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  1. #1
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    new Makita 10.8v 1/4" impact/drill combo

    got my hands on this today...reasonablly priced at 129 at home depot. Cant beat the price and these things are torqy as hell at 10.8v

    case is metal and has a cool finish



    shot of case open



    twin pistols

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    Wow $129.......the best I have seen is $179.

  3. #3
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    A co-worker of mine has that set and the battery life is insane too. We installed his ladder rack and all the shelving in his van and still had plenty of life. I'm thinking thats my next impact.

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    I have it and love it.
    Aire Serv of SW Connecticut- Gas heat, dual fuel and central a/c systems installed and serviced

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    just picked a set up on wed. still on sale at Home depot. brought it home charged up the bats to full. Was immediately impressed with the torq. Got to use the impact Friday..wow No more using two hands plus channel licks on my nut driver to bust loose tight fasteners. would suggest this to anyone considering a mini drill. superior to others i have used (fathers and friends) If the option was available for $20 less to go without the fancy case i would

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    Kinda wish we had a Home Depot around here, they show them online for $179.

    Oh.... sure I don't "need" them... but.. lol
    "If you call that hard work, a koala’s life would look heroic."

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    I bought one of those sets, they are truly amazing, gave away my Riobye 12V drill so I could justify needing the new Makieta. be careful with them though, was drilling through some thim metal and being acustom to the old drill did not move my hand out of the way fast enough, drill bit went through metal into my finger, Ouch!!! never make that mistake again.
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    do they make holsters or some kind of belt clip for them?

  9. #9
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    Derndit!

    I just bought the small one without the clutch for 149.00 at home depot.

    I'm gonna have to see about returning and swapping now!




    But it is a great tool! Haven't used the oversized cordless since i got this one. Still on the first battery after about 25 large RTU's... and that includes driving down the road and hearing it spinning cuz something in the bag is hitting the trigger for 1/2 hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by energyStarBoy View Post
    Derndit!
    and that includes driving down the road and hearing it spinning cuz something in the bag is hitting the trigger for 1/2 hour.
    I've had that happen a couple times. Take a corner fast or do a lil "swerve" action.... best case, you'll stop the drill from being active, but you'll probably throw something fragile onto the floor in the process lol
    "If you call that hard work, a koala’s life would look heroic."

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    FYI, ive already dropped the cordless off a 15' roof (fell out of my back pocket). Didn't do any damage whatsoever.
    "Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential"

    Winston Churchill

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    I have had my set for 4-5 months now and love it. Best set i have ever had i hardly ever reach for my 18v Rigid impact any more. I just wish it came in some other color that white just looks a little gay.
    Certified,qualified and can do it cause were used to it.

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    10-4 on the white being a bad choice
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