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  1. Didnt someone say that the bits need lubed periodically to allow them to hammer properly. If the bits go dry, then to much friction is built that it feels like the drill lost power. Now if it has a drill chuck, then maybe the shank needs lubes. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  2. Crapped out on race day. Just would not power up on the day I needed it. I guess it's time to go deeper into the motor and give it a good cleaning and maybe replace the power switch anyways. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  3. Eric You are correct, nice power output. Supper smooth running. I did stall the saw out a couple times but I was doing an 8 foot full depth cut and pushing it hard up a pressure treated 4x4. But if you do not push it, it will zip a full length cut with ease. The blade that came with the saw is a carbide tip and still makes smooth cuts even after ripping through the center of 8p nails length wise. Battery consumption is very good with the 4ah battery. I built a work table for my wife with one battery, plus using the battery in my hammer drill to put adjustable legs in the 4x4's. All screws where driven with my 18 volt 2.5 ah impact. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  4. Just purchased the 36 Volt Sawzal, warning it will eat a 4 ah battery in a heart beat. Running it in speed 4 setting, I managed to cut a pallet down to size. Removing both 2x4's on the outside edge and cutting one whole side panel loose. I am surprised by its power when cutting the lat boards off the 2x4, zipping right through the nails, even as the blade became dull, was not a bi metal blade, but the Milwaukee blades are very tough. The adjustable foot, was a pleasure, blade gets dull, just extend the foot, giving you 3 inches of fresh clean blade. I was not able to make the sawzal power out or shut down. It did not seam to mind the blade pinched between two boards. Even when the blade was bent, still pulling full strokes. This thing is heavy duty, and it is heavy. No wonder why they out a rafter hook on it. Vibration was not an issue, I seem to remember my old one would just about beat you to death if you did not keep it tight against the work piece. Same goes for the Dewalt 20V XR I use on the job, it would rattle you a bit, but this tool is supper smooth. You have 4 speed settings with a variable speed trigger 1) 0 to 1700 ss 2) 0 to 2000 ss 3) 0 to 2500 ss 4) 0 to 3000 ss Price was right, 170.00 bare tool delivered. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  5. Welcome to the neighborhood. Yes the 18 volt charger will work, just take a little longer to charge than a dedicated 36 volt. If you are buying a new tool, make sure you go the the metabo rebate website and submit your info for either a free battery or the ac adapter to run on 120 volt. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  6. I just read the the 6 1/2 saw will not cut deep enough to make 45° cuts on 2x4's Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  7. Just the depth and availability of blades. I believe you you can get more options and brands with the 7 1/4 and at a better price. Larger circumference should cut faster in theory. I know I just switched back to a 7 1/4 saw so I will know in a few days how it does compared to my 6 1/2 saw. Now the real question, can I run a 6 1/2 on a 7 1/4 saw. Hmmmmmm Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  8. As Eric said and if that doesnt work, look into pulling the batteries out of their shell and actually rebuild them. There are some videos on youtube that will put you on the right track. I have a couple Nicd I want to rebuild as soon as i buy a 60 watt soldering iron. Just make sure to use quality cells if you do a rebuild. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  9. I am already digging the silent mode, kinda like the wife when she gets mad at me. Silent at first till she loads up then the noise ramps up as her RPM climbs to 4000. I know the RPM seems not a fire beast when compared to the Dewalt 20 Volt XR 5000 rpm but it might make up for it with power. I am wondering how it will work out. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  10. You could add sun glasses and a smiley face to the grinder to make it look cool. lol I am pretty sure there is a hidden vent somewhere, I would also say they have finn's inside the case to dispatch heat. I would also say that it will suck outside air in from around the shaft. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  11. I would say you would have to pre cool that puppy down using ice and the 12/24 volt system and use the battery mode to maintain its temp for a short period of time Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  12. BTW, make sure you check out the promo for any saw you are going to buy before you buy it, I believe Dewalt has a promo right now that if you buy any 2 bare tools they will send you a starter kit free that consists of 2 batteries and a charger. I believe ToolBarn has all the promos listed on their site. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  13. I think you might want to revise what you are asking as many things can be the most powerful but yet not effective, efficient or practical. Personal a lot of guys use Makita circular saws if you are looking at a corded saw. But I would look for something running 13 to 15 amps, rpms between 4 and 6000. I am not a worm gear guy as I have no experience with one other than I know they are heavy. But I just reread your post because my kids make me a dumbarse with having to yell at them and trying to read your post correctly. I have an old 18 volt NiCd Hitachi that does well but it does seem to bog down and stall out in long cuts and thick material if you try to push it, but that is where the 120 ac battery adapter comes into play by giving you constant power. That will increase your saws capability. The guys on my crew run the Dewalt XR pro saws (5000 rpm) and they seem to do rather well. I think if you team it up with a 60 volt flex battery, it will impress you and increase the power a bit. They may have a battery adapter to fun on 120 but not positive. I am currently getting ready to put the Metabo 36 volt circular saw to use as I just bought it last night. It is a heavy saw, balanced well and the guards are all metal. Has the ability to run in silent auto ramp up mode. Saw will run at 2000 rpm till it bogs down then ramp up to 4000 rpm when needed. It is a good looking saw. It to will run on 120 volt AC with the battery adapter. They have a rebate right now when you buy a tool, they will send you an ac battery adapter or a free 4 ah battery. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  14. Look what fell off the shelf today at Lowe's and landed in my cart. On sale at 159.00 and a rebate for a free 169.00 AC battery adapter. Wednesday the mail man will be dropping off another Metabo power tool. Wonder what it will be. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
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