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  1. Ned

    Makita Battery cell 20700

    In just couple of Years time, Makitas current 18v platform will become the Light Duty one, while XGT would be the Heavy Duty. Therefore no need for Makita to develop and release any new 18v HD batteries (although I would welcome 18v HD compact 3-6-8 Ah for the current LTX line at any time ) as the current LTX battery range are quite capable for the current range of tools. So it make sense if you want more than go XGT. If you see the other brands alternatives, Dewalt 60v, Hikoky Dual power, and batteries over 8 Ah these do not work in real life to an extend that it is worth using it. You either would end with one or the other. It is just too expensive and inconvenient to have such an mix and match. I am on 18v LTX for many Years now (Maintenance and Refurb business) and for the extra power when need I got my corded (mains) set and the colleagues around me on site are the same. Unless you work in a remote area without any power source all time , it might be the case you would need XGT tools, but really you can not relay on batteries only if you have to do a work day in and day out on regularly. It is inconvenient and expensive way, no employer or customer wish to pay that price. It is only the short time need, one off project, etc. You are right that XGT will dampen the development of HPerformance 18v LTX tools BUT how much more performance, above the current 18v LTX Heavy Duty tools, do you looking for?
  2. As the first fix nailer uses Makita AND Paslode gas and nails I would presume the second fix nailer do the same.
  3. I am not sure it would charge both platforms simultaneously.
  4. Ned

    18v inpact wrench

    "G" series Batteries and tools NOT interchangeable with LTX. G series battery only works with G series tools and vice versa and I am not sure if any G series impact wrench available. G series tools are Makita`s DIY series.
  5. Ned

    Old 18V compatibility

    This is "G" series. Makita DIYs range. Batteries not interchangeable. This batery and charger ONLY compatible with "G" series tools
  6. Every single battery tool apart from the impact drivers need high output batteries. What job do you do so that you ask that question? Only DIY ? Of coarse you do not need high output batteries for DIY and light duty jobs. But as a PRO I and many othe need them, and need them badly for many Years now. It you do not need them, fine. But please, do not patronize people who ask for ones.
  7. Any link to any specs and what this 88v platform is and how Makita come to that platform?
  8. They are cheap as chips Just get another one.
  9. Ned

    Makita Battery cell 20700

    Welcome to the forum The situation with makita batteries has not changed since I have open this topic here and even before that. Almost 2 Years now and counting. There is not any indication or information about bigger HD batteries from Makita so far. Every Year I ask Makita reps on many tool fairs I visit here in UK and oficial Facebook Makita page and always the same answer "Not yet. At some point / May be next Year". And that is for two Years now. I personally gave up on any new Makita batteries as my tools getting of age now. I have my Makita set for about 6-7 Years now and will not benefit from any new tech batteries, and I have no need to change any of my tools in order to get advantage, if any from new tech batteries. Saying that it does not mean that the current Makita 5 and 6Ah batteries are not doing the job, just would be better to have the option other companies give to their customers.
  10. Ned


    It not the batteries that not perform in cold but the tool itself and all metal gears inside top Makita tools. Keep the tools + temperature insulated compartment when not in use overnight. Li-Ion does not recognise cold but would die when frequently overheats.
  11. I very much like Festool approach to x2 tools. Works with One or Two batteries and you could mix and match any of their batteries without limit. Wished Makita took this approach. For light duty / reguliary jobs use of 18v and when need extra power plug another battery and have the same tool at 36v. I really think that this is the most convenient approach for on the move working tradesman.
  12. More New Tools listed on Makita UK web page. Some do not have pic yet. http://www.makitauk.com/products.html?new=1
  13. Makita UK NEW TOOLS just launched. http://www.makitauk.com/products.html?new=1
  14. Ned

    Makita Battery cell 20700

    Been nagging Makita UK for Year now about the same. Lost fate in it. It will not happen for current gen tools. Most likely the HD batteries , if any, will come with a new tools designed to take advantage of it. My set is 4-5 Years now so I most likely I will not get any benefits of new batteries, if any, but at least 5 and 6Ah will get cheaper, so I will renew my ageing batts. Do not really want to pay full price now for new 5 or 6Ah what currently is quite aging tech although they do good job for me.
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