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Old 09-16-2017, 11:47 AM
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Who is making the best rechargeable tool system right now? I'd like to get something at least 18V with lots of options as far as different tools go. Who has something they really like, or really hate?
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Who is making the best rechargeable tool system right now? I'd like to get something at least 18V with lots of options as far as different tools go. Who has something they really like, or really hate?
I like my Milwaukee 18v system...

Can't go write my with Makita either I have a lot of corded tools from them
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Probably can't go wrong with any of the big names.
I'm happy with my DeWalt 20V lithium tools. They have a good selection and
I really like the 3/8" drive impact, I can't believe how much I use that thing.
I have 4,5" grinder, circular saw, sawzall, Oscillating Multi-Tool , 2 batteries and the impact.
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Dewalt and Milwaukee are both great and have a yuuuge tool selection.
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I'm a huge Bosch fan, I have 5 or 6 drills, drivers and impact plus 3 LED lights that run on the batteries. These were amazing during Irma, especially the 18v flood light.
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Not a professional, but the Ryobi tools have been quite good for me. We have an outlet within 10 miles, and the deals can be very, very good. Drills and impact drivers work well, as do the circular and reciprocal saws, their version of a zip saw, a router, and a leaf blower that is perfect for blowing off the driveway. I want their chop saw, but have not pulled the trigger (yet). The 1/2" impact wrench really is helpful around the boat trailers as well.
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Originally Posted by GradysDad View Post
Dewalt and Milwaukee are both great and have a yuuuge tool selection.
Both are good. I have a complete DeWalt 18V set for both the Texas and LOTO place.
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As said, probably can't go wrong with any of the big name brands. I have dewalt and makita. A nice feature of the makita is that the batteries charge in about 15 minutes.
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I went with Ridgid because of the lifetime warranty for batteries.

I'm just a home user and don't earn a living with my tools and I'm quite happy with them so far.
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I started with Dewalt 18v 15 years ago. The batteries are the money. if you have a dozen batteries and 3 or 4 chargers you never run out of charged batteries. I am stuck on 18v because I started so long ago. If I had to start over Dewalt 20v.

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Originally Posted by pworm14 View Post
I went with Ridgid because of the lifetime warranty for batteries.

I'm just a home user and don't earn a living with my tools and I'm quite happy with them so far.
X2. Tool is covered for life as well.
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Originally Posted by pworm14 View Post
I went with Ridgid because of the lifetime warranty for batteries.

I'm just a home user and don't earn a living with my tools and I'm quite happy with them so far.
That's what I did. I had to get a new battery and it was kind of a pain in the butt. I brought the bad battery back thinking I could just exchange the bad one for a new one. They said I had to bring in the entire kit, I had the drill driver set. So I had to go back to HD again with my drill, impact driver, both batteries and the charger. They tested the bad battery on a charger to make sure it was bad then had to call a 800 number and be put on hold.

Finally I got my new battery after 2 trips and a hour of my time wasted at HD. Other than that the drill and impact driver have been flawless. The impact driver is my favorite tool now.
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I didn't know Ridgid would warranty batteries for life? That's pretty great if it is so.

I am an advocate of Hitachi. Great cordless tools.
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Ryobi One + gets my vote. Granted they aren't the highest quality jobsite choice, but for around the house they rock. Whatever you decide, price batteries before you decide. Some are ridiculous and they will eventually go bad.
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I've broken them all. Right now I am using Milwaukee. They have the larges selection of tools. Their special 12v items like copper tubing cutter and pvc shears are awesome.

For a small screw gun nothing can beat the Festool CSX with their installers kit but at $700 for that set up you have to really use it a lot to justify the expense.
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Milwaukee all the way in my opinion!
Huge selection in both 18V and 12V and 5 year tool and 3 year battery warranty that is very easily handled.
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Ridgid all the way.
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My shop only used milwaukee 18v. We have over 20 units. And they are beat to hell every day. The new 1/2" impact has great power. In 5 years we tossed a drill and a driver. All others are still working. HD sometimes has the batteries on sale 2 for 100.00 that's when I buy extras
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Have a full line up of milwaukee and like them and use them all daily in a professional setting.
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Originally Posted by sammythetuna View Post
I like my Milwaukee 18v system...

Can't go write my with Makita either I have a lot of corded tools from them
I 2nd that. Milwaukee and Makita both make great tool sets if not the best.
I swore by dewalt for many years, but last new drill set I bought from them didn't last nearly as long or built as good as the prior drills I purchased.
Last several tool sets I've purchased were Makita and I've never looked back.
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