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Everything posted by Stercorarius

  1. 10.8V now 12V worldwide

    Yes I am just an angry a-hole.
  2. 10.8V now 12V worldwide

    Yes but higher voltage is more efficient. You have less resistance and less loss to heat is what I believe he was getting at. No one is saying that the initial potential energy in a battery is going to be changed by how it is drawn. Edit:and that higher voltage while maintaining current does increase the amount of energy being delivered. Just if he's confusing anyone by tension he means voltage. Why use the term tension instead? Couldn't tell you. So you can use smaller wire and other components. The components being where the gains are made. Wiring and components are a bigger deal when you're dealing with industrial wiring, but also applicable to the internals of power tools.
  3. 10.8V now 12V worldwide

    Sorry I was just trying to demonstrate that you can't really use one principal to judge a whole tool let me edit that a little for you. Or make them more efficient. You really like ohm's law like everything uses energy in equal efficiency, or that it's the only judge of how well a tool performs. Yes ohm's law accurately conveys potential energy of a battery but don't go whipping it around like that's the criteria for testing tools. If you truly believe that then I'll trade you a brushed cordless grinder with a 9ah for your brushless grinder with a 5ah. Hey Power (Watt)=voltage*amps and it has the same voltage and more amps. Obviously it's a better tool, right? If you make your tool stronger/faster/more powerfull you'll use up more energy. Really you want to stand by that? If you make a tool stronger/faster/more powerful you'll put out more energy. Does that often mean you use more, yes, but not always. I'm not saying that I have a design for a system that defies the law of conservation at all. I'm saying energy stored in any form can be put into use more efficiently and get more useable energy while draining less of the stored energy. Why would you get offered rebates for converting to led lighting? Sorry not about cordless tools don't want to confuse you. Let's say instead you have two cordless lights one draws x amps at 10.8v nominal and uses an incandescent bulb, the other draws the same x amps at the same 10.8v nominal and uses an LED light. Are you going to tell me those lights are both just as powerful? Let's talk impact drivers. You are then saying that because a brushed DeWalt impact driver draws more amps at 18v it is more powerful than your td170 because it draws less amps at 18v? You said more amps or voltage or both is the only way to make something, "stronger/faster/more powerfull" Your td170 doesn't draw more than brushed impact drivers at 18v then if your statement is correct you have an impact driver that is inferior to a brushed DeWalt impact. Even not all brushless motors are created equal. Why would Makita release so many impact drivers so frequently if they weren't improving the motors? Makita, DeWalt, Bosch, Milwaukee have until recently been using 18650 cells that discharge the same 18v at amperage rates that haven't had any huge increase. So has the power and runtime of tools also not increased? I'm fairly certain it has. You can very much have an increase in power and runtime while decreasing draw. Don't worry I'm sure you would be a perfect fit for the Milwaukee marketing department if they're ever hiring.
  4. 10.8V now 12V worldwide

    Or make them more efficient. You really like ohm's law like everything uses energy in equal efficiency, or that it's the only judge of how well a tool performs. Yeah you can tow a 7 ton trailer across the United States of America with a Toyota Tacoma that has a 100 gallon tank and say driving there requires x joules of work. One could say, "While no matter what you're favorite color of vehicle there's no changing that gasoline has 46.4 MJ/kg so that means that that Tacoma has the potential to do 13131.2 MJ of work. Your F250 is diesel but that's all marketing wank and people aren't smart enough to see through it unless they're as smart as me. Doesn't matter how much of a fanboy you are, it doesn't change that diesel has 48 MJ/kg and and an F250 has a 35 gallon tank so that means you only have 5049.6 MJ of work available. 13131.2 MJ is a larger number than 5049.6 MJ. It's so simple even you should be able to see it. There's no getting around that no matter how big of a hard on you have for an F250 or how good Ford's marketing department is. A Tacoma is the better choice." Good luck with that. Would you install low voltage single phase motors when high voltage three phase is also available? I know it's not as much of a difference with cordless tools. Yes ohm's law accurately conveys potential energy of a battery but don't go whipping it around like that's the criteria for testing tools. If you truly believe that then I'll trade you a corded Ryobi reciprocating saw for your 2x18 cordless Makita, or even a brushed cordless grinder with a 9ah for your brushless grinder with a 5ah. Hey Power (Watt)=voltage*amps and the first one has more of both and the second one has same voltage and more amps. Obviously they're better tools.
  5. Proto/PC/B&D/Mac news?

    In case anyone is wondering the Mac protective boots are a perfect fit.
  6. Proto/PC/B&D/Mac news?

    I know SB&D does the show for their other brands usually the day before or after the DeWalt show. Did I miss it? Any coverage?
  7. What tools did you buy today?

    A little past due. Less than a year old. New ones were $100 off and trying to get them warrantied isn't worth my time.
  8. Proto/PC/B&D/Mac news?

    Yeah. BWP150. Mac has had a bunch of different impact wrenches and ratchets that run off DeWalt 20v batteries and some on 12v DeWalt batteries. Just red DeWalt tools. I have Mac boots on my impact and batteries because DeWalt doesn't make them. Who knows if more tools will migrate over as I wouldn't think they would want to compete with their own automotive line. Then again it does send a lot of people away from DeWalt to their competitors. So yeah if you really want a "full" line of 20v and 12v ratchets and impacts to work with your DeWalt platform you've been able to buy them through Mac for a while. Almost bought the 12v ratchet a while ago but cordless ratchets aren't really my cup of tea lately.
  9. What brand Power Tool should I invest in?

    It costs as much as you can get a name brand one for so I wouldn't even lean toward it and it's one of the only things on that platform. Seems very odd that they would choose to go with three separate simultaneous battery platforms.
  10. Zoro September coupons

    Yeah we even get a pretty hefty discount through Grainger and it just gets us to everyone else's prices.
  11. What do you drive?

    My new ride against the radiant Northwest sun. Toolboxes are a week or two out.
  12. 60V max vs 54V XR

    True most of the time. There's some exceptions though. Last season we had a windrower go down. First guy to fix it called a Deere dealership parts department and they told him to put it together this way because that's what the diagram shows. Three hours in boom $300 in damage and six hours down time plus four hours labor. Second guy who fixes it does the exact same thing. Another $300 in damage and more down time. I think they did this three times. They call me in as a fresh set of eyes. I was just an operator at the time, if it was now I would have been the first one to make a call on the machine. Instead of calling a parts counter or looking at the diagram they printed out for us or listening to the two guys who had already tried to fix it I looked at the other machines and put it back the way the other ones were. 600 machine hours later no problems with that part. Parts diagram showed all of the available shim sizes stacked up on the assembly for the sake of getting part numbers so they bought all the shims available, put them all on and it was interfering with another part. Put the one right shim and it's gold. When bad advice is expensive I would much rather have my guys not listen to it and not learn from it than be stuck with a couple thousand dollar bill. Like guys saying oh yeah hy-tran works in all loader transmissions, that advice is about to lose us a tranny that they don't manufacture even parts for anymore. Had an interstate shut down for four hours both directions when a truck rolled on bridge across both lanes because the driver had been told he could pull the corner at 70. Learning from your mistakes is a great way to learn and I like the kind of people who are willing to do something. I guess the real issue is people who take bad advise, screw up, and then don't learn from it.
  13. 60V max vs 54V XR

    I'm younger than all of you guys, but the only thing I gotta say is that just as important as asking questions, probably even more important, is knowing who to ask and who not to ask. Bad advise is worse than no advise.
  14. Bye bye dewalt :(

    Yeah the update to one key that let you do this came out after they were stolen. I had the DeWalt batteries with the feature, but I didn't activate it because it was cold and I just wanted to go home.
  15. Bye bye dewalt :(

    Yeah one of the tools in my group had the one key tracking and it hasn't done a damn thing.
  16. Bye bye dewalt :(

    Yep a lot easier to do the spreadsheet before rather than after. Won't really do you any good for law enforcement because even if they did do anything they really can't unless they have video of the guy stealing it. Good for insurance purposes though.
  17. Bye bye dewalt :(

    Welcome to the club bro. Mine worked out to being just under $12,000 stolen. Kinda makes your blood boil. Most frustrating part was that I knew who stole my stuff both times and so did the sheriff's department but there isn't anything they would or could do. My only advice is don't lose any sleep over it because then they aren't just stealing your shit they're also stealing your time and piece of mind. I know it's pretty much impossible to do now that your whole livelihood is gone. I was able to just stop what I was working on and drove truck for a month. Hope you're still able to make it work. I feel you bro.
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  19. More on saw stop

    Didn't realize not being able to afford an expensive table saw was such a burden for everyone. You're right the government should make me pay for fancy table saws. The speed limit should be 25 everywhere. Cars that don't have lane departure warnings should be a crime. Knives should be banned because they give people owies. Only people with PHDs should get CDLs. The govt needs to keep me safe from myself. I'm too stupid not to get myself killed. Politicians and lawyers know what's best for me. I'm just a cretin.
  20. Advice Needed on what to replace my lost power tools with

    Fair enough. Whatever makes you money man. Time is valuable. I don't even own a portaband anymore. Congratulations on having a job where you can stay at one site. I have to go into parts stores on a regular basis because it doesn't pay for me to order parts online while I have equipment down. Amazon prime doesn't ship me argon, or pallets of twine, or tires, or brake cans, or sticks of conduit, or pex, or sanitary stainless tubing, or knotter arms, or grease cartridges. You know who does? Places that also happen to sell and warranty DeWalt and Milwaukee. I just own the bare minimum drill and impact wrench and they're all DeWalt because everyone carries DeWalt. If it's better off for you to order your tools then it's better off for you. Different strokes for different folks. You can work your day on a job site that's you. I'd go for that over my 400 mile days most of the time.
  21. Advice Needed on what to replace my lost power tools with

    Yeah that's because Milwaukee has one of the best warranties in the industry. If it's sent in and done by them it doesn't void the warranty. Sounds like they were all new tools and should be under warranty. We've sent Milwaukee tool in for stuff as small as a loose direction selector switch or a touchy trigger and the ones they couldn't fix they sent back with an upgraded model for free. It isn't costing you anything so I don't see the reason for the hate. Really you think some tools from Europe are going to be easier and cheaper to service? In one block I can go get stuff for a Milwaukee or DeWalt tool at four or five separate places. You know how many places will sell you a blade for a Metabo porta-band? Zero. You have to order them online or have them made and welded for you which takes a while as no one does it in house. Would you expect Ford to just send you a bunch of engine parts for a new F150 that's under warranty? No because even if you know your shit the majority of the world doesn't know dick and so for them to continue to honor the warranty it has to be done by someone who is certified. That's the same across the board with every automobile manufacturer anywhere. Why would your drill be any different? I'm not saying they aren't after your money. Just about each and every corporation would do anything to get another dime out of you because that's what they're supposed to do, but they do it more strategically. Apple doesn't let you repair their devices, John Deere doesn't let you modify their software, and the list goes on and on because companies can't honor warranties when some jackhoff did who knows what to it already and they can't have us regular jackhoffs doing work on them because it is too interlinked with their reputation. If they have dozens of drills breaking on the job site because people screwed up their repairs they'll lose customers and potential customers because all they are seeing is broken drills. If they have handfuls of broken drills because of shotty QC in China but guys see that they are quickly warrantied for no cost it won't hurt them as much. You think TE won't sell a copalum crimper because they have a hard on for money and will only rent it out to certified users because they are money hungry? No they could very well make more money selling the crimpers, but because they only let certified technicians handle it, copalum crimps are the ONLY way to do a pigtail fix on aluminum wiring currently on the market that hasn't resulted in a house fire. They aren't about to let an asshole like me or any homeowner who watches too many YouTube videos go out and start doing a shit job and getting their houses burned down because then people will start to think that the product fails and not the installer. I'm not saying you don't know how to fix your tools. I'm sure you can with no problems. I'm just saying a lot of people can't. For what it's worth I also think Milwaukee chucks are shit. It's not like fein is any less American than Milwaukee. It's all made in the same place so I really couldn't care less about which tools you prefer. Just feel like going on a solid rant every now and then.
  22. Using drill clutch mode for kickback protection?

    BS 18LTX BL Impuls @D W
  23. 20v Caulking Gun Yay or Nay

    Anybody try using grey seam sealer in one?
  24. Using drill clutch mode for kickback protection?

    It depends on the drill. This is in reference to only drilling metal. Most brushed drills it won't work because you have to lock the clutch into drill mode where it won't slip every to you know, drill. Newer brushless drills have e clutches. It just kills the motor rather than any actual slipping so you can put it in drill mode and then adjust the setting to where it will cut out right before the point where it really hurts. Works fairly well. Good enough that if I have to I'll drill one handed. The only drill kickback protection that I trusted and worked 100% of the time and didn't sacrifice power was my Metabo. I do believe it was accelerometer based. Metabo makes the best metalworking cordless tools on the market even if the specs say they aren't.