We are supposed to get the Milwaukee 28 volt combo and the bosch 24 volt combo kit in the next few months. The Bosch kit is going for $599 and the Milwaukee kit is suposed to be around $750 to $800. I don't even think I will put them on the floor. Just Display them and sell them out of the overhead.I think there is a market out there for them but I don't see thwm flying off the shelf.
That's alot of money I'm gona stay with my Ridgid for now since I already invested in them.I hear so much negative talk about some new tools I'm just gona sit on what I have today and see what hapens.
Be safe out there folks.
Myself and Bob have the same idea, I will weight until all bugs are worked out and after my bills are paid and a truck is purchased.
I would like to buy a older chevy/gmc and convert a diesel into a bifuel/diesel.
When I have the cash or ever start a HVAC/R business my fleet will all be the Didge or Freightliner Sprinter vans. I will add the car and driver review link whan I get back home for you guys/ladies to look at 30mpg and 5cyl. tubo diesel auto/shiftmatic very sweet.
I SAW THE NEW MILWAUKEE 28 VOLT TOOLS AT OUR LOCAL PHCC TRADE SHOW 2 WEEKS AGO. WATCHED AS THE REP CUT UNISTRUT CHANNEL AS FAST AS A CORDED BANDSAW. WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE WAS THAT THE BATTERY HAS A 2 YEAR LIFESPAN MAX. AT APPROX. $170. EACH. PRETTY STEEP TO REPLACE EVERY 2 YEARS.
If the batteries last twice as long between charges then we are still getting a lot more bang for the buck. Plus if we are getting 40 to 50 percent more power and torque with the tool, that adds up to a lot more efficiency on the job. I'll probably just start with the impact wrench and maybe the sawzall since I just dropped a grand on a couple of 18v kits a few months ago. I like that band saw but want to see how it really holds up under heavy use before buying that. If they can run a band saw on their new platform then their hole hawg can't be too far behind.
The battery is guaranteed for two years so I cant see how its max life would equal its guarantee.
[ 03-14-2005, 11:18 PM: Message edited by: plumber ]
I PURCHASED THEIR 18 VOLT CORDLESS METAL CIRC. SAW ABOUT 1 YEAR AGO. AMAZING TO SEE IT CUT SCH. 40 PIPE AND STRUT. NO SPARKS AND NO HEAT OR BURRS. MUCH LESS EXPENSIVE THAN THE NEW BANDSAW. I HAD NO PROBLEM CUTTING 1.25'' GAL PIPE IN THE AIR, ALREADY INSTALLED AT CEILING LEVEL. NO SHAKING LIKE A SAWZALL. LESS THAN 3 SECONDS TO CUT THROUGH. NO REAMING OR BURRS. NEEDED TO CUT IN SOME GAS SHUT OFF VALVES INTO AN EXISITING SYSTEM AND THREAD IT IN THE AIR.
DEFINITLY WORTH LOOKING INTO.
PS ALSO HAS BLADES FOR COPPER AND WOOD. MAX. DEPTH 2'' I THINK. ON A 6.5'' SAW.
Mmmmmmmm, 28V tools.
The 28V Sawzall cuts faster than the corded......I have seen it in action.
The 28V batteries are lighter than the 18V....I have seen them on a digital scale.
The 28V tools work with full power until the last cut unlike Nicad or NMHi tools. So you have a powerful drill/saw until the last cut and the tool dies.
The 28V will revolutionize the market as most of the tools are close to being more powerful than their corded brothers.
Trust me, DeWalt, Makita, Bosch, Hitachi and every other tool manufacturer was completely caught off guard. They will be playing catch up for the next couple years.
The 28V tools are far more powerful, same to less weight and get substantially more run time than the competition. (these are facts).
The Big Red Monster squashes the competition at this time.
Also, if you do a little market research.......you will notice that Milwaukee is owed by TTI.....this company also owns Ryobi power tools, Homelite outdoor
power equipment and Royal and Dirt Devil vacuum cleaners and floor care appliances, AEG and VAX. From that I would expect to see some improvements in the cordless tools and vacuums in the years to come from TTI's brands.
TTI is also under contract to assemble RIGID tools and Craftsman tools.
Have a nice day.
[ 03-29-2005, 02:39 PM: Message edited by: SmartA$$ ]