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    Makita
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    Ken
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    Portland Oregon
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    Pharmacist

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  1. ToolBane

    What will Makita come out with next?

    Yeah, that thing
  2. ToolBane

    What will Makita come out with next?

    Heard something about a subcompact circular saw coming
  3. ToolBane

    new Jigsaws cordless brushless (Europe)

    I’m 43 and a manual to me is still mandatory equipment for any legitimately sporty vehicle. More utilitarian vehicles of course and I relent especially in frequently congested traffic.
  4. ToolBane

    new Jigsaws cordless brushless (Europe)

    To me the load sensing...I can handle it fine but after however many years of being able to control output via the trigger...maybe it’s analogous to driving a manual transmission. The extra control is hard to let go of. I can adjust to losing it but even if the load-sensing power proves entirely superior I think it will take me many projects before I might come around and say I prefer the experience of it.
  5. ToolBane

    Dewalt batteries 18v vs 20v

    Maybe you missed this somehow but nothing in your post wasn’t already covered in HiltiWpg’s very post that you’re quoting
  6. ToolBane

    Makita 18v Jig Saw

    Something people have niggles about with the brushless model(s) is Makita’s choice to make them obligatory load-sensing. You can’t modulate the rate via the trigger at all. So a lot of people prefer to get the brushed model. I admit I kinda agree, and would have done the same had I known in the first place, but it also isn’t that terribly difficult to learn anyway.
  7. ToolBane

    Makita 18v Jig Saw

    I would go for the Makita if this was a regular-use tool (heck, mine isn’t and I went with it over the Ryobi anyway), but for very intermittent use I’m sure the Ryobi is fine.
  8. ToolBane

    What tools did you buy today?

    This statement really complicates things for me because that multitool is one of two tools making me think about M12
  9. ToolBane

    Makita Driving Innovation Tour June 25

    I would like to hear some Makita noise. Even plenty happy as I am with their current selection.
  10. ToolBane

    Latest Rep Gossip

    Hopefully if they’re really doing a cordless router it will be a Felxvolt design (and therefore less compact than the Makita), prompting Makita to release a larger cordless router of their own. I love the Makita compact but would also like it if they had a bigger model.
  11. ToolBane

    Brushless multi tool

    Plasmas are absolutely better for quality viewing. Their limitation was casual daytime watching and lots of heat production. I actually could understand why the mass market largely went to LCD but it was a damn shame plasma couldn’t keep enough market to stick around. As far as I’m concerned my old plasma screen is gold.
  12. ToolBane

    What will Makita come out with next?

    As a guy that’s almost certainly never going to buy the tools in question, and will therefore never have to deal with the consequences of whatever ridiculous idea I might spout, I think “X3” might actually be kinda funky just to see. What few tools they’d explicitly want the extra voltage would probably be large enough that it wouldn’t be a huge problem fitting 3 or even 4 batteries on I would think. Table saws, lawn mowers...those kinds of things.
  13. ToolBane

    Finally a barrel Grip Jigsaw to NA

    I like what I see but I don’t terribly regret having already picked up a “standard” BL. The way Makita shaped the body of it you can basically barrel grip it already if it feels better. That was a subtle touch that I didn’t notice before buying it that I really like. Not as much of a fan of being forced to use the electronic load-sensing though. Although you can adjust to it easily enough, I would have preferred the option to modulate via the trigger old-school style.
  14. ToolBane

    Ryobi 18V tool wish list?

    The Ridgid you’re thinking of is probably their new brushless Gen-5. Ridgid and Ryobi often share a lot of their tool parts and general designs, so your hopes for a new brushless Ryobi might actually be pretty good. I wouldn’t expect it to upstage the Ridgid at all, in fact most likely it will be the same motor and gearbox with a few budget-minded changes to meet a lower price-point, so its numbers will likely be close to identical.
  15. ToolBane

    Battery Design Theories? (with pics)

    Ryobi is more of a value brand for homeowners/DIY types so long-term compatibility makes a lot of sense. They don’t have to match the best features of the “prosumer” companies. I just picked up a couple of their 6Ah batteries and agree they’re only slightly bigger than their 3-4Ah units.
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