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View Poll Results: Which brand of cordless tools would you go with?
Dewalt 7 28.00%
Ridgid 5 20.00%
Makita 6 24.00%
Milwaukee 1 4.00%
Bosch 2 8.00%
Other 4 16.00%
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Old 12-23-2013, 06:52 PM   #16
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I would not take the gift of any Dewalt tool.
Tired of switches, brushes failing, battery's failing and costing way to much.
Wow.
I've been having great luck with my cordless DeWalt tools.
All my corded tools are Makita.

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Old 12-23-2013, 10:54 PM   #17
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you really need ryobi in the survey, sorry, poll. I really would try and wait a bit if you can. Tool friend of mine said something about everything going brushless 12 volt. 18 volt is on its way out. I have a whole bag of just chargers. I will not buy something that does not contain a multi port charger.
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you really need ryobi in the survey, sorry, poll. I really would try and wait a bit if you can. Tool friend of mine said something about everything going brushless 12 volt. 18 volt is on its way out. I have a whole bag of just chargers. I will not buy something that does not contain a multi port charger.
What about 20 volt brushless. That is what i would prefer... 12 volt doesnt have enough power. Also i am upgradring from ryobi which is why it is not on the list.
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Old 12-24-2013, 11:39 AM   #19
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I have Ryobi---no complaints.
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I have Ryobi---no complaints.
Lately i have had.batteries dying, been experiencing a lack of torque, and do not care for the weight.
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:04 PM   #21
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The batteries do go bad,that's for sure---but two new batteries only cost $59---that is less than one battery for most other tools.

I need a bunch of drills when installing cabinets---each set up with a different bit or drill size----so ryobi fills the bill for me.
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Old 12-25-2013, 12:37 AM   #22
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if your going to get a cordless circ saw or recip you cant use 12v or the 18v slim pack batteries you have to have the fat packs
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DeWalt tends to get beat up on this forum, but I've owned them for many years and have not had an issue. That includes having one slide off of a roof and land on the concrete 2 floors below. Chipped the case, but it is still in service 15 years later. The best advice I can give is to stay away from the helpy selfy homeowner models and buy professional grade. You will own them forever.
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DeWalt tends to get beat up on this forum, but I've owned them for many years and have not had an issue. That includes having one slide off of a roof and land on the concrete 2 floors below. Chipped the case, but it is still in service 15 years later. The best advice I can give is to stay away from the helpy selfy homeowner models and buy professional grade. You will own them forever.
Well with the help of those on this forum and much research i have made my decision. I have gone with a dewaly 2 pack... cordless 20 volt lithium ion xr brushless impact driver and hammer drill. I am excited to use them on my next project/job and i will keep you informed on how they hold up.
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:49 AM   #25
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I've been using Ryobi for about 15 years now. I've worn out one drill....and have two more that I've used the dog crap out of.

I've worn out 4 battery packs....but if you look at how many times I've recharged them....they have served me well. They typical NiCad battery is good for 300 to 1000 cycles. If you assume that I would on average recharge the batteries 10-15 times a week.....I got well over 500 cycles out of those batteries which after 2.5 years are starting to loose life.

I just bought a new Li battery....a bit more capacity and a lot lighter....but I also kind of liked the weight of the old NiCad's....they would help the battery stand up right.

I think the Ryobi's are a great value.....I must have about 10 of the cordless tools....all using the same battery.
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:19 PM   #26
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Makita for me. I beat the crap out of them daily and they keep going. Batteries have been left in the cold and extreme heat and they are still as good as they were when I bought them 5 years ago.
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I chose Makita based on the brushless impact driver that I was looking to buy. Did some more looking around on the rest of the tools in the LXT line and liked what I saw, so I went with Makita.
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makita leads the 18v market in variety of cordless tools that use the same battery, currently their at over 70 tools and i believe they will have over 80 out come spring 2014. most of the new stuff will be brushless as well

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I love my makita still/driver set. Batteries last forever and they have plenty of power in a relatively smaller system...I had a craftsman set before this, it was an older 19v but still got many years of hard use out of it
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I went with Rigid due to the lifetime warranty even on the batteries. Just gotta fill out the card.

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