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dwain last won the day on June 16 2018

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    Too many to name, all 18V.

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  1. dwain

    18V GRINDER COMPARISON - oztooltalk video

    I'll let you guys handle those minor extras
  2. dwain

    18V GRINDER COMPARISON - oztooltalk video

    Yep. As I understand it, heat causes cells to lose efficiency quite markedly. Seems that cold also affects performance - https://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/discharging_at_high_and_low_temperatures This is why you will never get half the runtime of a 4ah battery on a grinder using a 2Ah battery. EDIT: hmm perhaps I'm wrong and increased temp only hurts the lifecycle of the cell, not it's immediate performance ... EDIT 2: It seems that batteries can have increase 'performance' (meaning amperes out) in high temp, but it also significantly increases the self-discharge rate.
  3. dwain

    18V GRINDER COMPARISON - oztooltalk video

    Hi korno. If it's pure guesswork, I reckon the flexvolt would probably be around 27-30 for power by comparison. No idea on runtime. It may win because the test would be far easier for it and hence not heat up the cells too much....
  4. Hey folks! Long time no chat, sorry I've been away a lot. Hope you like it!
  5. Hey tool lovers, do you have this in the US yet? It's a beeeeeast.
  6. dwain

    Brushless multi tool

    I used to think the same about LCD TV's. They did not have as good a picture as plasmas, had poor blacks etc etc. Somehow the manufacturers convinced the masses they were better and they started outselling plasmas. Eventually plasmas stopped being made because there wasn't enough of a market to make them economically. But if my kid hadn't turned it into a paper weight, I'd still be running my late model 64" plasma.
  7. dwain

    Brushless multi tool

    yeah it used to be that brushless tools were often less powerful than their competitors. that is rarely the case anymore, but i suspect that's less to do with the BL motor, and more to do with battery tech. Not sure. No never used the Metabo OMT sorry. We like Metabo gear too. The BL grinder is in our upcoming comparison and seems to be a great unit. Yeah the Makita planer is a great unit. Only the BL Dewalt rivals it. All the other brands were brushed too.
  8. dwain

    Brushless multi tool

    Makita still have the best performing cordless OMT of the big brands as far as I know (though I'm partial to the Bosch starlock).
  9. dwain

    Hitachi multivolt

    Yeah the IP56 tools were pricey on release.
  10. dwain

    Hitachi multivolt

    ah tricked by ebay. yeah places like Sydney / Total Tools are good ways of checking.
  11. The 'new' 7-1/4" M18 unit is just the same 7-1/4" saw with a 12Ah battery yes?
  12. dwain

    Which would you buy?

    I wouldn't make a general statement about the brands, but those two kits specially, yep go the Rigid. The brushed battery grinders aren't very good anyway (with the exception of Metabo). When you get a chance to pick up the BL Rigid grinder, you won't regret it, it's a nice tool.
  13. dwain

    Hitachi multivolt

    I'd have to disagree with you there D W. Hitachi 6Ah batteries have consistently been priced in the AU$130-145 region, whereas the standard across other professional brands is $170. Their super fast charger is expensive, but you'll get it in a kit anyway. In terms of kits, I'd sat their prices are about average ....