Milwaukee or Makita

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  1. 79RedZ

    79RedZ Veteran Member

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    I see in the black friday flier that Home Depot has 12 volt, 2 piece, drill and 1/4" impact combo's on sale for $99. I've been looking for a smaller size drill and would like a impact. I've owned Hitachi, Dewalt and currently have craftsman but have never owned either one of these brands so I don't really have any working knowledge on how they hold up. Anybody have feelings either way on these 2 brands?
     
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    can't go wrong with either IMO!

    got several pieces made by both, no problems!
     
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    I love my Makita drill, well made piece of kit, and has certainly seem some action during my restoration. I would however question 12v, my experience is that anything which requires a battery is always more hastle than its worth - unless you truly need something portable.

    Either way you can't beat new tools!
     
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    I'd have to say Milwaukee, just the selection of tools they have are ridiculous!
     
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    Ginger or Mary Ann? Can't lose either way! Seriously I've got a Milwaukee buffer that looks awful but still runs like a new one. Can't break it.
     
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    Go with the American made, watch the label carefully. Made in U.S.A.
     
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    Either one will work well. If you need real power or torque go with a corded model or move into the 18 volt.
     
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    I agree. Both make excellent products.
     
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    I got tired of sears drills lasting a year and a day past warranty. Had one go out when i really needed it (was maybe six months old, threw it away) and went to home depot and nb bought a 14.4 volt Milwaukie drill flashlight combo with 2 batteries and charger for $199. That was like five years ago and I just had one of the battery packs redone at batteries plus for $45 the other still works fine. Drill works like new still. Plenty of power for anything I've thrown at it. 18volt was not available when I got this one... I would get 18v lithium now. I will buy Milwaukie next time I need a power tool and sleep good knowing it will last and get the job done every time I need it. Hear good things about Makita too and mixed reviews on dewalt.
     
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    +1 I would say they are both really awesome! You may be a little disappointed with only 12v of power depending on what your doing.
     

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