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  1. 8 points
    I just had to post pics after I opened. I just want to thank everyone on here for all your help. This is by far the best tool community out there!!
  2. 6 points
    Paid $20 for these at HD. Didn't I see somewhere on here this is this kit with more pieces in it for around the same price. The screwdrivers might be a return just an impulse buy... Oh and I also got this guy
  3. 5 points
    Just bought a new stanley socket set! very excited, so the fist thing i do is go to the tools in action forum and tell every one about it, lol. but any way,got it at walmart for $46, also got a 10% discount because there was a little bit of damage on the case, came with the little socket set too.
  4. 4 points
    Already used it lol. Jumped on it as soon as I got the email. Needed a couple more batteries from Metabo and that was worth $50 off. Add two more 6.2 ah to the collection. John, Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk[emoji848]
  5. 4 points
    I nearly bought into Dewalt just for their reciprocating saw (good reviews, lightweight, good specs). I wasn't too sure about getting the Metabo and I thought the handle design might be strange but it is very comfortable! I can see why they might have designed it this way, it helps when angling the saw up and down. Very high quality build even though it is made in China (and not Germany). The soft start is great too. Really smooth. A fair bit heavier than I remember the Dewalt was in Bunnings though. As soon as it stops raining I will take it for a spin. Love Metabo
  6. 4 points
  7. 4 points
    Hi Ricky, I pre ordered the new Dewalt radio, I don't know if that qualifies as a new flexvolt tool, But just as cool right!. I got it on Amazon for $199. Ya it said release later this summer?
  8. 3 points
    Gonna give yellow a try again. Loved my Bosch 18v brushless impact but didn't like the drill or cordless saw. My partner has red and has has 3 different trigger issues...pass. The 887 was on special at my Ace and I have the 991 coming. Now if they will just release a 20v 6.5" brushless saw.... Sent from my SM-T310 using Tapatalk
  9. 3 points
    Well Just ordered a Dewalt Flexvolt cordless miter saw am I going to break out in nasty yellow and back warts now
  10. 3 points
    Don't you know it. I have the Bosch slide was thinking of selling that I don't have a Kapex to my name yet
  11. 3 points
    just to clarify, I'm the guy with all the fancy tools and lots of knowledge......you left that option out...lol
  12. 3 points
    A little advice... get to know you local Milwaukee reps and buy the stuff at Home Depot "from them" (talk to them, ask advice, have them walk you up to pay, etc) not just walk into HD and grab your tools and then go up to the registering leave.. Milwaukee as a company and especially the reps look after their customers and frequent buyers (as I'm sure a lot of you contractors know)...
  13. 3 points
  14. 2 points
    In this day and age, we have unlimited access to just about any band , and any album. So let's pretend that you have to choose one. Not for a lifetime, but to complete a project that you have poured your heart and soul into. What album would be your climatic jam to finish the project to?
  15. 2 points
    ACME taking all my money! Jimbo Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. 2 points
    There was a time when you took a date out for dinner before you got screwed......I guess things have changed.....
  17. 2 points
    picture it, late 70's early 80's I'm in my late teens.....working in a huge machine/fab shop with about 135 guys on the floor per shift 24 hours a day. there are about 65 guys grinding day in and day out. the grinders that are used are Makita, Milwaukee, and Porter Cable and Walter..... walk by the stores to get a new grinder because the one you were using just went up in smoke........throw the dead grinder in the pile that are going out for repair and all you see are green and silver, no red............that was my first introduction to power tools and how well different brands held up. After seeing this over and over I realized when I started to buy my own tools I would start buying the brand I seen last thru the paces of a hard core shop........have things changed?...... sure they have..... all brands are making tools cheaper and cheaper to keep costs down....the result of this is you get a lower buying price but the longevity of the tool is compromised. When I started buying power tools they were a lot more money, now they are almost priced as throw away........all brands included. your not gonna hear " I have had that for almost 20 years" that just don't happen anymore.
  18. 2 points
    Ditto I just bought this saw a couple weeks ago, LOVE the saw but the blade not so much. Replaced it with a Diablo and all is good.
  19. 2 points
    some brands survive because of die hard fan boys,
  20. 2 points
    Oh I totally get that its a super deal with 15% off. Well I can sit and think about it I have a few days to decide. If I do get it that's some serious tool buying on one month this saw and the Milwaukee nailer from you.
  21. 2 points
    I thought we were the finest people in he world ........
  22. 2 points
    I'd rather be here, with you guys, than with the finest people in the world!
  23. 2 points
    I have a few of the Bosch range. Far more compact and lightweight than Milwaukee M12 which doesn't seem to be much smaller than M18 or 18V in general (e.g. the new Metabo 18V 400nm brushless impact wrench is the same size as an M12 impact wrench!). I don't really see the point of having large sized 12V and I really like Bosch's approach with keeping things compact. This is how 12V should be. If more power is needed, 18V is available. Bosch 10.8V in Australia doesn't seem to be dead at all. We just recently had a brushless angle grinder released, as well as a brushless drill, brushless impact driver, brushless 3/8 impact wrench and brushless screwdriver.
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  25. 2 points
    Well, since we are talking about publicly traded companies beholden to shareholders, and shareholders only care about dividends and consistency, tools of almost every color are cheap, cost of manufacturing and quality wise. Oh wait, except the half dozen or so Dewalt's that are screwed together in USA out of cheap Chinese parts. They all do some things better than others though. If they didn't have a niche, they likely wouldn't still be around. Milwaukee finances Chinese interests at home and abroad. Dewalt burns people on sporadic battery platform changes, after trying to ride their 18v NiCad line way too long. Makita makes you question all your battery purchases because for a long time they were ticking time bombs waiting to fail you. Hilti and Festool want to be beneficiaries on your life insurance policy, after you remortgage the house to buy them in the first place. Bosch is excellent at making sure your toddler can handle your power tools by making sure adjustable parts are clearly marked in pylon orange (they've got your back in case you're stupid). Ridgid will service your tools for life, if you fill out the paperwork (and unlike Bosch, they *hope* you're stupid). See? They are all good at something. Every company has it's niche and the market is happy.
  26. 2 points
    Three Grip-on 12" locking pliers and one 10" Knipex locking pliers, $60 is pretty good for these(2 Amazon warehouse/2 Sears):
  27. 2 points
    I'm really tempted fellas. Whatcha think? Sell the Dewalt brushless?
  28. 2 points
    DeWalt stated they are not scratching the 40v platform. It is a dedicated battery platform for the OPE equipment. Look at the size of the 40v battery to the 60v, it is a monster. It is specifically developed to handle high demand OPE equipment. This was all stated to various people who attended the DeWalt event.
  29. 2 points
    Well. I did it. I ordered some new FlexVolt tools. Gonna wait to share what I ordered until I receive it in August.
  30. 2 points
    Aw that's cute... but anybody want to guess where it's NOT available?? .. Chris reminded me I wanted to look for a Bosch cordless vacuum, being as Milwaukees is admittedly very loud... but I don't think the 18v is available...? Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  31. 1 point
    I've known about this since January but was sworn to secrecy but now it has been leaked by a marketing company on Facebook I can post it. Ryobi have just this week announced its new 3.0ah slim pack, 6.0ah pack and 9.0ah pack for the 18V One+ system. No word on when they'll be available to buy but should be soon. These batteries won't replace any of the existing models as the cells and electronics are very different. These are being called high energy batteries as the cells used allow a lot more current than a normal 18v battery to pass into the tool which allows for better power delivery and power output. i was beginning to get rid of some of my Ryobi tools and replace with Milwaukee but I may just hold onto a few and get some of these batteries. I know for a fact the US team didn't want the 2.5ah or 5.0ah packs so maybe they'll release these three sooner rather than later. The photo below was taken at the UK conference this week. Martin
  32. 1 point
  33. 1 point
    Yes and metabo do have the 2 x battery system like Makita and that would be a beast with them new lihd batteries ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  34. 1 point
    Hahahahahah YES JASON!!!!!!!!! You friggin maniac!!!!!!!
  35. 1 point
    There is going to be a healthy supply, they were the most numerous tools on construction sites for years. I think the number was almost 50% of the market for more than half a decade. Not stocking batteries for the most popular tools would be like tire dealers saying "All the new cars run 16 inch or bigger tires, so we aren't going to stock 15 inchers any more."
  36. 1 point
    Yeah not a bad concept, just wish they gave more thought to the name. Bagel isn't exactly the name I'd expect a bunch of Korean guys to name their measuring device?
  37. 1 point
    Santana - Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time
  38. 1 point
    Makita gold are my go to bits now after some shockwave disappointment and Dewalt (as usual) having too many names and variations to discern. The bit holder (teal) makes running screws in so much easier. Had to run a couple hundred feet of airline/fluid line etc. A few weeks back and it made the overhead work a breeze w my impact.
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  40. 1 point
    Olletsocmit has one, send him a message Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
  41. 1 point
    I like to have at least 1 battery per tool, higher demand tools I like to have 2 per tool of that helps Jimbo Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  42. 1 point
  43. 1 point
    awesome saw, I too felt the 7 1/4 was heavy and not much more cutting ability compared to the extra weight...
  44. 1 point
    You better unload that 2nd-rate stuff of yours quick, while you can maybe still get something for it.
  45. 1 point
    Looks great to me KhariV, I would leave it, but being that you know it's there it will always be haunting you! Lol option 2 seems to be the best alternative. Good luck with it. And enjoy it.
  46. 1 point
    I haven't touched any of my corded recips since getting the Fuel Sawzall when it first came out. I doubt a pro user would consider the brushed one close. I'm also pretty sure the brushed is more than adequate for average DIY use. I would think a DIY'er would get more use out of a circular saw than they would a fullsize recip. Sent from my LGL34C using Tapatalk
  47. 1 point
    The crazy numbers I see on the US electric tools/appliances are just bewildering. Exaggeration happens all over the place. Take these hifi stereo systems for example. They have maths to back up that 2450W rating, it's just REALLY bad math. I guarantee the amp has an input voltage around 400-500W https://www.jbhifi.com.au/tv-home-entertainment/home-theatre/sony/sony-ht-m77-7-2-channel-muteki-home-theatre-system/554323/ I dislike that a lot. I dislike the US appliance nonsense ampere claims. I dislike claiming 20V instead of 18V a little. In Australia Dewalt were not allowed to call their gear 20V. I wish there were more regulations like this to prevent consumers from being misled.
  48. 1 point
    Oh no...I'm not sure my wife or my wallet can take this... Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  49. 1 point
    I'm a bosch guy so of course I'm going to say bosch! I love how compact they are. There us plenty of power and they do everything I ask them to do. I don't think I would call their 12v lineup dead though. Honestly though I would look into the new slide pack Makitas. I feel like they may be gearing up to make a run at Milwaukee's 12v dominance, of course I could be wrong, but may be worth checking out. Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
  50. 1 point
    I run the 780 outside all the time and can see it fine, works just as advertised, and I can assure you the sun doesn't get much more intense than it does here (Florida Keys). If the sun is direct on the piece being cut then the line can't be seen, I just rotate the saw so that it casts it's own slight shadow and back in business. It's so bright that the light is visible with it even in the upright position before I even bring it down for a cut. The light on the cordless can't be seen if it were raining outside holding an umbrella. It's an indoors only kind of deal... or I have a defective light. As for concerns of power draw, come on man...it's already neutered with the timeout and it's LED. A 5ah battery could probably run that continuously for 24hrs and still cut a dozen 2x4's.
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