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Old 11-07-2018, 05:14 PM
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After three Milwaukee drills didn't make the grade for daily use in the shop I worked in, the boss bought us a set of Dewalt 18V drill and 3/8 impact. We had far better luck with them. So much so that I now have my own complete set, impacts (1/2 & 3/8) drills (angle and standard), saw, sawz-all, screw gun, grinder and trouble light. I keep three batteries in rotation and have yet to replace one. They are going on 5 years old.
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Old 11-07-2018, 08:56 PM
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I've been running M12 since 2009. I still have batteries from '09. Use the flashlight and 1/4 and 3/8 (fuel) ratchets daily. I did kill the old style ratchets and 1 drill, but both were at least 5 years old and heavily used. I wouldn't even consider another brand at this point. I used to run Makita prior.

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Old 11-08-2018, 07:33 AM
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Where I work we switched from Dewalt to Milwaukee fuel. We have multiple drills, impacts both 3/8 and 1/2. Sawzalls, 4 inch grinders, portabands,both sizes. SDS hammer drills, lights of all sorts and a heat gun we used to shrink heat tube.

These are all used extremely hard by a bunch of guys that treat them horrible. It is a fertilizer plant which is very hard on everything. The Milwaukee stands up very well. The Dewalts we had were ok too but the Fuel series seems to have more power and longer run times. They have far more tools available then Dewalt and the service we get from the dealer is outstanding.

When the porter cable set I had at home batteries failed, old ni-cad, I started to buy Milwaukee for home. I have a drill, 3/8 impact and a grinder. I am very pleased with everything but the price. Milwaukee is proud of their product!
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Old 11-14-2018, 08:26 PM
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I've been running a Milwaukee sawzall since '99 and it still makes the grade quite well for me with no complaints. The drills were pricey, but I found (2) 20V drills, with 5 batteries (1 won't hold a charge), but all of the batteries are rebuildable, and 2 charges.....all for $80 at a swap meet. Just need a case for them now. Haven't had a chance to use them much, but the price was right so time will tell. My brother mixes up plastering as his line of work and he has burnt up every other brand of drill, except for a Milwaukee making the mixes for the plastering.

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Old 11-14-2018, 08:55 PM
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