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  1. What will Makita come out with next?

    That's me... total fan boy. I will justify purchasing any tool (especially if it's blue and cordless) in my sick head.
  2. Battery Adapter

    I am interested in this because there is one tool that I really want that Makita doesn't make... a tire inflator. Ryobi has a reasonably priced inflator, but I refuse to bring a 3rd charger on my shelf for one tool. This looks like the solution at a reasonable price. Can you attach a picture of yours fitted with a Makita battery?
  3. best price for 5.0 or 6.0 ah batterys

    Sometimes, I buy combo kits and part them out to lessen the cost for me and others. With their recent promotions, Makita is giving these batteries away like water. I wish I could help you out but the high shipping cost will probably nullify the cost saved on the battery.
  4. Makita vs EGO Surprise

    stefcl100, I'm happy to hear that my review stuck with at least one person I have since sold the EGO and purchased another Makita x2. I was eyeing and wondering about the newer EGO model with increased CFM and air speed, but after watching the comparison, I am relieved and wondering no more. My mower and string trimmer are still EGO though...
  5. What will Makita come out with next?

    I really like Makita, but at $1,079 USD, I have to laugh at their Robotic Vacuum: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Makita-18-Volt-X2-LXT-Lithium-Ion-36-Volt-Brushless-Cordless-Robotic-Vacuum-Tool-Only-DRC200Z/301282159
  6. What will Makita come out with next?

    Check these out...
  7. What will Makita come out with next?

    Oh shoot, that's sweet, but do they have a 36V version? Also, I see a power button... I hope it doesn't auto shut-off too quickly like their current BL chainsaw and jigsaw. That is one of the most annoying "safety features."
  8. What will Makita come out with next?

    I took advantage of the Makita promotion and purchased the Makita XPS01Z track saw kit. I didn't open it yet because the weather is not permitting, but now I'm starting to wonder if should return it and hold out for the XPS02Z. Will they begin phasing out the non-AWS versions? It seems to make the most sense from a manufacturing perspective since I can't see AWS adding that much more cost to justify manufacturing both versions. I also doubt that I will be spending $500 on a freaking vacuum unless they come out with something at a lower price point, but it would be comforting to know that I have the option. Decisions, decision on a luxury purchase.
  9. 3/8 Brushless inpact gun when?

    Just wanted to share to answer the original posters question... https://www.makitatools.com/products/details/XWT12RB
  10. What will Makita come out with next?

    I just checked the product pages for the AWS supported tools and it appears this dongle or auto-start wireless unit is included.
  11. What will Makita come out with next?

    Anybody knew about these releases? Had no idea... Subcompact impact wrench 3/8" https://www.makitatools.com/products/details/XWT12RB Power head https://www.makitatools.com/products/details/XUX01M5PT Interesting attachments...
  12. Track Saws

    Jronman, excellent points on speed, power and line of sight for the rear handle circular saw. There is something about using this cordless beast that just makes me feel like He-man (less the gay ball-hugger speedo) when I pull the trigger. But in the end, accuracy and cut quality is the most important to me. Yes, I am able to make accurate cuts with my edge guide and circular saw, but I feel like replacing it with a track saw will better suit my needs. And thanks Pouet, for the additional information on track saws. I am heavily in the Makita LXT platform, so the only track saw on my radar is the 36V cordless Makita XPS01PTJ. I do not work inside, but it's good to know I have the option for dust collection. It might be one of those luxuries that I never knew I wanted, so I'll probably give it a try anyway. I think I'm going to pull the trigger on the combo kit at Homedepot that includes extra bonus batteries and a track for $499. Thanks again!
  13. Track Saws

    Thank you for all the responses. I just reread my 1st question and that might have caused confusion. Just to make it clear, I was not attempting to compare anything to a table saw - sorry. My problem is that I spend too much time setting up for accurate cuts with my rear handle 36V Makita circular saw, and I was thinking about replacing it with the Makita 36V track saw. So let me try rephrasing: besides cutting 3/8" deeper, being more portable, and hanging on rafters, what can the rear handled 36V Makita saw do that the 36V Makita track saw can't? If I'm not a framer, I'm thinking that the track saw should cover all my needs with better accuracy. Jronman, if I needed a narrow piece, I will cut it from a larger piece. I don't really waste time trying to cut anything less than 3", but I suppose I could secure it on the side of a larger piece if I really needed to... also, I have a corded miter saw for smaller pieces. I know there will be a bunch of you saying I should just keep the rear handle saw, but I'm kind of a tool whore. lol
  14. Track Saws

    I'm a weekend DIYer. I use the rear handled Makita 36V with an edge guide for household projects but find myself spending a lot of time setting up for cuts that meet my standards. I do not frame and I rarely rough cut, and a table saw is out of the question due to lack of storage space. This got me thinking about dumping my circular for the Makita 36V plunge saw. I think I understand all the benefits of a track saw; however, I still had a few more questions: 1) Is there anything a circular saw can do better than a track saw besides cutting 3/8" deeper, being more portable, and hanging on rafters? 2) How accurate are the track saw cuts? On the money? +/- 1/32?
  15. What will Makita come out with next?

    Is the patent pending or issued? If the patent was issued in 2011, that means Makita submitted maybe around the 2005 timeframe, before smartphones really took off... I think Bluetooth was just starting to get traction then. That also means the concept or idea may have been generated 2 years prior, unless their lawyers are really aggressive. Didn't Makita introduce the 18V LXT batteries around 2002? Who's the history buff? I guess my point is that we might be looking at an idea that is 14yo...