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we're all locked up in the house anyway.  let's talk tool.

 

when i was buying a new drill/driver i got seduced by the combo buy with batteries and chargers, i neglected to research further to find a similar unit with swappable chucks/attachments for versatility.

 

i have the fixed version of this with fixed 1/2" chuck.  i wanna swap it for this unit which is identical design and motor, but has eccentric and right angle adapter, AND a rotary hammer attachment.  just need to occasionally do light drilling into masonry. 

 

not sure if the 0.74 ft-lb "impact energy" will cut it, and if its worth flipping my gsr18v-535c on the classified to get this flexiclick version

 

 

https://www.boschtools.com/us/en/boschtools-ocs/18v-drill-drivers-gsr18v-535fcb15-202150-p/

 

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Toolguyd blog is my goto on tool reviews. 

Here is there review of the 18V Flexiclick system.   https://toolguyd.com/bosch-18v-flexiclick-modular-drill-driver-system/        For full size tools, give me one dedicated to do one job.  A lot of time I'll have one drill with a bit, another with a counter sink, and two drivers with different bits.  

That said, the smaller 12V multi-head unit starts to looks nice for lower performance versions.  I have mainly  20V Dewalt tools but am looking at a Milwaukee M12 right angle impact reach.  If I buy into the M12 system, the M12 multihead looks nice for small, around the house type work.

Here's a recent one comparing the Bosch 12V  Flexclick and the Milwaukee M12 equivalent.    https://toolguyd.com/milwaukee-m12-fuel-cordless-installation-drill-driver-bosch-flexiclick-timeline-032020/

 

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i've heard good things about the milwaukee 18v brushless stuff . but i've never used any . i was hoping with the thread title that there would be tool box porn .

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1 hour ago, mr.goodkat said:

i've heard good things about the milwaukee 18v brushless stuff . but i've never used any . i was hoping with the thread title that there would be tool box porn .

I got a bunch of knipex stuff and they're totally worth it

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I got this for 20v fan for Christmas and have used it a few times now that it’s warming up.

Runs almost all day on a 5ah battery

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A good 11 in 1 screw driver, a pair of channel locks, and a crescent wrench are just about all you should need for ordinary stuff. Maybe add a hand drill, a hammer, and a set of files, rasps, and chisels if you want to get fancy with the woodwork.

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I'll go retro - proud to have my 40 year old Craftsman sockets and wrenches.  Still trying to recover my Dad's 60 year old stuff from brothers garage. No cheap stuff here

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One of the greatest decisions ever was to buy a complete array of DeWalt 20V tools. Easy battery swap. Tools work well. Every need covered. Really made a big difference.

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15 hours ago, 52-80 said:

I got a bunch of knipex stuff and they're totally worth it

knipex pliers / cutters are the shit without a doubt better than snap on 

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16 hours ago, mr.goodkat said:

i've heard good things about the milwaukee 18v brushless stuff . but i've never used any . i was hoping with the thread title that there would be tool box porn .

I sold my old Dewalt 14.4v drill to one of my employees and bought a Milwaukee M18 impact/drill combo. I love it (especially the impact). Since then I've added the Fuel circular saw and the job site fan similar to the Dewalt posted above. Also bought a little M12 drill on sale as a Christmas gift for my 6 year old boy. He uses the shit out of it to build all sorts of little woodcraft things, which are mostly cut-offs with a hundred screws driven into them.

I want the Hackzall next. Buddy of mine has one with a fillet blade and uses it exclusively for redfish.

 

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I’ve tried a lot of different power tool brands and Im not a tradesman so my experience is worth squat but I’ll share.

My first were nicad Craftsman tools and when those hit the crapper I had to replace. My first were Makita 12v and 18v drill and impact driver sets. They worked fine but their lineup for 12v was limited and I think they have gone through a battery change since I had a set.

I then got some Rigid 12v and 18v drill and impact driver driver. They were fine but the 12v lineup was limited and the 18v weren’t brushless.

I replaced the 12v with Milwaukee and I’m glad I did.

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Lots of options. Easy to use, lightweight and plenty of power for the tasks.

I replaced my Rigid 18v with brushless when they introduced gen5 and then added other tools in the lineup. The fan and blower get the most use but the impact driver and hammer drill and beasts. 5cf912237a064e175b851c203570d5f0.jpg
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I also have a mess of multi-tools and dremels that I use when sanding or cutting woodworking projects. 65b757a4d8442cc3ea655fd4a74f4d88.jpg

They are handy and make quick work.

I do have some Bosch stuff and they are very well made. Sander, edge router, another 12v set I keep in the house for quick repairs.

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Having owned 5 different 12v sets, I can firmly say the Bosch seem to be the best made (my opinion) and are smaller than the competitor without losing power, but Milwaukee has the best options for around the house and garage. And a 12v is tough enough for any homeowner. I used my rigid set to take apart a playscape I bought off Craigslist and re-assembled it including lag bolts. 12v are serious tools these days, especially brushless.

As for the Bosch multi click system, Milwaukee has one too but I’ve owned something similar in the past.

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The individual tools will likely be better than a “do-it-all” system. I usually only used the circular cutter from this set to break down cardboard. I never used the other tools as I had better versions of each tool.

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4 hours ago, Dbeasy said:

One of the greatest decisions ever was to buy a complete array of DeWalt 20V tools. Easy battery swap. Tools work well. Every need covered. Really made a big difference.

This. I will say the new FlexVolt gear seems to be pretty badass. Can run 60V in things like the circsaw, but only 20v elsewhere. I found a bundle with the Circ Saw that included two 60/20v batteries and a charger, I bought another 60/20V, and already had a charger previous. Also have the impact driver, hammer drill, jigsaw and an extra drill-driver. Will soon add the dremel, work light, and sawzall (I have corded versions of all three, but I just don't see the need for my lightweight household tasks).

 

I'll also say that DeWalt isn't what it used to be. For general household use, I really think any of the house-brand brushless 20V+ sets will do you right. GottaB's collection looks awesome. Basically, pick one, and buy all the tools and buy good batteries.

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i have the snap on 14.4Li stuff and they are really good only 18v stuff i have is the 1/2 impact and drill . the small snap on stuff are awesome though . my bigger stuff is now outdated and they do not make the 18v nicad now so adapter , rebuild batteries or replace ......furk 

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