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  2. the more I investigate the more the Arc Fault circuit breakers in the garage look like the culprit. not the saw.
  3. I found this conversation very informative and interesting. The 'ego' thing or whatever it was didn't bother me.
  4. PFtek

    GDS 18v-EC 300 ABR

    I'm interested in the GDS 300 ABR...and of course getting it at an affordable price. Most retailers in Australia have it over $300AUD however online vendors based in China & HK sell it around the $130 mark. Pretty much all my Bosch blue cordless drills are made in Malaysia however the pictures from Chinese vendors show a small Chinese manufacturers sticker on the drills handle with the Bosch logo and Chinese text. Also the serial number label has no "made in Malaysia" line, that line of text is replaced with Chinese text. My question is, is the 300ABR made in China or are these
  5. Yesterday
  6. Bryanf

    RB18L50 Issue

    Indeed. Many thanks. Shall watch this space.
  7. MMR

    M18 battery

    I changed the cells of my m18 redlithium battery, and now there's no response at all from the battery pack. The charge level lights are flat and the tools connected to the pack does not work though the pack is charged according to my multimeter.
  8. Dewalt sliding compound miter saw DWS779 - purchased new, runs like new, probably less than 5 hours on it. Does this saw have issues with tripping breakers when it stops, not when it turns on... Trips circuit on shut off, i.e., activating blade brake. running a 10A cord. The circuit trips randomly about 1 in 8 times and it doesn't matter if the saw is running by itself on the circuit or if it is sharing the circuit with the vacuum, 2 tool batteries charging, phone charging and double 9000 LED work light.... It almost always works the first time in the morning - then trips the secon
  9. Greetings! I would like to a share a problem I am having with my Bosch Impact Driver which I got a few weeks ago. After some medium load work in my new workshop (building a workbench and tool wall), the collet on my driver is refusing to retract to its full length, which I presume is because the ball bearing that holds the bit is somehow stuck. However, I can't figure out or find anywhere how is the current model designed to troubleshoot this. The older model of my tool has holes on the face of the collet, which I presume are there to fix it to the body of the tool, but the newer model lacks s
  10. Does anyone know if the Dewalt Worklight has any kind of cover for the battery cavity? I'm trying to keep the battery dry in windy, rainy conditions. Third party or DIY solutions are welcome as well. Thanks in advance, everyone!
  11. Someone had the same issue with a discontinued Ryobi tool. They called Ryobi directly and were able to order a part. I would start by contacting them.
  12. Eric - TIA

    RB18L50 Issue

    When it comes to batteries, I am lost. We have a couple of guys in here who know this stuff inside and out. Hopefully they will chime in soon.
  13. That might be correct for Lowe's standard returns, but that is not a hassle free no questions asked lifetime warranty like Craftsman has had. Craftman, the 90-year-old beloved and more recently derided tool brand, just announced its next generation of tools. This launch introduces around 1,200 new products and is a complete overhaul of Craftman's system of power tools, lawn and yard equipment, tool storage, and accessories.
  14. Bryanf

    RB18L50 Issue

    Hi again Guys, Further to my last, further dismantling revealed that the PCB under the cells was covered in some sort of white powder (probably conductive as well as corrosive). After cleaning it as best I could and applying some moisture repellent, it still tests as defective (not really surprising). Given that the board is full of surface-mount devices that I don't have the gear or the will to diagnose, the question becomes whether these can be had as spares. Again, your sage advice appreciated. Bryan
  15. Bryanf

    RB18L50 Issue

    Hi Guys, New to this forum. Hoping someone might be able to help. Bought a pair of Ryobi RB18L50 batteries and a charger for my nail gun a couple of years ago. Charged both the batteries and then didn't use the gun for some time. A few days ago when I tried to 'freshen up' the battery that wasn't left in the in the gun (the one that was left in the gun is fine), I discovered that it is cactus (0 volts on the output tags). The charger tests the battery for some hours and then deems it to be stuffed. Did a bit of sniffing around on the Net and tried a few of the fixes suggested (t
  16. Dan you're a life saver! I needed my my new impact wrench for a job tomorrow but I was super pissed when I got the red/green flashing. The charger and wrench are both brand new. Gave the battery one hard smack down and it clicked into place properly and started charging.
  17. I bought a used Ryobi R163G 1/4 router. It’s missing the collet nut. I have searched all over to find one and everywhere says it’s been discontinued. The part number is 690190002. Any idea on we’re I could find one. Any help is greatly appreciated. I have reached out to ryobi but have yet to get a response.
  18. Last week
  19. Welcome to the forum. My hammer drill may be toggled to normal drilling, so I use that single tool for both types of drilling operations. My drill has been retired to be a spare tool on my boat. The impact driver tool is used for fastener insertion removal. In my case, two tools are required, not three.
  20. I have a drill and hammer drill. Looking into getting a impact driver but not sure if I could just use hammer drill and impact driver for putting in screws or if I should still use all 3. Any help would be great.
  21. Eric - TIA

    saw blade

    ToolBane is right, it really depends what you are cutting. All around general blade, I am a fan of Diablo.
  22. ToolBane

    saw blade

    Depends on what you’re doing. Different blades for different materials, quality of cut you are looking for, and direction relative to grain (of wood)
  23. Juba Work glove 5845 use these are really very effective. some feature are mentioning below. Neoprene coating protects from chemical permeation. Rope hanging. Naturally soft. Rough finish. Efficient protection and firm grip on slippery surfaces.
  24. 346

    saw blade

    what's the best 6 1/2 cordless Mac deal right now??
  25. New to forum with a Ryobi RTS30 Table Saw given to me without the riving knife. I have scoured the web for the part (089037008703) and all the websites that list the part do so as out of stock/discontinued. I called Ryobi support and was told my best bet would be to search Amazon and eBay. Well, no luck there either. SO, if you have the knife I'm looking for and have tossed it aside like the previous owner of my saw (my Dad) did, but you can find it and are willing to sell it, please contact me. Also, if you have been successful with retrofitting the same saw with a different brand knife
  26. had mine for 15 years & used the heck out of it on 1acre lot; never a single problem! does anyone know if & how I can convert it to a brush cutter?
  27. Sounds like something with the electronics. That is weird. Did you contact Milwaukee?
  28. I would contact Hilti directly. They have so many local shops and are one of the best for customer services and getting you the parts right away.
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