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Old 09-22-2009, 11:32 PM   #1
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I need a new drill bad, my Bosch died after 4 years, my Milwaukee has a bad trigger, my Hitachi 14.4 my dad gave me is about 5 years old and has dead batteries, and my Milwaukee M18 drill/driver is down to 1 battery and the drill is shot.

So I need Something new.

I want to know if anyone has these and how they work.
http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hardw...atalogId=10053

Or should I just get a Hilti already.
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:37 PM   #2
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Don't know anything about it....but....looks like it 0.70 cents cheaper at amazon....w/free shipping and no tax.

http://www.amazon.com/Makita-LCT200W...3676891&sr=8-2
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:40 PM   #3
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Why not just get a new trigger for the red one?
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Why not just get a new trigger for the red one?
I want to do that too, but at the same time I like a light drill also instead of lugging the red brick around.
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Old 09-23-2009, 12:07 AM   #5
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I've borrowed one briefly and really liked it, especially how short it was front to back to get in tight spots. It has power too for how light and small it was. The furniture guy(he was doing big lab setups in a pharma. so it was getting pretty heavy use) loved it. I can't really speak on battery life or anything long term but it seemed pretty nice.
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Old 09-23-2009, 12:26 AM   #6
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heard the white versions are the home owner housewife stuff. i love my makita lxt stuff. ebay has great deals on tool only and batteries, but i love amazon too. i noticed a ton of the original milwaukee 18v on craigslist for CHEAP, i love that line still
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I don't own one,but borrowed one the other day from a guy that I was working with, and it is a pretty nice drill. I would consender buying one for myself.
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:51 PM   #8
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I am leaning toward getting these for myself and the fact that it is a very good price.

Anyone have any other suggestions for drills???
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:22 PM   #9
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Spend the extra money and get the 3.0ah battery version. We sell both and find most customers that go with the 1.5ah (makita) or 1.3ah (Bosch) are usually slightly disappointed with the power. The customers that buy the 3.0ah (Makita) or 2.6ah (Bosch) love them.

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Edited: Actually I just found out the LCT line cannot accept the 3.0ah batteries. You can put its 1.5ah batteries on other Makita cordless Li-Ion but not the other way around. That is why the LCT line is so cheap right now, it is designed more for a home owner rather than everyday commercial/industrial use. If you like that line we have the same exact thing in the Bosch line, except it will take the 2.6ah batteries.

http://www.aikencolon.com/Bosch-2561...mo_p_3332.html

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I like that drill, the White and Black model that takes the 1.5ah batteries.

Remember, it's about $100 less than the 3.0ah model. Also, the 3.0ah takes 45 minutes to charge a battery while the 1.5ah battery charges in 15 minutes. Also, the 1.5ah weighs less.

I do NOT feel that it is a homeowner drill. It's a great drill for 95% of the work. When I need to do something that requires a LOT of torque for a long time, such as drive 1/4" Tapcons all day, I go for the larger drill. But for everything else I use the 1.5ah model Makita, it's such a pleasure.

Who cares how long the battery lasts? The other one charges in 15 minutes, faster than you could kill a battery.
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Has anyone used the teir spool repair unit, or any other type of spool repair gadget

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Old 09-26-2009, 04:52 PM   #12
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Stay away from the compact batteries unless you don't use the drill much. You'll wear out the batteries way faster because you'll be using them up and charging them twice a much as the larger capacity batteries. You'll also be pissed because these great new lightweight lithium batteries don't last lone and lithium is supposed to be so great!

Get the bigger batteries. You'll spend a lot less buying them now then paying for them individually later on.
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Definitely go with the 3.0 batteries. Those drills kick serious ass. And the compact one is compact enough to take a stubby spade bit and drill down the top plate on an outside wall with the roof line in the way, you have to switch bits to a longer spade partway through. That right there paid for my drills I bought. That one hole saved a whole lot of screwing around. I also got a sawzall in that same line for free when I bought mine and it's power is way better than the old cordless sawzalls. I feel comfortable relying on doing a small job without loading up the corded saw.
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ok i own alot of Makita gear, so here's my openion, the 3.0Ah Batteries are great i love them i only charge them once a week and i use them almost all day. haven't had a issue with them at all and they stay charged very nice as long as you take care them. If your looking for a new drill look for the sawzall, Hammer Driver Drill, Flashlight, Impact driver combo kit, This Kit is around 399.99(http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053) at Home depot. I also have the 10.8v(http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053) Drill and impact drill combo, Very good set, i use them as back ups when i gatta do a side job that doesn't require alot. They perform as good as the Dewalts or Milwakee's 14.4v Drills honestly. Then their is this then 18v Driver Drill (http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053) It's great i love it and it's nice and light weight, No hammer drill function tho so that sucks but it has good power torque. it uses the 1.5Ah Batteries and those won't work with the LXT makita series. Keep in mind those Lithium ion works very well if you bring the batteries inside every Night and not leave them in your car as the cold will drain them faster. I hope this helps you out. some i own some of their other tools and Makita honors the warranty and they are very quick to respond.
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