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Posted: 6/29/2015 6:39:56 PM EDT
My trusty 18v Dewalt drill finally took a shit (drooped her in the canal) and I've been given the go ahead for some new toys.

What's GD's consensus on cordless power tools?

Dewalt? Makita? Milwaukee? Something else?

Looking to buy hammer drill / driver kit. Preferably brushless and 18v
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 6:41:22 PM EDT
I've been using Milwaukee's M18 series of cordless tools for a year now and they have all been flawless...
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 6:41:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Chokey:
here's a Porter Cable deal on w00t

http://www.woot.com/offers/porter-cable-6-tool-combo-kit?ref=cnt_dly_img
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Wow. Is Porter GTG?

eta, don't think that's a hammer drill.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 6:46:23 PM EDT
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If it ain't SDS it ain't a hammer drill.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 6:52:15 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By aIIan:


Wow. Is Porter GTG?

eta, don't think that's a hammer drill.
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Originally Posted By aIIan:
Originally Posted By Chokey:
here's a Porter Cable deal on w00t

http://www.woot.com/offers/porter-cable-6-tool-combo-kit?ref=cnt_dly_img


Wow. Is Porter GTG?

eta, don't think that's a hammer drill.

not sure about their cordless stuff, but their corded stuff is GTG

it's not a hammer drill, but it's still a good set. Just buy the hammer drill seperately

eta: here is a PC hammer drill with no battery for $80
http://www.amazon.com/PORTER-CABLE-PCC620B-Lithium-Hammer-Drill/dp/B00MLSS1Y6
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 6:53:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ChrisLe:
I've been using Milwaukee's M18 series of cordless tools for a year now and they have all been flawless...
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This. Tyler Tool has some good deals.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 7:03:52 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ChrisLe:
I've been using Milwaukee's M18 series of cordless tools for a year now and they have all been flawless...
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I have a set on the farm I work on and they are some pretty badass little tools. No problems with them yet, and we do beat the shit out of them. I'm considering buying a set myself.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 7:12:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By aIIan:
My trusty 18v Dewalt drill finally took a shit (drooped her in the canal) and I've been given the go ahead for some new toys.

What's GD's consensus on cordless power tools?

Dewalt? Makita? Milwaukee? Something else?

Looking to buy hammer drill / driver kit. Preferably brushless and 18v
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Milwaukee M18 for a complete line.

Ingersoll Rand makes the best cordless impacts.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 7:19:11 PM EDT
DeWalt are great, but my SnapOns are my favorite. Get some Snap-ons...
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 7:20:42 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Chokey:

not sure about their cordless stuff, but their corded stuff is GTG

it's not a hammer drill, but it's still a good set. Just buy the hammer drill seperately

eta: here is a PC hammer drill with no battery for $80
http://www.amazon.com/PORTER-CABLE-PCC620B-Lithium-Hammer-Drill/dp/B00MLSS1Y6
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Originally Posted By Chokey:
Originally Posted By aIIan:
Originally Posted By Chokey:
here's a Porter Cable deal on w00t

http://www.woot.com/offers/porter-cable-6-tool-combo-kit?ref=cnt_dly_img


Wow. Is Porter GTG?

eta, don't think that's a hammer drill.

not sure about their cordless stuff, but their corded stuff is GTG

it's not a hammer drill, but it's still a good set. Just buy the hammer drill seperately

eta: here is a PC hammer drill with no battery for $80
http://www.amazon.com/PORTER-CABLE-PCC620B-Lithium-Hammer-Drill/dp/B00MLSS1Y6


I wouldn't touch Porter Cable now. Maybe 10 years ago.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 7:24:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 7:24:20 PM EDT
I like my Makita set. The Milwaukee M18 seems to be very popular with my construction friends.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 7:27:05 PM EDT
Milwaukee. Awesome tools.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 7:31:01 PM EDT
I'm a Milwaukee fan. I have some Dewalt stuff, but never again. Milwaukee is the same price but higher quality.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 7:49:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DamageInc308:
I'm a Milwaukee fan. I have some Dewalt stuff, but never again. Milwaukee is the same price but higher quality.
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I was just going to post the the Milwakees are more expensive than their comparable Dewalt counterparts.

Also, tool companies' websites are about as as they get.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 7:53:22 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/29/2015 7:59:53 PM EDT
Porter Cable has been good to me.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 8:12:02 PM EDT
I think that there are a lot of good choices right now.
I hate to say it, but unlike a lot of products, there may not be a 'best' one in this industry right now.
Its like handguns, there are tons of good quality and its hard to say which one is best- except for personal preferences.
I'm not a pro just a serious DIY.
But I've bought a lot over the years. They all been good. I've been lucky.

From what I sense the last few years, the Milwaukee stuff (German designed) has the edge for quality (but you may pay a little more for that)
I have a lot of the new 18 volt Milwaukee (most of it the brushless 'fuel' stuff) along with some 12 volt Milwaukee.
Its really nice gear!

But its all pretty good.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 8:17:21 PM EDT
My dad has gone DeWalt... all good stuff.


I've had Rigid and Craftsmen because I don't make as much... so far all of ours are still going strong.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 8:17:38 PM EDT
Milwaukee Fuel

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Link Posted: 6/29/2015 8:22:48 PM EDT
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Depends on your usage, Dewalt is between homeowner and contractor, or you could go rigid which is a quality homeowner set. Milwaukee is a strict contractor set.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 8:27:13 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Tbr1806:
Depends on your usage, Dewalt is between homeowner and contractor, or you could go rigid which is a quality homeowner set. Milwaukee is a strict contractor set.
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I'm just a weekend warrior, nothing serious.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 8:30:53 PM EDT
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Everyone I work with prefers Milwaukee M18. They seem to be excellent tools in my experience also.

ETA: nothing serious go M12 or a different brand. Dewalt and Riyobi seem to be decent at a bit lower price & quality. Milwaukee is probably overkill for your use, certainly the M18 version.

M18 is really for profession use where it's going to be seeing regular action all week and needs to hold a lot of charge for a lot of work. M12 is fine for homeowner stuff. It's also lighter and easier to use. And cheaper.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 8:32:04 PM EDT
The patient, on piano

All their songs rock thought
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 8:32:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/29/2015 8:34:36 PM EDT by sq40]
My Vote for the Dewalt Lithium Ions. Best tools I have used yet.

If you just want a drill/driver, this is all a man needs; http://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-20-Volt-Max-Lithium-Ion-Cordless-Drill-Driver-Kit-DCD771C2/204279858
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 8:33:42 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Htown156:
I like my Makita set. The Milwaukee M18 seems to be very popular with my construction friends.
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Those are the only 2 worth getting imho. I also work construction. I use a Makita, but Milwaukee is equally good and a bit cheaper in my experience.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 8:36:37 PM EDT
Bosch
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 8:36:46 PM EDT
I'm liking the Bosch Lithium Ion drills
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 8:38:26 PM EDT
I like my Bosch drills but I've used Milwaukee stuff and it's good too.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 8:40:57 PM EDT
I have all milwaukee, both the M12 and M18 stuff. Can't beat it.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 8:41:26 PM EDT
Bosch,hilti,dewalt.are all good.esp bosch,hilti.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 8:42:16 PM EDT
M12 fuel for around the house (except the impact, you can use that for serious use)
M18 fuel for serious use
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 8:43:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By kcolg30:
DeWalt are great, but my SnapOns are my favorite. Get some Snap-ons...
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Snap On all the way.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 8:48:17 PM EDT
Bosch 36v
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 8:48:35 PM EDT
Dewalt owns the Porter-Cable line. That's when PC went down hill... their sanders are outta control gyros. They also bought out Emglo compressors... still good.

Dewalt chucks in the past have been their weak link.

Milwaukee in the past was a superior tool but started cheaping out in the 90's... as in junk. They learned a hard lesson and have now returned as a quality tool.

Makita has always been a leader in cordless drills.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 8:49:12 PM EDT
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Milwaukee Fuel or Dewalt if you don't like the weight.

Hilti for Concrete. (Love their cordless small hammer drill

Bosch for a big hammer drill.

YMMV
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 8:49:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By aIIan:


I was just going to post the the Milwakees are more expensive than their comparable Dewalt counterparts.

Also, tool companies' websites are about as as they get.
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Originally Posted By aIIan:
Originally Posted By DamageInc308:
I'm a Milwaukee fan. I have some Dewalt stuff, but never again. Milwaukee is the same price but higher quality.


I was just going to post the the Milwakees are more expensive than their comparable Dewalt counterparts.

Also, tool companies' websites are about as as they get.


They are about the same at Fleet Farm. Close enough that it's not a factor in my buying decision.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 8:51:36 PM EDT
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Price be damned?

Snap on electric stuff is bomb proof with an excellent warranty. But you'll pay for the name and quality.

More consumer grade... dewalt or Milwaukee.

Edit:

Bosch for big construction stuff.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 8:57:26 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By switchtanks:
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Gonna wait it out.....
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 9:00:55 PM EDT
Hilti expensive but worth it
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 9:01:19 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DrRemulak:

Snap On all the way.
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Originally Posted By kcolg30:
DeWalt are great, but my SnapOns are my favorite. Get some Snap-ons...

Snap On all the way.



Milwaukee fuel will make snap on cry like a baby. That's why most of the snap on guys here sell it.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 9:07:59 PM EDT
DeWalt is good to go for a home user. I have a full 18V set for home use and a 20V driver and impact for use at work. Anything else, I use the Hilti stuff in the gang box at work. The Hilti stuff is great, but expensive. Milwaukee 18V Fuels are really good too, but you're paying more. I didn't think the possible extra performance of some of the tools would be worth the extra cost. Several years down the road, I haven't had the DeWalts fail to do anything the Milwaukee's could. If the DeWalt choked on something, so did the Milwaukee's I tried.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 9:09:18 PM EDT
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Milwaukee fuel will make snap on cry like a baby. That's why most of the snap on guys here sell it.
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Originally Posted By jeep450:
Originally Posted By DrRemulak:
Originally Posted By kcolg30:
DeWalt are great, but my SnapOns are my favorite. Get some Snap-ons...

Snap On all the way.



Milwaukee fuel will make snap on cry like a baby. That's why most of the snap on guys here sell it.


This,

Snap on ain't worth a shit in the Field.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 9:10:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Chokey:
here's a Porter Cable deal on w00t

http://www.woot.com/offers/porter-cable-6-tool-combo-kit?ref=cnt_dly_img
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This is all I have - I saw it too!
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 9:11:36 PM EDT
Another endorsement for Milwakee M18 series.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 9:12:54 PM EDT
I just bought my son a cordless drill and I'm pretty sure the guy told me that DeWalt and Porter are the same company and Porter is the better deal.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 9:13:13 PM EDT
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Milwaukee fuel will make snap on cry like a baby. That's why most of the snap on guys here sell it.
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Originally Posted By jeep450:
Originally Posted By DrRemulak:
Originally Posted By kcolg30:
DeWalt are great, but my SnapOns are my favorite. Get some Snap-ons...

Snap On all the way.



Milwaukee fuel will make snap on cry like a baby. That's why most of the snap on guys here sell it.



I've seen way more Milwaukee stuff break then snap on stuff. Nothing on the market compares to the snap on lithium 1/2in impact.

And I run a crew of 5 full time heavy duty truck mechanics along with about 12 field installation guys for oil dispensing equipment.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 9:13:21 PM EDT
For you guys that like Milwaukee, there is something AMAZING coming later this year.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 9:14:09 PM EDT
Milwaukee

Buy one cry once
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