Originally Posted by EastCoastCB
Older tools often equates to better built tools.
Not with cordless tools.
Old = not worth using.
Larger older tools, yes.
When doing carpentry, 99% of the tools on most the sites I work on are all cordless.
Impact wrenches for removing tires, angle grinders, flush cut saw, ect all cordless. And the list go's on and on.
Even most air powered tools are now being replaced with cordless unless used in a shop.
I like Makita tools. They stand the test of time and are lighter than any other brand. Makita also started the Li-on 18 volt battery trend that was copied by every company that sells the "20 volt max"
. Fact is they are all 20 volt max at full charge
, and 18 volt at full discharge
. The "20 volt max" was nothing more than a marketing stunt.
Only reason I started using Dewalt, was every other contractor on the work sites were using the Makita cordless tools. I was sick of people using them and using my battery's without asking.
Now after nearly four years
of using the 20 Volt Dewalt's, I am replacing
them all with Milwaukee. One by one every single product I have from Dewalt is breaking and failing. Their tools are not what they used to be.
Now around 5 years ago, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc
bought out Dewalt, Bosch, and three other tool manufactures. Ever since, I now see Bosch tools in Wal mart that look just like Dewalt's and the Stanley tools.
What Bosch tools, Dewalt tools, and Stanly
all have in common
is they are all made for the average guy
that is just trying to do a home improvement project.
They are no longer a contractor quality
tool that is made to last
. They are all disposable