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BigDanT
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:09 am    Post subject: Dewalt tools Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've never been a big fan of Dewalt tools before but, the wife won this 5 piece set in a drawing the other night and the first thing I noticed was the "Proudly Made In The USA" plastered all over the box, bag and even on each tool. Haven't had a chance to work with them yet but just doing an inspection of the contents they seem to be well made. I hope they preform well and last a long time as I like the thought of being able to use tools made here in the states.


 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:49 am    Post subject: Re: Dewalt tools Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Motors,switches,batteries, wires are the Global materials. Most likely the screws too. Not being a pill, just making a guess. What do you think.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:58 am    Post subject: Re: Dewalt tools Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I bought myself a brushless hammer drill and impact driver combo for Christmas. It came with a free tool with it so I got a 4.5" angle grinder. I had an issue with the drill right off so I exchanged it. I like it a lot so far. It's a lot better than my Craftsman stuff. That impact driver will twist off screws and 1/4" lag bolts no problem....

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Dewalt tools Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You will love that impact driver a can't tell how much I use mine 👀
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Dewalt tools Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I bought my first 1/4? impact about 12 years ago, it came in a makita package deal. I didn?t think I would use it much but, I was wrong I use it all the time. I like how light they are and how not as much pressure is needed to drive a screw.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Dewalt tools Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Smaller hardware stores carry the made in USA DeWalt tools. Most of the DeWalt you buy in the big box stores are not. That little lable does make a difference in quality. I have and use over $10,000 worth of DeWalt tools daily. Love em
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Dewalt tools Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have run quite a few of them and am very happy with them. If you take care of them I don't see a problem am with any major brand.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Dewalt tools Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-jeffcat wrote:
(quoted from post at 10:49:22 01/01/1Cool Motors,switches,batteries, wires are the Global materials. Most likely the screws too. Not being a pill, just making a guess. What do you think.


Bingo! You nailed it. DeWalt is still as good as it gets though.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Dewalt tools Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I like to buy American as much as anyone but Dewalt will not hold up to me.I think they are good tools for the average guy, but I really abuse power tools. I have owned 2 battery drills, 2 -4 1/2 in grinders and and a 1/2 in electric drills and a 7 1/4 circular saw. About a year to 18 months and they are toast. The only battery drill that will hold up to me is a Snap-on. The electric drill is a Milwaukee and the only 4 1/2 in grinder that I have found in the last 40 years that will stand up to me is a Metabo (Made in Germany). I go through about 150-200 grinding discs a year and I have one Metabo that is 5 years old and one going on 3. I have an old Black and Decker 7 in grinder that is at least 30 years old that just keeps going,but they don't make tools like that anymore.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Dewalt tools Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've got one of those old B and Decker grinders, bought it at a flea market 25 years ago for about 25 dollars, comfortable to hang on to and can't be killed.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Dewalt tools Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Grandpa has it right. Heard of some angle grinders with plastic gears. I have good one I got in a pawnshop, also a reciprocating saw and Lion powered drill that I love.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Dewalt tools Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The only thing I don't like is the brake they put on the drill but all of the manufacturers are doing that now. I did have a 18v cordless drill which worked great for about five years and the batteries went bad. Despite the cost I bought replacement batteries for it but the replacement batteries wouldn't hold a charge near as well as the original ones and they went bad in a couple years.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Dewalt tools Reply to specific post Reply with quote


My wife gave me a cordless drill and impact driver set probably 6 years ago. I don't use them like a contractor but I use them a lot and they still work well. The impact driver is really good when arthritis is getting worse.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:17 am    Post subject: Re: Dewalt tools Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Before you get all warm and fuzzy because the box says "Made in the USA with Global materials", you better define EXACTLY what Dewalt means by "made in the USA". My bet is that not even 10% of the tools is actually "made in the USA", but rather that there is some assembly done that makes the tools qualify in lawyer speak as "Made in the USA". If someone disagreeing can tell me where the Dewalt plant making the moldings, batteries, motors, chucks, etc is in the USA, I'll gladly fall on the sword. Otherwise, I'm betting that tool is just as much "Made in the USA" as most others are these days.

In 1981 in South Korea I saw "Made in the USA" tags being sewn onto boots sold by a major US retailer. I've been skeptical since then of the "Made in the USA" tag!
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:38 am    Post subject: Re: Dewalt tools Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You can do anything on a residential electrical job with that kit.
 
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