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    Too many to name, all 18V.

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  1. Hey tool lovers, do you have this in the US yet? It's a beeeeeast.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. dwain

    Hitachi multivolt

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

    Hitachi multivolt

    ah tricked by ebay. yeah places like Sydney / Total Tools are good ways of checking.
  7. The 'new' 7-1/4" M18 unit is just the same 7-1/4" saw with a 12Ah battery yes?
  8. 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.
  9. 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 ....
  10. dwain

    Hitachi multivolt

  11. I think that's exxageration. It's probably beaten by the lastest Makita recip saws, but is there amongst the top with the new Bosch & Flexvolt. Comparisons by reviewers have said as much. Given their age, I think the FUEL recip saw and circular saw have proven to be incredible tools, way ahead of their time. Obviously if they want to be back on top, they'll need to improve them again.
  12. dwain

    upcoming grinder comparison - oztooltalk

    we'll definitely be testing and informing people of the power drop associated with the more 'normal' batteries.
  13. dwain

    upcoming grinder comparison - oztooltalk

    Hey Toolbane. Yeah I agree mostly. However some of these tools have been designed with a motor designed to take advantage of a higher-draw battery, while some have not. In this case, I think it important to show what the grinder is capable of.
  14. dwain

    upcoming grinder comparison - oztooltalk

    A Hilti rep would agree I'm sure. I daresay that Bosch and Metabo would feel very hard done by.