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    best power tools

    Milwaukee or Bosch what's your prefrence. Or whatever brand you think is best. Just tell me why . I'm dissapointed with my milwaukee set was gonna try to find a swap for Bosch set or maybe sell it or pawn it for the cash to buy a new set

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    DeWalt.

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    Very sad, Milwaukee is no longer what it was.It was a great power tool. But Milwaukee is now having them made in CHINA, You would be best to buy an older Used milwaukee than a new one. I have milwaukee tools 20 years old. Still work good. i recently bought a new Milwaukee right angle grinder ,it burned out in months. saw it was made in china.I replaced it with a Hilti Good tool,but expensive. Shame on Milwaukee. They claim the tools from China are the same, Yeah ok, And R-22 won't go up in price any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gleng View Post
    Very sad, Milwaukee is no longer what it was.It was a great power tool. But Milwaukee is now having them made in CHINA, You would be best to buy an older Used milwaukee than a new one. I have milwaukee tools 20 years old. Still work good. i recently bought a new Milwaukee right angle grinder ,it burned out in months. saw it was made in china.I replaced it with a Hilti Good tool,but expensive. Shame on Milwaukee. They claim the tools from China are the same, Yeah ok, And R-22 won't go up in price any more.
    Same thing with me. I have a Milwaukee sawzall that's 20 years old and it still runs like it did 20 years ago

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    I'm very happy with the milwaukee M12 tools.

    I have the impact and just bought a 3/8 chuck drill.

    They work quite well, in my opinion and fit nicely in my Veto bag.

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    M 12 for me too.....I have the impact,mini sawzall,right angle drill and the pro pex expander. I'm looking to buy the mini band saw next.

    I have a Milwaukee hole shooter drill that I bought in 1986 and it is still in use. All my heavy duty tools are Milwaukee. I am retiring my dewault stuff as soon as the last battery quits.
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    M12 for light duty (panel removal and maintenace) and M18 for heavy duty installation/Repair (sawzall/hackzall and circular saw use). I have the M12 Impact driver and a Hammer drill driver. The hammer drill is quite powerful for a 12 volt. It is pretty impressive compared to other 12v i've had like Bosch which is currently retired to the basement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    I'm very happy with the milwaukee M12 tools.

    I have the impact and just bought a 3/8 chuck drill.

    They work quite well, in my opinion and fit nicely in my Veto bag.
    X2 though I only have the impact.

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    I have Milwaukee and Makita. No problems with either.
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    Angry batteries

    My complaint with milwaukee m18 is the batteries. I keep burning through batteries and my warranty claims are shut down because the set was made 5 years ago but bought it 2 years ago. Nonetheless at 120 a piece I coulr have but a complete new set by now. Seems like good tools but batts are atrocious

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    Maybe Milwaukee has some new better tools.Don't know about the M12 line. i was not happy with the grinder I bought.Will check out the M12 line.Like I said, i have some older milwaukee tools over 20 years old. Time will tell on your M12 tools. Hope they hold up.

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    I find my 18v makita drill, impact satisfy all my work needs, are light and have a great battery life aswell as charge very quickly which is nice on a job. I also carry around a corded Dewalt drill/hammer drill just incase I get into some heavy drilling some days.

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    I've had no problems with all my Hitachi tools
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