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Mac vs PC & Canon vs Nikon ( Porter+Cable Vs. Makita )

 
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Jun 30, 2009 12:31 |  #16

Festool,. that's a little too esoteric for me where powertools are concerned..

I mean, don't get me wrong, they are amazing.. but man do they cost!
By the way, the "plunge cut" aspect is something Porter Cable was doing (slightly differently) way back in the 1940s or earlier...

Most circular saws adjust height via tilting, PC had one with a rack and pinion or worm gear for 60 years or so up until the late 1990's


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Jul 01, 2009 00:59 |  #17

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It cost me US$10 out of a bargin bin.
I'll use it 3 or 4 times a year if I'm lucky, and when it breaks on the 5th use I'll buy another one for $10. :cool:


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Jul 01, 2009 06:54 |  #18

I personally like my Craftsman. For the amount of use and the cost I could not beat it.


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Jul 01, 2009 08:17 |  #19

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #8201046 (external link)
Also, despite the fact that DeWALT/B&D Industiral have absolutely dominated the cordless market since they took it forcibly from Makita waaaay back 1990, ... the current Makita Lithium Ion tools are pretty sweet and VERY lightweight.. a joy to use, and DeWALT's only answer seems to be a yet huger 18volt nicad...
So props to Makita :)

QFT--I'm the tool guy for a large furniture manufacturer. We started having trouble with DeWalt chargers and clutch assemblies in large numbers.

Now I have between 100-150 Makita LXT tools in use with 0 repairs to date--just battery replacments.

And I'm a PC.


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Jul 01, 2009 08:21 |  #20

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People try to debate these things often here. My biggest debate is:

eat chocolate now or later?


Suzy you are such a lightweight. When you get to be hard core you will realise that as far a chocolate goes..... there is no later!


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Jul 01, 2009 08:23 |  #21

When it comes to power tool I am usually happy to just let the guy I am paying to do the job use whatever tools he brings with him ;-)a


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Jul 01, 2009 08:59 |  #22

There's only one tool that's important to me, and it's been working since I'm about 10 years old, and hopefully it will continue to work well into my 90's. :lol:

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Jul 01, 2009 09:01 |  #23

dave kadolph wrote in post #8205605 (external link)
Now I have between 100-150 Makita LXT tools in use with 0 repairs to date--just battery replacments.


In my line of industrial work, we use literally thousands of Makita battery tools, Stanley and Atlas Copco electric tools and too many pneumatic tools to name. We also have a sprinkling of DeWalt and Milwaukee battery hand tools.

The Makitas have great reliability - to get over the cost of replacing batteries which will eventually lose their ability to retain a decent lasting charge, we use refreshers. This device will wipe the battery clean and allow it to take a 100% charge again. Cost about $200, but pays it back quickly given our volume.


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Jul 01, 2009 12:27 |  #24

rklepper wrote in post #8205298 (external link)
I personally like my Craftsman. For the amount of use and the cost I could not beat it.

As a Craftsman, the actual make could be Ryobi, Black and Decker and a few other options. Sears and B&D have a very long history in powertools, for years they have been the main supplier for the Craftsman brand in powertools.


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Jul 01, 2009 12:59 |  #25

Go PC, Canon, DeWalt, Pepsi, Kraft cheese and of caurse American cars. :)


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