too many models. Whoop dee doo, brand X has 200 tools in the 18V line. Do we need:

A compact drill
A compact brushless drill
A compact hammer drill
A compact brushless hammer drill
A premium drill
A premium brushless drill
A premium brushless hammer drill
A premium brushless bluetooth hammer drill
Minor updates of the above every year...
i seem to .plus in more then one brand
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i seem to .plus in more then one brand
We seem to get by with 1 brushless hammer drill for 3 guys. I think that drill has been on the job for about $4 mil of work. Not a bad ROI.

Now of course we also have a couple mixers, a hole hawg, various sizes of impacts, roto hammers etc.

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