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  1. 10.8V now 12V worldwide

    Couldn't agree more. One good example of this I was thinking about the other week. I had 2 in my workshop, both approximately 2 years old, one of them gearbox blew up and the other just stopped working. I've got a Bosch 5" that's around 4 years old and it hasn't missed a beat. Over the passed 15 years I've used a mix of Bosch and metabo grinders it seems Bosch last longer. One thing I've noticed you get a lot of these box opener tool reviewer that get sent sample metabo grinders, use them for a few hours and say they are the best on the market
  2. Makita USA new items

    Yes, the 9" spins at 6000rpm, max rpm on a 9" disc is 6800rpm. The 7" spins as 7800 rpm
  3. Makita USA new items

    You certainly can, there is a spot and they slide in. The spacing is bigger for when the new batteries come.
  4. Makita USA new items

    You should see the case that they come in here in Australia lol, it's huge. I think I'd take the bag
  5. Us stores that will ship to aus?

    That's pretty good to dubbo. Yes mts is one, think they offer 1 year warranty on their tools and 3 months on batteries. National power tools is another, they offer 1 year on batteries. That can be taken into consideration when buying eBay Australia 20v max tools vs eBay US 20v ma tools, that these Aussie sellers offer a small warranty
  6. Us stores that will ship to aus?

    There is a few Aussie sellers on eBay importing 20v max stuff with a warranty. Some stuff is actually cheaper than buying it in the US, I know for a fact, I bought a few 20v max tools while I was in the US, saw these Aussie sellers on eBay months later with it cheaper. 2 weeks that's ages haha, I got a dch293 in 2 days from the US to Sydney
  7. 60V max vs 54V XR

    If that was the case why in Australia is makita's 10.8v slide called 12v max ? M12, it's also 10.8v. It's far from misleading if you understand the word max and what it means. Dewalt in North America couldn't swallow their pride, they said they would never change the battery style back in the old xpr pod style days. They had to come up with a new name hence the 20v max branding. FV just followed on with the same MAX branding
  8. 10.8V now 12V worldwide

    Lol damm * deceptive
  9. 10.8V now 12V worldwide

    It's not descriptive if you multiple a few numbers. Yes agree they should put the actual watts hours regardless of the max branding. Dewalt in North America branded slide 18v as 20v max cause they couldn't swollew their pride. They said they would never change battery style from the old 18v xrp pod style, So they needed to come up with a new name. Yes pretty dumb idea as the rest of the world didn't have problems changing. Unknown why they did the same with flexvolt, calling it 60v max, probably cause it sounds better haha
  10. 10.8V now 12V worldwide

    Really ? Anyone with half brain can understand the meaning of MAX and work out the correct watt hours. Explain why it is bullshit marketing?
  11. Sub Compact Jigsaw

    The barrel grip isn't out in the states. No idea why
  12. Cordless "worm" style....

    I checked the 54v rotary today, definitely no 2mm rubber boot over the housing. It's just a different colour to the 20v max
  13. Cordless "worm" style....

    Yes I agree with you. Hence 54v, higher voltage is more efficient
  14. Cordless "worm" style....

    I'll have both soon and will be testing them against each other. I'll check one today but I'm sure it isn't rubber. It's also has the 2 flexvolt tabs, you would have to snap them off. So Can you can say for sure that the 20v max would likely have identical power to the 60v max if a FV packed was used ?
  15. Cordless "worm" style....

    They are identical in look, but the specs slightly different. Joules, rpm, bpm are the same, but the 20v max is rated at max Dia 28mm and the 54v is max Dia 30mm. I'm 99%sure it doesn't have a rubber overmould as you say, it's just coated in a black/dark grey colour last time I checked on in store. I'll check again next time
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