On Thu, 09 Jun 2011 17:36:52 -0500, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
But, you keep replying to me. Is that what this is, to see who will
have the last word? As I said, "you've got a fragile ego". Ok, I'll
let you win. You can post the next reply and I won't respond. Will
that let you survive with some of your self worth instact?
My God this thread has turned to this? I beginning to wonder why I come
here. It seems this newsgroup is filled with crotchety old farts that have
nothing better to do then express their failures in life on others. Reminds
me of that movie Grumpy Old Men. Get over yourselves!
"You can lead them to LINUX
but you can't make them THINK"
Then there are two other things that have to be considered.
1. Frequency of use.
The hobbyist, or homeowner, may use the tool for one job, and then not
use it again for months or even years.
The professional may use it every day.
2. The professional can claim the tool as a business expense The
I'm a hobbyist. I could afford to buy a Festool Ro90. Now I have 2 ROSs
you can have if you come and pick them up. Just go down the thruway, take
287 south, then 208 south. More directions upon reply, if necessary.
LOL ... After buying my first Festool sander I immediately gave my Bosch
ROS to my favorite sub .... no way I'm ever using another sander,
You indeed followed the old wRec axiom regarding tool purchases, which
seems to have been lost since the advent of 'Chinese cheap' ... Paraphrased
as buy the absolute best you can afford and only cry once.
If you want it right this minute, the LCT200W (2 tools, no flashlight) is
available at Home Depot for $214.
The LCT300W (3 tools) above is a great kit, and the flashlight is worth the
If you don't need the really gutsy batteries (the 3.0Ah LXTs), that's
probably not a bad deal. If you do, go with this Makita combo:
http://goo.gl/2WPVG (crap, I paid that much for my kit w/o the drill,
Education is when you read the fine print.
Experience is what you get if you don't.
-- Pete Seeger
I think that's the kit (LXT211) HD had next to the LCT200W. It's $9 more
at HD than Amazon, but the advantage is of course you can have it in 2
hours rather than 2 days.
I felt that the bigger batteries knocked the balance off to the battery
side, so the tool didn't feel as good as the one with the 1.5 Ah
It does depend on what you're doing, but if you've got 3 1.5 Ah batteries
you can keep one charging while still using both drill and impact. The
batteries are ready to go in as little as 20 minutes (but I like to leave
them on until the fan on the charger shuts off, about an hour or so.)
Any of the Makita sets mentioned here are probably going to be good
choices. It just depends on what you like and what you need.
When I switched to get a lighter tool with longer battery life (my
Bosch Impactor is a 14.4v) I found it less than a pound lighter. A
test with the two side by side, I found them very close in
performance. Battery life was only slightly better on the lithiums,
but they charge twice as quickly, 15 mins vs 30 mins. I love them
FS: Bosch 14.4v Impactor, 2 batteries, charger, hard case, $150
delivered. 3 years use, still going strong. (new: $420 retail)
Remember, in an emergency, dial 1911.
Sears is selling the C3 Drill and trim Saw combo for $79.99 with
compact lithium C3 battery and multi-charger. #9 25776
I have C3 tools and bought it to upgrade my charger and battery. I was
able to sell the last package I bought (thanks to Craiagslist) -
replacing the battery ad charger with my old ones and got back enough
to bring my net cost of the new C3 battery and new Multi-charger down
to about 40 dollars.
Considering the list on the Lithium Battery is $79.99 and the charge
has to be worth twenty-nine or more, I came out AOK.
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