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Offline mike9

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Makita contractor bit set
« on: December 03, 2017, 06:49 PM »
I keep looking at the makita contractor bit set that comes in the makita systainer. Wanted to know if anyone has this set and is it any good. I saw toolnut used too sell it but they dont carry it anymore.

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Offline Ivan T

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Re: Makita contractor bit set
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 09:02 PM »
I bought the kit several years ago. I put some centronic drills and bits in it and attached it to my CSX systainer. I liked having the drill bits and other items for use with my drills right at hand. I did buy the Centronic Installers Set and it is much nicer having the Centronic System for use with my drills. It was a less expensive way to have accessories for my drills handy.

Offline huntdupl

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Re: Makita contractor bit set
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 08:33 AM »
Sometimes its nice to start fresh and have everything in its place. The 'systainer' its self sells for around $30, I don't really see the bits included adding up to the additional $30 for the set. Also, those bits included would be great for a cabinet fitter using a standard drill, but I think there are better options from Makita if impact use is what you need - such as the Makita Gold or ImpactX. I have a few of these Makita cases and as stated on other post, the latches can be a real pain. Adding the occasional dab of Armor All with a cotton swab seemed to help.

Like you, I wanted to get a fresh case of bits with everything in its place. I searched around post for highly recommended impact rated bits, I sided with Milwaukee Shockwave as reccomended by Toolguyd.com. The bits are okay I guess in terms of durability and grip, but the case is absolute garbage. The bits are a royal pain to get out and put back in. I will not buy again.

Krugerconstruction (instagram) showed the ease of access on the new Makita Imapctx cases and I regret not going this route.

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