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  1. Id probably build the kit that I currently have myself: Milwaukee M12 Fuel hammer drill Milwaukee M12 Fuel circular saw Milwaukee M12 jigsaw Ryobi One+ 18v random orbital sander (although maybe step up the the Milwaukee version) Milwaukee 1//4 sheet palm sander You could go miter saw or table saw but I dont know that a table saw or miter saw does anything that a circular saw doesnt, it just makes some of the cuts easier. Id love to have both but I dont know that Id use them enough to justfy spending the money on it. Id love to just go out and blow $700 on a Milw
  2. Thanks for the input. I think that Im going to pick up the Milwaukee 1/4 sheet sander tomorrow. I find my wife's Ryobi to be kind of big and clunky and I like having something a bit smaller and that can sand into square corners with. I kind of wish they made an M12 version but corded isnt a bad thing, especially when its always going to get used either in my garage or near an outlet anways and corded tools last forever. Not to mention, I certainly dont hate the idea of adding another Milwaukee tool to the tool box. Thanks again.
  3. I would and I leave mine on the charger all the time. Modern batteries with all the electronics they have arent as much of a risk of overheating or overcharging like the old Ni-Cad or early lithium ion ones were.
  4. So, Im looking into getting into a bit of woodworking by starting off with making some bar stools. My wife recently got a craft table that she sanded down and repainted with a Ryobi One+ 5" random orbital sander that she bought. The Ryobi works great for what she needed it to do but I find myself looking at finish/sheet sanders. We also live in a 100 year old house with wall to wall wood floors, so I may one day need to sand into square corners if we need to refinish the floor. Also, I feel like the smaller finish sander may work better than the Ryobi for doing wood furniture. So,
  5. Just a homeowner. I probably would go with gas if I were a landscaper because youd need an armada of batteries to do what youd need to do. Some of the new, high capacity batteries might change that though. I feel like even if you were a pro, a Milwaukee M18 Fuel trimmer and leaf blower with a couple 9ah batteries would do everything you would need and you could charge one while you used the other. Even then, you might still need a gas mower but electric mowers get better and better every year and I feel like its only a matter of time before gas is obsolete even for the pros.
  6. Not surprising. Electric is quickly making gas obsolete. I used to have all gas powered outdoor equipment but now everything I own is electric and Id never switch back to gas. The electric stuff is just so much nicer, without the hassle and stink of gas.
  7. The Fuel with a 5ah battery might eliminate the need for a corded and a generator though.
  8. For me, the price of the Fuel is worth every penny but a brushed version is better than non at all. The only question is, in 6 months will you be happy with the brushed or will you wish that you had saved up for the Fuel? My Milwaukee stuff is a mix of brushed and Fuel (Fuel hammer drill and circular saw and brushed rotary tool and M12 jigsaw) and there is just no comparison between the power and battery life between the brushed and the Fuel. Also, I work in an auto plant where we shoot a lot of small screws all day long. Most of our impact drivers are Milwaukee M12s and most of them a
  9. I bought my first Ryobi because the price was right and because I thought it was Japanese. It wasn't until later that I learned that the only Japanese thing about Ryobi is the name and even then, TTI simply licences the use of the name. Ryobi itself actually has little to nothing to do with the tools themselves. I think that Ryobi recently sold off the tool part of the company and its now owned by Kyocera anyways and still, TTI does all the design and manufacturing of the tools themselves. Even still, Ryobi makes great tools and for someone who is on a budget or simply a DIYer who only
  10. Yeah, tough call. I personally think almost everything is great and would serve any homeowner well for years and year. Ive got DeWalt, Craftsman, Milwaukee and Ryobi and its all great stuff. I love my DeWalt Xtreme 12v screw driver. Its great for doing lighter duty stuff around the house. I love my Craftsman jigsaw and circular saw. I also love my Milwaukee M12 Fuel hammer drill. Last weekend I mounted a couple flag holders on my house and had to drill 6 holes into brick and that thing drilled those holes like you wouldn't believe. For just a 12v drill, its impressive. I als
  11. I would say good luck on that one. Pretty much all of them do a signigigant amount of production in China and youd be hard pressed to tell the difference if you didn't know which was which. Even in the case of DeWalt and Craftsman, its still only made in the US with globally sourced parts. I support Milwaukee and am perfectly OK with the stuff being made in China, as long as their headquarters is still in Wisconsin and the tools are still designed here.
  12. True but do you absolutely need it? I work in an auto plant where I use a Milwaukee M12 (non Fuel) drill driver all day long. At home, I have a DeWalt Xtreme 12v screw driver (non impact) and other than the Milwaukee being faster, Ive seen little to no difference in how they perform. Is the Milwakee faster? Sure but I don't see myself replacing the DeWalt until either both batteries fail or the drill itself fails.
  13. You typically would only use the hammer function when drilling into brick or concrete, not when driving screws. I would say that if you have a drill and a hammer drill, you probably don't really need an impact driver unless you just want something that is faster.
  14. Yeah, new Craftsman isn't the same as old Craftsman was. I loved old Craftsman and still have a fair number of the old Craftsman tools, as well as some newer Craftsman power tools (circ saw and corded drill) and a Craftsman 2000 Series toolbox. The power tools are fine and were pretty affordable but theyre just Craftsman branded Black and Decker tools but that's not really a bad thing. The tool box is pretty good but if I could have gotten a Husky tool box in anything but black or if the Milwaukee boxes had been a bit cheaper, I wouldnt have bought it. For me and I think for many who l
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