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  1. Sorry didn't see this thread until now. I think you're on the money. a 3/4" inch hole will be too small to take advantage of an SDS Max. Sure it would be easy on the tool, but it would also be slower than the best SDS+ units. Having said that, I'm not sure if MAX would be slower than those two units, which are unlikely to match the 36V/54V units we tested against. EDIT: it appears that Dewalt 20V unit has the same specs as the Flexvolt SDS+, so maybe it will! Let us know how you get on!
  2. Hey guys! I haven't posted here for ages! It's rather quiet ... But thought some of you might like a look at this CRACKING saw.
  3. I'll let you guys handle those minor extras
  4. 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.
  5. 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....
  6. Hey folks! Long time no chat, sorry I've been away a lot. Hope you like it!
  7. Hey tool lovers, do you have this in the US yet? It's a beeeeeast.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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).
  11. Yeah the IP56 tools were pricey on release.
  12. ah tricked by ebay. yeah places like Sydney / Total Tools are good ways of checking.
  13. The 'new' 7-1/4" M18 unit is just the same 7-1/4" saw with a 12Ah battery yes?
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