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Re: Good Old Drills, Makita
Posted to Tool & Equipment Forum on 5/3/2017


I have used Makita's for over 25 years starting with the 9.6V. never had an issue. IMO Makita Had for years stayed under the radar due to lack of advertising. Also some due to the prime price. I have used the 14.2 1/4 inch impact out fitting plumbing box vans screwing together metal shelving with self drilling screws. Many times the reason that I would have to put the Makita down was because it got too hot to hold (I don't wear gloves) give the impact a 1/2 hour rest and my hand also and back to the races. Also used the impact (once I broke the lug nuts loose) to run the nuts off those long a*s studs with adapters to the lug nut impact socket. Off the 3/4 & 1 ton vans. On service calls. I also recently purchased a Makita saws all 18v to use on branches of Mesquite trees. No problem cutting those hard wood branches. IMO someone can't miss spending the higher price that Makita's bring over the cheaper battery powered tools available.

Robert Harris
Technician/Technical Information Specialist (Retired)
Robert Harris
Alvarado, Texas, USA