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Old 04-25-2012, 04:44 PM  
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Here is what I am using. I considered the Festool but this was only 3 bills and it has a hammer drill setting.



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Here is what I am using. I considered the Festool but this was only 3 bills and it has a hammer drill setting.
How do you like it Sean? I do need a hammer drill someday and have been looking at the Makita. Really, my only reason for going green instead of yellow is because I have the Makita radio. Would be nice to use the drill batteries to power it instead of the wall outlet.


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How do you like it Sean? I do need a hammer drill someday and have been looking at the Makita. Really, my only reason for going green instead of yellow is because I have the Makita radio. Would be nice to use the drill batteries to power it instead of the wall outlet.
I just picked it up last night on my way home so I will have to get back to you on it. My previous drill is a yellow 14.4 xrp I have had it for a long time and bought new batteries for it last year but the funny thing is I could of bought a new drill almost for the price of the batteries just not the xrp. Then I dropped it awhile back off a couple stories and it still works perfectly but has a gap in between the trigger and the chuck you can see it in the pic.

I have been using Dewalt for the same reason I have the radio but I think
I would have to buy the new yellow radio to work off these batteries. Other than that the batteries are pretty light but the drill has the weight. It is not as heavy as my old one and way better.
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So, have you had much of a chance to use it yet? I'm real curious to hear what you think of it.

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So, have you had much of a chance to use it yet? I'm real curious to hear what you think of it.
I have used it a bit, used it for mixing mud yesterday and today. so far it has a lot of power and looks like it will be around for awhile.
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Had a chance to use the hammer function yet?

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Had a chance to use the hammer function yet?
Only on accident. I did not notice it was switched to that and started to put some new gate hardware on a fence and was like wtf!
Has a three year warranty like the Festool stuff so it should be a solid purchase. It may be over kill for my daily work stuff but fvck it.
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My DeWalt hammer drill was stolen from my backyard a few weeks ago. I am sick about it. Now, if I buy a new one, I will need the new flat lithium batteries, which won't work with my sawzall or power skil type saw from DeWalt.

Actually, since one of my chargers and two of my freshest/newest batteries were also taken, I blame it on my ex-wife, who was doing some light construction at her boyfriend's house.

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My DeWalt hammer drill was stolen from my backyard a few weeks ago. I am sick about it. Now, if I buy a new one, I will need the new flat lithium batteries, which won't work with my sawzall or power skil type saw from DeWalt.

Actually, since one of my chargers and two of my freshest/newest batteries were also taken, I blame it on my ex-wife, who was doing some light construction at her boyfriend's house.
You can still buy the 18v stuff.
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You can still buy the 18v stuff.
This is true, but that style is going to be replaced with the new lithium flat batteries soon enough. Should I just re-invest in all new equipment, or just replace the hammer drill? I used it often and it worked great punching through concrete.


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