masonjs at nrtco.net
Thu Jul 9 12:40:52 PDT 2009
Don't buy the cheap no name brand. I was given a set with a 3/8" drill,
5.5" skill saw, reciprocating saw, jig saw, flash light charger and 2
batteries. New the entire set was excellent. But at a year old with fully
charged batteries, the reciprocating saw would not cut off a 3" diameter
galvanized pipe and the drill died after pushing in 8 deck screws 2.5" long.
I got out my Dewalt corded saw and cut off the pipe in less than 40 seconds
and I used a 35 year old B&D corded 3/8" drill to build a deck 20' x 16'.
If I.m buying cordless it will be Dewalt, Makita, Milwalkee, Craftsman or
Porter Cable. It was cheaper to buy a lightly used Honda 2400 watt
generator and use corded tools.
----- Original Message -----
From: <scapco at ecentral.com>
To: <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2009 1:11 PM
Subject: Re: Kawasaki drills
> Thanks Chuck,
> I did some research on it after the discussion and the
> reviews are hit and miss. Some get good ones and some get
> crappy ones, it's either a love it or hate it thing.
> Sounds like I got lucky, but you didn't. When it dies I'll
> probably go back to Craftsman. I still have a my nice
> 14.4v Craftsman drill, but the batteries died of old age
> and I can buy a new drill for less than what it costs to
> replace them.
> Charles S.
>>Keep an eye on that. I bought 6 of them at Costco, for my
>>shop, and they are all dead now. Two fixed under warranty,
>>the rest not worth it. Causes, overheating on the charger
>>(coulda started a fire!) and bad triggers. Made by
>>Alltrade in China.
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