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Thread: Cordless tools

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    Cordless tools

    I have used and worn out Dewalt, Metabo, Bosch, cordless drill/drivers and impact drivers and am currently using Hilti. Not overly impressed with the Hilti, chucks are abysmal.

    I use to be a huge fan of Dewalt but they seemed to go thru a period of producing utter crap, what are the new models like ?

    What are the current favourites with trade/professional users ?

    Regards

    Ed

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    hi bud im a mechanic and a big fan of the milwakee line of cordless guns ive got a 3/8 drive gun and carnt fault it so shhould imagine the rest of teh range are as good and come with great warrantys think it was like 2 years on the gun and 3 years on the batteries so carnt fault them might be worth a look see if there is anything in there range that might do ya as the seem very well priced

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    Now I'm a recent convert to Hilti, a mate of one who builds agricultural buildings has used them for years and raves bout their aftercare, I have leased some and bought some, the leasing option was great from my point of view as no massive capital outlay (big breakers) and next day swap on breakdowns.

    I'd moan at your Hilti Rep, they seem to aspire to be the best service wise.

    HTH

    N

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    Dewalt are certainly not the same build as years ago , currently giving Makita and Panasonic a good hammering on a daily basis . Milwaukee wouldn't touch after the third motor replacement in 12 months on a drill driver . I'm afraid all built to a budget now .

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    My makita although not used daily works well ,I remember my fathers first power tool he was a time served chippy he brought home a hitachi when I was still at school 47 next birthday .
    norma

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    Bosch blue. Don't buy the green crap.

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    Take a look round a professional construction site. Makita, Makita, Makita.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch View Post
    Take a look round a professional construction site. Makita, Makita, Makita.
    Last site I was on I noticed an encroaching tide of…. Yellow !

    Regards

    Ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickyA View Post
    Now I'm a recent convert to Hilti, a mate of one who builds agricultural buildings has used them for years and raves bout their aftercare, I have leased some and bought some, the leasing option was great from my point of view as no massive capital outlay (big breakers) and next day swap on breakdowns.

    I'd moan at your Hilti Rep, they seem to aspire to be the best service wise.

    HTH

    N
    As above use hilti impact guns every day 6 days a week and occasionally the drive snaps off the end but I expect that as being a steel erector building industrial buildings and using them all day tightening bolts they take some abuse with the leasing option if we break one take it to a hilti depot they will give you a replacement while yours is fixed so can't really fault there service and no charge at all.

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    We use a mix of Bosch 24v, Maikita 18v but we are moving on to Milwaukee 18 volt and 12 volt machines they just feel better put together and the price of extra batteries is also a bit cheaper than the other 2 makes Milwaukee tools are also made in Germany .
    Hilti is probably the best on the market for power tools just not the cheapest but they do last for ever.
    I think they also offer a life time guarantee on there cordless batteries for some models/voltages .
    I would use Hilti all the time if I did not have to worry about other people working on site with sticky fingers!! pity you can not cut there fingers off when you catch them at it for "FS"
    "a man does good business when he rids himself of a turd"

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