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Dan said NPS 2018 is the next event TIA will be going to. I guess we can talk about it here. Maybe before it happens we can do predictions/rumors then after it happens we can talk about what was announced?

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Whats NPS? Google didnt gave any tool-related results.

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7 minutes ago, aessu said:

Whats NPS? Google didnt gave any tool-related results.

Milwaukee New Product Synopsis. It is the yearly event for new Milwaukee tools. If you search Milwaukee NPS 2017 you should get a taste of what NPS is all about. I hope this helps

 

Rumor has it Milwaukee is working on more carbide and going to introduce 21700 cells in their batteries sometime.

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Man hope they dont come up with anything game changing that makes me regret going with team teal. I have like 3-4k€ worth of Makita.

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I think Milwaukee might be putting out a dual voltage product because they are running an ad going on about the M18 line and the future

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I'm betting we will see an m18 battery with 21700 cells. We are probably due for gen 3 m18 drills and impacts and it's rumored that there is a compressor and worm drive saw in the works too.

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I hope to see a gen 2 m12 impact wrench. I know I've said it in other threads but maybe if I say it enough it'll come true haha.  Hoping for shorter and in the neighborhood of 130ft/lbs, which I don't think is asking too much based on the gen 2 m12 impact driver.  I've also noticed cpo has dropped recon prices of the gen 1 impact wrenches by about $10 in the last month and home depot has a free bare tool with the purchase of a m12  impact wrench kit.  Makes me hopeful they're clearing inventory getting ready for a gen 2.

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On 4/14/2018 at 12:31 PM, aessu said:

Man hope they dont come up with anything game changing that makes me regret going with team teal. I have like 3-4k€ worth of Makita.

Not worried about anything “game-changing” myself enough for that. How quickly do any of these companies ever changeover their entire lineup, or even a significant proportion, to tip the scales that significantly? Would take several years, during which time Makita is releasing tools too. Heck, the best thing that can happen for Makita users is Milwaukee releasing a few cool tools forcing Makita to up their game on some tools they haven’t had to bother with for a while.

 

The only thing that could make me regret having gone Makita recently would be the ridiculously unlikely event that Makita goes completely belly-up in the next couple years. Not remotely a worry to me.

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On 4/14/2018 at 9:28 PM, DR99 said:

I think Milwaukee might be putting out a dual voltage product because they are running an ad going on about the M18 line and the future

Here is what Milwaukee said/claimed. They will be able to move to 21700 cells and be competitive with these cells for another 10 years. It may not be word for word but that was the gist of what they said.

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12 hours ago, NicholasShetley said:

I'm betting we will see an m18 battery with 21700 cells.

Milwaukee has confirmed this. Not sure if this will be the year for the upgrade or not.

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All I'm hoping for is for Milwaukee to announce new tools that actually are available in the relatively near future.  Announcing things that may come out in April 2019, but then slip to July 2019 is incredibly annoying.  Perhaps I'm spoiled by short development cycles in the tech industry, but can you imagine the blowback if Apple announced a spiffy new toy that you couldn't even order for more than a year?

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On 4/17/2018 at 10:46 AM, khariV said:

All I'm hoping for is for Milwaukee to announce new tools that actually are available in the relatively near future.  Announcing things that may come out in April 2019, but then slip to July 2019 is incredibly annoying.  Perhaps I'm spoiled by short development cycles in the tech industry, but can you imagine the blowback if Apple announced a spiffy new toy that you couldn't even order for more than a year?

A few Milwaukee tools have taken awhile to reach the market lately usually they got them out pretty quick.

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I wish brands were more consistent and more informative about release dates. Some things take what seems like ages to come out. Other things seem to get released out of the blue with very little notice beforehand. At events if they don't have a definitive date they should at least say the time of year (holiday, winter, spring, summer, fall, etc.) and year it will come out. When the time of year arrives they should by then say either month and time of month (early, mid, late) or say exact date. 

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I think the M18 SDS max took like a whole year before it was available and the higher capacity Ryobi packs took even longer.

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