More power!

Posted by: Bryan

More power! - 05/08/05 01:28 PM

Was hanging a new mailbox for my Mom, and the damn cordless drill wouldn't drill the pilot holes into the brick. <br><br>So, time for more power!<br><br><img src=http://www.milwaukeeconnect.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/met/html/images/largeprod/5399-lg.jpg><br><br>I got the holes drilled now!<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: More power! - 05/08/05 01:33 PM

Looks like the one DrJohn use-ta use. <br><br>OWIE! <br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: More power! - 05/08/05 02:06 PM

Milwaukee makes great drills and recips - lousy saws and worm drives.<br><br>That is a bit much for a mail box - gheee what size of hole you need to drill ??<br><br>Try this - specs Dewalt cordless all ya gonna ever need<br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: Bryan

Re: More power! - 05/08/05 02:29 PM

Drilling into solid, 200 year old brick. The 18 volt cordless I had choked.<br><br>Milwaukee makes decent stuff...they've changed hands a couple times in recent years, and they're now owned by the company that makes Ryobi. <br><br>DeWalt is solid. Milwaukee is best for the Sawzall, Hole Hawg and I like their drills. <br><br>They're coming out with a Lithium Ion battery line that's supposed to last twice as long as the 18 volt ones. We'll see. <br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: More power! - 05/08/05 02:54 PM

Egads I hate Ryobi - they are considered the discount cheap arse tools, Japanese wise - Makita and even Hitach makes better tools then Ryobi - sure hope Ryobi don't drag down Milwaukee.<br><br>[color:blue]DeWalt is solid. Milwaukee is best for the Sawzall, Hole Hawg and I like their drills.</font color=blue><br><br>Yep thats about right thats the only 2 lines I like from Milwaukee - all others I picked up and threw down. Dewalt is giving Milwaukee drill line a run for their money. The only drill made by Milwaukee that I see now on site these days is the Hole Hawg - all other drills are Dewalt, Makita. Hitachi and Porter Cable a sorry arse last.<br><br>Certainly the durability of the tool construction counts first hand.<br>However Dewalt has got the idea of tool "balance" down pat. You can pick up any Dewalt tool and it just feel right in your hands they are balanced very well - all other tools are nose heavy which causes user fatigued therefore causes "carpenters carper-tunnel" <br><br>
Posted by: Bryan

Re: More power! - 05/08/05 03:09 PM

The worst of the worst has to be Skil HHAHAHAHA<br><br>Somebody else that makes pretty decent cordless drills is Panasonic. <br><br>Porter Cable sucks balls except for their routers..nice stuff. Bosch is good there too. <br><br>
Posted by: drjohn

Re: More power! - 05/08/05 03:09 PM

Mine was a foot powered kick wheel model. I think the Smithsonian has it now.<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: More power! - 05/08/05 03:15 PM

Talk about putting your foot in someone else's mouth! <br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: More power! - 05/08/05 03:21 PM

Ungh. Tool talk gooooooooooood! Talk like MAN! Talk computer for sissy boy and girlyman <br><br>Now, we get naked and smear selfs with Elmer's Wood Glue. Bond BIG TIME! Ungh... this gooooood!<br><br><br><br> <br><br>
Posted by: Bryan

Re: More power! - 05/08/05 03:25 PM

HAHHAHA<br><br>Elmer's does make excellent wood glue. You can buy it by the gallon. Accept no substitutes <br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: More power! - 05/08/05 03:41 PM

And it makes one hell of a fettucini sauce!<br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: More power! - 05/08/05 03:53 PM

Yep The carpenters wood glue is Elmer's colored yellow, why I dunno because it dries clear - go figure.<br><br>Skill, Black & Decker and Craftsman - all same for the consumer market - industrial line is Kodiak I believe which is into the real heavy tools. Plus I think Porter Cable is in that soup as-well ?<br><br>Panasonic well I used a few of them drills kinda decent but for some reason my mind went looking for the speakers or a radio feature. Just to funky<br><br>Porter Cable routers are really nice, in fact I have 2. A plunge Router and a Laminate Trimer and yes thats about the best that Porter Cable has to offer - Makita comes second and Dewalt come in 3rd only because the design is to light and causes "chatter" <br><br>
Posted by: Bryan

Re: More power! - 05/08/05 03:57 PM

Yeah..in the end, it just depends what you're doing. <br><br>The cheapies all work good for home use. A lot of power tools are overrated, and one brand name doesn't even come close to covering all the bases. <br><br>It's like air nailers..so much junk out there. <br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: More power! - 05/08/05 04:10 PM

Right<br>A good tradesman should have a variety of different branded tools - the best ones for a particular job.<br><br>Now I let a guy talk me into hireling him because he was a "Journeyman" yada yada. The first day on the job he shows up with all Craftsmans tools - LOL. I gave the guy a break and payed him journeyman's wage for a week before I busted him back to labor wages. The Craftmans tools lasted only for 4 months in industrial use.<br><br><br>
Posted by: Bryan

Re: More power! - 05/08/05 04:18 PM

Yeah...Craftsman power tools taint for job sites. Those are for Grandma to hang picture frames with. <br><br>Sears does sell some decent stuff under the Craftsman name (they don't make any of it, of course.) Decent compressors, decent mechanics tools, passable hand tools and some of the bench power tools are okay. We've got a Crafstman Radial Arm saw that's been around 20 years. <br><br>Oh..nice tool chests too. <br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: More power! - 05/08/05 04:33 PM

Right Sears don't make shiit they are re-branded <br>The mechanics tools are really the only best thing that Sears have and very close to Snap-On quality and I think they are the same ??<br><br>I think that tool technology blew by many and Craftsman/Skill/Black&Decker as a whole are just playing catch up<br><br>
Posted by: Bryan

Re: More power! - 05/08/05 04:41 PM

I believe SK makes Craftsman mechanics tools. Once upon a time, I think Sears had a tool plant near Chicago, but I think they sold it. <br><br>Apparently Sears bids out all their contracts once a year to different manufacturers. It could be one company one year, somebody else the next. <br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: More power! - 05/08/05 04:49 PM

<br>[color:blue]I believe SK makes Craftsman mechanics tools. Once upon a time, I think Sears had a tool plant near Chicago, but I think they sold it.</font color=blue><br><br>I think Sears sold to Black&Decker ?<br><br>As for the contracts part I think its once every 5 years ?<br>Like Kenmores are re-branded Whirlpools - something like that<br><br>
Posted by: Bryan

Re: More power! - 05/08/05 04:56 PM

I think B&D makes the low-end power tools for Sears. I also think some of the Craftsman pro line is rebranded DeWalt. <br><br>By the way, don't tell anybody, but Black And Decker is the parent company of DeWalt <br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: More power! - 05/08/05 05:15 PM

Possible I lost track of them buyouts 20 years ago.<br>Whats American any more ?<br><br>H3ll even condoms don't fit any more, only half way up.<br>What bought that out ?<br><br>