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Offline Eli

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LED for the C12
« on: August 23, 2007, 11:08 PM »
I wish it had one. Although I don't like working in the dark anyway.
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Offline Matt Antonucci

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Re: LED for the C12
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2007, 11:45 PM »
I completely agree about having an LED...  I bought a Makita 18 volt impact driver about 1 year ago, which came with an LED light on it.  At the time, I did not realize just how much I would grow to like that feature...  Now having used it for some time, I simply can't believe how hand that becomes on occasion...  In fact, that is one of the reasons that I have not really looked at the Festool line of drills...


Offline Dave Ronyak

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Re: LED for the C12
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2007, 12:30 AM »
Now you are understanding why I chose a Makita jigsaw over Festool - the LED light was a factor! 
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Re: LED for the C12
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2007, 02:07 PM »
Yes, I currently use a Makita BDF 440 - excellent machine and that LED has saved the day on more than one occasion. Just today I used it twice.

I like the size, feel and adaptability of the C12 - if only they came out with a Li-Ion version with LED I would get one instantly. The Li-Ion batteries on the Makita work like a charm and just knowing you can come back from a lengthy vacation, pick up the machine and know the battery has not drained flat is bliss. Oh, and they charge fast too!

Li-Ion batteries have been out for many years (in other applications, like mini car racing :)) so the technology is well tested.
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