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Biggie

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  1. I got a email that mine shipped from toolnut today.
  2. Awsome video. Thanks for all your hard work.
  3. Probably something faulty with it, if it's brand new I would take it back and exchange it.
  4. I don't own any one-key tools so I can't tell you if it has the ability to disable a stolen tool. But it seems to be the general consensus on here that one-key is all but useless in the retrieval of stolen tools, which is one of the things its marketed as doing. A few guys on here have had them stolen and because it's all based on blue tooth and the milwaukee app, your stolen tool would have to be in blue tooth range of someone with the app to be tracked.
  5. My want for more xc batteries for my future stubby impact wrench led me to do bad things haha.
  6. I'd second staying away. Cordless power tools have come a long way in the last 20 years in terms of both power and runtime. Then on top of that hammer drills aren't real great at drilling into concrete. I personally just think you would be setting yourself up for an unpleasant experience.
  7. Curious how far out these really are, toolnut.com says they'll ship Sept. 1 and acme says Sept. 24. I figured toolnut just knew they were coming out sometime in September so they put Sept. 1 as a estimated date but as it gets closer I figured they would have adjusted it but they haven't yet.
  8. So yesterday I was drilling some holes in steel 50' up a tower and my 2803 drill caught and half way twisted out of my hand. I went to put it in reverse and the switch was jamed and wouldn't move. Thinking the switch was broke I climbed down to get a different drill and sure enough when I got to the ground the switch is working just fine. Not sure what happened that it jamed or when or if it'll do it again. I have to say besides that hiccup this drill is really impressing me. I think it's a combination of more power and a chuck that holds the bit tight, but it definately seems to drill through steel better than the gen 1 or 2. As far as the drill getting hot I haven't had any issues. I don't use big hole saws and I haven't used it to drill 100's of holes one after another yet, but with regular daily use I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary.
  9. I don't know where you're from but a quick Home Depot search in the 12v drill/drivers you can find them. Bosch, Makita, and Milwaukee all have pretty big lineups of 12v tools if that's important to you. HiltI really doesn't have many 12v tools but if I weren't going to buy any other tools I think its the one I would lean towards but I really don't think you could go wrong with any of them. Hilti https://www.homedepot.com/p/Hilti-SFD-2-A-12-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Cordless-1-4-in-Drill-Driver-with-CA-B12-Adapter-3540143/207131850 Bosch https://www.homedepot.com/p/Bosch-12-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Cordless-Electric-1-4-in-Hex-2-Speed-Pocket-Driver-with-2-2-0-Ah-Batteries-and-Carrying-Case-PS22-02/204823317 Makita https://www.homedepot.com/p/Makita-12-Volt-Max-CXT-Lithium-Ion-1-4-in-Hex-Cordless-Driver-Drill-Kit-with-2-Batteries-2-0-Ah-Charger-and-Hard-Case-FD06R1/206759376 Milwaukee https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-M12-FUEL-12-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Brushless-Cordless-1-4-in-Hex-2-Speed-Screwdriver-Kit-W-2-2-0h-Batteries-Hard-Case-2402-22/203835503
  10. Milwaukee makes some m12 drill drivers that have the 1/4" hex, model 2402 I believe is their newest. Another option might be a metabo 18v drill I believe they call them a "quick system" where the standard chuck pops off leaving a 1/4" hex drive. I'm sure there are other options from other companies but these are ones I know of off the top of my head.
  11. Well the dewalt sales flyer I got from my tool supplier today has price changes. It appears that most of the bare tools in the $100-$200 range got an extra $10 thrown on it. Dcf887 was $129 now $139. Single tool and battery kits seemed to have taken a $20 jump ex. Dcd996 was $199 now $219. I can understand that over time cost can go up but it's kind of hard to stomach when it's the same old product. At least the red marketing machine keeps rolling out "new" models so you feel like you're getting something more for your extra money. The one that catches my attention is the old dcf880 1/2" compact impact wrench. I would gladly give dewalt $160-200 for an updated brushless model but I was thinking we should be seeing a price drop from $129 on the current model not an increase to $139.
  12. In theory it shouldn't have any trouble taking off lug nuts, especially on a car. But that's not to say you couldn't run into a rusty one or one that someone over torqued with a big impact that it could struggle with.
  13. Yes there is a slight bump in power on tools most noticeable on tools like grinders and circular saws. The benefit comes from the larger packs with 15 cells vs 10 cells in your 3.0, 4.0, and 5.0 packs. It has been talked about before in different topics.
  14. I have the IWBH182 which is the impact wrench with the triple leds and it was nice when new but the side leds take a beating and break relatively easily. I assume it was more than just me having the problem because they went away from them in their newer models. While we are hard on tools we also have 9 dewalt impacts with the triple leds and they are all still working so to me it was a design flaw.
  15. I see the highly anticipated m12 stubby impact wrenches are up on milwaukees website. Looks like they'll be available mid September.
  16. I checked on mine and my gen 2 stuff has the noise but it seems to be completely gone on the gen 3 impact and drill.
  17. I looked on e-replacement parts and it looks like the have the nut but not the backing plate, which looks to be a slightly differnet design than you see on most grinders. I also see there might be some on ebay with a dw402 search. We've had dozens of grinders over the years and while different brands might be slightly different, i think all of our dewalts are interchangeable and in general most nuts and backing plates are somewhat universal.
  18. Yea anyone who's had to knows it's not ideal nor is it fun but sometimes in the field you do what you have to do to get the job done. While we don't do this everyday it does happen and past drills never seemed to have this problem.
  19. While I can't say with 100% certainty because the ebay seller isn't a authorized by dewalt, I am about 99% certain that it was legit. There would have to be a lot of attention to detail and things like part number stamping for it to be a knock off and at that point I don't think it would be any cheaper for someone else to make.
  20. Another fun fact the guys brought in a 5.0 battery this morning and said oh yea this was on the drill when it quit working and now it won't take a charge.
  21. I wasn't there either time but the first time they were drilling 1/2" holes into 3/8" plate steel and it seems like no matter how many times you try to step up drill bit sizes when you get to that 1/2" bit there's always a little piece of metal that you have to pretty much break off. Which usually means getting the drill up to full speed and trying to ease it into the hole only to have it come to a dead stop at least a few times before it breaks through. They had 12 holes to drill and it happened somewhere along the way. The second time they had to do something that required taking a 30' long 3/8" cable and running it through a 1/2" water pipe and letting it hang out the end a couple feet and spin around like a helicopter. It's not something we do often and I've done it before too but when I did it I used an old piece of crap drill not my best drill. I know all these things are nothing short of abusing the drill but they are things we've done before with multiple other drills. It just seems like the 996 electronics don't like the abuse.
  22. We've actually already started to switch over to milwaukee but we still have a couple of trucks that have dewalt on them. To be honest we've had pretty good luck with the 20v max stuff and milwaukee while it's been good, hasn't been perfect either. The reality is we're just hard on tools but like you said the milwaukee warranty does seem to be better.
  23. I've considered going that route too but my main concern is that the drill isn't shutting itself down before it destroys itself. I know a person should be able to figure it out before they destroy it but when it's hired help and not their tools they get abused.
  24. Well it did it again, the guys were pushing the drill pretty hard today and it went dead. No lights nothing. Has anyone experienced this with a dcd996? I mean from the little bit I've used it, it seems like a solid drill except now the electronics have crapped the bed twice. The drills only 2 years old and for $70 on ebay I can get a whole electronic assembly but now I'm debating if it's worth trying to stick another one in the drill or just scrap it and start over with a completely new drill.
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