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  1. az240zz

    az240zz Registered Contributor

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    I sold my Craftsman 19.2 power tools and have to get new ones. I considered Milwaukee but their too expensive for home use. The leaves a choice among Ryobi,Makita, Bosch etc.

    What do you folks use and why???
     
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    Beaver Maximum Effort

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    I use Makita at home and have never had any issues.
     
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    Linderbee Let's GO, CARDINALS! Contributor

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    We have ryobi and have been unimpressed with their batteries. Charges don't last long, and they stop charging altogether much sooner than expected
     
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    MrYeahbut rilly bruh, rilly?? Contributor

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    I use Milwaukee impact because I buy them for my technicians. I get a deal when I buy 4 at a time. My techs put them threw hell and sometimes I just take one of their old ones. Fine for home use.

    I had a Dewalt that lasted years. I needed impact with a hammer drill so I ultimately went Milwaukee.
     
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    ryobi is fine for basic homeowner use... they hold up well when you do a cost analysis, lol.


    But I use DeWalt now. You can get a 20v set that has the impact driver and the drill...two batteries, a charger and a case for less than $200 at pretty much any home depot or lowes.

    if you see them real cheap, like $159... check the amp hours on the batteries.... DeWalt sells basically homeowner level and contractor level and the biggest difference is the batteries. The contractor level tools give you a bit more torque and a couple more hours of battery life.

    if you dont "need" the power , then go ahead and save the money... but in my book more power is always good. I bought my set for 199 five years ago, the little impact has the quick release chuck...and that thing gets used two or three times a week just around the house... very handy.

    when I had my sat business my little dewalt would go three or four days installing sat dishes before I had to swap batteries.

    why dewalt is simple...Top notch quality for a fair price... pricing is about the same as Makita and Bosch and IMO the quality and power are better.

    1.3ah for $169
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-...ries-1-3Ah-Charger-and-Bag-DCK240C2/204373168

    1.5ah $229
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-...Charger-and-Contractor-Bag-DCK280C2/202922366

    3.0ah $299
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-...teries-3Ah-Charger-and-Bag-DCK290L2/202922445

    I use the kit in the middle... these prices were just what they had on the website right now for california... but that middle kit can be had for $189 pretty regularly.
    when I bought it I was not aware of the battery difference...learned that after I started noticing so many price points for what looked like the same tool... it is the same tool, just different batteries.

    you can add a multi tool, circular saw, blower, reciprocating saw, chainsaw, jigsaw, or even a radio...add in tools are between $99 and about $159 per tool

    dewalt 20v rocks man.
     
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    Try www.mscdirect.com & look in their sales flyers. They usually have pretty good deals.
     
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    I have multiple kobalt power tools I have had for years without issue.
     
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    Bada0Bing Don't Stop Believin'

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    Yup. I use kobalt too. batteries have never let me down.
     
  9. az240zz

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    Bought a Dewalt 20 volt combo. Drill and impact from Home Depot
     
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