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Re: I'm still looking Posted by Chip Fichot [Email] (#2597) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Chip Fichot) on Fri, 27 Jan 2023 03:15:16
In Reply to: I'm still looking, adl6009 [Profile/Gallery] , Sat, 21 Jan 2023 12:07:00 Members do not see ads below this line. - Help Keep This Site Online - Signup
I can’t speak to its usefulness in wrenching as I’ve never used it on my car and I’m not sure what’s available in today’s market but I have had a Porter Cable impact driver that I found at Lowes on a Father’s Day sale well over five years ago. It’s still on the original battery and I have found it to be a very useful and capable tool for my medium level DIY projects.
While I would consider replacing it with another Porter Cable, being frugal myself, batteries drive my decisions these days and so I would probably replace it with a DeWalt as I’ve invested in several of their tools lately with varying capacity batteries.
I would shy away from anything off brand and YouTube reviewers are given tools for free in return for reviews ( and clicks from the links that advertise them in the description) so I feel there is bias there.
I’m not sure if they have done a comparison of these tools but I have always found Consumer Reports as a good source for vetting out any purchases I’ve made.
All that being said, whenever I’m looking for a tool that gets the job done for the least amount of money not necessarily with an expectation that it would last, Harbor Freight is my go-to.
_______________________________________ Current: 2003 9-5 Linear - purchased Oct '18 w/ 25K miles Past: (2) 1979 Saab 900 EMS - My First car (1988)/had a bad electrical system - bought second one to swap engine from first - both scrapped but the passion wasn't
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