Favourite Power Tool Brand

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    Tom Haynes on #2977

    Power tools are offering better tech seemingly every day with big claims of power, run time charge time and technology. What is your favourite power tool brand (cordless and 240v)? Why?

    glenn on #3530

    Firstly, thanks for the new site!

    We do A/C installs and use all cordless except for the vac pump and a Bosch drill with a dust extractor for indoor masonry drilling and core drilling.

    All of our cordless tools are Milwaukee. I use M12 and the boss uses M18.

    As an aside our electrician uses Makita and his apprentice uses Milwaukee M18.

    Basically I chose Milwaukee because they have a couple of specific tools that no other manufacturer has in their line up. ie the ratchet and the small rotary hammer. Plus you have to like their warranty.

    For home use I have some older Ryobi 18v tools which have served me well over the years. They are quite good but due to Bunning’s monopoly on the brand they are now well overpriced and frankly no longer good value.

    In the future I will continue to add to the M12 platform and I plan to sell off and replace the Ryobi tools as I go.

    Tom Haynes on #3532

    Hey Glenn,

    Milwaukee M12 are definitely a powerful lot and their warranty is among the best as we found out in this review http://toolstradestoys.com.au/powertool-brand-best-warranty/

    How does your electrician find Makita?

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 2 months ago by  Tom Haynes.

    glenn on #3534


    Yes he is very happy with them. Although he did have an SDS drill burn out a few months ago, which was out of warranty. In all fairness though, he pushes them pretty hard.

    I think all the main manufacturers make fantastic gear, I think the best bet it to buy into the brand and battery platform that has the majority of the tools you need.

    There are some tools that I don’t necessarily need but would like in other brands but I just cant justify actually buying them.

    So many tools. so little money!


    suchyfo on #4454

    My favourite power tool brands are Husqvarna and Oregon. I have a chainsaw of husqvarna brand and a chainsaw sharpener of Oregon brand and whenever I have need of any tool I just go through this website BestofMachinery.com
    and take a review on tools as this is the best home for greatest reviews on tools.

    suchyfo on #4455

    Have a good day 🙂

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 3 days ago by  suchyfo.
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