Cold Weather Makita vs Dewalt
I was putting down decking today and the outside temps were in the high teens to start. We were screwing the decking down with 2 1/2 SS screws. I was using a 12v Makita with 2.6 nimh battery, my partner was using a Dewalt 12v, both impact drivers.
The Dewalt’s battery lasted 1/3 the time the Makita did. Wish I had bought the Makita initially!!!
Thought some of you might like to know!!
Wow , thats a blow . Let us take a minute,............
wow--i'm impessed. same age batteries? (i'm in Qc,--it would make a difference)
When were using them last week, the temps were in the 50's, and I really didn't notice a difference, but yesterday there was a big difference.
cold weather is hard on power tools in general, if you transport them to and from the job every day, condensation in the electronic parts (esp varible speed triggers) causes them to burn out quicker, dewalt or makita, that's why I prefer a 3 year warranty (dewalt) versus makita (1 year)
In modern tiomes, a warrantee is more of a marketing ploy written to avoid liability and increase confidence than an actuall indication of the quality of the tool your post is an indication that it works to effect the percieved quality vs the actuall
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You didn't mention what type of DeWalt batteries your partner was using? Standard or XRP.
The batteries are the XR not the XRP.
That's what I've noticed too. I think that Dewalt's batteries are junk, and do not buy any dewalt cordless tools for that reason. They always seem to run dry sooner than my Makita's.
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