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Posted: 12/15/2010 4:14:32 PM EDT
looked at both at the HD this week....I think I'm leaning towards Makita but the both seem to be good. What say Arfcom???
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 4:15:50 PM EDT
[#1]
I like my Makita. I have had it for about a year and have used it a pretty good bit, held up fine so far.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 4:17:00 PM EDT
[#2]
as i say every week when someone asks this in GD.



MILWAUKEE!!!
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 4:27:57 PM EDT
[#3]
Ryobi

Link Posted: 12/15/2010 4:43:09 PM EDT
[#4]
I can not recommend Makita enough.  It blows the DeWalt away.

It is a great drill.  I signed for a new Makita Li-Ion at work to replace my broken DeWalt.  I use it every day, all day.  

The company I am currently working for has stopped buying DeWalts because they burn up too fast.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 5:05:39 PM EDT
[#5]
Between those two, Dewalt.  But Milwaukee's better.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 5:15:25 PM EDT
[#6]
I'm a Bosch girl, but of the two you mentioned: Makita.  

Jane
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 5:18:27 PM EDT
[#7]
Makita hands down. yes i've used and burned out Dewalts in the past.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 5:21:27 PM EDT
[#8]
The yellow one.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 5:23:43 PM EDT
[#9]
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 5:24:22 PM EDT
[#10]
I use these types of tools to make a living.

makita is to dewalt as something state of the art is to legacy technology
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 5:27:31 PM EDT
[#11]
Cant beat the chicago electric from harbor freight!





Link Posted: 12/15/2010 5:28:22 PM EDT
[#12]
I've stuck with Makita for a long time.

I bought a driver/drill set a while back...10.8 volt lithium but very compact.   Has a little light on it too.   Good for the motorcycle and other smaller stuff.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 5:30:28 PM EDT
[#13]
Bought a new Dewalt lithium about 3 weeks ago at Lowes.

What a drill!    Power out the gazoo! and the little LED light helps.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 5:44:48 PM EDT
[#14]
dewalt
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 5:46:13 PM EDT
[#15]
Quoted:
Between those two, Dewalt.  But Milwaukee's better.


And Makita is better than Milwakee, so.....
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 5:47:34 PM EDT
[#16]



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Quoted:

Between those two, Dewalt.  But Milwaukee's better.




And Makita is better than Milwakee, so.....






 
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 5:49:09 PM EDT
[#17]
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Between those two, Dewalt.  But Milwaukee's better.


And Makita is better than Milwakee, so.....


 


Laugh all you want.  I'd take the Mak 18V Impact or drill/driver over the Milwaukee any day.

What kind of work do you do?
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 5:54:30 PM EDT
[#18]
I own a full set of dewalt 18v and dewalt 18v lith ion. Great stuff.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 5:54:55 PM EDT
[#19]
Bosch
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 5:59:00 PM EDT
[#20]
Skip the drill, go for an impact driver!!!

I have a Rigid tool set. Definitely not the best, and definitely not the lightest, as they are heavy sons of bitches, but I have literally beat the shit out of them and they all still work great.

On the job we compared impact guns. My 18v Rigidt vs 18v Rioybi, vs 14.4v Dewalt, vs, a brand new lithium ion Makita.

The competition was which tool could drill a 3" sheet metal screw into a 4x4 the fastest.

The old and well used 14.4 Dewalt came out on top, being the lightest and the fastest to sink the screw. My Rigid impact was just a second or two behind, but it's over twice the weight. The Rioybi and the Makita were much farther behind.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 6:02:56 PM EDT
[#21]



Quoted:



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Quoted:

Between those two, Dewalt.  But Milwaukee's better.




And Makita is better than Milwakee, so.....




 




Laugh all you want.  I'd take the Mak 18V Impact or drill/driver over the Milwaukee any day.



What kind of work do you do?


Residential construction (primarily framing) & fire & water damage remediation for many years before a career change.  Yourself?



Makita does make a hell of a compressor, though.  My MAC700 compressor rocks.





 
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 6:04:40 PM EDT
[#22]
Dewalt, the makita gearbox and clutch are less than spectacular
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 6:07:10 PM EDT
[#23]
Quoted:
as i say every week when someone asks this in GD.

MILWAUKEE!!!


I would also be in support of this decision!
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 6:10:21 PM EDT
[#24]
Quoted:
Dewalt, the makita gearbox and clutch are less than spectacular


One of the things I love about my Makita is that I never have to worry about it binding between clutch settings or walking itself out of drive mode into hammer mode to never come out.  This is what happend to all 3 of my Dewalt XRP 18Vs.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 6:12:03 PM EDT
[#25]
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Between those two, Dewalt.  But Milwaukee's better.


And Makita is better than Milwakee, so.....


 


Laugh all you want.  I'd take the Mak 18V Impact or drill/driver over the Milwaukee any day.

What kind of work do you do?

Residential construction (primarily framing) & fire & water damage remediation for many years before a career change.  Yourself?

Makita does make a hell of a compressor, though.  My MAC700 compressor rocks.

 


Resdiential construction: Builder/GC.  New Home and rennovation.  Some insurance repair expirience but not a whole lot.  I have some ins on that sector, just a matter of getting the ball rolling.  Stuff is always getting damaged, right?
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 6:17:17 PM EDT
[#26]





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Residential construction (primarily framing) & fire & water damage remediation for many years before a career change.  Yourself?





Makita does make a hell of a compressor, though.  My MAC700 compressor rocks.





 






Resdiential construction: Builder/GC.  New Home and rennovation.  Some insurance repair expirience but not a whole lot.  I have some ins on that sector, just a matter of getting the ball rolling.  Stuff is always getting damaged, right?



You're more senior than I was when I quit the business to get an inside job; I was still driving nails at the time.  The crew I used to work with is now broken down with no retirement, no savings, etc. & they can't physically keep up with the young guys any longer - even to the extent there are any jobs to run.





 
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 6:26:38 PM EDT
[#27]
Hitachi has my vote, best customer service ever.  Had a battery go bad after 3 years, called and sent it back in for an exchange, try that with Default or Makita it ain't gonna happen.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 6:27:39 PM EDT
[#28]
Threads like this are proof that tools are just another form of a dick measuring contest.

Link Posted: 12/15/2010 6:32:05 PM EDT
[#29]
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 6:36:27 PM EDT
[#30]
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Threads like this are proof that tools are just another form of a dick measuring contest.



I don't get your fascination with penises.  

"I've had good luck with XXXXXXXXXX brand and therefore recommend them" has nothing to do with penises––e-penises or otherwise.  


When it comes to penises I only have a sample size of one for first hand expirience.  This is a good thing.  Chances are it will stay that way unless I a) go to med school and become a eurologist, b) go to prison or c) become a homosexual.  I don't see any of those happening so for now I will continue to convey my expirience with power tools.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 6:41:18 PM EDT
[#31]
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 6:43:35 PM EDT
[#32]
Do you undo your pants and then throw your hands in the air when you pee?  Gotta have some first hand experience
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 6:43:37 PM EDT
[#33]
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 6:43:59 PM EDT
[#34]
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 6:44:22 PM EDT
[#35]
Hitachi.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 6:49:49 PM EDT
[#36]
Milwaukee hands down.  I use it to drill on steel all day, not wood.  Had a few DeWalts till the chuck came loose and battery shit the bed. Had some Makitas, they were ok at best, however I do like their corded tools.  But the Milwaukee is powerful and runs like clockwork.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 8:02:20 PM EDT
[#37]
Dewalt is just hype. Between the two mentioned then Makita but I prefer Milwaukee.

BTW why would you buy from the Queers at the Homodepot?

I don't set foot in there. I don't care what the price is, How close, open on Sunday...whatever.

fags can't run a store

Prime example...Years ago I needed a framing nailer. Found a Bostitch I wanted and also needed nails.
After looking at all the nails I could not find the nails for the nailer.
I asked for help. They said they never carried a 16 penny nails for that gun.
After finding that out I told them to keep everything I was buying that day and I would never
ever buy another item there. Bought at the local lumber yard for 10 bucks more and they
had thousands of nails for it.  Queers do not know how to order tools. They just have to much
time setting up gay parades and butt bumping each other.

Now what was the question?
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:10:17 PM EDT
[#38]
Which ever one is selling for 20-30 percent less than the other.

(BTW, shortly after Christmas is the time to go shopping for power tools - Plenty of bargains to be had between January and early-March...)
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:12:02 PM EDT
[#39]
my contractor has the makita.
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