Only decent chit Milwaukee still makes is pipe threading stuff...:thumbsup:After my $350 Dewalt hammer drill decided to catch on fire, I'm almost done replacing all my Dewalt cordless tools with Makita. Not the white but the teal colored ones.
My second choice was Bosch and I hear Milwaukee is making some decent stuff now.
Why do you say that? Just curious. We have all milwaukee cordless( mostly fuel now) and havent had any big problems.griz said:
I have around 50 cordless and corded tools so I'm not brand loyal. If it wasn't for the fact that I had issues with more than one of my Dewalt cordless tools and batteries, I'm down to 1 battery out of 6, I'd run 2 brands of cordless tools. Which I still may do just not with Dewalt.Bosch
I've been beating on Bosch cordless for going on 5 years and still haven't been able to kill anything. I've got 2 drills, impact driver, recip saw, 1/2 impact wrench and a whole pile of batteries. The original 1.3 amp/hour batteries marked Litheon than came with the first drill I bought are still kicking. 5 years of professional use and still working.
I was a Dewalt man before I went to Bosch. Left Dewalt mostly due to battery issues (ni-cad line). I'm too heavily invested in the Bosch line now to switch for no reason but if I was starting from scratch I'd give the Dewalt 20v a try. Been playing with them at Lowes the last couple times I stopped by and they seem nice. Might pick one up for shop use, battery compatibility doesn't really matter that much in the shop.
Alot of guys on here seem to really like Makita as well.
I'd say as long as you stay with Bosch, Dewalt 20v, or Makita you can't go wrong.
Actually I was picking up my tools this evening and it finally dawned on me that practically every tool I own is Bosch. With the exception of a few electric drills and angle grinders its basically all Bosch. While I'm not crazy about the CS10 circular saw or their circular saws that had direct connect overall they make a top notch product.
I really hope you did not pay that for your HILTI kit. My same kit with 3.3 batteries and two extra 3.3 batteries was less than that.Since getting my Hilti cordless set about 6 months ago, there's no turning back...you pay a tad more, but it blows away my co-worker's Dewalt 20v set without question. The driver keeps going all day without re-charging, the hammerdrill blasts out 5/8" masonry holes & 5" hole-saw through 5/8 OSB without a hitch (that's the largest I've tried...can't attest to larger holes). I broke down and got the Recipricating Saw & Circular Saw too...we're talking some nice chit there too...the Circ rips without problems, though both saws (along with any cordless saw) rips though batteries...nothing horrible, but you do notice the difference.