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  • #580037
    jkirk
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    halifax, nova scotia

    dont get me wrong i love makita.. but what really sets milwaukee apart for me is the fact their high demand tools are running single batteries not dual batteries

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #580040
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    dont get me wrong i love makita.. but what really sets milwaukee apart for me is the fact their high demand tools are running single batteries not dual batteries

    Are you sure it’s just not the red&black colors???? I know how much you like that red color,,,,,
    Oh I predict that Milwaukee will catch up to Makita on the blower next! LOL!!

    #580126

    From all the videos I saw it doesn’t seem like it’s that much quieter. But that’s not the only advantage. It’s less vibration through the user and even though on paper it’s less torque the way it delivers that torque is more constant. Impacts have a quick hit but because the surge uses expanding hydrolics it has pressure on it for q longer duration.

    Well said that’s what I got out of the videos and articles I have seen so far .

    Always willing to learn .

    #580141
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I know 2 different guy after trying a hydraulic impact driver for the first time on a production cabinet job went out and bought one that evening because it was so much quieter. The hydraulic impact driver has been in use in heavy industrial work for years for a reason. It’s just now getting down to the small tool size. Thank gawd!!

    #580177
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    I know 2 different guy after trying a hydraulic impact driver for the first time on a production cabinet job went out and bought one that evening because it was so much quieter.

    I can believe it, the videos really show a difference when tested with the old metal anvils. Probably will upgrade to a hydraulic version at some point either the Milwaukee or Makita

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #580305
    cmeyer25
    Pro
    Bellingham, WA

    I know 2 different guy after trying a hydraulic impact driver for the first time on a production cabinet job went out and bought one that evening because it was so much quieter. The hydraulic impact driver has been in use in heavy industrial work for years for a reason. It’s just now getting down to the small tool size. Thank gawd!!

    I don’t install cabinets. But that makes sense that being inside those things with a typical impact would have your ears ringing all day.

    Charlie
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    #580358
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I know 2 different guy after trying a hydraulic impact driver for the first time on a production cabinet job went out and bought one that evening because it was so much quieter. The hydraulic impact driver has been in use in heavy industrial work for years for a reason. It’s just now getting down to the small tool size. Thank gawd!!

    I don’t install cabinets. But that makes sense that being inside those things with a typical impact would have your ears ringing all day.

    I’ve always hated how loud impacts were and jumped on the soft impact as soon as they came out. Very glad I did.

    #580369

    I know 2 different guy after trying a hydraulic impact driver for the first time on a production cabinet job went out and bought one that evening because it was so much quieter. The hydraulic impact driver has been in use in heavy industrial work for years for a reason. It’s just now getting down to the small tool size. Thank gawd!!

    I don’t install cabinets. But that makes sense that being inside those things with a typical impact would have your ears ringing all day.

    I’ve always hated how loud impacts were and jumped on the soft impact as soon as they came out. Very glad I did.

    Hated the impacts because of the noise, did the job but HATED them

    #580379
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    I know 2 different guy after trying a hydraulic impact driver for the first time on a production cabinet job went out and bought one that evening because it was so much quieter. The hydraulic impact driver has been in use in heavy industrial work for years for a reason. It’s just now getting down to the small tool size. Thank gawd!!

    I don’t install cabinets. But that makes sense that being inside those things with a typical impact would have your ears ringing all day.

    I’ve always hated how loud impacts were and jumped on the soft impact as soon as they came out. Very glad I did.

    The sound of an impact is very annoying to me. Love the drive but hate the noise.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #580483
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    The sound of an impact is very annoying to me. Love the drive but hate the noise.

    LOL you are right there Ron. Really gets to you after a while. I will be looking to quiet things down now that the oil filled ones are out and readily available.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #580958
    cmeyer25
    Pro
    Bellingham, WA

    Do you all use ear protection when you used them? Or no? I always do, so the only complaint I have is that it’s a lot sweatier, but at least I don’t have the noise issue. Otherwise, I think I would hate them too.

    Charlie
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    #581001
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Do you all use ear protection when you used them?

    I do now especially if i will be using it for a long period of time. Didn’t used to but now it bothers me more than before.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #581002
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    Do you all use ear protection when you used them?

    I do about half the time when using an impact driver. If it’s just for a couple screws No.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #581081
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Do you all use ear protection when you used them? Or no? I always do, so the only complaint I have is that it’s a lot sweatier, but at least I don’t have the noise issue. Otherwise, I think I would hate them too.

    Generally carpenters on site don’t use ear plugs with them.

    #581241
    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    there were a few tool testers on instagram this weekend posting videos of the surge impact going head to head with teh makita. they were driving lag bolts which were a bit of overkill since its not really designed for driving lags however teh milwaukee was the clear winner.. the makita’s over load protection kicked in within seconds while the milwaukee kept going and set it.. i dont know if its because the milwaukee doesnt have the same level of protection or if its just flat out more powerful

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #581316
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    there were a few tool testers on instagram this weekend posting videos of the surge impact going head to head with teh makita. they were driving lag bolts which were a bit of overkill since its not really designed for driving lags however teh milwaukee was the clear winner.. the makita’s over load protection kicked in within seconds while the milwaukee kept going and set it.. i dont know if its because the milwaukee doesnt have the same level of protection or if its just flat out more powerful

    No it’s not designed for lag blots… Well at least Makita Gave them a bar to beat. Did they have the Ridgid in there?

    #581346
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    here were a few tool testers on instagram this weekend posting videos of the surge impact going head to head with teh makita.

    Maybe Makita will come out with a new more powerful one. Ridgid has a new hydraulic impact too?

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #581483
    Austin
    Pro
    Covington, KY

    here were a few tool testers on instagram this weekend posting videos of the surge impact going head to head with teh makita.

    Maybe Makita will come out with a new more powerful one. Ridgid has a new hydraulic impact too?

    I don’t see why you would need a more powerful one. Using one in a finish situation usually you are not driving more than a 3 inch screw.

    #581516
    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    ridgid no.. its gotten bad reviews…. as for the lag bolt thing i dont see the point of the test really.. the whole reasoning behind the surge and the like impacts are for indoor applications where noise is a factor.. and thats usually at day time when finish work is going on..

    but well see, it might be a while before these impacts land locally for me to take a look at

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #581521

    ridgid no.. its gotten bad reviews…. as for the lag bolt thing i dont see the point of the test really.. the whole reasoning behind the surge and the like impacts are for indoor applications where noise is a factor.. and thats usually at day time when finish work is going on..

    but well see, it might be a while before these impacts land locally for me to take a look at

    Yes, good point, first if anyone needs more power, they have the 1/2 inch drives
    I saw the reviews on the Makita Ridgid and Milwaukee, one thing that they said was the Milwaukee and the Makita are definitely smoother operating I noticed that the ridgid had much more side to side torque movement.

    I wonder if any other manufacturers will get into the oil impact design.

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