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Old 01-04-2010, 02:52 PM   #16
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anyone else try those Dewalt "impact ready" bits. I got a set recently with the pivot drivers in it.......really nice so far. Haven't used it enough to see how well the bits hold up but i think they are going to last a lot longer then the normal ones

I got a set and they do tend to last a while longer than the regular ones. They still break. I broke one just yesterday. I used to buy packs and packs of the dewalt #2's, but haven't had to in some time. I think they're worth the money.

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Hi all! For what its worth I must recommend an impact with a Lithium ion battery. I have the DeWalt but the main thing is how light those batteries make your tools. If you dont have an impact yet shell out the money for one with a LithIon no matter what brand it is.
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I went out and bought one over the weekend, As i have yet to put it to the test, i do like so far, Thanks for the tips. Great place to review tools?

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My buddy is doing some framing in his basement and had to take this cabinet off the block wall that was hung up with tapcons. His 18volt Makita wouldn't budge. My 20volt Craftsman pulled that sucker right out
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18 volt makita impact are the best!
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18 volt makita impact are the best!

Based on what data?
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based on how you use it. They are light weight and have good power. Will they last all day? NO. Will they drill through a piece of hardwood? NOT easily. But they are great for what they are. The white and black makita 1.5 AH are great. Anyone who says different doesnt know anything.
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based on how you use it. They are light weight and have good power. Will they last all day? NO. Will they drill through a piece of hardwood? NOT easily. But they are great for what they are. The white and black makita 1.5 AH are great. Anyone who says different doesnt know anything.
What you are saying is highly subjective. You are saying it is the best based on your personal opinion; which appears to be based on your use. You have not given any data (independent reports) to support that claim. I looked at your public profile and you have nothing in there that indicated to me that you would/should be considered an expert in the field of cordless power tools.

I am not saying Makita does not make quality tools; I own several. I also own DeWalt, Milwaukee, Porter Cable, Hitachi, and Ridged just to name a few. They all make good tools. Having a preference for one over the other is a personal choice based on how the tool is used and how it feels in the hands of the user.

Opinions are welcome on this board, but they should be stated as such and not as fact. To post a OPINION and then say that anyone that does not agree with you, "does not know anything" is really a foolish and arrogant thing to state. To me it indicates a lack of knowledge and an unwillingness to learn.
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I just took a closer look at your user name. Correct me if I am wrong (which I am sure you will) but it sure looks to me like you are a "wanna be carpenter". Which to me indicates you are not a professional, so your use of cordless tools would be some what limited.
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based on how you use it. They are light weight and have good power. Will they last all day? NO. Will they drill through a piece of hardwood? NOT easily. But they are great for what they are. The white and black makita 1.5 AH are great. Anyone who says different doesnt know anything.
hmmmmmm. My 18V DeWalt will drive through hardwood pretty easily. In fact, the screw will give up before the impact driver. So what's the back up for statement #1? Pretty bold statements.
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What you are saying is highly subjective. You are saying it is the best based on your personal opinion; which appears to be based on your use.
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You have not given any data (independent reports) to support that claim.
I looked at your public profile and you have nothing in there that indicated to me that you would/should be considered an expert in the field of cordless power tools.

I am not saying Makita does not make quality tools; I own several. I also own DeWalt, Milwaukee, Porter Cable, Hitachi, and Ridged just to name a few. They all make good tools. Having a preference for one over the other is a personal choice based on how the tool is used and how it feels in the hands of the user.

Opinions are welcome on this board, but they should be stated as such and not as fact. To post a OPINION and then say that anyone that does not agree with you, "does not know anything" is really a foolish and arrogant thing to state. To me it indicates a lack of knowledge and an unwillingness to learn.
Gary Katz, a national renowned carpenter and teacher, field tested impact drivers for a trade publication. He and his crew rated that particular Makita 18 volt as the best overall tool in the survey. They did several tests in the field to establish their criteria.

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Gary Katz, a national renowned carpenter and teacher, field tested impact drivers for a trade publication. He and his crew rated that particular Makita 18 volt as the best overall tool in the survey. They did several tests in the field to establish their criteria.

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This would be the data I was speaking of. Do you have a link to the article?
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Gary Katz, a national renowned carpenter and teacher, field tested impact drivers for a trade publication. He and his crew rated that particular Makita 18 volt as the best overall tool in the survey. They did several tests in the field to establish their criteria.

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Okay it was in fact my opinion and yes I am arrogant and I am biased. They are great tools and thats a fact if you read 90% of the reviews of them online which I did before purchasing.

Also to the other guy above I never said it wouldnt SCREW through hardwood, I said it would bog down DRILLING through hardwood with a large bit.
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This would be the data I was speaking of. Do you have a link to the article?
I think it was JLC or Finehomebuilding. I'll find it for you and get back to you.

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