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Old 02-26-2008, 04:06 PM   #1
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Hi all.

I recently purchased the Dewalt 6 piece cordless set. http://www.amazon.com/DC6PAKIA-Cordl...4058691&sr=8-1

I paid $529 shipped to my door, which I thought was a pretty good price. Amazon is currently running a discount on Makita tools and they have the 7 piece lithium ion set for $579 shipped. (sames tools but w/ a radio.)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...X0DER&v=glance

So basically for about $80 bucks more, I can switch to lithium ion technology and get a radio. Factoring in Dewalt v/s Makita and lithium ion v/s ni-cad, what would you guys do? Send the Dewalt back and get the Makita or just stick with what I have?

(The $80 amount is the $50 price difference plus approx $30 for shipping. I wouldn't think it would be much more than that to ship the dewalt back.)

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Old 02-26-2008, 04:25 PM   #2
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I've had great luck with many Dewalt 18V cordless drills. That being said though, if I was in your predicament, I might switch to the Makita, but maybe not. I like the option that I have to add 18V products to what I already have, but you're not in the same boat. I'm sure someone could chime in with their Makita info.

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Old 02-26-2008, 04:33 PM   #3
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I LOVE my Makita stuff. I think they still have the best cordless tools on the market, just not the best at Marketing, which DeWalt has mastered. Take a look at the DeWalt products you just got, do they have externally accesable brushes? I know most of my Makita stuff does, which makes it an absolute BREEZE to replace brushes. this is important if you are using your stuff everyday! i have tried them all, and keep coming back to Makita all the time. i have not tried their lithium ion stuff yet, but have heard good things
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If I were "forced" to vote :}:} Makita
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:39 PM   #5
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I shopped for weeks looking for a cordless combo kit. I wanted the lithium, but couldn't see paying a $150+ more. I then ran across the Dewalt ni-cad kit at a very good price so I jumped on it. Wouldn't you know a couple weeks later there is a deal on a lithium kit. If I had bought from HD or Lowes, it would be a no brainer to take back. I guess that's the risk you run buying from Amazon. Prices are good, returns are a PITA. I have about a week to think about it before the 30 day return period is up.

Hmmm, if I was to sell the Dewalt locally, then I wouldn't have to ship it back. What do ya say? Anybody need a 6 piece Dewalt set? I'll take $529 for it. The cheapest price on Amazon right now is $579 (at least that's the cheapest price I saw.) The only thing that has been used is the drill. I have driven about 10 screws with it. I think it's still got alot of life left. Anyone? Anyone? I live in NC by the way.

Shoot, I guess I am probably going to keep the Dewalt. If what I read is correct, the new lithium batteries will fit the older ni-cad 18 volt tools, so I guess I can wait till the ni-cad batteries die out and try lithium.


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Didn't like the answers on the other forum? <grin>
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AC Y'all be careful now yuh heah I am a thunkin bouts bein your neighbor
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Didn't like the answers on the other forum? <grin>
When seeking advice, I like to get as much input as possible.
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Yea, me to! Sounds like you got some good advice. Good luck with your decision.
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Don't ya just love these guys who present the predicament AFTER the fact....
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If you wait for the batteries to die out to get the Lithium you will only have to wait like 6 months

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