Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by Tug

  1. I have the Dewalt Flex and love it, superb power. Runtimes are a little short, especially on the 2/6, but noticeably better with a 3/9, so can only assume another huge jump from the 4/12. For what I do, the 5" is just about enough, but would like to see a 7" version released. Look forward to the vid, you guys work well in these comparisons.
  2. Tug

    nps2018 thoughts and opinions

    12 Amp packs! Whoop!
  3. Tug

    Milwaukee NPS 2018

    Some nice kit in there! The petrol chainsaw didn't seem to be throwing much dust, maybe they gave it a blunt chain?
  4. I would go direct to manufacturer and explain everything you've explained here. I did this with a pair of Milwaukee V18 packs and they did replace them, night and day difference with the replacements.
  5. Tug

    Hitachi sold?

    Apparently Hitachi have sold their tool manufacturing arm, new company will be Hikoki. Does this matter?
  6. Tug

    More New Milwaukee

    Inflator sounds very interesting! The UK might have them by 2020!
  7. Tug

    M12 gen 2!

    Ya ain't taking it with ya, enjoy it while you can.
  8. Tug

    So any new tools coming soon?

    Charge rate on the radio? Is it a smart charger that alters the charge current to suit temperature and pack capacity?
  9. Tug

    Milwaukee SDS-Max - oztooltalk review

    Tug smash!
  10. Tug

    Ineffective hammerdrilling

    SDS all the way for concrete, the job's done in seconds and your ears don't bleed! Even the awful Ryobi sds will put small fixing holes in concrete, and that machine's woefully under-powered! Ideally you want above 2 joules of impact energy.
  11. Tug

    M12 gen 2!

    Love my gen 1 combo set, beautiful machines. Doubt I'll upgrade due to budget, but good to see innovative ideas bearing fruit.
  12. Tug

    Milwaukee SDS-Max - oztooltalk review

    Always interested! How can you not be interested in a machine that smashes concrete?
  13. Lithium has to be charged correctly, I wouldn't feel comfortable using a charger knocked up in someone's shed!
  14. Tug

    starting over

    Theft? Totally unacceptable to take anything that's not yours, but even worse when it's someone's lively-hood! Not much of a consolation, but at least you get to play with shiny new toys.
  15. Tug

    4 Port Fast Charger

    I'd hazard a guess and say they've used the internals from the portable power station? If I needed that much capacity, I'd be all over this, tis how all chargers should be made. I think the Hilti is similar, if not identical.
  16. You'd need to have some idea of what you're doing when it comes to choosing cells for your pack, but other than that this could definitely work.
  17. Tug

    What tools did you buy today?

    This cuts through hard brick with ease, impressed so far. I'm using a diamond blade, can't see the point in normal blades, your cuts get shallower with each pass! Only one stall so far, but that's not the machine, the battery wasn't fully charged when I started. On-off switch is very easy to use, almost too easy? This is the type of machine you definitely don't want to accidentally start-up! Definitely far superior to the Bright Green offering.
  18. Tug

    What tools did you buy today?

    Not keen on the safety switch that can be seen sticking out from the main trigger, looks like a weak point, but certainly seems to pack a punch, I'll update once I've had a proper go with it.
  19. Tug

    What tools did you buy today?

    Sent this back and am now the proud owner of this; Had one quick go in the front garden on a random piece of concrete and it ripped through it with ease! Roll-on tomorrow for some proper testing!
  20. Tug

    More electronic assembly issues

    Of all the drills I own, my favourite are definitely my Bosch 36v machines, bare bones brushed tech that is reliable and a joy to use! Before those I had Milwaukee V18 drills, brushed combi and SDS, they took such a beating and didn't give any grief for approximately eight years. The chuck finally gave out on the combi and the trigger needed replacing on the SDS. The trigger cost me forty quid and the chuck got a WD40 bath, then they were stolen. Great machines though. I hope that companies like Bosch and Hilti continue to offer brushed variants.
  21. Tug

    What tools did you buy today?

    Had my first proper go with this today, I needed to chase a wall for a light switch position, I'll give more in depth feedback as I go! Very comfortable to use, but unwieldy up a step-ladder!
  22. Tug

    The new tripod light...

    Any idea on runtime yet?
  23. Tug

    What tools did you buy today?

    I recently picked up a Magma backpack, pleased with the quality so far. You do have to be disciplined with keeping it clutter free and organised, but definitely prefer a backpack for negotiating doors whilst carrying a drill case. Is the Klein well made? I'd expect it to be top grade!
  24. Tug

    So simple yet so great

    I've got a loud red Hilti shirt, everyone hates it, but me! If I remember, I'll post a pic later. Free work clothes means I don't need to go shopping for them! That's a win!
  25. Tug

    What tools did you buy today?

    Yeah, that's normal. It's the magnets repelling against the coils in the motor, all normal.