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Old 05-03-2009, 09:01 PM   #21
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I loved my Bosch 10.8V impactor until I used the Milwaukee M12 impactor. The Milwaukee works in 30 weather and the Bosch won't. The Milwaukee spins @ a higher rpm making the shooting of tek screws quicker and easier. As far as weight and physical size, there really isn't any difference. The Makita impact is in a class by itself.

Haven't had the pleasure of the 12v Milwaukee yet but I look forward to it.
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:29 AM   #22
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Just talked to another guy today on the phone and he said that he used to have the makaita. He loved it because it was so light. But he said that he stripped out the gears of his drill. He said the drill was all metal gear transmission but there is a small plastick gear that always strips. He said all drills have the plastic gear. Is there any truth to this or no? I am leaning more towards the makita now that they have the deal where u can get a free lxt tool with a purchase.
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Just talked to another guy today on the phone and he said that he used to have the makaita. He loved it because it was so light. But he said that he stripped out the gears of his drill. He said the drill was all metal gear transmission but there is a small plastick gear that always strips. He said all drills have the plastic gear. Is there any truth to this or no? I am leaning more towards the makita now that they have the deal where u can get a free lxt tool with a purchase.
The Makita 18v drill lith/ion will only last about 2 years from my experience.

I used it to drill thousands of 1 inch holes when running romex through studs over the course of 2 years. I use the Woodowl Naileater bits.

I raced a guy, drilling through a 4x4, with the Makita drill against the corded Milwaukee Right Angle Drill and we tied, twice.

But you better have strong wrists and hands, because the torque of the 18v Lith/ion, set on 1, with a 1 inch bit, will hurt you, so stick with the corded right angle drill, if your man hands haven't come around yet.

I just bought a new replacement 18v Makita drill (no batteries or charger) for $108 on Amazon. I don't care if I shell out a hundred bucks every couple of years; this drill is great.
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Just talked to another guy today on the phone and he said that he used to have the makaita. He loved it because it was so light. But he said that he stripped out the gears of his drill. He said the drill was all metal gear transmission but there is a small plastick gear that always strips. He said all drills have the plastic gear. Is there any truth to this or no? I am leaning more towards the makita now that they have the deal where u can get a free lxt tool with a purchase.

Had a plumber I work around quite a bit try to sell me his Makita set. Said this was the third time that the gears in his Makita have stripped out. Granted, he's a plumber drilling with hole hawg bits all the time, but hey, I abuse my drill sometimes too. The rest of the tools in the set were still good, he just said that he was tired of getting the drill fixed, even though the warrenty has covered it every time. Guess what he's going to now? The same 18V Li-On Milwaukee set that I have had for a little over a year now with no problems.
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Are these the makita drills with all metal gear transmissions??????
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I have the makita impact and drill they are great. I was pleasantly surprized and have not felt the need to try anything else. The impact is awesome for drilling in long decking screws etc.. with hardly any pressure like needed with a screw gun. I also use it a lot with my slugbuster kit, within seconds it is done. Great tools.
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Makita hands down. I bleed teal!
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I bought the makita 702 kit and absolutely love it. I tried a buddy of mines milwaukee and the batteries are horrible they dies before i could finish drill a few holes. My makita blew it away.
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Makita hands down. I bleed teal!
Pretty much. At one of my co. jobsites we have 6 guys with the Makita combo kits and 2 Milwaukee kits. One of those just converted over to Makita. From my personal experience the Milwaukees can't handle the workload like the Makitas can. I just bought myself a new lct set actually.
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I've been using Hitachi Tools, they now com e with a 10 year warranty on the tool (lithium Ion) itself. I use mine in HVAC work. I have several in 10.8 and also 18 volt.
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