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posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 07:06 PM
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originally posted by: Alien Abduct
Table saw - Bosch

Cordless drills/impact drivers - #1. Makita #2. Bosch

Corded hammer drill - Bosch

Sliding Radial arm saw/Chop saw - DeWalt DW717 is good for the money tho there are better more expensive ones.

Jig saw - #1. Bosch #2. Milwaukee

Nail guns - roofing/framing: Hitachi. anything smaller, Paslode

Sawzall - Milwaukee

Skill saw - Makita

Makita is by no means "girl tools" I agree with the poster above, my Makita drill an driver have taken many falls on concrete, in pools, in dirt and they just keep going. DeWalt is junk in comparison.





I apologise but here in the UK building trade Dewalt is the standard.

Makita make good kit but tend to be used by electricians, plasterers plumbers ect so my insult was a little geared towards getting feedback


To be fair I am not a big Makita fan other than they seem to make good sanders but I am sure they are great




posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 07:07 PM
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originally posted by: myselfaswell
a reply to: nonspecific

G'day

Been a while, but I couldn't resist.



Makita. good for girls




Au Contraire Mon Ami, although I agree about the jigsaw and the beltsander. what you see is the tip of the iceberg and they take a flogging, especially the grinders and they never miss a beat. Try strapping on an Arbortech industrial carver and see how you go with that, I'd back Makita anyday.

And yeah, WTH is it with Festool. I've never used one and not likely to either, do they just think up numbers and then double them for their pricing?

Kind Regards
Myselfaswell


They look great mate and I bet the missus loves using them.

How about letting us know what tools you use when your at work though?



Sorry mate could not resist.
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posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 07:13 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

DeWalt has no business in the list.

Hilti is the hands down best power tool manufacturer in the industry. You can't beat them. And if you do beat them, they still work.

Makita...i'd replace with Milwaukee. Bosch...another decent choice so long as you don't buy the cheaper crap they pawn off on places like Wal Mart.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 07:43 PM
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Since most of the top brands have been covered, I'll just toss the Metabo brand out there for consideration. Absolutely the best grinder/metal cutter you will find.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 07:55 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

My tool is bigger, better and stay on the job longer than yours!


And then when you get older and retire, it's all Depends.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 08:16 PM
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As a welder and pipefitter of 25 years I'm gonna vote Dewalt grinders. Hilti hammerdrills, Milwaukee band saws, end grinders, and 1" spline drive drill motors (" Big Bertha" will break your wrist if ya aint careful.) Metabo is a bad ass cutter but not as easy to handle as a grinder.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 08:24 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
Gunna have to disagree with you there. I'd rather have a Dewalt grinder for laying a bevel on small bore than any other. Don't much care for their 6" grinders those don't balance well but their 4" is still the best.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific




Understood but hapatic means nothing in the English language


He made a small spelling error. Haptic feedback:


Haptic feedback, often referred to as simply "haptics", is the use of the sense of touch in a user interface design to provide information to an end user.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 08:46 PM
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originally posted by: charolais
As far as new power tools and cordless tools go I highly recommend Milwaukee.


Amen! I do demolition work sometime, and when we hit some tough metal (including hardened steel) these Milwaukee
demo blades on the Sawzall will cut through anything!

Demo Blades



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 09:55 PM
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I was using a Craftsman 18v 1/2 drill for the past 3 years and it was a beast. But then the boss got me a new Craftsman 18v and it died within a month. Seriously. Complete junk. Same drill but different motors in them. I can get all the serial numbers if anyone is interested. But seriously that first Craftsman was an animal. At the same time I really don't like Craftsman at all. I'm a pneumatic user mainly and I've always seen that good tools pay for themselves. I mainly use Matco and Mac. Lifetime guarantee plus you can pay weekly if needed. My best recommendation, don't buy cheap sockets, ratchets, drills or air hammers.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 10:35 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Oh its all good I knew you meant no harm. Everyone has their opinion on what tools we prefer. DeWalt is better than most.



posted on Mar, 11 2016 @ 01:19 AM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: nonspecific

DeWalt has no business in the list.

Hilti is the hands down best power tool manufacturer in the industry. You can't beat them. And if you do beat them, they still work.

Makita...i'd replace with Milwaukee. Bosch...another decent choice so long as you don't buy the cheaper crap they pawn off on places like Wal Mart.


Dewalt make some good tools but also some overpriced bad ones.

They are basically black and decker pro tools with a different badge, Apparently tradesman did not like the thought of using black and decker tools as they felt that they were for the home user. Black and decker owned Dewalt who made and invented the radial arm saw so they used the trade name and colour scheme for the new top end powertool range and tradesmen recognised the dewalt name and were happy to use them on site after that.

I would take a dewalt cordless drill over makita any day, they make decent routers too and as said before there is only one manufacturer of radial arm saws.



posted on Mar, 11 2016 @ 01:24 AM
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originally posted by: nonspecific
Makita. good for girls and those with a lack of funds, popular with lesser trades that do not need real tools. make pretty good sanders. Overpriced and somewhere inbetween Argos and real mans tools.


Doesn't seem fair. Most of what I work with is Makita and they don't disappoint.
110 jigsaw is beast and their heavier cordless gear serves well too. Admittedly, the 10v cordless range doesn't hold up to much beyond domestic diy, but the 18v drills and jigsaws are lifesavers on sites with limited power supply. We use Makita palm and orbital sanders on Teak, mostly and to good effect. I recently started using a lighter Makita 110 jigsaw that stands up to it's bigger brother with much ferocity. Can't fault it.

I think Makita deserves more credit than you're giving.



posted on Mar, 11 2016 @ 01:31 AM
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Black and decker is by far the best , I'm joking

I'm an electrician and I use mostly sawzall , drill and impact . I had a dewalt 20 volt lithium ion and it sucked , the drill had no power. After someone broke in my van and robbed them all I switched to makita and it is way better. No contest. A few of my coworkers have Milwaukee stuff and it seems pretty reliable . Bosch has a decent hammer drill , I miss my 24 volt cordless Milwaukee hammer drill, worth it's weight in gold



posted on Mar, 11 2016 @ 01:36 AM
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originally posted by: Thenail
Black and decker is by far the best , I'm joking

I'm an electrician and I use mostly sawzall , drill and impact . I had a dewalt 20 volt lithium ion and it sucked , the drill had no power. After someone broke in my van and robbed them all I switched to makita and it is way better. No contest. A few of my coworkers have Milwaukee stuff and it seems pretty reliable . Bosch has a decent hammer drill , I miss my 24 volt cordless Milwaukee hammer drill, worth it's weight in gold


People laugh at black and decker but all top end dewalt is just that as I said before.

They invented the electric drill and the cordless and when Nasa faked the moon landings they asked B&D to make a drill to take on the moon so they cannot be all that bad.

Here in the UK Milwake is a bit pricey for what it is, there good tools but you do not tend to see that many heavy trades using them, more electricians and kitchen fitters.



posted on Mar, 11 2016 @ 01:38 AM
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Atlas Copco.
Used a Atlas Copco hammer drill vs. a Hilti.
Both were good, but the Atlas went through the concrete wall like it being a wall of butter. Wonderful!



posted on Mar, 11 2016 @ 01:39 AM
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originally posted by: SlowNail

originally posted by: nonspecific
Makita. good for girls and those with a lack of funds, popular with lesser trades that do not need real tools. make pretty good sanders. Overpriced and somewhere inbetween Argos and real mans tools.


Doesn't seem fair. Most of what I work with is Makita and they don't disappoint.
110 jigsaw is beast and their heavier cordless gear serves well too. Admittedly, the 10v cordless range doesn't hold up to much beyond domestic diy, but the 18v drills and jigsaws are lifesavers on sites with limited power supply. We use Makita palm and orbital sanders on Teak, mostly and to good effect. I recently started using a lighter Makita 110 jigsaw that stands up to it's bigger brother with much ferocity. Can't fault it.

I think Makita deserves more credit than you're giving.


The palm sanders are good and to be truthful it's a bit of a joke here in the UK that Makita users are girls.

They do make some good kit but I tend to find them a bit over priced for the build quality sometimes and I think that people often buy because of the brand not the tool in question, there is no way one company can make the best tool in every range but some folks seem to think it's important to have matching boxes as opposed to good tools.



posted on Mar, 11 2016 @ 01:54 AM
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In my experience (i use them for work) I like the Milwaukee Fuel range. Even the 12v tools are powerful. But as some others have said Hilti is tough. They are very hard to break, I have witnessed someone deliberately try and sabotage a hammer drill by slamming it on the ground and also trying to short it out. But Hilti is too expensive. My recommendation would be either Milwaukee or Makita if you’re a tradesman and if you’re a home handyman Hitachi is great value for money.



posted on Mar, 11 2016 @ 03:07 AM
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Dewalt is what you find on the job site. You can treat them like crap and they still give you love.



posted on Mar, 11 2016 @ 04:08 AM
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a reply to: Toolman18

If I recall correctly, Craftsman are built by Ryobi.

Had a Ryobi kit for over a decade before they started to fail. Their replacement batteries suck and are too expensive.
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