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#1 posted 10-07-2015 08:54 PM

I have the Milwaukee 12V and 18V Makita, depending on what I am doing determines which I use. The majority of the time it is the 12V Milwaukee. Light weight, easy to fit in tighter spaces and plenty of power. Recommend at least one extra battery on the 12V, they recharge within an hour. Same for the Makita. When putting up a ledger for my deck, I use both and had no problems with either tool. Same when I did my fence. I use the Milwaukee in my shop all the time due to its size and portability, and it has handle every task without problems. I use it more than the drill driver that came in the set. Great for putting face frames together. I especially like the battery indicator on the side of the impact. When only one of the four lights is lite, I know immediately to change the battery. I always have a least one extra fully charged battery ready to go. I got the Milwaukee set on sale at the big orange store for $99, and it came with the drill/driver, impact, charger and 2 batteries. I purchase a set of 2 extra batteries when they went on sale for $69 or $79. I like spares batteries incase one in the charger is now fully charge, I always have a spare that is. I do this for the Makita also. I do not like the Bosch, I have had problems with them. My maintenance staff all have 18V DeWalt and they get a work out.

- frosty50

Frosty50, that was a perfect example and explanation! I won’t be doing much construction – mostly woodworking projects. And I agree about having extra batteries around. It sounds like a 12v unit would work perfect for me. Thanks!

-- Butchering wood since 2015

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