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  1. #1
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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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    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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    I have Milwaukee and Makita. No problems with either.
    Last edited by Gib's Son; 05-06-2012 at 10:15 AM.
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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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    My M12 impact is about 18 months old.

    It is a daily driver and isn't babied at all.


    Can't beat the price/performance point, either, IMO.

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    the makita impact is pretty good, a lot of techs in my company use it and when I have i feel like its the best one out there, reasonably priced too. I might pick one up too.

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    Been using Makita for 8 yrs with zero issues. Dropped off ladders and roofs and still good to go.

    One of my helpers uses Milwaukee. Feels like a decent tool in my hand. Dewalt feels like a toy or black and decker in my hand.

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    Milwaukee has a new drill out, called the 'fuel'. They advertise the new motor is brushless and battery life is lots longer due to more efficient motor. From the little I have read, it appears the motor may be a variation of an ECM design... anyone know anything about this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ar_hvac_man View Post
    Been using Makita for 8 yrs with zero issues. Dropped off ladders and roofs and still good to go.

    One of my helpers uses Milwaukee. Feels like a decent tool in my hand. Dewalt feels like a toy or black and decker in my hand.
    depends on where you get your dewalt from, their stuff from home depot is a little more toyish, if you get it from a real hardware store you really can't go wrong with dewalt. When my drill dies I want to splurge and get hilti.

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