Originally Posted by ChuckTheRipper
My milwaukee 1/2 is the model before the current one (700/1100) vs the newest (1000/1400)
I also have the newest dewalt 20v max USA one out, it is not even a comparison between them. The dewalt is garbage compared to the Milwaukee. 99% of other tools in their lineup are comparable I would say, just not the impact. Lol.
I can't speak to the newest Milwaukee, but I have a Dewalt, Brushless, 20V, 1/2" impact and it is awesome. It is very possible that the newer Milwaukee is better, but the Dewalt I have is really nice. It has a ton of power and it is the smoothest cordless impact I've personally used. Feels like better quality than any other cordless Dewalt tool I have.
If I was starting over, I might start with Milwaukee tools. But since getting into the Dewalt 20V system out of necessity a while back (needed a new cordless drill to complete a job while working on site, and went into the local hardware and bought what they had) I've stuck with Dewalt so everything uses the same batteries. No major complaints. Actually, that first drill I bought made a terrible grinding noise right out of the box. Walked it right back into the store and they exchanged it. Second one worked well, and still does. And I won the chuck lottery too, because it is probably the straightest I've ever had on a cordless drill (My corded Makita is better).
I also have a Bosch 12V mini impact that I use often and like. Has served me well for years. I remove and re-install a lot of cover panels at my job, each with many 5/16", 3/8" or 10mm fasteners. That little Bosch is a lightweight, Godsend for zipping the panel screws out. I know the other companies make similar tools now, but my Bosch is still getting the job done for me. It is also awesome for putting in self-drilling screws in metal.