new tool buying nightmare
Hi all, I'm here in Canada from the UK, been in the construction industry for over 40 years and had to leave all my power tools behind, even my hand tools were best left behind. Now I have that nightmare but exciting job of buying new tools from scratch.
Hand tools are not going to be a problem as I can see quality from rubbish a mile off,
But Power tools? hmmmm, I think we all agree that not one company makes the best of everything, but wouldn't it be great to have all your tools the same.
I've no experience with Milwaukee tools, I had a bad time with Dewalt when they first landed in the UK, the Mitre Saw trigger broke within 2 years of use,[not heavy use] a cordless drill became loose and rattled like it was going to self destruct! A Makita Mitre saw I had for many years, never let me down and worked perfectly after years of use, I had a reciprocating saw that was pretty good, [black and decker] I always thought it wouldn't last but it did!, I'm drawn to Makita, I'd like all my power tools to be from the same people, [or is that too much to ask?] don't know anything about other makes, I tended to stay with what I knew, but the fact remains, buying new power tools is not easy and after all my years of using/hiring tools, I'm no expert, I love the look of Milwaukee tools, maybe its the red!! but for safety's sake I'm leaning towards Makita, hope I don't get let down.