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Old 01-17-2015, 11:49 PM
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I love milwaukee tools and if I were buying, that is all I would buy. I must admit however, my wife got me a 18 volt set of Bosch (drill, impact, sawzall) for Christmas a few years ago and they have held up very well. I use the drill and impact several times daily at the shop, and all three come in handy when getting parts out of the salvage yard. If anyone is needing/wanting a set on a budget, I would recommend the Bosch. Glad you are happy with yours Brian.

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Rebuilt my front porch this summer. I bought a porter cable set, my brother has a Milwaukee set. The Milwaukee is way better, the batter life is amazing.
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Old 01-19-2015, 07:24 PM
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Rebuilt my front porch this summer. I bought a porter cable set, my brother has a Milwaukee set. The Milwaukee is way better, the batter life is amazing.
Oh hell yeah, I have been using it for a month now and haven't charged it once! No kidding! I had the charger plugged into the wall on a little shelf thinking I would be using it all the time. The other day I went and got it and put it in the bottom of my box.

They really are awesome tools for what I am using them for.

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One thing I like about my electric impact is that after a few seconds at full throttle, it starts to smell like a slot car.
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try driving a couple of 4 inch phillips head deck screws, that will put a smile on your face
I can only imagine the blue streak of language emanating from you poor Yanks when dealing with 4" PHILLIPS deck screws!

Whenever I buy something like a gate kit that include Phillips screws, I immediately pitch them in the trash, and replace them with ROBERTSON screws.




My Craftsman C3 19.2V Li-Ion impact driver delivers an incredible 1,500 in/lbs of torque, and can drive a #10 x 6" Robertson deck screw as deep as I want to go!

I have actually snapped a screw off before stripping out the square socket! Thank your Mr. Robertson!!
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My Craftsman C3 19.2V Li-Ion impact driver delivers an incredible 1,500 in/lbs of torque, and can drive a #10 x 6" Robertson deck screw as deep as I want to go!
i have the standard Ni-Cad 19.2 craftsman stuff and i love them

i have the same 1/4" impact, a couple 1/2" drills, 3/8" right angle drill, skill saw, sawsall, and worklight.

i bought them 3 and 4 years ago on black friday as multi-pack tool kits.

so i now have lots of extra batts and a few chargers so i can make up for lower quality performing batts with more quantity
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One thing I like about my electric impact is that after a few seconds at full throttle, it starts to smell like a slot car.

LMAO. Very true!!!
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my milwaukee 12v lithium did an awesome job on my bike parts. It felt like I had a mini buffer in my hand as opposed to a drill.
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You were buffing with a rechargable! That's awesome!

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I can only imagine the blue streak of language emanating from you poor Yanks when dealing with 4" PHILLIPS deck screws!

Whenever I buy something like a gate kit that include Phillips screws, I immediately pitch them in the trash, and replace them with ROBERTSON screws.




My Craftsman C3 19.2V Li-Ion impact driver delivers an incredible 1,500 in/lbs of torque, and can drive a #10 x 6" Robertson deck screw as deep as I want to go!

I have actually snapped a screw off before stripping out the square socket! Thank your Mr. Robertson!!

I read somewhere the original design of the Phillips head was to "cam out" and prevent over tightening. The JIS head is a way better design than the Phillips but I don't know how that might compare to the square drive.
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children, children... your age is showing
the phillips head was the best thing since sliced bread
but it wasn't widely available before the late 70s due to mass production problems
prior to that the only cheaply mass produced screw was a slotted head

a straight slotted screw and a yankee screwdriver caused many a blood bath and ruined many a piece of furniture
still have my yankee, haven't used it in 25 years, but it's ready for action

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Old 02-18-2015, 03:38 PM
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You were buffing with a rechargable!
Brian

Since this is being brought up, I thought I'd share-I had a bunch of small Interior parts that I needed to cut 'n buff, and while I have a 7" Makita Buffer, it was simply too big to get into small places.

I looked all over (not knowing what was out there), and, about the only cordless 3" Polisher that came up in Google Searches at the time (last Year) was one by AC Delco-I was very dubious that it would be worth a darn (or, that AC Delco just rebadged somebodies elses' Buffer), but I was desperate and bought it-

I have to say that I am very impressed-the batteries recharge quickly, and last a good long time-it has a progressive trigger, and the low and high speed are quite good-coupled with 3" Lake Country Pads (and Compounds) from Chemical Guys, this thing does a great job-if you are looking for one of these, they're worth a look-

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I just did a search on 3' Buffers-gosh darn it Milwaukee now makes one (but it's $100.00 more)!
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I've been looking at those lake county pads. Looking for a set. Not thrilled on this "buffnshine" 3" pad.
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I never had good luck with Milwaukee products
But I'm glad you are!
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I bought their 12v ratchet 3 years ago. After being used professionally all that time it's never missed a beat & I can almost count on one hand how many times I've charged it. I Just got the drill, impact driver & 3 batteries for $150 black Friday. Very pleased with them
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