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Everything posted by DR99

  1. Home Depot getting aggressive!

    They have an impact driver must have just missed it. In this day and age impact drivers are considered standard equipment now I would have been shocked if Kobalt didn't have one. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-24-Volt-Max-Lithium-Ion-1-4-in-Cordless-Variable-Speed-Brushless-Impact-Driver/1000061637
  2. Home Depot getting aggressive!

    Milwaukee TTI owns outright the other 2 are weird name licensing deals. TTI cares about Ryobi because that brand sells a ton of product. I just noticed Ryobi got out of the painting game they don't sell any corded or cordless paint tools now.
  3. New Ryobi Tools

    Seriously some brands added cordless compressors finally, but wtf the only cordless inflator was from Ryobi!! Also 18v powered ope is a great option for some people Ryobi is a great 3rd platform to own just because of the crazy.
  4. Home Depot getting aggressive!

    The TTI rep could also be responsible for the display.
  5. Home Depot getting aggressive!

    Kobalt has a Jigsaw, OMT, and Sander out now which is more than I knew. Because it's so new the product line was so limited at the start.
  6. New Ryobi Tools

    100 dollar drywall gun that's a deal!!!
  7. BRB buying Makita Stock

    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42839463?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=masterbrand_facebook&ns_campaign=pan_bbc_200218&ns_linkname=link&ns_fee=0 A Japanese company is planning to build the world's tallest wooden skyscraper, to mark its 350th anniversary in 2041. Sumitomo Forestry said 10% of the 70-storey W350 tower would be steel, combined with about 180,000 cubic metres of indigenous wood. There will be about 8,000 homes, with trees and foliage on balconies at every level, it said. A "braced tube structure", diagonal steel vibration-control braces at the centre of a 350m (1,150ft) wood and steel column, would protect against Tokyo's regular earthquakes, it said. How much will the skyscraper cost? The projected cost of the building is about 600bn yen (£4.02bn; $5.6bn), about twice the cost of a conventional skyscraper of the same size. However, Sumitomo says it expects costs to fall before the building's 2041 scheduled completion date due to technological advances. Is the concept of a wooden skyscraper new? No. Japan actually passed a law in 2010 requiring construction companies to use wood for public buildings that are below three storeys high. It's not a new concept worldwide either. Wooden skyscrapers can be found across the globe, from an 18-storey office building in Minneapolis made from timber to a 53m-high block of student flats in Vancouver that currently holds the title of world's tallest wooden skyscraper. 'Plyscrapers': The rise of the wooden tower block How environmentally friendly is it? Concrete and steel buildings leave behind a carbon footprint, and are thought to be responsible for about 8% and 5% of global emissions respectively. Wood, on the other hand, stores carbon instead of emitting it back into the atmosphere. Japan also has large forests, covering approximately two thirds of land area. What challenges are there in a project like this? Fire-resistance is obviously one key factor. However, cross-laminated timber (CLT), a building material that is becoming more common, is designed to be fire resistant and unlike steel, remains more structurally stable when subjected to high temperatures. It's a lot more expensive to build a wooden skyscraper, so chances are you're not going to see them pop up across your neighbourhood anytime soon.
  8. Home Depot getting aggressive!

    Not really sure why Ridgid is a much better buy than the Kobalt. The only thing I like about Kobalt is the battery packs are cheap, but I haven't seen much expansion in the lineup of tools Ridgid has a pretty strong lineup. The only thing ridgid is missing is some yard tools as it is a fringe diy/pro brand.
  9. It used to be a much bigger space for the cam mechanism for the hammer drill that's pretty much disappeared in the newer drills. Its still nice to have the hammer function for light masonry though.

    How old is it I believe you get 3 years from the date of purchase on that charger.
  11. The Dewalt and Makita ones I saw were like 25 dollars after shipping.
  12. You can get prebuilt Dewalt adapters for a decent price, but the Milwaukee ones are insane 70 bucks with shipping from Australia.
  13. Whats next in the Milwaukee pipeline?

    Fein is in a similar situation if I were them I would lean on another mass market brands battery platform. They don't have anything good enough to invest a ton of money in as a single tool.
  14. Whats next in the Milwaukee pipeline?

    Unless you need some specific tools Metabo is pretty limiting. You can tell they are focused on metal working and grinding not much in carpentry.
  15. The only tool that will last 30 years is a corded tool just being honest. Battery powered tools are considered some what disposable sadly.

    Your probably not going to find anything sadly battery chargers are considered non repairable for liability reasons.
  17. Ego Snow Blower

    If you check the Ego forum lots of people are not happy able the scraper bar design the wearing too fast and the hitting of every bump in the drive way. I think ego needed to steal some talent from Toro when designing this they are the gold standard on single stage snow blowers.
  18. hola :)

    You can also find on Ebay 3rd party built M28 packs for not too crazy of a price.
  19. Ego Snow Blower

    That is true the EGO dosen't pull forward like other single stage snow blowers. I call those bumps gut busters it can really hurt if your not paying attention. Did you guys get the 80v 2 stage Snow Joe to review?
  20. hola :)

    If ebay dosen't have them its probably not available. Your best bet is finding reproduction packs if you want to keep your M28 tools going. Honestly though it might be worth it to look at jumping over to the M18 line as the M28 isn't going to be updated much.
  21. Ego Snow Blower

    I have one and its been really good at most snow falls. The only time it falters a little is the end of driveway crap from the plow truck and if the snow is super wet. If we get a significant amount of snow I will fire up the big Toro 2 stage though. The Ego is quicker to use on most snowfalls though 90% of the time though its just so easy to whip around. The only downside is the scraper bar hits ever raised piece of concrete which hurts, and the bar wears down a little too fast for my liking I think it should be a little more durable.
  22. Differences between these rocket lights?

    I have one that's broken and its an obvious issue with a poor original part design.
  23. Milwaukee warranty info ?

    Wow I'm really surprised they didn't just swap it with a new tool. I'm that's alot of work fixing a tool that well used.
  24. New Makita Impact TD171

    Worded way better than my comment about Torque and such.
  25. New tool release dates

    Really not a lot changes on the bigger tools its drills drivers the smaller tools that get frequent updates