DeWalt or Makita?

Cisco KjAo73qn
Dec 1, 2018 16 Comments

For home use, would you guys recommend DeWalt or Makita cordless drill? Thinking of 20v..

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TOP 16 Comments
  • Cisco Infensus
    Bosch per Wirecutter
    Dec 1, 20180
  • Netflix Johnny5
    Milwaukee if you can spend a little more.
    Dec 1, 20180
  • Cisco KjAo73qn
    OP
    Bosch does seem to have good reviews ...
    Dec 1, 20181
    • They’re not as popular in home improvement but many professionals use Bosch
      Dec 1, 2018
  • Bosch then Milwaukee then dewalt. I personally like dewalt but the Milwaukee are better quality regarding fit and finish. Bosch makes very high end parts imo.
    Dec 1, 20181
    • Cisco KjAo73qn
      OP
      Have seen many people use DeWalt. It felt good when I tried it @ home depot
      Dec 1, 2018
  • New DuQvV7x
    Builder here. For home use, go with the cheapest. Difference is minuscule.

    My crew uses DeWalt. It stands up well to professional use.
    Dec 2, 20180
  • Medallia yoyodyne
    Agreed with above. Ball out with the Bosch
    Dec 1, 20180
  • Intel JTzI14
    DeWalt. Solid line of power tools that can stand the beating of teenagers in shop class learning how to use them lol.
    Dec 1, 20181
    • Cisco KjAo73qn
      OP
      Good data point. Thanks..
      Dec 1, 2018
  • Medallia yoyodyne
    12v? Both are of pretty comparable quality.
    Dec 1, 20181
  • Sirius XM Debwh1
    I don’t recall the brand name of my first power drill, but it was the cheapest off brand I could find and it only failed after 8 years of frequent use when I attached a bit to it for mixing concrete that it didn’t have enough power to handle. For most home applications, even if you use your tools weekly, you are pretty unlikely to need to buy the best thing out there when it comes to power drills. You are better off looking for a set of mid-range power tools that all run off the same battery type and then buying an extra battery than you are to buy “the best” of everything one by one.
    Dec 2, 20180
  • Capital One AggieDev
    Dewalt flex volt tech is pretty amazing. The same battery that drives lawn mowers can drive your drill, flash light, chain saw, air compressor, etc. if you like using power tools away from outlets or free of cords then I have to recommend flex volt.

    I have 11 flex volt tools and 2 batteries. :) never run out juice before I’ve got the other battery charged and the tools are cheaper without the extra batteries.
    Dec 2, 20180
  • Amazon QbrO30
    Drill or impact driver? Makita is hands down the best for impact drivers. Drills are roughly equivalent between Milwaukee, Makita, and DeWalt
    Dec 1, 20180
  • Google / Othersnidely
    Milwaukee or GTFO
    Dec 1, 20180

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