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Old 12-27-2013, 03:42 PM   #61
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not gonna happen for $200

Was there a $200 budget ? Guess I missed that , my bad
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My 18V Makita set up is an impact driver , hammer drill , circular saw , reciprocating saw , flashlight and a 4' concrete vibrator

http://blogs.toolbarn.com/2006/11/ma...white-vs-blue/
Nice link. I have a mix of milwaukee, makita, dewalt. I am slowly switching over to all makita cordless. Next on the list is a cordless jigsaw, then multitool, then maybe sawzall.
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Was there a $200 budget ? Guess I missed that , my bad
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I should probable mention I'm trying to stay in the $200 range since its just for DIY. I'm not a pro of any sort and dont expect to use it every day.
$289 is the cheapest I could find, which isn't bad considering that includes $200 worth of batteries.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Makita-18...202614509-_-N#
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I have had nothing but great luck with makita...had my drill for about ten years and thing still works like a champ..... might want to also consider craftsman , heard their power tool line is a craftsman shell with dewalt guts, i have a craftsman impact driver and it works great for my needs and it didn't break the bank.....
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I have to vote for Makita. I have this kit of theirs and it does not disappoint.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Makita-18...00W/100596872#

I had used cordless drills years ago and never found them to be powerful enough but these drills almost seem too powerful. Albeit I just use them for around the house stuff they continue to impress.

I also received this circular saw as a present for Christmas and I was very impressed with the power behind it.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Makita-18...11Z/202229529#
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I've used a Channel lock 18V drill with no issues for over 2 yrs.
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I've been using the Dewalt 20v for two years with no issues at all. Long battery life, crazy torque, 1005 satisfied.
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i have both dewalt and porter cable both are 20volt lithium I use every day. both are great but love the feel and comfort of the porter cable. also I don't think hd sells porter cable.
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Thanks to all of you for posting your feedback. However, there's still no clear leader. I've decided to but all 4 sets and run them through some tests at home. I'll be looking at the following:

1. Ergonomics
2. Practical use
3. Extras (radios, batteries, clips, etc)
4. Ease of use
5. Charge time
6. Battery life
7. Power/Torque
8. Warranty

Am I missing anything? Is there anything else I should be looking out for?
Definitely not gonna stay under $200 that way!
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:53 AM   #70
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Definitely not gonna stay under $200 that way!
I'm looking to do the best I can with the $200.
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:58 AM   #71
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I'm looking to do the best I can with the $200.

Stretch your budget a bit and buy this

http://m.homedepot.com/p/Makita-18-V...-202614509-_-N

With a solid foundation you can add extra tools later
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Stretch your budget a bit and buy this

http://m.homedepot.com/p/Makita-18-V...-202614509-_-N

With a solid foundation you can add extra tools later
This. Plus HD is probably still running the promotion on this set. Buy the set and get a $100 value bare tool for free.
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This is a timely thread!


Just yesterday I picked up the Milwaukee combo from HD; a Hammer drill/driver and Impact Driver, 2 batteries (M18 Red-lithium XC), charger, and fabric case. The icing on the cake is that Milwaukee was offering an additional bare tool FREE with the purchase of the combo. I opted for the cordless 4 1/4" grinder. I thought it was an great deal @ $299.


Obviously they haven't 'stood the test' yet but they seemed to be very well built, were not too heavy, felt great in my hand, and featured some nice options


I have generally been a DeWalt guy but I'm optimistic about this new purchase. Starting a big job the first of the year and will really put these guys to work
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We have been running DeWalts at my shop for a long time, but the few recent items we use didn't last a year. I am slowly converting my shop at work with Milwaukee 18v lithium units. I was very impressed with how they handle the abuse. I also picked up a few of the smaller 12v lithium drills and they perform very well also.
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*********UPDATE*******

I ended up purchasing the Ridgid combo with free tool!
I paid $269 but received a reciprocating saw with it as well.
This, combined with the lifetime warranty sealed the deal!
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Brushless is the way to go. Makita, Milwaukee, or Dewalt are the way to go. I personally have the brushless Dewalt that I use at work every day. No problems. Milwaukee is always out with the new technology first though and offers many more tools in the brushless department.
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Brushless is the way to go. Makita, Milwaukee, or Dewalt are the way to go. I personally have the brushless Dewalt that I use at work every day. No problems. Milwaukee is always out with the new technology first though and offers many more tools in the brushless department.
I would agree that for a pro/daily use brushles is the way to go. However, I'm a DIY'er, meaning I use it for light projects around the house. In my case, brushless would be over kill and I really dont feel like spending the extra money to have the drill just sit around.
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I just got this set with a free 18v power planer for $299

So far so good.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-ONE...884/203466936#
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I just got this set with a free 18v power planer for $299

So far so good.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-ONE...884/203466936#
Damn! That's a lot of tools!
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