Re: DeWalt 18V LI pricing......
If any of the claims made by DeWalt or anyone else can be proven to be untrue it's false advertising and a serious problem for them. I know of a few class actions off the top of my head where tool companies had to reimburse customers because they made false claims on things such as horse power. If you can find anything that is patently untrue in DeWalts claims be sure to let me know when the payday starts...otherwise it's pretty irrelevant what is "notorious" to you and your buddies.
Originally Posted by workerbob
I have never had a problem with my DW batteries, first generation, xr OR xrp. Maybe I'm just lucky or maybe a bad experience makes folks squawk louder than a customer who feels he got what he paid for.
I'm not a DeWalt fanboy, I have had bad experiences and good with them, PC, Bosch, Makita...only good so far with ridgid, senco, jet, skil and only bad with Milwaukee. Everybody on here or involved in a trade would have a different list. I still wouldn't talk smack about anything without it being directly related to my experience and qualified as such.
Buy your tools based on experience, personal preference, reviews, price or even color for all I care, but why try to muddy a conversation with (questionable) folk lore and no relayed personal experience or data to back it up? Seems counter productive and a little more whiny the more repetitive it gets.
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