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[Home Depot] Milwaukee Red Alert Event

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ohwowhi wrote:
Sep 11th, 2019 8:02 am
For a regular homeowner, no commercial work, is there a good reason to go with Milwaukee over say a comparable Ryobi product? (Other than Ryobi products being ugly)
As a homeowner, I had 18V and its way too heavy and bulky that's why I love the 12V line.
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I'm just a DIY hobbyist mainly dealing with cars. That 3/8" stubby has got my attention for bolts around the car. I am tempted to replace my cheap electric corded tools (impact wrench, driver, drill, rotary, saw) with the M12 line.
Princess Auto sells refurbished Makita tools that may be worth a look, but it sounds like the Fuel line is very nice piece of kit.
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I wonder how many of their customers are Trekkies.
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ohwowhi wrote:
Sep 11th, 2019 8:02 am
For a regular homeowner, no commercial work, is there a good reason to go with Milwaukee over say a comparable Ryobi product? (Other than Ryobi products being ugly)
Probably not. I think Milwaukee is among the best of the major brands on average, which is why you often see the pros using Milwaukee tools if you watch for that distinctive red color in videos. But real pro tools are not the consumer-grade stuff, even in the Milwaukee line, and many of the tools of apparently different brands are made in the same factory. I'm happy enough with my few Ridgid tools, even though I think my Milwaukee tools are better.

As for tough comparisons, check out this video of Milwaukee and DeWalt 18v drills going head-to-head, literally:


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eljay0 wrote:
Sep 11th, 2019 10:02 am
I'm just a DIY hobbyist mainly dealing with cars. That 3/8" stubby has got my attention for bolts around the car. I am tempted to replace my cheap electric corded tools (impact wrench, driver, drill, rotary, saw) with the M12 line.
Princess Auto sells refurbished Makita tools that may be worth a look, but it sounds like the Fuel line is very nice piece of kit.
I got a 3/8 stubby two days ago from Home Depot for 119 plus tax. It costs $119 on the Home Depot site if you set your store to Hamilton mountain. I price matched that price to my local Home Depot.
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Scote64 wrote:
Sep 11th, 2019 10:35 am
Probably not. I think Milwaukee is among the best of the major brands on average, which is why you often see the pros using Milwaukee tools if you watch for that distinctive red color in videos. But real pro tools are not the consumer-grade stuff, even in the Milwaukee line, and many of the tools of apparently different brands are made in the same factory. I'm happy enough with my few Ridgid tools, even though I think my Milwaukee tools are better.

As for tough comparisons, check out this video of Milwaukee and DeWalt 18v drills going head-to-head, literally:


“Real pros” use Hilti.
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I started with Makita, a full 5 tool package. The drill burnt up and then 2 of the 3 batteries died, so I got pissed at them and bought Dewalt. Then a deal came up on a Milwaukee impact. Then the Dewalt drilled burned up

So once again, I'm shopping for a drill, in any of those 3 lines.

Any suggestions?
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raskal wrote:
Sep 11th, 2019 11:31 am
I started with Makita, a full 5 tool package. The drill burnt up and then 2 of the 3 batteries died, so I got pissed at them and bought Dewalt. Then a deal came up on a Milwaukee impact. Then the Dewalt drilled burned up

So once again, I'm shopping for a drill, in any of those 3 lines.

Any suggestions?
Milwaukee is NEVER a bad decision (other than they generally cost more).
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raskal wrote:
Sep 11th, 2019 11:31 am
I started with Makita, a full 5 tool package. The drill burnt up and then 2 of the 3 batteries died, so I got pissed at them and bought Dewalt. Then a deal came up on a Milwaukee impact. Then the Dewalt drilled burned up

So once again, I'm shopping for a drill, in any of those 3 lines.

Any suggestions?
Ouch!
Ridgid is probably not in the same league, but their lifetime warranty might be something you need.
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I found this elsewhere but It looks like the text on the flyer, Either the pic is too small (unlikely) or my eyes are too old (likely) to read it.
MILWAUKEE TOOL HOME DEPOT RED ALERT EVENT!!

MILWAUKEE TOOL HOME DEPOT RED ALERT EVENT!! 18 HOME DEPOT STORES
SEPTEMBER 11TH, 12TH 13TH, & 14TH
SEPTEMBER 18TH, 19TH, 20TH & 21ST

EVENT DATES & LOCATIONS:
WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH & 12TH 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Caledonia Home Depot - 825 Caledonia Rd., Toronto, ON, M6B 3X8
Gerrard Square Home Depot - 1000 Gerrard Street East, Toronto,
Vaughan Home Depot - 55 Cityview Blvd, Vaughan, ON, L4H 4E8
BRAMPTON WEST Home Depot - 9515 Mississauga Rd, Brampton

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Brampton S Home Depot - 49 First Gulf Boulevard, Brampton,
Leaside Home Depot - 101, Wicksteed Ave., Toronto, ON,
Etobicoke Home Depot - 193 North Queen Street, Etobicoke, ON
Orangeville Home Depot - 49 Fourth Avenue, Orangeville, ON
Woodbridge Home Depot - 140 Northview Blvd., Woodbridge

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 18TH & 19TH 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

BRAMPTON NORTH - 60, Great Lakes Drive, Brampton, ON, L6R 2K7
EGLINGTON E HOME DEPOT - 2911 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto
YORKDALE HOME DEPOT - 90 Billy Bishop Way, Toronto,
DUFFERIN HOME DEPOT - 2375 Steeles Avenue West, Toronto

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Brampton E Home Depot - 9105 Airport Rd., Brampton, ON
Curity Home Depot - 7 Curity Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4B 3L8
Ellesmere Home Depot - 428 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough, ON, M1R 4E6
Rexdale Home Depot - 1983 Kipling Avenue, Etobicoke, ON, M9W 4J4
Stockyards Home Depot - 2121 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto

DEMOS, DRAW PRIZES AND MORE!!

M18 BUY ONE, GET ONE OFFER*!
BUY THIS: M18 Brushless Hammer Drill & Impact Kit: MODEL 2900-22CT
(INCLUDES)
- ½” Compact Brushless Hammer Drill
- ¼” Hex Compact Brushless Impact Driver
-(2) CP 2.0ah batteries
-M18/M12 charger
-Contractor bag
*****GET ONE BARE TOOL BELOW FREE
choice of:
-M18 6-1/2 Circ Saw Model - 2630-20
-M18 Sawzall Model – 2621-20
-M18 4-1/2 Grinder Model - 2680-20
-M18 5” Random Orbit Sander Model - 2648-20
-M18 Oscillating Tool Model – 2626-20
-M18 2.0ah Battery Model – 48-11-1820

BUY MORE, GET MORE OFFER*!

SPEND $99 - $199 GET (1) ACCESSORY FREE*

SPEND $200 - $299 ON M12 PRODUCT GET (1) 48-11-2420 M12 2.0 BATTERY FREE*

SPEND $300 + ON M12 PRODUCT GET (1) 48-11-2440 M12 4.0 BATTERY FREE*

SPEND $399 - $599 ON M18 PRODUCT GET (1) 48-11-1850 M18 5.0 BATTERY FREE*

SPEND $600 + ON M18 PRODUCT GET (1) 48-11-1890 M18 9.0 BATTERY FREE*

*The M18™ BUY ONE, GET ONE OFFER cannot be used to qualify for the BUY MORE, GET MORE promotion. While Quantities Last.
A total of (2) Draw Prize Packs will be drawn at the end of the RED ALERT EVENT.
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Too bad offers aren't like atlas had on Saturday. It was buy a bare tool get a battery. Here it's by how much you spend and by group, either 12v or 18v
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Tigre1215 wrote:
Sep 11th, 2019 3:27 pm
Too bad offers aren't like atlas had on Saturday. It was buy a bare tool get a battery. Here it's by how much you spend and by group, either 12v or 18v
The Milwaukee heavy duty event held at home depot locations throughout the summer had those promos
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This kind of a deal has been on before: a free basic tool (not brushless or Fuel of course) if you buy a brushless kit. Last time the kit was $199. Wonder why they are not posting the kit price now?

I see the M12 Fuel kits for $149 are the regular price these days anyhow.

Thanks for posting OP, but overall, not too impressed.
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Wonder if they have heated jackets in stock yet
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Exas wrote:
Sep 11th, 2019 9:46 pm
Wonder if they have heated jackets in stock yet
HD Vaudreuil has them for Milwaukee in front of the pro section.

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