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Bremon last won the day on July 10

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  1. Bremon

    6.0 xr build quality

    My 6.0 XR are Japanese. They have the worst buttons. My 3.0s are Korean. Crap buttons and the packs themselves fit tools way too snug. My 9.0s are all Japanese except one is Chinese. The Chinese one is the newest and seems to have the crappiest button, but one Japanese one has a trash button as well. Seems like a crapshoot thanks to a bean counter design.
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    6.0 xr build quality

    Dewalt batteries have the worst build quality of the big 3 for sure. That said, they’re usually the cheapest. The release mechanism is straight up trash compared to M18 or Makita. Makita has by far the smoothest engagement, so they feel premium despite the plastic housing of Makita feeling the cheapest. Never had a problem with the M18 mechanism either, and like the rubber overmold. I have Dewalt tools I have to fight to disengage batteries from, and my 3.0 compacts need to have the slides sanded down because they’re slightly too wide; it takes a ridiculous effort to pull them off some tools like the inflator (while the XR6.0 and flecvolt 9.0 slide on and off fine).
  3. Plenty of plumbers can tell a story about a big right angle drill giving them a kiss when it binds. Add a ladder to the mix and multiply the fun. Doesn’t take much to hit a nail and have your drill let you know about it. The handle on my 996 is pretty pathetic for leverage. The 791 doesn’t come with a handle at all. Prior generation Milwaukee handles weren’t al that difficult to break off. Gen3 Fuel and the flagship Makita are better in that regard though.
  4. Bremon

    Dcs355b question

    So I finally checked. It’s plastic. A metallic grey painted plastic. They went the GM route...release it with features and then slowly de-content it while hoping no one notices lol.
  5. Bremon

    Dcs355b question

    Quite certain mine is metal but I’ll have to double check.
  6. Bremon

    What will Makita come out with next?

    There’s also updates to the metal cutting saws (sideways batteries like the sub compacts) and finally a collated attachment for the screwgun.
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    Yeah I’ve built projects at work with hundreds of 6” screws; got an 887 hot enough to burn skin but never hot enough to make the impact quit. Only Dewalt we’ve ever killed was old brushed trash that was abused. Hopefully we can be kept up to date in the Hilti forum when they release new cordless goodies like the new FlexVolt mud mixer, DCD470 FlexVolt super (duper) Hawg, 20v goodies like the new heat gun. But hey; they’re getting a new rear handle years after everyone else so that’s cool. At least Makita is an alternative with a real range (like the updated metal cutting saws, paddle broom attachment for the ope motor unit).
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    50% capacity in 9 mins for 4.0 slims and 15 mins for 8.0 fat packs. Output is 16 amps. Input to the charger is less. Just like Dewalt’s 4 bay output is 8 amps per bay but charger only draws 8 amps total from the wall for all 4 bays combined. The Bosch probably sucks 4 amps out of the wall.
  9. Bremon

    What will Makita come out with next?

    @SchenzhenSpecial I think everything on there except maybe the lasers are on the market in Canada. It’s likely quite affordable for you to import from here and not have to ship it over an ocean. Plus our dollar is quite weak against yours. Otherwise if you’re patient you’ll probably get stuff with piles of free batteries or other promos that Makita seems to rarely do anywhere in the world outside of the continental states.
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    Pretty odd that one of his major complaints was the colour of the plastic not being the “correct red”. Must be a decent chainsaw if all you can complain about is the shade of the dye and that you can rip a tiny wire apart if you tear the thing down for your drooling fans.
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    Available in a month and a half? We could probably give Makita the benefit of a doubt and wait until we see where street prices land before giving them too much grief. They have plenty of other SKUs that are widely available we can scratch our heads over.
  12. Bremon

    Fest...DeWALT price increase

    Yep, whatever it takes to get the last word in regardless of the disingenuous BS being spouted.
  13. Bremon

    Latest Rep Gossip

    Clipped head are code in my neck of the woods. I know framers who didn’t know you could shoot full head out of a nail gun. Very much a “your mileage may vary” thing lol. You’ll never see plastic around here because of price. I do agree that Dewalt seems to be working at a snail’s pace lately. The lack of FlexVolt announcements especially make me roll my eyes and think “well, platform flavour of the week might be coming to an end”, even though I know it isn’t. Seriously though. A steady drip of goodies builds more confidence.
  14. The 2804 is the same size as the brushless compact Dewalt, the DCD791. It’s insane. I want to wait to see what Dewalt has in the pipe but a 2803 is in my sights. The chuck was explicitly described at NPS18 as not being a Rohm but it’s supposedly a nice one lol. “Milwaukee-designed”. They’re quite proud. We’ll see.
  15. Bremon

    Oceania Release for v36 Rear Handle Saw and DTD171

    Probably just that specific unit. The M18 Fuels I’ve had and the 887 Dewalt sink 6” for hours with no real problems (unless you touch bare skin to the housing. The brushless Makitas at work never skip a beat either.