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impact drivers

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by tacomaman06, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Jan 30, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    jsinitiere

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    Im actually a rep for Milwaukee, Ridgid, and Ryobi. Milwaukee is definitely one of the best impacts and the only one I use and demo. Right now at Home depot you can get a Milwaukee drill and impact combo with 2 batteries for $199. Ridgid is close behind because they offer a lifetime warranty on their products which includes batteries. So if your battery stops working you get a brand new one for free. Ryobi is for the do it yourselfer who doesnt use the product much. I would recommend the Milwaukee because it has more tourqe than Dewalt and the battery technology is far superior.
     
  2. Jan 30, 2010 at 4:51 PM
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    I use a dewalt at work and trust me no one uses one harder or in a more harsh enviroment then I do. It has worked perfect for almost three years batteries perfect. The only one better is the snap on it is almost 50 ft/lb stronger but they run around 499.00 I think. for your money get the dewalt its stronger then the miluakie and you wont be sorry.... at least thats my 2 cents
     
  3. Jan 30, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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  4. Jan 30, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    im really liking the dewalt 6 tool combo i bought. stout as hell, and the impact driver with it is awesome!
     
  5. Jan 30, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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  6. Jan 30, 2010 at 11:55 PM
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    I used dewalt drill drivers at work and found them to last about 1 - 2 months before we would burn up the motors or clutch. I switched to Milwaukee and they last 12+ months. The only thing with Milwaukee, is there older 18v batteries seemed to drain quicker. They have switched to a smaller 18v battery now that I'm not familiar with, but hopefully there is better battery life.

    The Dewalt would probably be good for home / light industry use. For heavy use, I'd go Milwaukee or Makita. Some swear by Porter Cable, but I've killed some of their stuff.
     
  7. Jan 31, 2010 at 4:15 AM
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    What do you do that kills them ? I use my Makita everyday for years and drop it off ladder once in a while. Still works great. I did kill and replace a battery but that's about it.

     
  8. Jan 31, 2010 at 8:58 AM
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    I work at a BFGoodrich factory and work in industrial maintenance. Drill / drivers, sawzalls, and other big ticket items are shared tools that then get used 24/7 by many people. I'd have to say that its a very good testing grounds for tool durability.

    Also, you may have misunderstood. I've never had issues with Makitas, but we've only had a few. Thats why the two I'd suggest are Milwaukee or Makita.
     
  9. Jan 31, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    I understood just curious how you killed the others. Ya have 2 B damn good to stand up to 24/7 by different peeps. I'm the only one that uses mine and just one shift per day X5 days a week, a big difference. Thanks.

     
  10. Jan 31, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    wat?
    i prefer titleist myself......OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.....lol
     
  11. Jan 31, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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  12. Feb 17, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    ive always used makita, had the 9v then the 12v and recently upgraded to the 18v cause i needed new batteries for the 12v and it was cheaper to buy the 18v set.. trust me you will never want to use any other brand!! others at my job have milwaukee, dewalt, ryobi and none compare to the makita. stronger, lighter and can take the beating of everyday use. batteries charge in 20 mins with the new lithium batteries. i would never buy anything else ever.
     
  13. Feb 17, 2010 at 2:50 PM
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    That new 18V lithium is nice and light isn't it. Lighter then my old 12V.

     
  14. Feb 17, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    used my harbor freight $60 impact for two days straight this weekend installing a spindle and swapping out my LCA adapter and it performed flawlessly :D
     
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