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Old 01-12-2013, 03:21 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by PaliBob View Post
You nailed it Jay. The marketing guys, by using the word 'Max' they inferred 'better' than the competition and when they said '20V' they lied and said that '20V' just means the battery is a different shape from the old 18V Lion Batteries.
like every tool company doesn't make a "5 HP (peak)" shop vac or lawn mower or whatever. Maybe they don't all do it, but if a consumer is basing his choice of tool maker on how many volts they say it is, that consumer could do a lot worse than Dewalt.


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Old 01-12-2013, 08:34 AM   #17
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I looked up the 780 on amazon. 1/2 inch chuck and 0-600 on low gear. I'm a bit puzzled why it would struggle w/ a 1/4 inch brad bit.
January 2012, FHB ran a torture Test on Spade bits where drill speed was shown to follow drill time. The faster the drill to shorter the drilling time. As a recall the Writer used a 2000 RPM Drill.
There was also a huge difference in drilling times with different brands and even with different models in the same brand.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:32 PM   #18
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dewalt has to be the worst comppany for overhyping their tools... they focus way too much on marketing and not enough on quality control and durability

ive laughed in the face of the local rep about their claim of "revolutionizing (whatever specific tool ) yet again).. when in fact their mearly matching what milwaukee, makita or bosch have already had out for upwards of 4 years. they did this with their mitre saws trying to match the bosch 5212 dual compound sliding mitre saw which they couldnt actually pull off.. the dewalt mitre saws are underpowered and need tuning almost monthly. Also makita and milwaukee came out with lithium ion tools back in 05' a year later dewalt released their 36v nicad line which failed horribly 2 or 3 years later they came out with their nano tech which needed major re tuning.. only makita has had success with their lxt batteries.. no major issues


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