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    Re: Do You Own a Perfect Power Tool?

    Thorsen 024P Phillips screwdriver, I put the power to anything with that bad boy.

    It's the translucent yellow handle with the green in the lands. Older than me, rusted up, but that tip won't strip, it's amazing really.

    I know, it's not a power tool and all but I happen to have it nearby..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SublimeZ View Post
    That Bosch is a decent drill, IF you don't have these to compare it to...


    Those are ok if you don't have one of these to compare it to...
    http://www.rockler.com/festool-t-183-cordless-drill-set

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    Can't say I've ever had a perfect power tool, at best I have tools that are the best I've used so far. So, as far as tools that are the best I've owned so far:

    Festool TS55 track saw
    Festool Carvex jigsaw
    Festool CXS and T18 drills
    Fein Multimaster oscillating tool
    Usa made skil worm drive saws
    DeWalt DW745 as far as portable table saws go at least
    Fluke 233 remote display dmm has come in handy on more than one occasion

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    Just got one of these and tried it out, should have bought one a long time ago.
    http://www.hakko.com/english/product...tml#productNav

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    Re: Do You Own a Perfect Power Tool?

    Quote Originally Posted by ca90ss View Post
    Those are ok if you don't have one of these to compare it to...
    http://www.rockler.com/festool-t-183-cordless-drill-set
    Over $600 and they cant give it slim, lghtweight battery?!

    That monstrosity wouldnt even stay in my drill holster on my tool belt. And forget about it surviving a 15ft fall from a residential attic.

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    Why would I want a lower capacity battery? When I need a smaller lighter drill I have one, when I need to drill a 4" hole in the bottom of a steel boat or a 6" hole through 1-1/2" of fiberglass and plywood I need all the battery capacity I can get.

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    Re: Do You Own a Perfect Power Tool?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fricasseekid View Post
    Over $600 and they cant give it slim, lghtweight battery?!

    That monstrosity wouldnt even stay in my drill holster on my tool belt. And forget about it surviving a 15ft fall from a residential attic.

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    One major part of being a perfect tool is it's ability to do the job you require of it. The perfect saw for me is almost useless to a metal fabricator...

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    At a certain point a "portable" tool is no longer the proper tool for the job. Sure there are lots of big jobs that a cordless can accomplish well, but not as well as a corded tool.

    But the main reason I criticized the festool drill is cause it was previously compared to the Makita set which is designed to be compact and lightweight. So its really apples to oranges. I have demolished many expensive drills cause they were too heavy, big, and all around clumsy. Anything my 12v Milwaukee cant accomplish, I have a corded tool for.


    And $600?! Holy shit! I could buy a brand new compact 12v cordless, a nice commercial sized corded drill, and a used drill press for that price!

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    The Festool is similar in size to the Makita with the 3.0ah battery and weighs less than an ounce more than the Makita with the 1.5ah and a couple ounces less than the Makita with the 3.0ah battery.

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    Re: Do You Own a Perfect Power Tool?

    Makita has a smaller battery. Its a different weight distribution. Any drill with a hige heavy battery will add extra impact stress on the pistol grip when dropped. That's where most drills break. Plus the heavy battery sticking out the back increases user fatigue and makes it harder to get in tight places and use in awkward positions. This may not be a big deal for small hobby projects. But when you use a tool repetitively all day every day to make a living, you need it to be both reliable and comfortable. When I was training HVAC installers I always laughed at the noobies who showed up with a monster 18v or 24v drill. After a day of running my little 12v Mikwaukee impact or my 14v rigid, they always came back to work with a smaller drill.

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