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  1. 3/8", 1/2", & 3/4" sizes? That would be great! Can you provide a link?
  2. 3/8", 1/2", & 3/4", SDS Plus. Not being able to find anything other than a couple cheap no-name bits, it looks like I'll just have to get the adapter which can be found for $15.
  3. The only SDS wood bits I can find are a few no-name cheap bits. Are there any good quality SDS bits for wood? Or will I have to buy a drill bit chuck adapter so I can use regular bits in my SDS drill?
  4. The selection out there is overwhelming to me. I've narrowed it down to Makita. I'd like to keep the price below $250. I want good batteries. A hard case is nice but not a deal breaker. I don't need a lot of bells and whistles. Don't need the latest and greatest. I want power and speed. If a combo deal........I don't need a hammer drill. I don't need a new saw of any kind either. But I do not have a cordless drill. So I would take a driver/drill combo if that's what it came to. Something compatible with my old charger which charges BL1815 batteries would be nice....but not a deal breaker. I like ebay because I have money sitting in my Paypal account. But, I'm not opposed to buying elsewhere if I can save money and it's obviously a great deal. What do you guys recommend? Links would be much appreciated!
  5. Ok. I was delayed on building my house. I'm ramping up again soon though. Who wants to help spend my money on a new impact driver? The selection out there is overwhelming to me. I've narrowed it down to Makita. I want to keep the price down to around $250. I want good batteries. A hard case is nice but not a deal breaker. I don't need a lot of bells and whistles. I want power and speed. I don't need a hammer drill. I don't need a new saw of any kind either. But I do not have a cordless drill. So I would take a driver/drill combo if that's what it came to. Something compatible with my old charger which charges BL1815 batteries would be nice....but not a deal breaker. I like ebay because I have money sitting in my Paypal account. But, I'm not opposed to buying elsewhere is it's a better deal. What do you guys recommend? Links would be much appreciated!
  6. I've never used an impact with any features other than a variable speed trigger....and a light. It never donned on me to have or need a gentle setting. Always viewed the thing as a tool to drive screws in as fast and easily as possible. At any rate, it sounds like this may be my replacement. Appreciate your help!
  7. I have found this driver plus two 4 amp 18 v batteries for $156. I contacted Makita and they said my old charger will charge these batteries. I don't think I need many bells and whistles. That said, is this a good deal? https://www.ebay.com/itm/265072807363?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20201210111314%26meid%3D83836fbb6c5d4a84b1fd26a530491ccc%26pid%3D101195%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dpf%26sd%3D265072812487%26itm%3D265072807363%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLv9PairwiseUnbiasedWeb%26brand%3DMakita&_trksid=p2047675.c101195.m1851
  8. Is the only difference between a 2 amp and 4 amp battery run time? Or.....is a 4 amp battery more powerful too? Also....will the charger from my old 2014 LXDT04 work with these newer batteries?
  9. Hey, thanks for that! Looks like a real good deal! However, I recently purchased not one but two new circular saws. So... I'm pretty set there. Re my timeline....if I'm real lucky, I'll be able to start on my place by mid June.
  10. Thanks, guys! I'm a bit confused by talk of "kit" though. What does that mean, exactly? Initially, I thought "kit" meant you were getting an impact driver plus another tool....like a drill. And....it was a given batteries and a charger were included. Now, with what little searching I've done, I see impact drivers being sold alone. No batteries. No box. No charger. Nothing but the driver. Does a "kit" these days mean driver, batteries, and charger???? When I bought my two previous drivers, I got a box, driver, charger, and two batteries.
  11. Thanks, you two. Seems I paid around $200 for mine back in 2014. If I could get a new one that was as powerful as mine, or even more powerful (fast) in the $100-$150 range, that would be great! However, after using my friends much faster driver, I'd really prefer to have something faster than mine. When comparing different drivers, how does one determine which is going to drive faster?
  12. Thanks. I haven't kept up on who's doing what in the impact driver world. Can you or anyone else recommend a good replacement for mine?
  13. I bought a LXDT04 impact driver in 2014. It has been great! However, the batteries don't hold a charge nearly as long as they used to. This weighs on me a bit as I'm getting ready to build my new home. I see that 2 new 18v batteries can be had for around $37. Looks like they may be from China...but I'm not sure on that. Is it worth spending that on batteries of possible unknown quality...on an impact driver that's seen a fair bit of use? Or.......would it make more sense to just invest in a new driver and keep this one, with its old batteries, as a back-up/spare? Though I'm not made of money, I sorta like the idea of just investing in a new driver. I used a friend's newer Makita 2 years ago and the difference in power and drive speed compared to mine felt pretty substantial. Advise/thoughts please. Thanks!
  14. Thanks. With all that is available, it seems overwhelmingly confusing. Is there a laser that can be used for grading AND framing? Or are they two very different tools?
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