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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Advice please - best mix of Dewalt Cordless tools

    Also be aware that DeWalt has a few different qualities of tools & batteries to hit different price points. Tools from the local hardware store aren't necessarily the same quality as those from an industrial supplier.

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    Default Re: Advice please - best mix of Dewalt Cordless tools

    I would suggest (in the order that I use mine): Cordless 1/4" impact driver, Cordless 1/2" drill, corded circular caw, corded sawzall, flashlight, corded 1/2" drill (I REALLY like Dad's Dewalt DW505), cordless sawzall, cordless circular saw.
    I use my impact driver anytime I need to put in a fastener, it works much better for putting in long screws than a drill.

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    Default Re: Advice please - best mix of Dewalt Cordless tools

    This brings back memmories, my wife and myself bought out first home in 97 and although I had a good supply of automotive tools, I had few wood working tools. I purchased a 18V Dewalt combo kit. It has a drill, circular saw, saws all,flash light and two batteries. It was, at the time a 500.00 kit. I built my basement room, 12x16 shed and multiple other projects with that little saw. I still have it today and get more use from the screwdriver than anything else.

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    Default Re: Advice please - best mix of Dewalt Cordless tools

    I bought a 18 volt kit with 1/4" impact,1/2" drill/driver, sawzall, and flashlight. I love the impact and don't know how I got along without it. i wish I had the circular saw and might add it if I find a deal someday.

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    Default Re: Advice please - best mix of Dewalt Cordless tools

    Did you look at the new craftsman kits with the interchangeable heads. I have a few craftman tools in 19.2v and love them.
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    Default Re: Advice please - best mix of Dewalt Cordless tools

    After a long time use of old Makita 9.6 volt tools (tile saw, drill, jig saw) I bought a Dewalt drill only -- it was a POS. I replaced it with a Ryobi 18 volt and and have never looked back. Like the original Makita, every Ryobi 18volt uses the same battery and I am not left looking after a bunch of chargers and batteries and when the NiCads bit the bullet, new Lithium Ions took their place. I wait until Home Despot has them on sale and buy then. The tools I really use are the drill, impact driver, recip saw and flashlight. the mitre saw is ok for 1/4 round, the circular saw is ok for 1/4 in plywood, the cut -out saw is great but I hate doing drywall so seldom use it, jig saw I use the corded one more, spotlight is good but I prefer a twelve volt on the tractor or ATV. I see the jobsite radios a lot but most times I would like to boot them through the wall given what is playing on them
    JMHO

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    Default Re: Advice please - best mix of Dewalt Cordless tools

    I have an 18V Lithium DeWalt Hammer Drill and it has been a good as the original 18Volt XRP DeWalt I had for 10 years. It is probably 2 years old.

    I do have a kit of the lower dollar 18Volt DeWalt tools. The drill is not as heavy built but I use it as a convenience, and the cordless recip. is decent.

    The advantage to staying with DeWalt for me was the 18V Lithium Battery fits the older tools, and the standard batteries will charge in the Lithium charger. However the standard batteries will not work in the Lithium Hammer Drill.

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