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dreaux
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Dewalt 18v XRP vs 20v MAX


I just recently bought a set of dewalts with the sawsall, circular saw, hammer drill/ driver. Bought a impact driver separate (bare tool)

But now seeing that I could have gotten all the same tools as 20v max for 50$ more, I am thinking about taking them back and exchanging them.

A couple notes after doing some research, the 20 MAX is not really 20 volts, it's nominal voltage is 18v just the the XRP. Second, the lithium batteries are almost twice the price. Thirdly,I can always put 18v lithium in the XRP. And lastly, there is a much bigger line of cordless tools for the xrp then the max. (although that will change).


What says the OT? Exchange them or no?



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koLSU86
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re: Dewalt 18v XRP vs 20v MAX


I've used XRP for a while now and never had any problems. I don't really see where the extra 50 would be that much of an upgrade. Any dewalt is going to be good so its more of a personal preference I guess. You'll be happy with the XRP. What are you going to be using them for mostly?





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J Murdah
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re: Dewalt 18v XRP vs 20v MAX


Nah, you'll be fine. Smart buy with that impact driver though, I love those.





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koLSU86
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re: Dewalt 18v XRP vs 20v MAX


Perks of the lithiums is you'll get more life out of them in the long run but if you are just using them for tasks around the house then it isn't worth it. Now if you are using them for something you make money at then I'd go with lithium batteries just because they will always be the better choice for longer projects.





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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Dewalt 18v XRP vs 20v MAX


Nah the XRPs are good stuff.

Take care of those batteries.






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dreaux
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re: Dewalt 18v XRP vs 20v MAX


Cool thanks for the input. I do maintenance at my buisness and odd jobs. Nothing major.

Also, is it ok to leave the batteries in the charger? nicad losses charge when off charger



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koLSU86
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Leaving them charging all the time will decrease your overall battery life but not by a lot. Just make sure you use them at least once or twice a month and drain it completely. Will help with the length of time you get out of each charge.





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Chef Leppard
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re: Dewalt 18v XRP vs 20v MAX


Ive been buying a lot of Rigid stuff lately. Very sturdy like DeWalt

The jobsite radio for the ipod kicks total arse as well

A big fan of the compound miter they got too






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jrous19
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i work in tools at lowes and i would say you cant go wrong with both,however the warranty for the 20V batteries are better and they have two different sizes. the XRP battery is big as shite as you can tell. the 1.5 AMPHR 20 volt is half the size of the XRP and will last around the same amount of time. if you buy the 1.5 AMPhr batteries they come with a 2 year warranty and the 3.0 AMPhr batteries(the best dewalt battery they have) has a 3 year warranty. XRP is the best NICAD dewalt you can buy. the most expensive battery we sell is the 18 volt lithium battery.


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jrous19
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re: Dewalt 18v XRP vs 20v MAX


we dont have any rigid tools but the bosch radio is by far the best jobsite radio i have seen





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dreaux
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re: Dewalt 18v XRP vs 20v MAX


Yeah, the biggest advantage with lithium, is gettIn that big arse battery down to size. Thats nott a deal breaker though. I think I will stead fast.


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dreaux
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re: Dewalt 18v XRP vs 20v MAX


Right angle drill and grinder are my next add on's. Jigsaw too. That about all there is. Also a dual port charger and some extra batteries


Eta. About the circular saw, is it legit? Haven't tried it yet



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Chef Leppard
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re: Dewalt 18v XRP vs 20v MAX


Havnt seen the Bosch but I shelled out 150 for the rigid and it cranks. They have a better one for $250 I think with rockford speakers that's probably pretty sweet





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TexasTiger
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re: Dewalt 18v XRP vs 20v MAX


quote:

Ive been buying a lot of Rigid stuff lately.


Same here...the lifetime warranty on the batteries sold me. So far I have been more than pleased.






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dreaux
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re: Dewalt 18v XRP vs 20v MAX


Rigid, dewalt, Bosch, all made by Mr. Wong tang wu and Pedro


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dreaux
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re: Dewalt 18v XRP vs 20v MAX


quote:

Eta. About the circular saw, is it legit? Haven't tried it yet


Can anyone answer this?






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Chef Leppard
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re: Dewalt 18v XRP vs 20v MAX


Guy I work with has the Dewalt 20v. It has way more HP and lasts a ton longer than mine. But mine is an 18v lithium porter cable, so that's not saying alot





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Big Marcel
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re: Dewalt 18v XRP vs 20v MAX


It is good. It will cut for a while, but when battery starts wearing down it gets bogged in the wood. Small jobs and cuts=ok. I use mine alot because its cordless.





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Boats n Hose
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re: Dewalt 18v XRP vs 20v MAX


Definitely go lithium. You won't regret. It's that much better.





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dreaux
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re: Dewalt 18v XRP vs 20v MAX


Well just checked. If I return everything it will still be 75$ more. I think I would rather spend that on and extra charger and battery.

For what I am doing the xrp should be plenty. You guys reaffirmed my choice.






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