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Old 10-27-2012, 12:54 AM
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In my line of work I use cordless tools almost exclusively. The only things I have with cords are tools that are not yet available in cordless. I'm sure there is at least one obscure brand of cordless tool that I have never owned, but I cannot think of any of the top of my head.

I am a Makita fan, but do not own any of their cordless at this time. I drifted from them 15 years ago when they had those horrible orange 12V batteries that wouldn't hold a charge long enough to tighten the chuck with the trigger.

DeWalt - They are Yellow for a reason.

Milwaukee - My personal favorite because the tool itself is absolutely top shelf. The batteries have come a long way and their current M18 batteries appear to be solid. Their M12 stuff is great but the battery chargers are finicky. Their older 18V stuff is great but the batteries suck, even the V18 Li-ion ones.

Ridgid - These are a decent tool with a warranty that beats all. I know have a rather extensive collection of their tools and have utilized the warranty to cover the batteries. No hassle at all; I like that in a warranty. The tools are not Milwaukee, but are very capable and remind me of me of Makita tools of 10-15 years ago.

The other brands of cordless tools are not worth mentioning IMO, as they either are too 'consumer grade' for me to consider or should be 'Yellow' as well.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:32 PM
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Milwaukee would be my first choice (except i'm cheap and haven't bellied up to the bar yet for alot of Milwaukee tools).

i do own alot of Rigid cordless tools (mostly because of the lifetime warranty..IMO no matter if they are junk, they will always be new...lol).

but honestly i've recently been moving to Hitachi power tools...very good IMO...and second to Milwaukee...
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Milwaukee, I would say is top of the line. I have owned several, and worked with even more when I was active duty. I don't think they can be beat.

I had a Porta Cable (yeah I know) 12V cordless drill that was surprisingly top of the line. I used it extensively for almost 3 yrs, until I dropped (or more accurately it got kicked off) the drill, case, batteries, and charger off of a 100+ foot concrete tower. It didn't work worth the damn after that.

I'm yet to find a decent replacement. I'm no longer in the construction field, so I don't use my drill often, and when I do need it, I've found that I need to charge the battery before I can use it. I've currently got a Craftsman 18V that seems to function, though I wish I could keep a charge on the battery while it's being stored.

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I've been running DeWalt 14.4v series for over 12 years... still using most of the original batteries too... wouldn't call it garbage, but I can agree with most large companies having horrible customer service.
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I think for that combo (drill/driver), Makita and DeWalt dominate. Both made in Japan these days. Whether they say 18v or 20v, they're both 18v w a 20v max. I use the Makita setup. Get the brushless option if you can. Smoother, quieter, etc. I use mine a lot with the compact batteries and the weight makes them great to use for my application-drywalling, framing. But I'm going to grab the bigger battery for a third as it will last way longer when framing with 2.5" or 3" screws. I even lost my temper one day and smashed my impact against the wall half a dozen times and it still works flawlessly. I would buy either of the two brands. I've used them both and they are so similar now. (But I'm not keen on yellow..)
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This the tool that i bought last year, i have not used it, but mobile home movers use the same brand & model & it works great for removing those big lug nuts

http://www.coastaltool.com/a/milwaukee/v28_0779-20.htm
mine came with the battery & charger, in a heavy duty plastic case
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This the tool that i bought last year, i have not used it, but mobile home movers use the same brand & model & it works great for removing those big lug nuts

http://www.coastaltool.com/a/milwaukee/v28_0779-20.htm
mine came with the battery & charger, in a heavy duty plastic case
I had the chance to use one of these about a year ago. They are a 'real' impact tool.
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Im a Milwaukee fan and do have the odd Ridgid because the warranty rocks for homeowners/DIYers with a lifetime warranty.

But I do reach for my Milwaukee time and time again
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I've bought several "low quality" brand cordless drills (black and decker, ryobi, etc) from 12v to 18v and none of them have lasted. I don't even hardly use them, jsut around the house, drilling wood, hanging pictures, etc. Very light use. The batteries only last a few months then to buy another is like ~$50. I even follow the correct procedure of letting them cool off before and after charging, draining completely(as much as possible), etc. I won't ever buy another cordless unless it's a very good one, as the rest are a waste of money.

I will say that after wasting all that money and being fed up I decided I don't need a good cordless for my use and wasn't going to spend the money on one. So I went to harbor freight and for ~$50 I got an 18v cheap cordless drill, 2 batteries, and a charger. I've had it two years and it works great for light duty/household use. I bought it figuring if the batteries don't last, a new one is only $10, not $50, and they have actually lasted. Go figure...

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LOL what does that mean? My harbor freight one is black, it must be top of the line, eh?

I've given up on an affordable and reliable cordless for heavy use. The harbor freight one is dirt cheap and has been reliable for me, for light use. Obviously it wouldn't hold up in heavy use.

I have a bunch of hitachi tools, they are top notch especially for the price. I have an array, craftsman, milwaki, hitachi, dewalt, etc. I think I own some of each and really they are all great tools, especially if you don't use them day in and day out. I have a black and decker corded drill that is finally dying(I think the brushes need replaced....although I'll likely just buy a new one). The drill is probably about 40 years old and has absolutely been hammered on. We used it one year putting plywood up on friends/neighbors/people who need help houses when the hurricanes came through real bad around 2005, used it for like a week straight all day every day drilling into block houses. It got so hot you could barely touch the plastic casing bare handed lol. Black and decker now is like a tonka toy...
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