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coastal_climber


Jan 28, 2009, 8:48 PM
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Makita 1'' 18V Rotary Hammer
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Anyone got one? Good or bad?

http://www.houseoftools.com/product.htm?pid=578984


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Re: [coastal_climber] Makita 1'' 18V Rotary Hammer [In reply to]
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I'm not a big drillhead, but my sport area creating pal quit using all the makita stuff awhile back, and swears by the Hilti TE-6A w/nicad battery.

He suggested that I get one of those when I asked him what the best drill out there was.


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If I were to get a drill I'd get something with multiples of 12 for volts. That way you can MacGuyver a motorcycle battery or two (or 3) into a backpack and keep it out of the drill.

My friend did this with a Milwaukee 12v drill and it'll do 7 holes in good rock with the little battery and 15 with the big one (8lb battery but it's in a backpack). I bet it did 2-3 with the one that fit in the handle.


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It just won't be strong enough to be any good. It'll take 10x longer to drill a hole if you manage to get one at all.
Buy a 36v or a real good 24v Hilti


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Hmmmm, makita makes nice tools, I have there jackhammer(85lb-er), it is a great tool for breaking rock and such.
Hilti's are nice but the 24volt nicads suck ass and are really expensive.
Bosch which I use for setting routes and for siesmic anchors in my work in Cali', I use the bulldog 36volt lithium cordless unit, I bought at cpobosch.com, I have had it for 2-1/2 years and have driiled 2+thousand holes with it and it is still working great, however anything over 1" drilling, it will bog down, but that is where a corded drill takes over.
If you are like me wanting a drill to drill holes 3/8"-1/2" in dia'to 2-1/2"-4" deep and want around 20-40 holes per battery,depending on the hardness of the medium, buy this drill.
For my work I have owned the dewalt cordless rotary hammer, as well as the makita, and hilti 24 volt all were wothless expensive pieces of shit.
The new hilti 36v lithium however is quite impressive, but it should be for $1400.00.
This is my experience both as a pro and a climber,
Good luck, Anthony


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rocknice2 wrote:
It just won't be strong enough to be any good. It'll take 10x longer to drill a hole if you manage to get one at all.
Buy a 36v or a real good 24v Hilti
I'll have to go with rocknice2 here...
I don't actually know if the Makita 18V is any good or not, but seeing as I haven't heard anyone recommend it specifically, I doubt it is anything special.
If you are going to spend $400+, then go with something that has been proven to be good (and has a bit more oommph).
If you want something cheap, you can get an 18V RHD for $50 (+$50 for retro-fit batteries)!
BTW, if you do, you can still use angry's multiples of 12V advice. (you can hook up 2 12V batts in series to an 18V drill, just be careful to not let the drill get too warmTongue)


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Jan 30, 2009, 11:02 AM
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You can also buy 6V lead-acid batteries http://www.batterymart.com/...mp;utm_campaign=Base and then get a 12-13lbs 18V battery...

Not that I'm saying the Makita is good, I've got no idea, but the McGyvering of batteries works for non multiples of 12.


sbaclimber


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AlexCV wrote:
Not that I'm saying the Makita is good, I've got no idea, but the McGyvering of batteries works for non multiples of 12.
You can, yes....I've done it. But, if the drill is crap (as mine was), it doesn't hurt to bump the voltage up the extra 6V. It isn't even 6V when you start playing with gel-cells vs battery packs anyway....


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