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  1. @fm2176 I'm sure it is every bit as quality as the entry level commercial units. I was just saying pros tend to compare any given mower they get to try out with an offering from their preferred brand and typically it is not the entry level offering it is more in the high end territory. It's not entirely their fault because they mostly use the mowers they already have to compare to. These units are typically a higher end offering. I think build quality wise the commercial Ego string trimmer is in my opinion the best built string trimmer currently on the market. The commercial units fro
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  2. The recipe is really good actually! I tried it yesterday for my family dinner and everyone loved it.
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  3. Video still shows on Facebook, but you might need to be a group member to see? I can't copy the video, but here are some pictures.
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  4. Panasonic! That's why when you open up the batteries on almost every tool battery you will find Panasonic lithium ion batteries. Dewalt, Milwaukee, Makita, doesn't matter. They all use the same manufacturer. They can very the model number and thus the size and society of the batteries and there are tons of arguments about various series-parallel arrangements but the actual cells are the same. However there is a temperature sensor and usually some kind of "size" feedback to the controller in the tool battery pack at a bare minimum, plus different contacts and some battery management stuff. Thi
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  5. I haven't dug into a pile of the tools, but it most likely depends on the tool. The DCD780 needs the B+ and B-, but then it also needs C3 and TH to work correctly. If it gets no voltage from TH (the Thermistor in the pack) it throttles the drill back as it 'thinks' the pack is overheating.
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  6. Okay just found it. The tool needs C1 & C3 as an input. C1=4.2V C3=12.6V Now I'm modeling and printing the case for it. It would be uploaded to thingiverse.com for the ones looking to make their batteries.
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  7. Two new 40v rear handle circular saws appearing for Makita soon! 40v 7 1/4” 40v 10 1/4” Pictures and stats below!
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  8. Welcome to the forum. What are the applications where the wire would benefit from being twisted as shown in the images? For example, I do plenty of home wiring, requiring twisting stripped conductors together, I am comfortable of effecting that attachment w/ a pair of needle nose pliers and a pair of pliers. I am suspecting this new tool is not appropriate for that application.
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  9. Yeah and now I’m finally realizing which pics are actually yours vs the infomercial...your blade is ridiculously worn down and should be replaced. Looks like you kinda had every worst thing possible happening at the same time with your cuts. I bet you were even doing cross cuts (meaning perpendicular to the grain). Wow...yeah I can definitely see how you were getting such extreme tear out. Yowzers! I hope it didn’t ruin you project!
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  10. No problem and welcome to the forums. You know, I think I must have been pretty tired or distracted last night and didn’t even realize I did NOT at all read your full post that well, and missed what your actual issue even was. So, more direct to your actual issue, a framing blade will definitely NOT cut as cleanly as a finishing blade of higher tooth count. Also how dirty the blade is can play a role. For your purpose I would also bother to spend at least a small premium on a good blade. Diablo is a pretty popular brand for that. You also want to make sure the direction
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  11. High output batteries (and just larger batteries in general) absolutely do help power output the more a tool’s power demands happen to be...but that doesn’t mean they are a necessity for moderate-draw power tools such as this. It has to do with batteries having an internal resistance, and the larger the battery, the lower that internal resistance tends to be. The lower the internal resistance is, the closer the battery approximates a perfect voltage source (behaving more closely to the simplified physics you might learn in highschool). Now you can definitely get away wi
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  12. The only reason for me to go XGT would be the XGT X2 tools, though I see that the 5" grinder would be a deal maker for some people. Most of the single battery XGT tools I would use are already available as 18v x2, (circ saw, rotary hammer) which is a platform I'm already using. For those high-draw tools (5" and 9" grinder, SDS-Max rotary hammer, table saw etc), I personally prefer Hikoki (Metabo HPT) Multivolt platform, simply because of the availability of AC-DC adapter, so I dont have to waste cycles on my batteries when using a tool for a longer period of time on a spot, with AC power avai
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  13. Nothing is obvious from that info. Maybe the disassembly / reassembly changed the positional relationship between the actuator parts, after having well worn into their initial positions. It looks like the side cylinder on the sliding arm is pushed by the U shaped arm, to raise the guard. If so, then maybe manually rotating that side cylinder will restore normal operation. Also, finger feeling the top surface on the U shaped arm for smoothness / burrs and polishing away if any exist. If that cylinder should rotate for normal operation then checkin
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  14. Festool has a couple new drills coming out in Europe. They look like they will replace the DTC and PDC models. The new names are TDC and TPC respectively. There are quite a few feature updates/additions. These drills will include electronic kickback protection. The led light seems to have had some updates with adjustability via an app. The clutch has a redesign that is now a dial similar to what the T18+3 has. The belt hook is now a regular metal belt hook that most other pro brands have. Also includes built in magnetic bit storage. They retain the 4 speed gearbox but include a new switch. Per
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  15. Welcome to the forum and the crew.
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  16. Newbie to being a member on the forum. Im a commercial carpenter in Maine and honestly I love reading about the tools that make my industry move. I hope I can contribute something to the community.
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  17. I've seen reports of Home Advisor scams which is not good. I have no interest in a service like this considering they take a cut from my profits and with the possibility of a $15 minimum wage, my profit margins would be even lower.
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  19. Hello, today I buy Self-Leveling Rotary Laser for Bosch. I have a lot of Bosch tools with which I am satisfied, I was going to do a small modernization of the garage, and I will test it there:)
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  20. In fact, it all depends on the planned work, but personally I use a working machine and in the trunk I have separate boxes for different tools, the fact that you carry 3+ portable tool bags with you is nothing wrong
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  21. Looks like Dewalt is upping their 12v impact game. New dcf901 1/2" and dcf903 3/8". Also looks like they have a 5a/h battery. They're said to have 250ft/lbs of tightening and 400ft/lbs of break away, which from using the current 12v extreme dcf902 I'm a little skeptical of those numbers but maybe the 5 amp battery will help. No speed setting, only variable speed trigger which is kind of disappointing but in reality probably not that big of a deal. Hopefully this means they might update some of their 20v impact wrenches as well, the dcf 880 in particular has become a little long in the too
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  22. I'm all in for a Tough System vacuum. DeWalt did it for T-Stack; can't imagine why they're holding out on the storage box's big brother?
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  23. I picked up a second Crescent Lufkin Tape Measure. The one I got in my ToolCrate was so nice I decided I wanted a second. The second one I got just happened to be 25'. The one from the ToolCrate is only 16'
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  24. Hello. Don't use Samsung 30Q in 5S1P package. Use Sony VTC6 if you want slim 3,0Ah battery. Good choice is Samsung 25R, Sony VTC5 or VTC5A. Higher amperage, safer to use with drill in 1 row of cells(in my opinion) I can't say that nothings happens after dissasembly healthy pack. Sometimes the PCB can lock it self after losing voltage or current. Then you stuck, but aftermarket PCB are avalible - i think in Australia.
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  25. Well, I went back yesterday and it was marked down to $251. After thinking about it for over 24 hours I went back and pulled the trigger. Out the door price was $270.91 for the kit, a box of 1-1/4" nails, and a bottle of air tool oil. I figure I'll compare the saw against my FlexVolt worm drive style, Gen 1 M18 Fuel, and Ridgid brushless (decent, but it bogs down much easier than the other two). For better or worse, this also opens the door for if and when I find more MetaboHPT deals (I passed on a Triple Hammer kit last year, but if I find such a deal again I may have some more
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  26. Well, lesson learned is if it walks like a bad capacitor and talks like a bad capacitor, it very well could be a bad centrifugal start switch...and that's what it turned out to be. After getting the new cap in it did the same growl no start and after getting it all apart and cleaning the switch it starts like a dream. Well almost, I have a replacement bearing on the way but after that this 30+ year old motor should run like new. Thanks for all the direction guys.
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  27. I own a fair bit of Ego. 8 residential batteries, one commercial battery, two powerhead motor units with various attachments, commercial string trimmer, brushed hedge trimmer, 530 cfm blower, 650 cfm blower, and the gen one single stage snow blower. I mow to make a living so everything gets a good amount of use. The quality is ok. The main thing to fail on ego products are the electronics. Otherwise the materials and craftsmanship typically don't fail unless the part is designed to wear. I have broken the string trimmer head on my power head string trimmer attachment but that was only due to I
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  28. @fm2176 As someone who uses commercial mowers on a regular basis, this is very much a residential unit. The price is roughly that of an entry level bare bones commercial mower which will likely have a larger deck with similar power ratings. Even some residential units are reaching $5k. I have heard electric units don't stripe as well as gas units but most electric units aren't commercial grade like the mowers pros try to compare them to. I expected grease fittings but I am surprised to not see any information on grease fittings. Just because they swapped out gasoline for batteries doesn't mean
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  29. I bought into EGO almost three years ago and currently have the 20" push mower, backpack blower, hedge trimmer, and string trimmer, along with two 5.0Ah and a few 2.0Ah and 2.5Ah batteries. One of my 5.0Ah batteries is a bit questionable but I always chalk it up to user error/miscalculation (it seems to die quicker than my other batteries, but it could due to me not charging it fully or using it in the mower after it's been used in other tools). The site now shows a 46" ZTR mower that's being released soon! With my pending retirement to a nice warm locale that prompted me to buy a riding mo
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  30. succinctly - Word of the day. I had to look that up, I like it. Now I have to figure a way to include that in my vocabulary today.
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  31. First thing I would suggest is sorting out all the tools you are likely to “need” as you go, and weed out the brands that either don’t perform well with them or just lack them outright. The “fringe” or most unique tools...if there are any...are the ones you want to pay closest attention to in my opinion. Pretty much everyone makes a decent enough drill and impact driver these days because that’s the first thing people buy, companies make sure theirs are not complete lemons compared to the rest of the market, so those aren’t what really differentiates the brands. They are also tools
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  32. Wow, I forgot about the TigerSaw. That's crazy. Yes, that would seem like a good combo with craftsman cordless. I just think they need to do something, I am lost.
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  33. Here’s a lil impact tool porn lol man it feels good to get them back and upgraded after my truck was stolen with my other older models..
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  34. A FlexVolt powered Segway version of the carrier, with stair climbing ability and remote control. Home Depot should sell it put it on clearance three months later, ideally at the same time DeWalt throws a FV 9.0Ah 2-pack free with purchase.
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  35. More smaller organization for the inside. A handle on All the totes. A retro fit handle for the current totes. DeWalt tags to label the toughsystem. A special bracket to mount the radio on the back side of of the carrier.
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