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  1. Biggie

    New 4.5"-6" fuel grinders

    Not sure how these flew under the radar but I'm glad I held off on getting a 9". This paired with a couple 8.0 batteries, milwaukee found another way to take my money.
  2. Biggie

    Owned by the same company?

    I think this topic covers it in more detail but yes they are owned by the same parent company but still two separate tool lines.
  3. Biggie

    FlexVolt blower DCBL772

    Probably. The OPE kits are generally 400+ CAD. Some occasional crazy deals pop up though. Although the model number given with that price is dcbl772X1 which the X1 is the code for a kit with one 3.0/9.0 battery.
  4. Biggie

    new Q1 2019 onsite brochure

    I'd like to see some dimensions of these tool. Torque spec wise they seem more on par with just the regular compact 18v. The 1650 max rpm on the drill is more 12v like and a little underwhelming. The other thing I notice is the model numbering system isn't really in line with the current models and drops back down to the 12v line (ex. 20v Dcf887, 886, 885, 787 and the 12v is dcf815. New one is dcf809.) I wonder how they'll be marketed. Are they just a cheapo entry level drill or something more?
  5. Biggie

    new Q1 2019 onsite brochure

    Interesting, hard to tell from the pictures and I can't read whatever language it's in, but could these be to compete with makitas sub compact and/or 12v tools?
  6. Biggie

    Battery release buttons

    I have no experience with metabo but any tool review I've ever seen it looks like its somewhat awkward. I'm sure like anything you get used to it and they're probably just used to the button being on the battery. One thing I would say about other batteries though, is while a single button might be easier to take off when you want to, I find that they are easier to come off when you don't want them to as well. The dewalt seems real prone to falling off the high torque impact and sawzall. I also find with my bosch its like they have two catches on the tool and they don't always fully latch on the second catch and I'll start using it and once it vibrates you loose connection.
  7. Biggie

    Why DeWalt? Why Not?

    Yea its kind of funny how markets can be so different. At one time in the US Milwaukee had a price premium but as of recently they are almost identical on most things and in some cases like flagship bare tools, ex. hammer drill and impact driver, Dewalt has actually taken a slight lead in higher prices.
  8. Biggie


    Yea the dcf894 is exactly what it's advertised as being and falls right in the middle of a high torque and compact. Its still enough bigger than the compact where I would say you'll still use the compact where you can but it is nice to have another option before you pull out a high torque. This was just a picture I had, the compact is a dcf880 but I could get you some better comparison pictures with a dcf887 if you wanted.
  9. Biggie

    M18 Fuel high torque impact wrench

    I know this is kind of an old topic but I got the 2767 shortly after it came out. I really should have got the 2766 for the work we do but I already had the 2763 and wanted the big torque numbers that the 2767 had. So I finally got the 2766 the other day and while I expected the it to be an electronic detuned 2767 with a detent pin instead of a hog ring I was suprised to find out I was wrong. The 2766 pin detent model actually has a shorter front nose cone with a smaller and lighter hammer mechanism. I know it's not much of a difference only being a 1/4" shorter and .4 lbs lighter. I was just suprised they actually engineered two different hammer mechanism.
  10. Biggie

    sds rotary hammer advise

    Well I guess we're going to try the dch293. If I still need a sds max I can always get one later but I know either way this will see plenty of use. Also picked up a concrete vibrator.
  11. Here's a guy that had a similar problem but I don't know if he ever found a solution.
  12. Biggie

    Feedback on mid-torque DCF894N-XJ

    Thought it was interesting that the new dcf896 mid range "tool connect" model has the same max torque of 330ft/lbs but has an advertised break away torque of 600ft/lbs. I'm sure the dcf894 has the same break away torque but they just never put a number on it. Not that break away specs really add up to real world numbers, but it is probably why its comparable in real world to the m18 mid torque.
  13. Biggie

    What tools did you buy today?

    I have to admit I fell for the big torque specs of the 2767 and while it's great for equipment maintenance in the shop, this 2766 is more practical for our jobsites working at heights.
  14. Biggie

    Dewalt Angle Grinder

    I would second pretty much everything builditguy said about the dcg412. Corded models will be cheaper and more powerful especially for grinding but the convenience of being cordless out weighs that on our jobsites and the corded models collect dust on the shelf. We also have brushless models and while they will give you more runtime, they aren't really neccesary for diy. The dcg414 is the closest to a corded grinder but overkill for what you need and it would require you to get flexvolt batteries.
  15. Biggie

    Milwaukee M12 Fuel ratchet problem?

    I had the same issue with my m12 3/8" non fuel ratchet. It seems like there were some youtube videos and forum topics about it. If I remember right it was supposed to be a cheap easy fix but I just sent mine into milwaukees e-service and they sent me a brand new one. Its not a tool I use on a regular basis so it wasn't a big deal sending it in but I also hadn't hardly used it enough to break it either. I also thought the fuel version was supposed to have a beefed up head that could take more torque without breaking though.