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Need a new drill/impact set- what do you like?
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Post 1 made on Tuesday November 27, 2018 at 15:34
osiris
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I burned out the drill from my old 18V DeWalt XRP about 3 weeks ago...this morning the impact followed it into the trash. What are you all using these days? Seems most of the electricians I see doing a lot of rough-in are running Milwaukie drills- are they worth the premium over DeWalt? What about Bosch and Makita?
Post 2 made on Tuesday November 27, 2018 at 16:41
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Post 3 made on Tuesday November 27, 2018 at 18:18
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On November 27, 2018 at 15:34, osiris said...
Milwaukie drills- are they worth the premium over DeWalt?

Yes
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Post 4 made on Tuesday November 27, 2018 at 19:30
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Yes, Definitely
Post 5 made on Tuesday November 27, 2018 at 19:50
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personally i use dewalt heavily. They bought the milwaukee fuels at my other job. They suck imho. My dewalt 20v is better in so many aspects.

The 18v dewalt stuff I have no interest in however. Gotta buy the good 20v stuff. They make cheap 20v drills/etc too but obviously like anything ya get what you pay for. Lean toward the higher end dewalt stuff and you shouldn't be disappoint.
Post 6 made on Tuesday November 27, 2018 at 20:40
SB Smarthomes
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I've converted everything over to Milwaukee.  I think the brushless Fuel tools are very good with much more power and cooler operation than my previous non-Fuel tools.

Don't overlook the little 12v tools... the Fuel versions can handle more than you might think.  I have a 12v Fuel driver and hammer drill and they're what I use most (aside from heavy rough-in work where I pull out the 18v stuff).
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Post 7 made on Tuesday November 27, 2018 at 20:42
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Rigid - lifetime warranty
Post 8 made on Tuesday November 27, 2018 at 20:51
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On November 27, 2018 at 20:42, 1234tech said...
Rigid - lifetime warranty

LOL
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Post 9 made on Tuesday November 27, 2018 at 20:52
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Whatever you get, don't get a tool in a bag. You'll never be able to look in it and see what accessories or junk is in there. It must bave a hard box.
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Post 10 made on Tuesday November 27, 2018 at 21:19
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On November 27, 2018 at 20:40, SB Smarthomes said...
I've converted everything over to Milwaukee.  I think the brushless Fuel tools are very good with much more power and cooler operation than my previous non-Fuel tools.

Don't overlook the little 12v tools... the Fuel versions can handle more than you might think.  I have a 12v Fuel driver and hammer drill and they're what I use most (aside from heavy rough-in work where I pull out the 18v stuff).

All Milwaukee here - adding their fine tool and grinder soon.

Paul - I'm looking to add a 12v driver to my tech bag, which one do you like? I have the 18v impact and drill but want something lighter for my tech bag
Post 11 made on Tuesday November 27, 2018 at 22:41
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Get the Milwaukee. 3 year warranty. Can use the same charger.
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Post 12 made on Tuesday November 27, 2018 at 22:45
Ranger Home
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We have tons of DeWalt 20v. No issues. Drills, blowers, lights, grinders, blah blah. Too deep to change now lol.

ALWAYS looks at the amp/hours when choosing batteries. The lower ones just dont last long per charge.
Post 13 made on Tuesday November 27, 2018 at 22:47
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Dewalt 20v here. Never had an issue so far. I have the higher end impact and hammerdrill.

Even dropped the impact from my 8' ladder and only bent the philips bit a little. No problem with the impact at all.

I also have the compact reciprocating saw, circular saw, oscillating saw. all brushless and the batteries work great.

I don't like the 12v anything cause I like to set my impact down on the battery standing up on it's own.
Post 14 made on Tuesday November 27, 2018 at 22:48
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I've been a Makita fan. My combo 18v Drill and Impact kit has been working fine for 4 years now.
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Post 15 made on Tuesday November 27, 2018 at 23:49
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Right here:

[Link: makitatools.com]

18v brushless power in a compact 12v size. I have the impact/drill combo and they are my most favorite tools ever. I can't say enough good things about them.

Plus you can use any of the larger lxt batteries on them like the 4.0aH ones for even more run time. I haven't found anything these little guys can't do.
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