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Old 11-24-2016, 12:49 PM
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Default Porter cable 20 volt tool kit

Includes 1/2" drill/driver, 2 lithium batteries and charger, skill and sawsall for $129 at lowes. How is the quality and pricing? Been using a 19.2 volt craftsman and wanting a new one.
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Old 11-24-2016, 01:22 PM
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If you don't use your tools to make a living they are OK. Battery life isn't so great but you can afford to buy an extra few sets (as opposed to Dewalt which charges more for the battery than the tool). If you are an average do-it-yourselfer they will work fine.
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I assume they should be better than the nicad batteries I use now?
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I've got a Porter Cable kit that came with drill and skil saw with 2 batts (one small and one larger). I don't use it often, but when I do, I'm pretty impressed with it. I think the most I've done is use the skil saw to cut pecan/hickory/cherry wood in little discs to use for smoking on the Egg.
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You'll be good with it. Works great for normal home use. Any problems Lowes backs there products has been my experience.
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I've got that sets predecessor and it is complete trash. I actually smashed the saw in my driveway the other day.

I like battery powered drills, but it starts and ends there.
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I've got that sets predecessor and it is complete trash. I actually smashed the saw in my driveway the other day.

I like battery powered drills, but it starts and ends there.


did the same thing to a corded sawzall from harbor freight
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I guess everyone's mileage varies. All I can say is my son and I have the prior gen and both sets have worked fine for around 7 years.
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I have some porter cable tools corded and cordless. They are all above satisfactory in quality
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Old 11-25-2016, 04:57 AM
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It's not 20 volts..it's still 19.2. 16 batteries at 1.2 volts each. They advertise "20 volts", but the fine print says that's a fully charged battery with a float charge on it.

I've got a bunch of 18 volt Porter cable stuff. Tools are ok, batteries suck.
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Old 11-25-2016, 09:00 AM
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My cordless tools range from Dewalt, Makita & Bosch.

Screw guns are 18v Makita, torque driver and screw guns.
I usually get 4 hours of hard use from one fully charged battery.
Batteries are expensive.
Makita hammer drills "SUCK".
Clutches fry in less than 6 months.

Bosch, a step above Makita.
Never owned one of their hammer drills.
Everything else has performed as expected in a professional environment.

Dewalt, their 18v tools are ok for the most part.
Some good, some suck.

3 months ago I purchased a new 20v brushless DeWalt XR hammer drill.
Batteries are not cheap but this tool is a "Brute" with the 5.0ah batts installed.
It will hurt you if not careful, there's that much torque in this beast.
Wear gloves when changing bits or drivers.
The chuck will remove a lay or 2 of skin until you get the hang of changing bits or drivers.

Sawzall, corded only.

For occasional home use, you don't need semi-professional or professional quality tools.
Only you and you alone can answer how it will be used (light, moderate, extreme) and whether or not your intentions of use will require one of the professional tiered tools.
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