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View Poll Results: Cordless Tool Kit Suggestions
Milwaukee 1 5.26%
Makita 3 15.79%
Panasonic 1 5.26%
Rigid 3 15.79%
Back to Dewalt 10 52.63%
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post #1 of 35 Old 05-22-2012, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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Need Cordless Advice

ALL 4 of my Dewalt batteries are dead. My drill is about 6 years old and the cordless circular is around a decade. I'm, thinking about the time I buy new batteries the drill and/or saw are gonna grenade. That's how things typically work out for angrysam.

Word I'm hearing is Dewalt ain't worth much these days. That true?

So who should I get a kit from? I'll want a drill and circular at a minimum. Cordless sawzall would be nice for chasing neighbor kids on the Harley. 'Splain yer thoughts iffin you get an extra minute.

Lord, give me patience. I'm afraid that if you give me strength I'll need bail money too.

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I've been there too. Just as cheap to get a whole new tool instead of ordering just the batteries on their own.

However, as a replacement, I'd go with either Porter Cable or Dewalt. Also, consider an impact driver. Those things are AMAZING.
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Yeah I got some seat time with a Milwaukee driver a while back. NICE!

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I've had great luck with my dewalt 18v impact driver, 18v hammerdrill/driver, and my 4-1/2" cut-off saw.
I've used Makita, Ryobi, Craftsman cordless before fwiw.

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If you stick with Dewalt shoot me a list, I have a little pull with them

The new 20 Volt stuff that Dewalt has come out with is pretty damn cool, it has a lot of cool features.

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The new 20 Volt stuff that Dewalt has come out with is pretty damn cool, it has a lot of cool features.

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I've looked at this stuff and like it but it doesn't seem that they have much available in this line currently. Are there plans for more? Specifically a good 3/8 impact?

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Makita for the win, I've NEVER had a bad battery since 92. I've yet to have a dewalt or any other last over 3 years, my makitas my old 9.6 volt batteries are still holding up for my mom. I gave it to her about ten years ago.

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I like makita and Milwaukee.
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I went with DAAwalt since its the only one I have had.....

I have beat the snot out of my drill and impact driver.....bought the kit from HD (18V) to build my deck and got the free impact driver.....i use the impact all the time with the jeep.
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I am going on five years with my dewalt drill, sawzall, and 4.5" ciculuar with the flashlight that only gets used to drain my batteries before a charge. No complaints I love my old dewalt. Can't speak for the new stuff though.

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The lifespan on a DW battery is about 5-6 years then they start going bad. You can pick up 2 new batteries on sale at Lowe's for $99. If you still have good tools you are better off just replacing the batteries. IF you are going to start upgrading to the new 20v LI tools, you can replace the batteries with LI batteries as they will fit the 18v tools.
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Lots of good info here, fellers. Thanks. Plumber I'll give you a holler if I land on Dewalt.

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Lots of good info here, fellers. Thanks. Plumber I'll give you a holler if I land on Dewalt.
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Years ago I won a DeWalt 14.4 drill at their little contest before the Daytona 500.. Couldn't find it for a few years then lo and behold I found it covered in water in the back of my old truck


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I have no complaints from my 18v Porter Cable setup. I've used the circular saw, sawzall, and drill/driver through multiple battery charges with no issues.

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I have the following: 3/8 Milwaukee drill / impact. 1/2 Milwaukee drill / impact. Both are fantastic and work great. Made in China but at a Milwaukee factory. I have a Dewalt 1/2 impact and its also very good. All are great tools worth buying.

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Well figured I'd update this since I finally made my decision. I'm going with Makita. I was pretty well set on them last week and then they came out with this promotion:

http://www.makita.com/en-us/Modules/...BareTools2012/

Sealed the deal. I'm going to pick up the LXT211 combo and grab me a free circular saw.

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I gotts vote for Ridgid on this one. All my corded tools are DeWalt though, and their cordless are my 2nd choice.
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Our dewalt impact drills are awesome. They drive in 3/4 lags no prob.

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Ive always been a Milwaukee fan..their new fuel brushless series is tough stuff..you'll get all the power you could ever hope for and then some..
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Depending on the 6yr old kit you have, its more than likely you have better than anything
comparable out there today.

I was in the same boat... I have a 6yr old, 5 pc Bosch kit with 3 dead batts...
...That have all been rebuilt by cells from these guys, at a fraction of the cost of new batteries. >>>

http://www.towerhobbies.com/

Good choice... Makita's motors are a fucking work of art

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I just went with the Ryobi 18v+ set... I have a circular, sawzall, drill (not impact) flashlight, sander, and nailgun. Re building my moms kitchen (removed all cabinets and started from scratch) and they have held up great. Probably only had to recharge twice since I started. Still in for under $200... So far so good.

I've even used the sander with a buffing pad to remove some of the old paint from the tile that was there before she moved in.

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<brought back from the 'dead poll' thread pile> re: Need Cordless Advice

I happened to be searching & stumbled upon this poll/thread from 3-4 years ago that needed to have an update for any future searchers that might be interested in cordless impact driver for their heep ( or whatever else) ;

I cannot stop drooling over the beauty below since I saw it first this past Halloween or Thanksgiving. I didn't know it existed & it jetted to the top of my 'want this tool badly' list after searching the awesome videos reviewing the thing. I will have this soon but regearing comes first....it's been tough not hitting the Buy Now button for this in the 1/2" with 2 batteries variant immediately, tho....




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