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  1. 2 points
    Hi not in Europe; boxes are "wll alive" most of the cordless tools (of course that fit in size) are delivered in a TSTAK-II toolbox also the dt70716 carrier is well expanded now with bit sets that fit insinde; also thoughcase(TM) mini is one of "five new boxes / sets one example:
  2. 2 points
    I have 3 installed in my garage but I also utilize some of the larger boxes. I think @JakeDewalt 's 7-8 guess sounds reasonable. I personally wouldn't cram all 8 full of screws and then place them all on the same rack. The racks are only rated for 440 lbs. I would go for 2 racks just for that extra versatility. If you get any of the larger boxes you have flexibility in how you want to setup your racks whereas a single rack would be limited. Plus with the racks come with an organizer so if you get 2 racks you will also have 2 organizers.
  3. 2 points
    It comes with 5 sets of Arms. I would think with the smaller boxes and additional arms you could fit 7 or 8 depending on weight
  4. 1 point
    Try acmetools Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. 1 point
    I just got my ac/dc adapter in the mail today. Now I am waiting on 2 free batteries. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  6. 1 point
    Signs are they’ve been working on a brushless OMT for some time, but when it releases I would guess it will probably just be marketed as the “compact” replacement for the current one, even though diagrams online suggest it could be worthy of “subcompact” status. Even though I’m a fan of the line in concept I don’t have many current tools I expressly want a subcompact for. Makita does so well just making their regular tools compact that the subcompacts are often overkill for me. Like why isn’t their 4” brushless angle grinder considered “sub-compact”? I don’t think it even makes sense to go smaller than that. Of the ones already out, I think the one I would be most likely to get would be the brushless recip saw. The circular saw is also pretty compelling except I don’t want blade right, so maybe a blade left model. I could totally go for a subcompact brushless die grinder...that would basically just be the shameless Dremel knockoff I’ve been wishing forever for Makita to make. A brushless sheet sander would probably qualify as subcompact whether or not they would choose to market it as such. Oh and a subcompact brushless screwdriver, based on the subcompact drill, analogous to the drivers they have in their CXT line. That would be pretty swank.
  7. 1 point
    I love the Makita sub-compact range and Toolbane's recent post of the upcoming sub-compact bandsaw got me thinking about what else I'd like to see in it. Top of my list is a brushless OMT followed by a brushless angle impact driver. Would also love a flex-click type installation driver and a sub-compact angle driver (if they could manage it). What would you guys want to see?
  8. 1 point
    It'll nor vac pine cones. The vanes in the fan are approx 1 cm apart (1/2 inch), and that three prong blade is more about clearing blockages than chopping hard things like cones. Sounds like you need an old golf ball pick up machine from a driving range! Or an old mower that you don't mind denting the blade on pine cones?
  9. 1 point
    I’m not huge into yards and consequently don’t have a huge yard. But I have huge trees which means lots of leaves. Huge leaves. I’ve mostly gone with Ryobi stuff to handle most of my yard things but this is one tool I think I won’t be able to resist. https://www.makitatools.com/products/details/XBU04ZV
  10. 1 point
    I have this. It’s a brilliant tool. There are very few manufacturers making vac/blowers so I delighted that one of them was Makita so I could use my existing batteries. I use it a bit for tidying the garden after the mower, mainly the grass clippings that always escape onto the patio. Its biggest benefit is to vac the guinea pigs hutch, it happily chomps up the clumps of damp wood shavings and hay in seconds. The full power vac mode runs the batteries down quickly (5Ah in10-15 min) but it also has a half power mode that lasts a lot longer. Perhaps 20-30 min. The trigger is progressive with a lock so you can adjust the power to what you need. I’m guessing the timing because I can get two weekends on one charge. It does seem an expensive toy for 10 mins each weekend but it saves the hassle of reaching into the hutch with a dustpan brush, and it pulls grass clippings from the gaps between paving stones which saves having to weed them out when they take root.
  11. 1 point
    I would love to see some trade specific tools. Like the Band saw, which they just announced, thanks toolbane. I would like to see something like the Bosch FlexiClick.
  12. 1 point
    https://www.makitatools.com/products/details/XBP04Z https://www.makitatools.com/products/details/XBP05ZB I was just wondering if Makita was still doing anything with their popular subcompact line then they announce this little bandsaw. Nice to see they’re still moving with that lineup.
  13. 1 point
    As a result of competition most impacts are too powerful. Sure its great that a guy on youtube can drive a 1/2" lag bolt or take off a lug nut but for driving screws they don't need that much power.
  14. 1 point
    This morning I used the driver/bit as you described, and it is much better. The magnetic effect tends to hold the bit in place. However, it is not totally satisfactory, as the bit still tends to escape from its magnetic clutches from time to time. I think what I really need is an impact-ready square driver bit with a notch on its shaft, and use that directly in the driver. Hopefully the hardware store has one. Seems like the Dewalt bit set was a bit of a waste of money for me. BTW, the DFC887 is just too strong most of the time. It has 3 settings: 'weak', 'too powerful', and 'even more powerful'. It is necessary to ride the trigger almost all the time, which is something the manual tells you not to do! What it really needs is to have its 'too powerful' setting toned down a notch or two.
  15. 1 point
    20V Max actually IS the same as the 18V nominal standard that everyone else uses. It’s just a difference in how the measurement is taken...Max is when a fully-charged battery is sitting idle while nominal is the battery under load across its entire operating range.
  16. 1 point
    It sounds to me like you are inserting the driver tip directly into the drill. You will need to use the silver 1/4” driver in the drill first. It has a notch at the end designed to lock into the impact. Then the tip goes into the driver and that should be held in with either a magnet or a wire ring inside the silver driver.
  17. 1 point
    Infos: much info available; you just have to know were to LOOK ! here is just one example cheers
  18. 1 point
    I have no idea. Never seen anything like that before. Looks cool.
  19. 1 point
    Lithium batteries cost enough purchased alone when you can often just as easily buy them included in kits with brand new tools. Not that I am huge on sounding like a paid ad but if this is just for personal/home use I would check the Ryobi Days sales going on at Home Depot here: https://www.homedepot.com/b/RYOBI/N-5yc1vZm5d If you are a really diligent type about your lawn though you may still find upscale brands to last longer, have better efficiency, and better ergonomics though.
  20. 1 point
    I own both of them personally and they are fantastic, but I would really recommend the M12 heated jacket or hoodie, and not the jacket, as you can add more layers to it. For eg, you can add a sweat and a sweater on top of the sweater so your body can get the heat closer to your vest. The use of the jacket only allows you to place layers below to limit the effectiveness. I have a more relaxed wear with my sweater, go to the store and so, and it looks more fun. They work very well, however, so whatever you think is best for you.
  21. 1 point
    Look what fell off the shelf today at Lowe's and landed in my cart. On sale at 159.00 and a rebate for a free 169.00 AC battery adapter. Wednesday the mail man will be dropping off another Metabo power tool. Wonder what it will be. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  22. 1 point
    I tell you what, I had a small 23g pin nailer but could only handle short pins, worked great but for pins with longer length I went with this and am more than happy, I put it to the test with Padauk hard wood and that stuff is a close second to dam near concrete as far as hardwoods go. They are not cheap however the design and power is explained the first time you try it. the 650l which I have also has a lock out at about 8 pins left. Nice feature to have the gun actually lock to tell you your almost out of pins, a lever lets you shoot out the last few knowing you only have a couple left so no dry shots. I agree 100% on this quick review: "Just one more example of getting what you pay for. I hesitated a long while to shell out this much money on a headless pinner, but after reading so many glowing reviews in so many different publications, I splurged and ordered the Grex P650L. Now, more than a year later, I have fired countless thousands of pins through it, ranging from a mere 5/8" to 1-3/4" in length without even one singe failure to feed. I also like the fact that the gun "locks-out" when empty and won't fire. I've had so many other finish nailers just punch away, thinking I'm firing nails when they are actually empty. Saves a lot of time. Lastly, the 23 gauge is awesome. It leaves an almost indistinguishable hole which is almost always just lost in the wood grain and can't be seen unless really looking for them. On paint grade pieces, the paint usually bridges the hole without any filling what so ever. Truly a flawless gun."
  23. 1 point
    I was given a miter saw a few years ago, it did not work of course. The back story My grandpa purchased a house from a lawyer that had recently remodeled it and after the sale, most of the tools where left behind. The plan was that the lawyer was going to send his men over to pick up everything. This went on for months waiting for them to come. Finally the lawyer told grandpa to do with the tools as he wished as he did not have time to pick them up. Then the next door neighbor laid claim that he own half interests in the tools because he was the one that did the remodel, blah blah blah. So the next door neighbor comes over one day while I am there and we get to talking about the miter saw and how much he wanted for his half of it. Turns out the saw is broken, either the switch went out or the motor burnt up. The saw had not been used much but gathered a lot of dust. The neighbor said he and one of the work crew had been using it and when they came back from lunch, it would not power up. Then he said I could just have it. The saw sat around at my house for 4 or 5 years before I finally got around to tinker with it, I almost threw it away and was going to buy a new one. But now I am off work and doing some work on the side and my wife needs a work table built for her crafts so i pulled it out of storage and tore it down, switch tested fine. I unscrewed the brush caps and low n behold, no brushes on either side of the motor. So I pulled the end cap off and pulled the brush holders out for inspection, heck they looked almost brand new. So what the heck, I ordered a set of brushes for it. 24.00 shipped and the saw lives. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  24. 1 point
    The filters and blower are basic tech until you get into large systems where you get pulse jets and Torit systems. The thing is there is a balance called the air to cloth ratio which needs to be under about 4 and the pressure drop needs to be between 2 and 8 inches: for ANY filter. If air flow is too low or high it doesn’t work: Also you need a certain CFM based on the opening it is sucking air through, the gaps around the tool. If it’s too much it won’t capture the dust and you are forced to use a bigger blower which means a bigger filter. Just saying so you get what the technology limits are. So the best dust collector is the one built specifically for a specific tool. Everything else is meaningless. Using a Festool dust extractor on a Dewalt grinder is not a good idea. With saws it’s a different story. They have built in dust ports and just take any shop vac. Shop vacs come in a variety of CFM but the saw manuals give a minimum CFM. More is not better. If you are above minimum you get maximum collection efficiency. Buying super high filtration filters kills air to cloth ratio over OEM filters. 3M is famous for selling overpriced filters that reduce system performance. Don’t do this. Especially with concrete and drywall dust that plugs filters quickly.
  25. 1 point
    Butt joints are fine. Flashing and fasteners are much more important considerations. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  27. 1 point
    I just read the the 6 1/2 saw will not cut deep enough to make 45° cuts on 2x4's Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  28. 1 point
    Just the depth and availability of blades. I believe you you can get more options and brands with the 7 1/4 and at a better price. Larger circumference should cut faster in theory. I know I just switched back to a 7 1/4 saw so I will know in a few days how it does compared to my 6 1/2 saw. Now the real question, can I run a 6 1/2 on a 7 1/4 saw. Hmmmmmm Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  29. 1 point
    Heres the link at home depot https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-20-Volt-MAX-Lithium-Ion-Cordless-Roofing-Nailer-Kit-with-Battery-2-0-Ah-Charger-and-Bag-DCN45RND1/312302764 Available at most home depots, non promotional during covid19 outbreak
  30. 1 point
    The Dewalt Flexvolt “worm style” is probably the strongest out of a handful of very large, excellent saws, but what do you plan to cut? All the most powerful saws are large and hefty, and we’re at a point now where most newer compact saws can cut through 3/4” plywood all day without fuss. If you’re just going to be cutting 2x4s or slicing through 3/4” stuff in your back yard, you may find all the biggest, baddest saws are overkill.
  31. 1 point
    I think you might want to revise what you are asking as many things can be the most powerful but yet not effective, efficient or practical. Personal a lot of guys use Makita circular saws if you are looking at a corded saw. But I would look for something running 13 to 15 amps, rpms between 4 and 6000. I am not a worm gear guy as I have no experience with one other than I know they are heavy. But I just reread your post because my kids make me a dumbarse with having to yell at them and trying to read your post correctly. I have an old 18 volt NiCd Hitachi that does well but it does seem to bog down and stall out in long cuts and thick material if you try to push it, but that is where the 120 ac battery adapter comes into play by giving you constant power. That will increase your saws capability. The guys on my crew run the Dewalt XR pro saws (5000 rpm) and they seem to do rather well. I think if you team it up with a 60 volt flex battery, it will impress you and increase the power a bit. They may have a battery adapter to fun on 120 but not positive. I am currently getting ready to put the Metabo 36 volt circular saw to use as I just bought it last night. It is a heavy saw, balanced well and the guards are all metal. Has the ability to run in silent auto ramp up mode. Saw will run at 2000 rpm till it bogs down then ramp up to 4000 rpm when needed. It is a good looking saw. It to will run on 120 volt AC with the battery adapter. They have a rebate right now when you buy a tool, they will send you an ac battery adapter or a free 4 ah battery. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  32. 1 point
    Here’s what I found that works across both my table saw and miter station. P1059-150 - www.fernco.com have worked great (1.5 x1.5”) they are flexible and measured as an inside diameter, and fit very snug to the exhaust port (over the top) I used a little oil to help slide it on found it at Lowe’s for some reason I can’t post a picture Flexible couplings
  33. 1 point
    I have just purchased the same saw and have exactly the same problem. Did you manage to get your problem resolved.
  34. 1 point
    Sounds like they did change it To refill the head that came with mine, you had to pop off the housing, wedge two separate lines into two plastic holes on the spool that wore out way too fast, carefully wrap the line, curse profusely when the line turned into a birdsnest, gently coax the two lines out the opposing holes, hold your breath as you put the spool back into the body, curse some more when the lines go everywhere, and then finally half an hour later you might be ready to start trimming again
  35. 1 point
    I used Hitachi for years as a DIY. Upgraded from corded B&D from last century. I liked that it was an industrial tool and I wasn’t just paying extra for yellow plastic and burned up 3 corded Dewalt circular saws. That lasted until my current job which is a motor shop...tons of specialty tools. Hitachi was just too limited and that’s without trying to find tools locally. So looking at what’s out there Milwaukee has a monster impact gun. Currently 1400 ft-lbs) which is about what I can get out of a 1” socket wrench with a torque multiplier. I think someone else finally came out with a big red killer that is 1500 ft-lbs. So that kind of established my new battery platform. Hitachi has always made some interesting stuff but their main line tools are always just decent, in line with Porter Cable or Ridgid. I guess I know what you mean about grabbing but back in the corded tool days D handle drills were notorious for breaking wrists or at least causing bruises or carpal tunnel. The trick is stop acting like a monkey...opposable thumbs are a bad idea. Wrap your hand around one side only including your thumb. The grip is awkward but you get used to it. If it grabs it rips the tool out of your hand instead of breaking your wrist. Second option is hole saws are not your friend. They work but they are rough. In electrical work we drill mid size holes with a step drill. I’ve also had good luck with a hole cutter (drill press tool) but that’s more of a shop tool. For bigger holes a knockout does great with no rough edge but it’s time consuming in the setup. But it gives a very smooth hole through up to about 10-14 gauge metal.
  36. 1 point
    You said cheap. Electricians are naturally attracted to yellow like Fluke meters? Electricians usually use four strategies for choosing tools. First one is buy cheap and buy often. Same ones usually don’t have licenses, lose more money than they make on tract houses, and have zero pride in their work. Most are English optional. Most look for work by standing outside HD. If it looks like a rat chewed a slot, that’s your man! Work quality is good in some areas, crap in others. If you explain it in Spanish they still no comprende senior boss man. Second type buy the most expensive (Occidental) tool belts stuffed with very specific brand names of tools. Often have truck covered in union stickers. Most don’t even know how to use a tool unless it’s a Klein screwdriver, a lineman’s pliers, or an adjustable Crescent style 14” pliers. Most of their tools are for show. They will probably use Klein dikes to cut two slots then gnaw with the 14” pliers. Klein doesn’t sell snips so that’s beneath them. Look for boogered up pliers marks everywhere. Romex will be neat but they take all day talking on the most expensive iPhone available and not much working...or they subbed it out to someone they hired at HD. So if you have Makita they snub you for not buying Dewalt or Milwaukee even if the Makita is a much better tool. Third type buys quality. All their tools are well used. They usually have ridiculously heavy bags with way too many tools. They usually have a bunch of strange ones like a screw holding Phillips AND straight screwdriver. They have brands you never heard of and not necessarily the most expensive ones. They might have some oddball Harbor Freight tool right next to a Klein. But they take pride in their work with the mot perfect cuts. They have six snips but probably use a nibbler or saber saw to notch a steel stud, then grind or file to perfection and vacuum all shavings.. Or have a special knockout die. The slot will look factory perfect. Romex will look text book perfect. Job will take half the day just packing tools in and out. Fourth are deeply into efficiency. They spend money where it makes sense but no more. They try to take the quickest (not least expensive) route to get something done. Wago Lever nuts for instance instead of wire nuts. The downside of this crowd is they often use the fastest but not the best method. So they might beat a hole through something with a hammer claw instead of drilling a proper hole. They cut corners. If a straight snip is fast (not near) they do it. Hard to tell from the others. If it looks like the whole job should take 4 hours but they came in early and did it in two and it looks like everythjng was rushed and it’s all crooked, Romex will take the shortest route (not straight) and will be pulled super tight with plenty of pigtails on rough in for fast backstabbed mounting.
  37. 1 point
    Wow man, outstanding; what a read!!! I am a metal framer, I cut 20 gauge studs with my Midwest offsets snips like a breeze, but rarely I need to cut patterns to add studs in weird areas with different angles, and corners, so I was just curious to see what's out there besides all my grinders (full disclosure, I just wanted an excuse to buy more Makita cordless tools). Thank you for the knowledge, and, do you know why so many electricians here in Florida use the cheapest yellow handle straight cut snips to force their way into round cuts on my studs? lol
  38. 1 point
    Hello everyone I am Jeff from W.Va. I run mostly Hitachi power tools and I am currently trying out the Metabo 1/2 hammer drill 36 multivolt platform and I must say that so far I love the tool. It's great that I can slap the 36 volt battery right in my 18 volt drill and impact gun. I will write a small review in a few if any wants to read it. I have been using Hitachi 18 volt for 17 plus years and I still have my original set that runs on NiCd. Off and I on I have been working construction for 25 years. Normally just seasonal work. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  39. 1 point
    So you are a cat? Cats do that. They go kill a mouse and drop it on the door step as a present for you. You can yell at the cat and the cat just gnaws on the mouse and shows, see there’s still some good meat on this dead mouse. You can’t throw it away! I brought it back for you. I saved all the most tender parts just for you so that you keep feeding and petting me. Mechanics always bring back dead parts and leave them by the door to the shop. Try to throw one away and they promptly go to work gnawing on the carcass and showing you how much good stuff there is left on it, even though the part has obviously long ago failed. With mechanics we often have to provide them with a “lay down yard” so that they have a place to drag their dead carcasses to. Then eventually we dump it when they forget what they had in the pile, dead mice and all. So just park it in the dead tool pile for 5 to 10 years until the smell of dead batteries and burned up motors gets so stinky that you finally give in and throw it out,
  40. 1 point
    Dewalt flexvolt combo best value for your money, batteries are $219 +for 9ah and $60 + tax for 20v 2ah battery alone. Kit is same price as gen 1 saw kit, and gen 2 with 9ah. Kit includes flexvolt dcs578, compact brushless hammer drill, flexvolt 9ah battery and 20v 2ah battery, blades, bits, 6 amp charger, and large tool bag
  41. 1 point
    Just a heads up... Apparently International tool has the cordless table saw with the 12ah battery and a free hat for 529.00. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-T377A using Tapatalk
  42. 1 point
    https://www.acmetools.com/shop/tools/milwaukee-2736-20 ACME TOOLS Currently has this down to $369.00. You can use the Promo DEALS4DAD to take an extra 20 off making it $349.00. That is the lowest i have ever seen it. Note that is the bare tool.
  43. 1 point
    Not the biggest fan of the reviews, but hey, it's a decent look. https://www.protoolreviews.com/buying-guides/best-18v-cordless-drill-head-to-head-review/45244/ Sent from my Pixel 3a XL using Tapatalk
  44. 1 point
    For those looking at the free 12AH battery with the new saws (chain, table, circular, super -zall), the Acme veterans day 11% discount DOES stack. Most other promos I've seen have specifically excluded these deals, but there's a good chance for a double deal.
  45. 1 point
    Bought this for battery alone, already have the blower, well worth it!
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