Is the XGT Makita platform worth the price increase?

Is the XGT Makita platform worth the price increase? I grew my woodworking hobby into a trade and have new projects every week so I'm wondering if upgrading all my LXT tools is worth it

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    why did PrepHole become a japshit makita shill board?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I can see it being useful for landscaping tools and other high power equipment, but for drills and impacts and small angle grinders and regular circ saws, probably not. I don't even know why they bothered to create a separate lineup of those small tools when battery weight and price makes those pointless.

      This is a weeb website.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They are 10 years behind Dewalt in speed and 10 years behind milwaukee in power.

    Not necessary to have a 40v tool lineup. 20v is good. It's a cope at this point for a tool brand that was mismanaged. No one uses them, that's why no one sells them.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >They are 10 years behind Dewalt in speed and 10 years behind milwaukee in power.
      What about reliability though

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        it's just autistic min-maxing at this point. youtube shills jerk off about "oh this one has 2NM more of torque so BETTER SELL YOUR EXISTING SHIT AND GET THIS ONE"
        every tool by the major brands you can buy today is outstanding. it will get the job done. just get the one with the color you like the most or whatever.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >just get the one with the color you like

          As a rule I don't object to women in trades or women posting on PrepHole but sometimes...

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            but that's essentially what it boils down to. you're not going to squeeze out the last 3% so every brand tool is good enough at this point. don't be some min-maxer marketing slave cattle. just go after color or looks or the race or whatever

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            His point is that these brands are basically all the same and there's no meaningful difference in performance, quality or reliability.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            shut up, moron.

      • 2 months ago
        Bepperoni

        Milwaukee offers a better warranty. There’s a reason you barely see anybody rocking Makita cordless stuff these days. If they had reliability far above the competition, some people would still be buying them despite having less tool selection, less battery options, shitty battery compatibility, less power, and a higher price compared to the competition

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          i'm a mechanic at a dealership that's under construction right now. i'd guess that a solid 85% of everyone in the construction crews and mechanics use milwaukee, the rest is either dewalt or chinese randombrand specials.

          i see a lot of milwaukee packout in the construction trucks for some reason.

          • 2 months ago
            Bepperoni

            The Packout setups are pretty damn sweet. They have to many compatible products, I’m tempted some days for a good mobile setup. The black Ridgid boxes were pretty standard before that and are still cheaper. DeWalt keeps trying and their boxes actually look sweet, Klein tried to roll their orange ones out too and they’re already on clearance at Lowe’s, but I see more Packouts than anything for sure.

            Makita isn’t MAGA red. It’s like “teal” which maybe only attracts woke people nowadays. A better attractant is neon green-yellow, which explains why makita can’t sell to either demographic.

            I do like the “panasonic black” of the new makita subcompact though. Reminds me of my 1990’s stereo system.

            Hey man, the only reason I tell people to go Makita is if they love teal or they’re a JDM fanboi and don’t mind losing out on all the objective qualities, but I like my high-vis orange so I don’t leave an impact under a car and run over it

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Really? Around me I'd say its about 85% dewalt and the rest milwaukee.

            • 2 months ago
              Bepperoni

              He’s in the automotive field. Milwaukee is super popular with mechanics because they were the first major company to come in with a good lineup of mechanic tools and undercut Snappy and the other tool trucks, plus their 12V system is the only 12V line with a proper battery design in the handle and more than one tool a mechanic would want.

              DeWalt is still super popular with general conrtractors and stuff. And it will vay by jobsite and location because dudes will buy stuff they see their coworkers liking.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Snap-on and Hilti are red. Milwaulkee chose red to ride on those coat tails.
                > yeahbut whaddabout sawzall and holehawg?
                Quit confusing the issue with facts.

              • 2 months ago
                Këbin Vann Damm

                Kek, Milwaukee has been red for longer than the country Hilti comes from was even a country.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Makita isn’t MAGA red. It’s like “teal” which maybe only attracts woke people nowadays. A better attractant is neon green-yellow, which explains why makita can’t sell to either demographic.

          I do like the “panasonic black” of the new makita subcompact though. Reminds me of my 1990’s stereo system.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    nah not really, 20v Makita is great enough for pretty much any job
    frick the haters

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Is the XGT Makita platform worth the price increase?
    maybe. but for the home operator? don't know man - but the 18v drills, etc were already huge. only benefit I see is with shit like chainsaws or lawn mowers but for those I'd always go gas powered anyway
    it's just a case of bigger number better marketing

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not enough hideous teal.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What specific tasks do your existing tools not do as well as you prefer?

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