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Old 02-01-2012, 02:51 PM   #16
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I think I will go with Makita.
Good choice, I do not have any Makita battery powered tools right now but my first battery powered drill was the classic 7.2V Blue Makita with the long skinny battery in the handle. My very first battery powered drill was a Skil that came in a blue metal box around 1970. The battery was not removable so was recharged in the drill.
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:52 PM   #17
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Don't want to hijack this thread, but have a question for raylo32.

Is this the vacuum you have? If so, how do you like it? Almost bought it at from Amazon at Chrismas, but I was low on funds after buying a couple other LXT tools...

http://www.amazon.com/Bare-Tool-Maki...119828&sr=1-18
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:05 PM   #18
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Yup, that's the one. Works fine for what it is. Only thing I don't like is that it has a momentary switch that you need to hold down to keep it running. I guess that isn't really that big an issue since this will be used for small pick up jobs. But mildly annoying....

Understand the low funds. Tools can be almost addicting. But you really need to buy them before you need them. That's my excuse, at least!


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Don't want to hijack this thread, but have a question for raylo32.

Is this the vacuum you have? If so, how do you like it? Almost bought it at from Amazon at Chrismas, but I was low on funds after buying a couple other LXT tools...

http://www.amazon.com/Bare-Tool-Maki...119828&sr=1-18
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:25 PM   #19
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Seem worth 27 more dollars for a high quality li-ion drill. 200ish is about all I can afford right now without my wife throwing a fit lol.

lol, just say its so you can build her a new shoe rack for all the shoes shes bought on your credit card!
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:53 PM   #20
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These tool vendors should do what this once-upon-a-time mailorder bicycle shop did... offer to send you a second receipt for you to show the wife that showed a fraction of the real cost. Worked great unless she was who paid the bills and got to see the real numbers. <scratching head>
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Just to pitch in my knowledge and tips- I will now swear by Makita since swapping over a year ago from being a Milwaukee diehard. I used to agree that the heft and beefiness of Milwaukee and the dogma that follows of the beefier it is, the more pro and longer it will last, but after using the Makitas (I have the blue ones, and per the blue line, the top of the line hammer drill and impact they offered, with the 3 adjustable power settings on the impact etc.. 3 amp batteries instead of the 1.5's), for about a year- I've been won over, by not just the power but their color scheme which I always originally hated :P

The key knowledge that made me change, however- was my cousin who's been a movie studio grip for the last 3-4 decades. He got a set of the white ones, and swears by them because in his job, tools are used and abused to extreme limits, dropped from massive heights in rigging structures, and as far as all of the many types of tools they use, dewalt, makita and others- at the end of the time, he says the makita's always keep ticking. So despite the lighter feel, I'm pretty damn confident these are good ones. If I read correct and you got the Makitas- any of them, good investment
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I ended up getting a blue LXT impact driver and hammer drill set around a week ago and have been very happy with them.

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