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Jronman last won the day on November 8

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About Jronman

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    Tool Dominator
  • Birthday December 27


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    Widebelt Sander
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    Furniture Making, Disc Golf, Tools.

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    Minden, Nebraska
  • Occupation
    Lawn Care

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  1. Jronman


    You shouldn't have any problems except warranty. 20v max and 18v are basically one in the same. 18v is actual voltage under load and 20v is basically a nominal voltage essentially the equivalent of a 2x4 board and a 1-1/2 in x 3-1/2 in board.
  2. Got the top assembled. I just have to work on the base now.
  3. Worked on routing out the holes with the lr-32. seemed to work alright.
  4. I'm on the fence about Milwaukees warranty. 5 years is more than most, but the catch is it is only a limited warranty.
  5. @paulengr I was talking specifically the gen 3 drill and impact. Their thermal issues are more than just a wrong battery in my opinion.
  6. @Fireguy116 one reason to stick with Makita is reliability/thermals. I have heard the Gen 3 Milwaukee drill and impact tend to overheat quite easily. I haven't used them personally. Also you should be able to get Makita at Home Depot since you have one nearby. Also online retailers like Acme tools, Toolnut, etc. sell Makita and you tend to find pretty good deals on pretty much any of the major brands and new deals tend to arrive at the beginning of the month. I don't know if you like online shopping but it may be something to consider.
  7. I am on the fence about universal batteries. On the one hand, I don't want the big companies like DeWALT, Makita, Milwaukee, etc. to standardize. It may be more convenient but less room for innovation. On the other hand, for the smaller companies like Greenlee, Graco, Mac, etc. it makes a lot of sense to not have to make their own battery. They just use someone else's to save cost and whatnot.
  8. Seems like you guys get Ego stuff we don't as well. I'm still waiting on a brush cutter to be available for where I live. Many European Ego products aren't available in North America. I did see that Europe is getting the gen 3 though. Wow your guys prices are a lot higher. I heard the gen 3 over here will only cost around $600-$700 with the 7.5 ah. Over $1000 would be commercial grade territory.
  9. Many European Ego aren't available in North America. I did see that Europe is getting the gen 3.
  10. They may be behind in the battery cell game but they are ahead in terms of vac activation via the battery. I don't know of any other company that activates their vacs via the battery. Some batteries like the DeWALT tool connect battery have the potential to wirelessly connect to vacs but don't because DeWALT decided to go in a different direction. I would rather buy a couple bluetooth batteries than upgrade all my tools that need dust collection.
  11. It took longer than what the directions said it would but seems like it always does. Some of the steps seemed odd like hammering on a socket to remove a metal post. I am kinda underwhelmed with the final product. The amount of vertical travel is maybe 1/4 in to 1/2 in. I would have liked some more travel especially for straight bits but maybe it won't be a huge deal.
  12. I finally got around to installing my Router Raizer router lift kit designed for routers that are incompatible with your typical router lift. I had an old Porter Cable I got from my uncle who used to own a cabinet shop. Installation was alright.
  13. Not necessarily. Some tools that would be hard to live without Festool pioneered/invented. Orbital, random orbital, and plunge/track saws to name a few.
  14. The embargoes on the new gen 3 Ego mower just lifted today and all the videos are out about this mower. It has dual blade system, new brushless motor with 7 ft lbs torque, updated lights with on/off switch moved to the handle. and new self propelled controls. Comes with the updated 7.5 battery or in bare tool.
  15. Interestingly enough the town with the Ace near me is one of the larger cities in Nebraska. 30,000+ people. No Home Depot though. Menards is all over though. There are at least 3 within 50-100 miles of where I live. The nearest Lowes is 2 hour drive via interstate. My tiny town of roughly 3000 used to have an Ace but it changed names/ownership. The nearest Home Depot is roughly 45 miles away.
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