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Old 02-14-2012, 01:22 PM   #46
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Hitachi for the Win.



Not to mention the price difference.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:51 PM   #47
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http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-0490...ef=pd_sim_hi_3

Got 2 of these. You can buy the kit with a charger and two batteries.

Then they sell the tool only with no batteries or charger for about 66.

http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-0490...sim_02_01_t_lh

Its nice to not have to change bits all the time.
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I have the Snap-On one and LOVE it i am a Mechanic and have all Snap-On stuff you get what you pay for when it comes to tools. The one i have has a clutch not sure if you can buy it now i have had it for 2 years the clutch works GREAT.

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....e=&dir=catalog
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Ya, I have seen the Snap on one, works pretty good.
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:40 PM   #50
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RYOBI 3.6 - Taking it back to HOME DEPOT now. Battery won't make it through a day at the track.

Toss up between the Hitachi DB3DL 3.6-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Screwdriver
or the Makita TD020DSEW 7.2V Lithium Ion Cordless Impact Screwdriver Kit

Anyone use this white Makita yet?
A friend of mine has the white Makita one and other than not having the clutch it's nice. I personally have the Hitachi DB3DL and it's awesome. Lightweight, fast and the clutch is excellent. The Makita clutch version 7.2v is nice as well but is a little more expensive. I've never tried it but I'm looking at getting a second driver for my pit trailer and I think I'm going with the newer Hitachi DB3DL2. It's a newer version of the original DB3DL.

Here is a link to both of them:

http://www.hitachipowertools.ca/en/Products?cat=127
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:52 PM   #51
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Hmmm. The one I have has the replaceable battery. It also came with a little pair of metal shears that use the same battery. That's probably why it has the removable battery.

Anyway, I would lean towards the one with the clutch.

I bought the the Hitachi from eBay for 80ish shipped.

Great battery life: 2 batteries, 3 classes, over 4 days never needed more. Has a locking bit feature like the ryobi koby mentioned.

Great clutch, high and low speed.

Most will attest that I'm not cheap and have more tools than most. I love makita but for this and general power applications. Save the money, buy the hitachi.

Ofna tips- going on 3 years, not a single problem.
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I've had my machined Ofna tips for the past 5 years or so and have been using them in my power driver for the entire time. I've probably built at least 30 kits in past 5 years and just now are the tips showing wear. It's time to pickup another $20 tip set from Ofna.

I recently purchased the Dynamite ones for my track bag and they work good as well.
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Hitachi! 2 batteries and a 30min charger is awesome! The clutch is perfect for RC cars!
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x3. I might look into getting another one just so I don't have swap the tips as regularly...
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Thank you all for the expertise, advise and input. Took me no time to make a command decision and get the hook up. You had me at (2) batteries. Here is the cheapest one on out there right now. (Note FREE SHIPPING) Very exciting stuff.



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Thank you all for the expertise, advise and input. Took me no time to make a command decision and get the hook up. You had me at (2) batteries. Here is the cheapest one on out there right now. (Note FREE SHIPPING) Very exciting stuff.



Cheers!

That's an awesome price. I bought the original version for about $80 and that was a pretty good deal. I've found the lastest version (like the one you found) for $99.99 here in Canada at Sears.

Thanks for posting the link!
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Thank you all for the expertise, advise and input. Took me no time to make a command decision and get the hook up. You had me at (2) batteries. Here is the cheapest one on out there right now. (Note FREE SHIPPING) Very exciting stuff.



Cheers!

Actually...just found them at Lowes here in Canada for $88. That's the best price I've seen so far...might have to get a second one the pit trailer!
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what clutch setting do you use on the hitachi?
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what clutch setting do you use on the hitachi?
depends what your doing.
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Hitachi here many years. I even have 4 of them 2 for the track and 2 for home. I hate changing tips
The specific Makita that you listed in the 1st post does not have a clutch and would be too much for RC
I generally use 6-7 on the Hitachi when I am building a car or tearing one down.
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what clutch setting do you use on the hitachi?
1-6 for 3mm screws, 5-10 for 4mm. all depends on length and whether you are threading into plastic or a metal nut, there is no absolute setting. with some time you will find the settings that work for you and the stuff you are working on.
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