OK … got to get the new makita lithium ion kit dirty today.
have had the drill / driver plus impact for about a year.
recently added the 401 kit …
comes with charger and 2 batt’s, the hammer drill / driver,
sawzaw , circular saw … and a flashlight.
right outta the box the kids loved the flashlight. It took a beating all weekend and still works … actually went online and found the flashlight shell only for $15 so I have a second on the way.
Used the circular saw to cut thru nonPT 2×12’s all day.
works OK … get slightly bound and it’ll just die. Really gotta keep her straight thru a 2x to cut. But when it’s not pushed … it’ll go thru nicely. Was weird … cut thru and it starts to feel like you’re bound up hard … pull back and follow the same cut line … and it sings right thru. Slightest “off course” affects it.
But … for a battery run saw … thru 2×12’s … worked just fine.
The sawzaw has a bit more power, comparatively.
I finished notch cuts on the 2×12’s … and also cut thru old porch box posts.
Cut thru that old 3/4 material just fine.
again … couldn’t force it thru … but did the job.
I didn’t use the hammer drill function yet. when and if I ever do … I’m sure it’ll be the smallest hole thru the softest brick or concrete.
So for cordless tools … they all worked great.
current job is a porch remodel, owners tenant keeps forgetting to get me a key made … so after he gets up and leaves for work we just leave the front door unlocked.
But … there are times when I can’t get in. And aside from wanting this set for a while … figured way safer to run the charger and not trip a breaker I can’t get in to reset … and blow the whole day.
got the set reconditioned from Tyler Tools for $360.
the flashlights are great too btw. Use the batt for the base … very stable, and the head pivots to 3 or 4 positions. Makes for a very nice worklight.
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