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1. Which battery platforms are you currently using? (choose all that apply)
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Percent
Response
Count
36-volt (nicad or lithium-ion)
3.3%10
28-volt (nicad or lithium-ion)
7.9%24
18-volt lithium-ion
67.4%205
18-volt nicad
43.1%131
14.4-volt lithium-ion
10.9%33
14.4-volt nicad
19.7%60
12-volt nicad
19.7%60
Subcompact lithium-ion (10.8-v/12-v max)
62.8%191
Other
6.3%19
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2. Who makes the best subcompact tools?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Bosch
17.5%50
DeWalt
20.7%59
Festool
3.5%10
Hitachi
0.7%2
Makita
13.7%39
Milwaukee
37.2%106
Porter-Cable
0.7%2
Ridgid
3.9%11
Other
2.1%6
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3. Which brand of subcompact cordless tools do you currently own? (choose all that apply)
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
I do not own any tools in this voltage platform
3.7%11
Bosch
38.9%117
DeWalt
32.2%97
Festool
2.3%7
Hitachi
5.6%17
Makita
26.2%79
Milwaukee
45.2%136
Porter-Cable
7.0%21
Ridgid
12.3%37
Other
8.3%25
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4. BOSCH
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 "own one now""wish I owned one"Rating
Count
Drill/driver89.4% (118)10.6% (14)132
Driver95.0% (76)5.0% (4)80
Angle Drill/driver64.4% (29)35.6% (16)45
Adjustable right-angle driver63.6% (35)36.4% (20)55
Impact Driver84.8% (89)15.2% (16)105
Inspection Camera20.5% (9)79.5% (35)44
Oscillating Tool65.8% (48)34.2% (25)73
Metal Shear19.2% (5)80.8% (21)26
Recip Saw54.4% (31)45.6% (26)57
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5. DEWALT
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Count
Drill/Driver91.1% (112)8.9% (11)123
Impact Driver78.5% (73)21.5% (20)93
Impact Wrench (socket chuck)55.8% (24)44.2% (19)43
Driver87.8% (43)12.2% (6)49
Work Light82.5% (52)17.5% (11)63
Inspection Camera30.2% (13)69.8% (30)43
Infrared Thermometer22.2% (6)77.8% (21)27
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6. FESTOOL
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Count
CXS Drill/Driver22.2% (8)77.8% (28)36
Other (please specify)
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7. HITACHI
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Count
Drill/Driver76.0% (19)24.0% (6)25
Driver28.6% (2)71.4% (5)7
Impact Driver57.1% (8)42.9% (6)14
Right angle impact driver0.0% (0)100.0% (7)7
Recip Saw14.3% (1)85.7% (6)7
Mini Grinder (rotary tool)33.3% (3)66.7% (6)9
Other (please specify)
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8. MAKITA
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 "own one now""wish I owned one"Rating
Count
Drill/Driver92.7% (89)7.3% (7)96
Impact Driver88.2% (60)11.8% (8)68
Impact Wrench (socket chuck)33.3% (7)66.7% (14)21
3 3/8" Circular Saw75.0% (27)25.0% (9)36
Flashlight86.7% (39)13.3% (6)45
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9. MILWAUKEE
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Count
Drill/Driver87.8% (108)12.2% (15)123
Driver85.5% (65)14.5% (11)76
Impact Driver79.8% (75)20.2% (19)94
Impact Wrench (socket chuck)54.1% (20)45.9% (17)37
Recip Saw (Hackzall)76.5% (91)23.5% (28)119
Jigsaw42.1% (16)57.9% (22)38
Ratchet9.5% (2)90.5% (19)21
Heated Jacket16.3% (7)83.7% (36)43
Inspection Scope46.7% (35)53.3% (40)75
Rotary Tool35.5% (11)64.5% (20)31
Hammer Drill/Driver72.6% (45)27.4% (17)62
Oscillating Multi-Tool34.5% (20)65.5% (38)58
ProPEX Expansion Tool4.3% (1)95.7% (22)23
Clamp Meter25.0% (6)75.0% (18)24
Palm Nailer28.9% (11)71.1% (27)38
Grease Gun23.1% (3)76.9% (10)13
No Hub Driver0.0% (0)100.0% (11)11
Right-Angle Drill/Driver49.2% (30)50.8% (31)61
Radio74.1% (43)25.9% (15)58
PVC Shear22.2% (6)77.8% (21)27
Copper Tubing Cutter42.9% (15)57.1% (20)35
Flashlight77.5% (55)22.5% (16)71
Laser Temperature Gun22.5% (9)77.5% (31)40
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10. PORTER-CABLE
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Count
Drill/Driver73.1% (19)26.9% (7)26
Impact Driver35.7% (5)64.3% (9)14
Recip Saw (ClampSaw)60.0% (15)40.0% (10)25
Other (please specify)
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11. RIDGID
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Count
Drill/Driver84.6% (33)15.4% (6)39
Impact Driver73.9% (17)26.1% (6)23
Flashlight71.4% (10)28.6% (4)14
JobMax (oscillating tool)73.7% (14)26.3% (5)19
Other (please specify)
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12. What is your primary trade? (Please choose 1)
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Percent
Response
Count
GC – new construction – multiple trades
13.7%40
Remodeler – multiple trades
42.3%124
Carpenter – finish
6.5%19
Carpenter – framing
3.1%9
Cabinet maker or installer
3.8%11
Concrete work or masonry 0.0%0
Drywall/metal stud 0.0%0
Electrician
9.9%29
Grading/site work 0.0%0
HVAC/mechanical
2.7%8
Plumber
2.0%6
Handyman – multiple trades
15.7%46
Painter 0.0%0
Roofer
0.3%1
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