thinking about buying some air tools....


lvwill

Member
Joined
Sep 15, 2013
Messages
268
Reaction score
23
Points
18
Location
Las Vegas Nv.
Vehicle Year
1992
Make / Model
ford
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Engine Size
2.9
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
5.5
Tire Size
33/12.5/15
The only thing I really use as far as air tools is nail guns and staplers. About 10 years ago the stair company I worked for vwas on a test program with all the cordless tool companies and I can personally verify that Makita definitely won hands down as the most reliable cordless tool.
 


Rock Auto 5% Discount Code: 173A8B749AB83C Expires: January 1, 2020

ericbphoto

Old Redneck just wingin' it.
Supporting Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Feb 7, 2016
Messages
3,213
Reaction score
1,062
Points
113
Age
55
Location
Wellford, SC
Vehicle Year
1993
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
3.0 V6
Engine Size
3.0L
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6"
Tire Size
35"
My credo
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.
Don't cheap out on the tools. Just don't.

Over the past few days, I've seen the difference between a really cheap tool and a moderately cheap tool. My cutoff tool from Northern Tool has been working very nicely. Could use a little more power but it works nicely. In some tighter quarters, I needed to use a long reach cutoff tool. I have one from Harbor Freight. Well, it works. But the gears are noisy and it has very little power. I got through the job with it. But it is slow because of the lack of power. I hope to get a better one some day.
 

Lewy

New member
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Nov 28, 2018
Messages
4
Reaction score
0
Points
1
Location
East Brunswick, New Jersey
Vehicle Year
1994
Make / Model
Mazda
Transmission
Automatic
Been interested in these stubby impacts. Enough power and able to fit in much smaller spaces.
On top of using them with these sockets
 

Dirtman

Well-known member
EMT / Paramedic
Joined
May 28, 2018
Messages
4,197
Reaction score
2,008
Points
113
Location
Over there --->
Vehicle Year
2009
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
Engine Size
466.63 teaspoons.
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Tire Size
So friggin big!
My credo
Give me money.
The only thing I really use as far as air tools is nail guns and staplers. About 10 years ago the stair company I worked for vwas on a test program with all the cordless tool companies and I can personally verify that Makita definitely won hands down as the most reliable cordless tool.
I love my makita corded stuff. But here's the problem (for me) with cordless stuff... every 2 years or so you start needing batteries, and alot of companies change battery types and connections every 2 years or so. So you are stuck buying new tools.

Most of my cordless work stuff is dewalt because I've been able to get new batteries for them for over 10 years and now even though they came out with serious battery changes you can still buy adapters for the old tools. Until that changes I'm a dewalt fan on cordless stuff.

My Milwaukee stuff is new, and I love the power but we will see if I can still get batteries in 5-10 years...
 

lvwill

Member
Joined
Sep 15, 2013
Messages
268
Reaction score
23
Points
18
Location
Las Vegas Nv.
Vehicle Year
1992
Make / Model
ford
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Engine Size
2.9
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
5.5
Tire Size
33/12.5/15
When Makita changed over to li-on batteries 10 or so years ago the batteries have pretty much been all the same. The problem is there are some tools that require a higher a/h battery than others. The tools that can use the lower a/h battery are able to use the larger size but the smaller ones will not plug into the other tools. I've got batteries that are 10 plus years old that still Work fine.
DeWalt did pretty good all around, but got somewhat sloppy in the Long haul.
The big problem with Milwaukee was actually the batteries. They would fail if dropped from about waist height. If they fixed that they are right up there with Makita imo.
 


Top