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Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by seediy, 9 Dec 2009.

  1. seediy

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    Is makita the most reliable make of power tool for diyer and professional
     
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    Hilti are best but makita are very good.
     
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    or festo
     
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    Taking into account all their tools i'd say bosch blue. I'm not sure hilti or festo are in the diy price bracket
     
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    Makita, De Walt, Bosch blue, Metabo all on a par really. People tend to stick to a brand and I have stuck in the main to makita and been very pleased with all their stuff.
     
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    I'm going to have to take issue with DeWalt being in that list.

    They were on a par 10 years ago, but unfortunatly they have started to prioritise price over quality. :evil:
     
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    right there rf ;)

    i agree festo and the likes are generally out of the diyers pocket but the op did ask diy and professional.

    on the whole a lot of my tools are bosch and do tend to be bomb proof.
     
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  10. seediy

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    thanks guys
     
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    Milwaukee 18volt has to be the worst equipment I have ever brougt. Never again.

    Need a new set any Idea's?????????
     
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    Dewalt used to have a good reputation, but not anymore, they are now more interested in looks and a price range between the professional and the diyer. I have many Makita, Bosch blue and Hilti tools, you cannot fault them, although you pay for what you get.
     
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    Thank you thank you! I've been saying this about dewalt for a while now.. i love Makita stuff myself, had to borrow a mates dewalt cordless on a job once and was amazed how cheap and tacky it felt, not a fan. Nearly all my stuff is makita and i've never been disappointed.. i like hitachi's green stuff too ..
     
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    Funny Dewalt has not got a good name now, but when I lived in Australia the Aussie's thought Dewalt to be the thing since sliced bread.
     
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    It used to be.

    I bought a DeWalt battery drill when I was an apprentice, and it was fantastic. It cost me 2 weeks wages IIRC, but was well worth it. The build quality was fantastic, and it was a real workhorse.

    If you compare that to the stuff they are turning out today there is just no comparison. I think the fact they can knock a battery drill out for 50 quid a pop speaks volumes.
     
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