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  2. Milwaukee Power Tool Deal Thread

    See - quantity on hand: 0
  3. Mini 1/4 inch hex bit ratchet

    I ended up choosing a Vim Tools HBR5 ratchet: https://www.amazon.com/Vim-Products-HBR5-ToolsHBR5-Ratchet/dp/B003TSMQWU
  4. Get the weights without batteries. Also, a shot above them side-by-side so we can compare size. Looking forward to this one. You wouldn't happen to have the brushed Metabo as well (which in one review beat some newer brushless models)?
  5. Greenlee (Textron) aquires Ridgid!

    Ridgid industrial tools are different than Ridgid power tools division. I don't believe TTI owns the Ridgid Industrial side. I could be wrong. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  6. 20V or 60V Grinder

    The 20v is on par with the m18 fuel which has been one of the top cordless grinders since it's release 5 years ago. I personally don't care for the grip on the 20v. The 60v has true corded power that the 20v and other 18v's don't have. Just to be clear I replaced corded grinders with m18 fuels because of the convenience and the power is good enough but it's not as powerful as corded. The 60v has a pretty comfortable grip but it's also heavier and kind of long and bulky. If I could only have one I would pick the 60v just for the power.
  7. upcoming grinder comparison - oztooltalk

    Yea I think it's alright to try show how they all perform on the same size battery, but like you say some batteries actually change the performance of the grinder. I think it would be dumb to not at least compare the grinders with the best battery available to the tool. At the end of the day I want to know the best combination of a tool and battery, the numbers don't really mean as much as real world performance.
  8. upcoming grinder comparison - oztooltalk

    It's really hard to decide. Can you use Metabo / Bosch 7Ah 20700 cell batteries, and then NOT use the 9ah batteries? If we use only 5Ah batteries for all brands, we won't be seeing the full abilities of the grinders. Runtime will be scored on a per Ah to help even it out. Actually you're right, scoring per Ah actually advantages the Hilti because it is 21.6V. I think I'll ignore it in scoring for simplicity, just mention it.
  9. upcoming grinder comparison - oztooltalk

    You guys should compare batteries based on WH rather than straight AH, or at least mention it. Using 9.0 AH is a little skewed! Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  10. Hi All, Mike and I will be doing an 18V grinder comparison in a couple of weeks. Just curious if anyone has any requests / ideas to help us make it better. Below are the models we'll be using. We are using the biggest battery available for all units, but will also be checking for any power drop with more standard batteries where relevant: AEG / Ridgid BEWS18BLX125 - 6Ah Force, & 5Ah Bosch GWS 18V-125 SC - 7Ah ProCore & 5Ah Dewalt DCG405N - 9Ah FV, & 5Ah Hilti AG 125-A22 - 5.2Ah Hitachi G18DBBAL - 6Ah Makita DGA517 - 6Ah Metabo WB 18 LTX BL 125 - 7Ah Li-HD, & 5.2Ah Milwaukee M18CAG125XPDB - 9Ah, & 5Ah We'll be using a jig that has cuts without much human intervention, which allows us to hang weights from the side handle thread. Runtime test - 20mm solid round bar (will be converted to PER AH) Power tests - 20mm, 24mm, 30mm, solid round bar, with weights as necessary Comfort / Ergo testing - Cutting 25mm SHS and concrete, paint removal with flap disk Draft score weighting: Power 20 Runtime 15 Charge Time 5 Usability 10 Thanks in advance!
  11. Dcd996 bites the dust

    Well like the title says, guys killed a dcd996 today. Drilled one hole fine went to drill a second hole and the trigger went dead, nothing not even the light will come on. Found a new motor and switch assembly on ebay for 1/3 of the price of ereplacementparts.
  12. Greenlee (Textron) aquires Ridgid!

    I doubt TTI would license Makita tech for a 3rd party ODM customer. It's more likely that they would continue as and scrap Makita. I would love to see the AEG line come to North America though.
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  14. In other news, I found this picture from 2014 of old school rebar I found while remodeling my… https://t.co/TLGM5jU0Il

  15. Greenlee (Textron) aquires Ridgid!

    All TTI and Home Depot need to do is sell Ridgid tools as AEG in Home Depot. They don't ned to change anything for the brand. The new Greenlee/Ridgid company just needs to continue using Makita batteries for current Greenlee tools and switch to Makita batteries for current Emerson Ridgid tools. They could either do Ridgid name with Greenlee color scheme or do Greenlee with Ridgid color scheme. The AEG stuff could get AEG color scheme.
  16. 20V or 60V Grinder

    I just got the 60v and it's a damn monster.
  17. 20V or 60V Grinder

    The new DeWALT grinders seem like great grinders. For occasional grinding the 20v will work fine. Since you mentioned having Makita you might want to check out the new Makita grinders. I think they are variable speed and there is even options that have AWS.
  18. Reno's Extreme

    thanks fone, on to starting floor, went with large tiles.......
  19. Battery Adapter

    I was considering an adapter to run the Ryobi drain snake. You haven't had any issues with the newer Makita star batteries running other tools?
  20. Battery Adapter

    cliu, thank you so much for taking the time to post the pictures. I really want that Ryobi hand-held inflator, but I'm currently trying to justify the $45 (inflator + adapter) total cost just to go cordless. The decision would be a lot easier if my plug-in inflator stopped working...
  21. Cold Weather + Work + Gloves

    I’ve been using my old pairs of pearlzumi winter mtb gloves. They are warm, water resistant, and fit well so I still have a good amount of hand dexterity. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Scrap grinder wheels

    Been doing a ton of cutting with the chop saw and was wondering if anyone had found a use for the scrap wheels instead of throwing them out. In a single day I’ll have 9 or 10 scrap wheels that get tossed but there is still a good amount of meat on them (10”). Has anyone found a use for them on smaller grinders? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Greenlee (Textron) aquires Ridgid!

    Interesting. My first thought is the whole Home Depot thing. What's going to shake out with their power tools. Seems a lot of electricians I've seen the past few years have gone to Ridgid
  24. Milwaukee Power Tool Deal Thread

    Saw the old rocket light bare tool (2130-20) on clearance endcap for $175. Also had the one-key sawzall for $200. Seems like clearance at local stores is pretty random. You can still get the bare tool rocket light with free 5.0 battery and charger for $200. Might wait to see if it drops below $175; they had 4 left.
  25. http://www.coptool.com/ridgid-greenlee-now-one-company/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  26. 20V or 60V Grinder

    Go 20v then, you won't be disappointed, and it gives you the excuse to get the big one later lol Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
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