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I am trying to decide between FESTOOL and Hilti. I am not interested in makita Milwaukee or dewalt. Maybe I would do metabo but I would like to go with one of the other 2
 

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what are you using it for .what other tools do you own . need some more info . thinking hilti is a bit more construction vrs festool more for carpentry .festool doesn't strike me as intended for banging around . maynot be actually true .
also what other tools will you want later ? a reason to go milwaukee ,makita and such are all the different tools they offer also . have you watched online reviews .are you wanting more power or more intended for detail work .size also matters .
 

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I would like it to build a shed and also for various woodworking projects. I have dewalt so if there are tools one doesn’t have I will just get the dewalt version. I want to get into more premium tools and price is not really an issue.
 

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I would like it to build a shed and also for various woodworking projects. I have dewalt so if there are tools one doesn’t have I will just get the dewalt version. I want to get into more premium tools and price is not really an issue.
In that case Festool or Hilti will fit the bill, both are expensive.
Personally, of the three Festool tools I own, none of them were worth the cost.
 

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. I want to get into more premium tools and price is not really an issue.
You can premium tools, or quality tools, or bargain tools. I would go for quality. Festool has a snob factor that translates to a lower ROI.

Unless the tools are for your business, how you make a living, typically the Hilti / Festool / SnapOn are not good uses of your money.
 

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The very first impact I bought was a 12V Hitachi a bunch of years ago. Saved me a ton of time driving TimberLoks when I bought it.

They've just gotten better from there. I'd stay away from the bargain ones. Today, I'd buy based on the battery system I've chosen, unless I'm buying a 1/2" specifucally for high torque use.
 

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You can premium tools, or quality tools, or bargain tools. I would go for quality. Festool has a snob factor that translates to a lower ROI.

Unless the tools are for your business, how you make a living, typically the Hilti / Festool / SnapOn are not good uses of your money.
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So are you just a homeowner doing DIY projects?
I am a homeowner with a very big budget.
 

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Then you should hire professionals and pay them well since this site is for exactly that not homeowners.
I am looking for something to do. If I wanted to have someone do it I would have done it already. I am here for advice because “contractors” use tools all the time. I have seen numerous posts from non contractors.
 

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I am looking for something to do. If I wanted to have someone do it I would have done it already. I am here for advice because “contractors” use tools all the time. I have seen numerous posts from non contractors.
You will get as many different answers as there are brands.
Every contractor has their druthers.
If someone stole my Makita kit, I would probably buy another as all the tools have been good to me.
Someone else may have had a bad experience with Makita.
You should probably go to different stores that handle all the brands and hold them, get a feel for them and use them if allowed.
 

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I have seen numerous posts from non contractors.
So then your aware this site is for professional contractors & tradespeople. As Robbie said look around to see what fits. Meanwhile a better fit for you would be our sister site. Diychatroom.com. Feel free to visit there as our main objective here is to share trade related issues. A lot of blood, sweat & sleeples nights by us all don’t gear well to any h/o seeking free consultation. Does your line of work offer free consultation?

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I'll make this simple. Pick Hilti or Festool based on the tools they offer that you'll be buying.
 

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So then your aware this site is for professional contractors & tradespeople. As Robbie said look around to see what fits. Meanwhile a better fit for you would be our sister site. Diychatroom.com. Feel free to visit there as our main objective here is to share trade related issues. A lot of blood, sweat & sleeples nights by us all don’t gear well to any h/o seeking free consultation. Does your line of work offer free consultation?

Mike
I realize there is a homeowner site. I have looked and there is not much about either brands there. I am asking for which tool you guys recommend. I am not asking how to do a job that contractors do. Therefore I do not consider it consulting. However I do realize the work you guys do is difficult as I did it when I was out of high school a long time ago.
 

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You will get as many different answers as there are brands.
Every contractor has their druthers.
If someone stole my Makita kit, I would probably buy another as all the tools have been good to me.
Someone else may have had a bad experience with Makita.
You should probably go to different stores that handle all the brands and hold them, get a feel for them and use them if allowed.
I hadn’t thought about that. Thanks for the advice!
 

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You should watch the contractor that you hire to build the shed and see what he uses.
 

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