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  2. Roasty

    Flexvolt 12.0 delayed again!

    We do t have that deal here in aus. It’s more like 2 9.0 for around $400. 12ah is $249 so 2 for $500. So 6 extra ah for 100 is worth it IMO.
  3. rrich1

    What tools did you buy today?

    Picked up some Yost parallel clamps. I have some bessys and jets. I rank this with the jets. The heads don't slide down like the older bessys. The handle turns to get more clamping pressure. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  4. Logan

    $50 off bare tools

    looks like there will be some great deals too bad they didn’t do $50 off some of the batteries
  5. You can still drill into concrete with a non hammer drill it does take longer but can be done. You could always buy another drill with the hammer feature in the future it’s always nice to have more than one drill on some jobs but if you only want one drill I would say go for the hammer drill after the first couple of uses it will be worth the extra cash
  6. Logan

    chainsaw sharpener

    Check out the Oregon powersharp I personally don’t have any experience with it maybe some here does but it looks like a really awesome concept and has so good reviews on Amazon
  7. Logan

    How do you guys store bare tools?

    I use Tough boxes, tool bags and some of them just loose
  8. Jronman

    $50 off bare tools

    A store near where I live is doing a $50 off bare tool deal. I think the store is assocciated with do it best so maybe other do it best stores have this deal? They don't always have good prices mostly average at best but with the $50 off it would make some items cheaper than other stores.
  9. Jronman

    refurbishing dcf886

    might as well switch to Makita?
  10. Yesterday
  11. wingless

    Dewalt hammer drill vs non hammer drill

    Welcome to the forum. I don't have the hammer drill. Here is my drill topic, maybe it will be helpful.
  12. When it comes to dewalt 20v brushless drills, are there any differences between hammer and non hammer besides the obvious hammer part? Are the hammer drills built heavier overall?
  13. Trying to decide if I want to get the hammer drill version. It will rarely get used but at same time, if there comes a time I need to drill a few small holes in concrete, I would be able to. But also looks like the sets with the hammer drill are more expensive.
  14. There may be slight improvements but I'm not entirely sure. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  15. Ok ty for the info. Are the hammer drill versions built more heavy duty?
  16. fm2176

    What tools did you buy today?

    Since buying my DeWalt inflator I've found more than a few in other stores. It seems the battery is included (I thought it was just for the demo), but I still feel as though the deal was decent. Anyway, I picked up the M12 Fuel 1/2" ratchet with free battery and the Toughshell jacket Sunday, and just picked up the heated hoodie today. While I don't have any higher capacity batteries, this gives me three 1.5 Ah, five 2.0 Ah batteries, and the two 3.0 Ah packs I picked up Saturday. M12 has a bunch of decent tools but for now I think I'm done with the exception of a small light. I have the non-Fuel drill and impact driver, 3/8" ratchet, inflator, soldering iron, and the above-mentioned recently acquired tools.
  17. synthia

    chainsaw sharpener

    I think you should go for oregon 410. I have used this before and it was a very good experience by using it.
  18. wayne

    chainsaw sharpener

    I am intending to purchase a cutting apparatus sharpener. recommend some great cutting apparatus sharpener.
  19. fm2176

    How do you guys store bare tools?

    I use the Ridgid or ToughSystem boxes (haven't loaded the Packout system yet), though sometimes a couple of tools will go in a backpack or bag for smaller projects. I find the DS130 ideal for battery storage.
  20. Jjwillac

    New Makita LS1019 10" slide saw

    Hi all, resurrecting an old topic, but I'm in the market for a miter saw and was wondering if people are still having issues with the LS1019? It looks like the slide/blade parallel issues can be adjusted away and maybe the detent issue isn't really an issue, but it would be nice if these have been addressed by Makita in newer production runs? What about the X2 cordless version? Seems like there were fewer quality control issues, but how does it compare in performance? Are they essentially the same saw? The cordless could be nice since my shop is currently non-existent and I have to work in the driveway or my 100 year old, unwired, barn. I'm already heavily invested in Makita cordless so that isn't an issue.
  21. reddawg60

    What tools did you buy today?

    I've looked a little bit but haven't found out for sure, but is there blades for cutting wood for this? Sorry to pig back on your post without an answer, but I haven't used this yet, but will be getting here in the not to distant future. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-T377A using Tapatalk
  22. Logan

    What tools did you buy today?

    Pre ordered the new cordless router and barrel grip jigsaw from Dewalt
  23. Mycrossover

    How to estimate life of a Makita battery ?

    More like 3.6 x 5. Virtually all rechargable batteries read higher than their nominal voltage, fresh off the charger. A fully charged car battery reads 13.8. They all rapidly drop to their nominal voltage with least bit of use. The lithium cells in power tools are 18650's. Look on ebay, Amazon, Battery Junction or almost anywhere and you will see the cells for sale and advertised as 3.6 volts. This is where we get DeWalt, using 4.2 and Milwaukee using 3.6 coming up with 20 and 18 volts. Back to your question. Lithiums have what is known as a flat discharge curve .It starts at 4.2 and almost immediately drops to a little over 3.6 and very gradually drops a little lower over the whole discharge cycle until it is amost fully discharged and then the voltage drops like a stone. The decrease in voltage is so slight over most of the discharge cycle, that unless you are way over or under at the start or the end it is very difficult to tell what percentage is left, over most of the discharge cycle. Temperature also alters the voltage. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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  25. rcarnes911

    What tools did you buy today?

    My new sunex master impact set came in Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
  26. JRS5565

    Flexvolt 12.0 delayed again!

    I agree 12 is just not worth the coin yet.
  27. The Tool Cabin

    What tools did you buy today?

    Has anyone tried out the newest Milwaukee tool? I recently purchased this 3" cut off tool. I can honestly say that I use it for all kinds of projects!
  28. The Tool Cabin

    Newest Tool on the market.

    Milwaukee has a tool that cuts through Steel, Drywall, Wood, PVC, and Stone! I've had nothing but great results with this Tool. Anyone else out there have any experience with it?
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