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#1 posted 02-25-2017 06:12 AM

Brad, what Makita drill batteries are you getting for $20 a piece new? Where do you buy them? I haven’t bought any new Makita batteries in almost 1 1/2 years. The best prices I’ve ever found is $100 for two 18v 3.0 Ah lithium-ion. Typically I’ve paid $100 a piece for the same battery.

Dermos, for what it’s worth of the different brands of of power tools there is no best brand. Different brands of tools tend to be better at a particular task. A lot can be said for ergonomics, get a tool that you are comfortable using. While it’s not always the case, the price of the tool usually has a direct correlation with the quality of the tool. Also, if it’s a tool you like, consider buying the same tool again after the tool has become worn out. This will gives you a collection of usable parts (triggers, brushes, brush caps, adjustment levers, chucks, etc..) for the future.

One important consideration when purchasing a cordless tool is the way the battery is held in the tool. Stay away from cordless tools where the battery is inserted into the tool and only held in place by plastic clips. They tend to break if the tool is ever dropped onto a hard surface, even from a moderate distance.

Buy cordless tools where the battery slides along a track and will stay in the tool even if not fully seated and clipped into place.

RogR, I knew Makita was offering 4.0 & 5.0 batteries. $100 for a 4.0 doesn’t sound bad considering what I’ve paid in the past. I’m good on batteries for a while, maybe I can get a 2 pac of 5.0s for $100 at this years contractor luncheon.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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