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YankeeFPT

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If it floats we will be glad to work on it.
I recently purchased the Milwaukee 18volt Lithium Ion drill and impact set. It came it with a cordless grinder as a promo from Bath Industrial. Very pleased with this set. Most of the boats I have worked on this winter have been outside and I have had no issues with batteries going dead due to the cold it was $400 for the set. I will definitely be buying more Milwaukee tools.

Discount Consumer and Industrial Power Tools at BIS - Bath, Maine
 

Stinkpot

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I second that. My 18V Milwaukee cordless hammer drill has performed great for the five years I've owned it so far, and it gets a lot of use. Surprised I haven't worn out the fwd/rev switch as I'm constantly changing bits. I've dropped it, left it outside overnight, stored it in my sub-zero garage and even let a friend borrow it - and it survived it all!

I bought a 2nd battery when I purchased the drill. The one I bought seems to last twice as long as the originally equipped one.
 

Keelboater

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You can't go very wrong with Milwaukee power tools. I have a few in my collection and they have never let me down yet!
 

nickyp

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About a year ago I got a milwakee Fuel 18 v brushless drill.
I'm very happy with it. Good battery life. Lots of balls. And it very compact. I often have to get into tight spaces where my old dewalt or makita wouldn't fit.

My most recent purchase is something I've been talking about getting for about ten years...a cordless angle drill. Love it. It's milwakee too.
 

Toolate

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Anyone who hasnt tried an impact driver should just go buy one too- while you are talking about cordless tools.

I find that these cordless companies come and go every 5-10 years but Milwaukee has been at it for along time. Always had Makita tools but they are getting scarce here.

Brushless is a great development too.
 

Fishinengineer

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The RIGID power tools from Home Depot come with a lifetime warranty. For the cordless tools it even includes batteries and chargers. I think the only stipulation is that they have to be registered on line.
 
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