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Old 11-19-2010, 06:34 PM   #1
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I was looking into a new cordless drill, i own an 18v nicad dewalt drill and wanted to get into the new lithium batteries. I found these two drills and was wondering if anyone had used either of these two and what there thoughts were on them and if you guys maybe had some other ideas for a good cordless drill.

http://www.amazon.com/Makita-BDF452H...0209412&sr=1-1
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I was looking into a new cordless drill, i own an 18v nicad dewalt drill and wanted to get into the new lithium batteries. I found these two drills and was wondering if anyone had used either of these two and what there thoughts were on them and if you guys maybe had some other ideas for a good cordless drill.

http://www.amazon.com/Makita-BDF452H...0209412&sr=1-1
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http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-2601...0209291&sr=1-3


I own that Milwaukee. I consider it light duty. Nothing over 3/4" paddle bit, or 3/8" ship auger bit. It's more of a spare to me. I find myself grabbing my full size 18 or 28 volt.


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I've never looked at a parts breakdown, but I've hung mine up a few times before I learned it's limits, I can tell you that when the gears slip in the Milwaukee, they sound plastic.
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I have the hammer drill version of the white Makita. I like it, I'm abusive to it too, hole saws, large unitbits, holes in metal over 1/2".
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I might switch to Makita when I get back in the market for a cordless.

I know the gears and all are plastic, but I just can't get over how light they are. They're half the weight of my bosch 18v nicad.
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I have that same Makita, except with the 3.0 amp hour battery instead of the 1.8 amp hour on, and I love it.

Both of these have all metal gears in the transmission. The plastic sound you hear when it slips are the little plastic ball bearings in the clutch. All cordless drills have the same plastic parts in the clutch mechanism.
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I have the hammer drill version of the white Makita. I like it, I'm abusive to it too, hole saws, large unitbits, holes in metal over 1/2".
I was actually looking at the hammer drill version too, do you have the 1.5amp batteries or the 3.0amp batteries? and how long do they usually last?
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I was actually looking at the hammer drill version too, do you have the 1.5amp batteries or the 3.0amp batteries? and how long do they usually last?
I just use the 1.5 ah that came with it, cause it's lighter that way. They charge in 15 minutes. I usually have to charge each one once a day sometimes more depending on what I'm doing.
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18volt Milwaukee HD, lithium/ion battery, very good drill. I've had a few Makita's and they don't like to be dropped...too plastic-y.
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Go for the full size milwaukee m18 drill. It will rip itself out of your hands
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Go for the full size milwaukee m18 drill. It will rip itself out of your hands

I just recently switched over to the M18 from 18volt dewalt.My old dewault of 12 years finally craped out on me.

I went with Milwaukee instead of another dewault because I feel Dewault has gone downhill. As far as rip inself out of your hands I really don't think so. It doesn't compare to my old dewault at all,The m18 doesn't seem to have the power that my old dewault did.Over all it is a good drill though.
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I have the hammer drill version of the white Makita. I like it, I'm abusive to it too, hole saws, large unitbits, holes in metal over 1/2".

Which one doy ou have the bph452 or the 454? I have both and have send the 452 back twice for a new gear transmission. Only use 1/2 or smaller wood bits in it. The 454 on the other hand has took some major abuse had still runs like new.
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I was looking into a new cordless drill, i own an 18v nicad dewalt drill and wanted to get into the new lithium batteries. I found these two drills and was wondering if anyone had used either of these two and what there thoughts were on them and if you guys maybe had some other ideas for a good cordless drill.

http://www.amazon.com/Makita-BDF452H...0209412&sr=1-1
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http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-2601...0209291&sr=1-3
I would not get that makita, go for the ones that have 454 in thier model number. I have both and have had a bunch of trouble with the 452. The 454 is way more heavy duty.
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I like Makita's now. Although I have many Milwaukee's too. The M12 series has some good tools. My helper always has his on his belt. I tell him he is one of the Red Shirt security officers from Star Trek original series and its his duty to have it on him. Im not sure he knows what im talking about but he always has his drill handy......
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I like Makita's now. Although I have many Milwaukee's too. The M12 series has some good tools. My helper always has his on his belt. I tell him he is one of the Red Shirt security officers from Star Trek original series and its his duty to have it on him. Im not sure he knows what im talking about but he always has his drill handy......
I barely know what you're talking about.
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nice avatar...Resistance, haha, very cool, an old dog after my own heart.
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I like Makita's now. Although I have many Milwaukee's too. The M12 series has some good tools. My helper always has his on his belt. I tell him he is one of the Red Shirt security officers from Star Trek original series and its his duty to have it on him. Im not sure he knows what im talking about but he always has his drill handy......
Not that it matters, but I'd bet your helper talks some serious shnit about you behind your back.
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Not that it matters, but I'd bet your helper talks some serious shnit about you behind your back.
Oh he gets compensated well......
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nice avatar...Resistance, haha, very cool, an old dog after my own heart.
I figured you, if anyone, you would get it... you know, the double meaning.

Haha, i'm such a nerd.
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I figured you, if anyone, you would get it... you know, the double meaning.

Haha, i'm such a nerd.
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