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Old 11-28-2013, 06:04 AM   #16
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I use the DeWalt 20 volt drill and driver set. Light and easy to handle, the impact seems to be fall impact resistant at 6 foot. It wasn't an intentional test. LOL

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Old 11-28-2013, 07:02 AM   #17
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Everyone has their favorite brand my advise is determine what your needs are now and in the future what your budget will support. No matter which you decide on there will be things you like and things you don't like.
In other words you can analyze till you paralyze.
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I had purchased a Porter Cable combo a few years back and for my occasional uses, it is quite adequate. Not nearly as good as DeWalt or Milwaukee, but, for my budget, a good choice. The NiCd version of the PC tools is being fazed out so I bought another combo (drill/impact driver) for $99 and now have 6 PC cordless tools and 4 batteries which is really nice. To date, no problems. In fact, I left my original PC 18v. cordless drill up on a shed roof at a customer's home and forgot about it……..4 months later the HO discovered the drill and returned it to me. It had been out in the sun, rain, sleet, snow all that time and still works to this day!
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I buy my tools from a local tool dealer that caters mainly to contractors. When I needed a new battery for one my Makitas my helper picked one up at Home Cheapo. It was about 1\2 the thickness of the stock battery from the tool store and doesn't last nearly as long as the stock one.
Reason number two million and twelve not to shop at the pig slop, I mean big box stores!
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I have a makita drill/driver set. I love it, plenty of power long battery life and if you get them around Xmas time Home Depot always has a big sale.
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I'm a home diy guy and invested in the Bosch 12v line and have been completely thrilled with the drill driver, impactor, oscillating tool, and saw. All tools are rugged and have guts for my use but I have to admit the milwaukee m12 line is deep in tools.
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I buy my tools from a local tool dealer that caters mainly to contractors. When I needed a new battery for one my Makitas my helper picked one up at Home Cheapo. It was about 1\2 the thickness of the stock battery from the tool store and doesn't last nearly as long as the stock one.
Reason number two million and twelve not to shop at the pig slop, I mean big box stores!
Your guy likely just bought the wrong battery. The makita line has a 3.0 amp hour battery that powers the skill saw, wrecking saw, etc. along with drills etc. as well as a 1.5 amp hour deal that powers only the smaller tools, e.g. Drills, drivers, etc.

The smaller one looks exactly like the larger, except that it is about half size.

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