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  • #76
    Will you guys think less of me if I say my power tools are almost all Ryobi?
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    • #77
      Originally posted by Copelius View Post
      Will you guys think less of me if I say my power tools are almost all Ryobi?
      Whenever I've wondered similarly, I usually figure "How could they possibly think less of me?"
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      • #78
        Power tools have followed a very similar trajectory to automobiles. Where there used to be a HUGE difference in reliability and durability, most brands were sort of forced to get their crap together and put out a serviceable, dependable product and/or include a reasonable warranty. I have always been partial to Makita, mainly because I got my first 9v cordless in high school for my summer job working as a grunt finish carpenter for my pervy neighbor, and he said Makita was the best. That thing lasted me years, until the batteries eventually stopped working and I couldn't get the right size/shape anymore. So I got another Makita set, and it has been great. I can tell it's almost time for another, and i'm open to whatever is the best deal.
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        • #79
          I mostly have dewalt because that’s what lowes sells and battery interchangeability is important. But I’d say that most of tools in this range are the same in terms of power and reliability. Dewalt makes the best mini router, which is another reason I stay with them.

          now that I’m doing more than random weekend projects around the house, I’m slowly buying festool. They are expensive but the difference between festool and these other guys is palpable.
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          • #80
            I am a Dewalt guy, but mainly because that is where I started. Very happy with my tools.

            I do have an Milwaukee cordless ratchet. I love it so much.
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            • #81
              I know it's the MySql of power tools, but I'm a Rigid guy. Probably a Freudian thing.
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              • #82
                Originally posted by Donuthole View Post
                Power tools have followed a very similar trajectory to automobiles. Where there used to be a HUGE difference in reliability and durability, most brands were sort of forced to get their crap together and put out a serviceable, dependable product and/or include a reasonable warranty. I have always been partial to Makita, mainly because I got my first 9v cordless in high school for my summer job working as a grunt finish carpenter for my pervy neighbor, and he said Makita was the best. That thing lasted me years, until the batteries eventually stopped working and I couldn't get the right size/shape anymore. So I got another Makita set, and it has been great. I can tell it's almost time for another, and i'm open to whatever is the best deal.
                You've likely already made a choice. I went through this three years ago -- I think you go with DeWalt or Makita simply because their options in landscaping tools are more expansive. But that's for 18v. I chose Makita. The Flexvolt aspect of Dewalt is pretty compelling, particularly since Makita seems to be going full speed ahead with their 40v stuff, but Makita's 18v isn't going anywhere soon.

                I think it's smart to also have 12v tools, and there's no competition here -- Milwaukee.
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