I've noticed a few threads here about impact screwdrivers. What you fellas prefer and why?
I've got a 12-15yo 18v dewalt impact that just won't die, it's done everytbing that an impact could do, I even used it as my main impact when doing mechanic work. It's driven almost every screw I've ever driven since the day I got 12 or so years ago. I've had 5 ridgids die in its life span. It's probably not the best, or most refined, but it's damn near perfect for me. And it'll probably tear up tommorow since I was bragging on it, haha.
Ive been reading up on all the ones listed, pretty interesting stuff. Especially that oil impulse.
My old dewalt is the style that covers the entire 18v battery. If it ever dies ill pick up one of those makitas for sure. Its just hard to replace a tool that's made me so much money. Sentimentals i guess. haha.
So, the more i think on this, the more i think i want one of those oil impulses for certain jobs. I cant find a kit, just bare tool versions, do they use any 18v Makita battery setup or is there one specific for it? Ive searched and cant seem to find an answer.
I think I want one of these too. (looks like you get color choices in Japan also) Wondering if you only order the body if there is any tech built into the new battery that compliments the tool. Believe it or not I'm most impressed with the slow speed setting.
I saw that ridged offers a pulse style as well. It's like the typical heavy rigid and it'll probably die an early death but considering I have 10+ ridgid batteries (15 years ago they were great tools, not so much now) it may be worth buying a bare tool off eBay.
As for the newest makita, I'm also curious if it needs the new battery as well. And I don't see those available
Post by huntsgemein on May 6, 2018 21:19:53 GMT -5
Makita's all but universally regarded as having the premier range of construction rattlers. Not only is their range the largest, but their massive R&D spend ensures they're consistently front runners of the pack. Their latest "oil drive" tools, whilst not the most powerful, are mercifully much quieter than their forerunners too. Making for better neighbourly relations if you like to work after hours.
If there's any downside to the range, it's probably related to their choice of OEM battery cell supplier, being perhaps a tad sub-par in comparison to Sanyo Panasonic, who currently make & supply the market's best-in-class.
Almost every dedicated construction rattler user I know has bought into the whole Makita cordless range. If an impact driver is your premier or most used tool in the construction game it's probably the wisest choice.
For me, however, it isn't. There's no way that I'd choose yet another battery system over the 4!! that I'm currently using (2 x Mafell/Metabo, 2 x Robert Bosch) in 3 different voltage classes. For precisely the same reason that I'm not investing in the palpably superior Andreas Stihl range of outdoor cordless gardening tools over the exising much weaker range of old Bosch 36v tools that I'm currently using.
I currently use an old, compact, low torque (100Nm) 10.8v Metabo & an even older 18v brushed Bosch. Neither is anywhere near the current state of the art, but are quite sufficient to satisfy my less than intensive needs. The little Metabo in particular, despite being used regularly & on occasion intensively for the past 8 years or so still continues to impress with its light weight, ergonomics (with bigger 5.2AH batteries), gentle & easily controllable power delivery.
If I was ever to buy another it'd probably be the same 18v EC motored Metabo that aas & thehandyman admire too.
Post by thehandyman on May 6, 2018 21:46:31 GMT -5
Makita oil-impulse driver as phenomenal. It's all you really need for 90% of work. Once you start using it you will be blown away. Promise you that. Only sold bare tool but uses regular Makita Batteries.
Makita TD171 is only available bare tool in North America. Multiple colors available on eBay. I purchase the jet black period uses all regular Makita Batteries. It too is phenomenal. The best part is the new dual LED illumination and the Dual ball bearing Chuck. Bits lock further back in the truck and have near zero wobble even with 6 inch long bits. Beast mode.
abdon: I stand corrected , the angle fence is only attaches with F -Tracks , what confused me was , that the Timberwolf site mentioned it will work with the NFU machine, yes it will work but only I guess when you use the Ftrack , with other tracks Like the KSS L.
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glynnco: Did you order from GereedschapPro? I see them as in stock but I'm located in the US and am not sure if they ship here. I sent them an email asking about shipping but it was returned undeliverable...
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jonathan: I've purchased a lot of stuff from our neighbours @ GereedschapPro.nl As far as I know they are one of the larger Mafell dealers in the EU. I can recommend them, they usually respond quickly.
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NFU 50 Transportation?: Hi Guys, is there some Systainer for the NFU 50?
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lasse: Thanks for the tip! I have own a mafell rail which is 160 cm and one that is 80 cm. Will it work just as well or will I need to buy rail that is 110 cm?
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