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    I've used the Makita impact driver and it is a handy piece of equipment. I don't do enough volume of work to need one for my bikes normally but I've used the impact and the matching drill to knock out some projects around the house.

    Speaking of tools I might not need but really wanted, the man in brown is supposed to be bringing me a box of Abbey goodies later today.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by abbeyQ View Post
    I'm a Milwaukee fan but everyone is making solid options in this category.
    i got a Milwaukee because Zane has one. Zane has one because you told him to get one. You've indirectly delayed my purchase of a Decade by telling Zane about the Milwaukee setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abbeyQ View Post
    I'm a Milwaukee fan but everyone is making solid options in this category.
    I liked my Milwaukee stuff well enough, but it’s laughable how my brushless Dewalt stuff outdoes it. And there’s the added bonus that the handle hasn’t sloughed off in the presence of fork oil, as my Milwaukee stuff did in six months (not warranty on the grounds that they had never seen this before).

    I committed to the batteries after a short experience with the drill and small impact, and bought the big 440-ft-lb 1/2” wrench to complete the bench set. I have both 2ah and 5ah batteries for the Dewalt stuff, and don’t recharge the lighter 2ah more than about once every three weeks. The motors are so efficient that the 5ah ones live on the 1/2” impact wrench, despite the fact that I use the 1/4” a thousand times more often.
     

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    Super happy with my Milwaukee m12 stuff. I was pretty obsessed with finding the best stuff when I picked this kit up a number of years back and Iím glad I went with the red guys. I really like the Bosch lower volt stuff too. That said I have minimal direct experience with the 18v lines, could be a different scenario there. I did watch some YouTube reviews recently of the Milwaukee vs dewalt 3/8 impact wrenches and the Milwaukee seemed to do better in the 150 lb/ft of rusty axle and crank bolt on a car test. Iíve been stoked to see the advancements in those type of tools and that may be my next $$$ tool buy.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Applesauce View Post
    I liked my Milwaukee stuff well enough, but it’s laughable how my brushless Dewalt stuff outdoes it. And there’s the added bonus that the handle hasn’t sloughed off in the presence of fork oil, as my Milwaukee stuff did in six months (not warranty on the grounds that they had never seen this before).

    I committed to the batteries after a short experience with the drill and small impact, and bought the big 440-ft-lb 1/2” wrench to complete the bench set. I have both 2ah and 5ah batteries for the Dewalt stuff, and don’t recharge the lighter 2ah more than about once every three weeks. The motors are so efficient that the 5ah ones live on the 1/2” impact wrench, despite the fact that I use the 1/4” a thousand times more often.
    I have a LOT of DeWalt tools since I'm also a finish carpenter, everything from 2AH to 9AH FlexVolt and love it (Hot tip: The 1.5AH stuff is consumer grade junk). That said I went with Milwaukee 12V stuff for my mobile work and have been very impressed...with one caveat: Buy only the Fuel line of tools. Fuel is the red brand's professional grade brushless stuff. They make certain tools in a standard and Fuel version and there's a world of difference in not only performance but overall tool quality. The Milwaukee rotary tool (what lots of folks call a Dremel) is super handy. Mine eventually broke after years of use, but since DeWalt doesn't make one I'll be replacing it soon. I tried the only other rotary tools out there by Dremel (worked really well until left at the shop and the groms broke it) and Hitachi (overall really disappointing for power) and considering that Milwaukee also makes a cordless soldering iron and an impact wrench that many auto mechanics choose over the Snap-On...I'll stick with Red.

    With any cordless tools, invest in extra batteries. Hot-swapping a depleted battery directly onto the charger kills them. Have enough extra to allow them to cool down before charging again and they'll last you for many years.
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    My Porter cable drill batteries finally gave up the ghost so I went shopping for a new drill. I found out that PC is now owned by the yellow guys and it shown in the build quality and in reviews. I had terrible experience with the red guys and a chat with the maintenance department in my facility revealed they still don't build a tool that lasts. So I bought these. 22v system, 20 year warranty and they feel good in the hand not like cheap Transformer toys, which is what I found with everything else. Drill has a 4 speed gearbox and can handle a 6" hole saw.

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    Default Re: New Tool Tuesday..show some pics

    Quote Originally Posted by abbeyQ View Post
    Anyone who isn't using these little impacts for various tasks is leaving money on the table. They're worth it just for rotor bolts if nothing else. I'm a Milwaukee fan but everyone is making solid options in this category.
    At the minimum, a 1/4" ratchet like the Snap-on I found on the road on Tues

    Makes life SO much faster than a 'regular' wrench. Especially if you're still using a 3-way.

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