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Old 12-06-2020, 01:09 PM
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So I see you already made your decision but I just picked a fuel surge impact driver. That thing is way, way, I mean way less noisy as the the dewalt. I could talk and drive screws and the noise not interfere. Anyways besides that, I don't think you could go wrong with either unless one or the other changes batteries. Last dewalt set I bought, like a month later the 20v stuff came out.
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Used to be a diehard dewalt guy. I have a set of Milwaukee’s now and very happy with them.
Old 12-06-2020, 02:41 PM
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I’ve got quite a few Dewalt 20v tools at home. Use them quite often and have done all I’ve asked and more.

I use Milwaukee and some makita at work. Certain battery tools we use for linework use makita batteries so it just makes sense. My Milwaukee impact driver has the most power but I like the way the Dewalt feels in my hands better.

can’t go wrong either way. Whatever deal is better is what I would get honestly
Old 12-07-2020, 08:24 AM
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Used my new Dewalt set all day yesterday replacing/reparing the front bumper on my Duramax. I'm gonna stay with Dewalt. After performing like it did yesterday, I see no point in returning it to spend $50 more to a China owned outfit that does the same thing. Just gotta invest in a 5ah Dewalt battery. The 1.3ah I was using yesterday lasted all day just fine but if I'm gonna get the grinder and impact wrench from Dewalt I'm gonna want the bigger battery.

Again, I'm going from "Ultra Steel" and "Hyper Tough" tools.... lol. Any kind of real deal professional grade tool is a premiuim to me regardless of brand LMAO
Old 12-07-2020, 08:30 AM
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Just upgraded to dewalt XR and picked up a 6-1/4” circular saw to mount to a kreg rip guide. The drill is a beast. I had some genius paint the top of my stone fireplace. I added a wire wheel and attacked. Ran it for a hard hour and only lost one bar on battery. Good enough for me.
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Originally Posted by Manoverboard123 View Post



Also last thing.. The other reason I'm kinda considering going to Milwaukee is because appearantly the Milwaukee impact wrenches run CIRCLES around the Dewalt wrenches... And I know whichever brand you get is what you stick with.

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That is what drove me toward Milwaukee, even though I haven't made the purchase yet. I was going to post this same question since my Porter Cable drill/driver is finally wearing out. I have a small collection of their stuff, but if one dies, you have to look at the whole line of products before replacing it. Unfortunately, PC is getting out of automotive and focusing on carpentry/construction going forward, and they aren't making a right angle ratchet or impact. Most of my need is automotive.
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Originally Posted by Knoxes View Post
That is what drove me toward Milwaukee, even though I haven't made the purchase yet. I was going to post this same question since my Porter Cable drill/driver is finally wearing out. I have a small collection of their stuff, but if one dies, you have to look at the whole line of products before replacing it. Unfortunately, PC is getting out of automotive and focusing on carpentry/construction going forward, and they aren't making a right angle ratchet or impact. Most of my need is automotive.
My heavy equipment guys rave about the Milwaukee 3/8 drive Fuel stubby, 250 ft lbs of torque

https://milwaukeetool.com/Products/P...enches/2554-20
Old 12-07-2020, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Knoxes View Post
That is what drove me toward Milwaukee, even though I haven't made the purchase yet. I was going to post this same question since my Porter Cable drill/driver is finally wearing out. I have a small collection of their stuff, but if one dies, you have to look at the whole line of products before replacing it. Unfortunately, PC is getting out of automotive and focusing on carpentry/construction going forward, and they aren't making a right angle ratchet or impact. Most of my need is automotive.
Well very soon I’m gonna add on with a Dewalt grinder, Dewalt spotlight (for running the boat at night) and a Dewalt impact wrench... I’ll post up how it is. Everyone says Milwaukee is the only option for impact wrench’s but I’ll see

Dewalt impact wrench ($320) is on sale everywhere right now for $199 and comes with the 5ah 20v battery
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Milwaukee sale at Home Depot just fyi...



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Milwaukee is owned by the Chinese company Techtronic Industries. Dewalt is owned by Stanley Black & Decker of New Britain, CT. If that influences your decision.
Thank you for that, I try to purchase American made, it does influence my purchases.


I'm a tool nut, I don't believe that there's any tool line that does best across the board, you got a pick and choose and I am very impressed with the improvements in Ergonomics of the tools coming from the dewalt.
The grinders top to bottom, the 20 V Dewalt was the first battery grinder I bought and I was disappointed. I no longer try to run an abrasive on it and I just keep a diamond wheel and it handles that well and in that role it has a valuable place in my tool inventory. The 60 V Dewalt was the second battery powered grinder I purchased and it's a very serious tool. I picked up the Makita a couple years ago and after the first day I knew that if I lost it or it failed I would replace it the next day... Then I bought the Milwaukee a couple months ago and it became my favorite small battery powered grinder, a few days ago I bought the bottom Dewalt flex volt grinder and it is my new favorite.
The Milwaukee 90° die grinder is new and I like it, the Milwaukee cut off tool with a a diamond wheel is also new and just OK, if it died tomorrow I probably wouldn't replace it.
You can't compare yesterdays Dewalt to today's Milwaukee or vice versa, the field is changing pretty rapidly.
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Originally Posted by Manoverboard123 View Post
Well very soon I’m gonna add on with a Dewalt grinder, Dewalt spotlight (for running the boat at night) and a Dewalt impact wrench... I’ll post up how it is. Everyone says Milwaukee is the only option for impact wrench’s but I’ll see

Dewalt impact wrench ($320) is on sale everywhere right now for $199 and comes with the 5ah 20v battery
Looking at DeWalts' offering, I don't see a right angle ratchet or impact. I guess that seems like a specialized tool, but I can see using it on a pretty regular basis. I think I looked for that before making the decision on Milwaukee, but if not, I'm glad I did. I have nothing against DeWalt. I'd buy them if their product line had what I need - partly because of the US manufacturing, but also because their market presence has been broad and consistent for decades now. You can get them anywhere.
Old 12-07-2020, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Knoxes View Post
Looking at DeWalts' offering, I don't see a right angle ratchet or impact. I guess that seems like a specialized tool, but I can see using it on a pretty regular basis. I think I looked for that before making the decision on Milwaukee, but if not, I'm glad I did. I have nothing against DeWalt. I'd buy them if their product line had what I need - partly because of the US manufacturing, but also because their market presence has been broad and consistent for decades now. You can get them anywhere.
I always buy American when possible, which is what really kept me on Dewalt. Plus, my family owns a big welding/fab shop and all the workers out there run Dewalt everything by choice. Some of their tools are over 10 years old and they still use them everyday.

When I found out Milwaukee is now owned by a Chinese company, that sealed my decison.

Here's what I'm gonna pick up next https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-2...E&gclsrc=aw.ds This impact wrench is actually made in USA

With as much as I'm on the road (a lot of time with trailers) I figured it'd be my next smart investment. Plus it comes with the bigger battery I want
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What Evers cheaper when I’m in the mood to buy
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Dewalt.........We drill holes for a living. 3/8 through 2” mostly through wood. I have a dozen of them mostly from Amazon now. 100 bucks for a drill, charger, 2 batteries and a case. We use them all day every day. They last about a year and then we toss the drill. The batteries last until they get lost. You can’t bet them. I have tried every brand there is.....twice......
Old 12-08-2020, 04:55 AM
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We ahead got me the DCF899 Dewalt XR impact wrench. Came with 4ah battery, bag, and charger. $199.99, $350 original. I tested it out to break the lugs off my 2500HD GM. Of course any impact should break those off though... only time will tell
Old 12-08-2020, 10:31 AM
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I am Dewalt guy in lighter equipment repair, but the heavy equipment mechanics I work with swear by Milwaukee

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