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M18 Fuel 1/2" High Torque Impact
(2) Milwaukee Red M18 4.0 Ah Batteries
M12 3/8" Ratchet (small head)
(2) Milwaukee Red M12 Batteries
Milwaukee M18 - M12 Battery Charger.

Feel like a little kid at Christmas, now I caught the bug I'm sure there's much more I'll want to add.

Time to put the pneumatic and corded stuff to the side.
 

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Nice. I’ve been switching my tools also over the last little bit to Milwaukee also. I’ve got all you have purchased plus the fuel 12v ratchet with the bigger head. I keep the small head ratchet in the buggy at all times. Next will be 3/8” impact . Super strong and more compact than my high torque 1/2” impact


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I've been putting up with my old pneumatic's and hand tools way too long.
Some I still find goes back to my high school days wrenching on my first cars/buggy
and 427 SS Camaro.
Then 30 years ago bought a big set/chest of Craftsman and Ingersoll impacts and ratchets.
 

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3/8” stubby M12 impact is my favorite tool but the new right angle die grinder M12 is starting to win me more...
 

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I've never used Milwaukee. I left the corded/pneumatic stuff for the Craftsman 19.2 years ago. Then, I had lithium battery issues with the Craftsman and began switching over to the brushless Dewalt 20v max. I've been extremely impressed. Any comparison between Milwaukee and Dewalt or simply personal preference?
 

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I've never used Milwaukee. I left the corded/pneumatic stuff for the Craftsman 19.2 years ago. Then, I had lithium battery issues with the Craftsman and began switching over to the brushless Dewalt 20v max. I've been extremely impressed. Any comparison between Milwaukee and Dewalt or simply personal preference?
Majority of people who I know who uses professionally seems to lean to Milwaukee.
I know the torque difference is significant on the 1/2 impact.
 

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I use dewalt everyday at work. It’s what my company buys mainly because Lowe’s sells them and are easily replaced when broke. With that said dewalt is a good tool , but they just can’t handle the abuse from my guys that work for me. Being in construction to get the job done we have to abuse our them . It’s just the way it is. I buy probably 10-15 impacts a year , 25 sawzalls , and roughly 10-15 band saws yearly. To me this is excessive. I’m in the process of working a deal with Milwaukee to hopefully cut costs in the long run by buying less tools . A lot of tools are used by people who have no idea on how to use them properly. Young guys can’t seem to figure out to let the tool do the work and not to force it. My Milwaukee tools have yet to let me down over the past 5 years so either it’s a sign or I just have more experience using them. Time will tell


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I use dewalt everyday at work. It’s what my company buys mainly because Lowe’s sells them and are easily replaced when broke. With that said dewalt is a good tool , but they just can’t handle the abuse from my guys that work for me. Being in construction to get the job done we have to abuse our them . It’s just the way it is. I buy probably 10-15 impacts a year , 25 sawzalls , and roughly 10-15 band saws yearly. To me this is excessive. I’m in the process of working a deal with Milwaukee to hopefully cut costs in the long run by buying less tools . A lot of tools are used by people who have no idea on how to use them properly. Young guys can’t seem to figure out to let the tool do the work and not to force it. My Milwaukee tools have yet to let me down over the past 5 years so either it’s a sign or I just have more experience using them. Time will tell


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Yes I had a talk about this with some construction workers a month ago where they said the down time with broken tools has become an issue with Dewalt where spending a little extra for Milwaukee saves them money by far.
 

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3/8” stubby M12 impact is my favorite tool but the new right angle die grinder M12 is starting to win me more...
I think the 3/8" stubby would get used a lot...
I can see a grinder, cut off, hammer/drill as well as a sawzall too.

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At least when it comes to the automotive (including SxS) world DeWalt and others just don’t have the selection and support. Milwaukee has done a great job pulling some market share from companies like Snap On.
 

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At least when it comes to the automotive (including SxS) world DeWalt and others just don’t have the selection and support. Milwaukee has done a great job pulling some market share from companies like Snap On.
I've become to learn that Snap On isn't what a lot of people claim them to be, especially for the price.
Those sales people and overhead with a fleet of trucks don't come cheap.
Maybe their quality has dropped a bit over the decades.:unsure:
 

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I’m a Milwaukee guy too. I’m planning to pick up the 3/8” stubby to carry in the X3 and also looking at the M12 grease gun. I have the worst luck with grease guns - from the Lincoln pneumatic to manual ones - and am hoping the M12 will actually work when I need it.
 

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I’m a Milwaukee guy too. I’m planning to pick up the 3/8” stubby to carry in the X3 and also looking at the M12 grease gun. I have the worst luck with grease guns - from the Lincoln pneumatic to manual ones - and am hoping the M12 will actually work when I need it.
Geez..... I couldn't resist and just ordered the 3/8" stubby, found one for $142 :rolleyes:
I think next will be a cut off tool.
 

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What is that red sexy beast? I see a Harley tire, but the rest seems awful racey for a cruiser.

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Don’t forget the inflator. Super handy.



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