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  1. I'm seeing more mods to Packout than Tough System. I think the hardcore modular storage users were slightly disappointed with TS2.0. While it is an improvement in some areas over TS1.0, I don't think it is what users really wanted in a TS2.0. Sure you got the vast majority of people who just need a storage system. The flaws in Tough System aren't a deal breaker for them. If it stores the items they need it to store then thats good enough. As someone who has invested roughly $1000 into TS1.0 I am finding it harder and harder to justify getting more Tough System. Some products in the line are in
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  2. STAFDA 2020 - new tools from Makita Tower lights, updates to XPH07 and several sub-compact tools, and several more X-lock grinders, but no table saw or belt sanders.
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  3. I had the same problem and called Milwaukee tech support. He said there is a protective coating on the terminals and you have to "slam" them in several times to get a good connection the first time. then you should be fine.
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  4. I'm too far into the Toughsystem for Packout. I really wish it would've come out earlier, definitely far more option. I like some of the T-Stak options. Wish there was more middle ground between the Toughsystem and T-Stak. T-Stak seems more functional but you need more boxes. Toughsystem you need fewer but those boxes can get pretty heavy and overloaded.
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  5. Picked the drill up as a kit with 2 1.5 AH batteries and charger. Looking forward to seeing how the 9.0AH does on my impact and the new grinder.
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  6. Yes, I think Milwaukee has been killing it with their Packout system. I wish Dewalt would step up their game.
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  7. Circular saw with a straight edge. For best results a higher tooth blade for veneer, and a piece of rigid foam. Put the top of your piece down on the foam(circular saws cut bottom up). It will reduce tearout if that's a concern.
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  8. Oh gawd no! 😁 The multi-tool is unbelievably useful in so many ways, and makes so many things easy that would otherwise be either difficult or impossible without it. I just used mine today, in fact, to (1) cut the heads off two 3-inch steel screws that were impossible to unscrew out of the very hard 100-year-old floor joists they had been screwed into to hold down a piece of plywood (don't ask 🙄), and (2) trim about 3/4 of an inch off the end of that piece of plywood so that I could lift it up without taking down the drywall that had been installed above the ends. Installing a new kitchen floo
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  9. It's fairly easy to load these trimmers with string. Turn the trimmer upside down. At the indentations remove the head cover & pull out any string that may be still in there. Now line the holes on the sides up with the center of the head. You should be able to see straight thru! Now thread 20 - 25 feet of string through the holes. you want to stop when you are halfway. Grab the two cut ends and be sure they are even. Now for the cool part...hold on to the outer ring at the base of the head and start turning the taller part counter clockwise. It may seem a little hard to turn at times but i
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  10. Yes and make sure the bit is long enough. Some of the small bits also will not stay in place.
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  11. While I could be wrong my guess is you have bits more like in the second picture and you need bits like in the first picture with the little notch at the bottom where its inserted into the driver.
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  12. Good evening from Colorado Springs, CO. I just yesterday answered an ad for a DeWalt DXAEPI1000 Inverter. The seller, once I began to share about my situation, just gave it to me as a Gift. I'd loaned my previous nondewalt inverter to someone I thought I knew, but I haven't seen either he or the inverter since. TLDR - Real glad to be here, Good Inverter, Bad friend!, Inverter is not showing any signs of life, any ideas? thoughts, good, hearty recipes for Beef Stew? Namaste Ah, such is life at times ...but it's my INVERTER! So I was v
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  13. The ambidextrous switch on the Festool Carvex barrel grip is a handy feature. I recently got another Tool Crate and my Shaper Origin, Shaper Workstation, and Woodpeckers Slab Flattening Mill Pro arrived.
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  14. I tried to fix mine by using a battery charger and putting the mode to charge... I then put the negative contact on the positive then tapping the negative on the battery 16 times arcing it out every time and it worked great. The battery is like brand new
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  15. Why the m12 hammer drill versus the M18? The price difference isn't huge. Do you think the jigsaw in more useful than the multi tool
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  16. from my experience with Milwaukee batteries they are smart enough to not worry about charging habits like you had to worry prior to this style. I have batteries that have sat for long periods of time and others that have been sitting on a charger for weeks with no difference in performance or logivity.
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  17. I used my Makita Tracksaw last night to cut a 2 inch cross cut resin table. The saw ended up knicking part of the rail. How do you adjust the saw so it doesn't hit the rail? Also, is the rail fine to keep using if you replace the splinter guard?
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  18. If you are really getting into woodworking, you can use both. The Festool Rotax is an amazing sander. For me, I love woodworking. I have a Dewalt orbital sander (DWE6423) that I love. I have found the Dewalt does everything I need for my projects. If I am staining, I just finish with a really fine sand paper and it has looked great. I do know people who swear by finish sanders, but I have been fine. I do like the finish sander because of getting in corners which my Dewalt won't do. If I have to get into a corner, i break out my oscillating tool for tight areas but it's hard to find a g
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  19. I think that both bags and modular boxes have their places. I lucked out a few years ago and found a Milwaukee rolling tool bag for just over $40; when I went back to pick up the other two a day later they were gone. I like using that bag for small-ish jobs where I can fit everything in the bag, hand carried bags for other jobs, and my tool boxes for when I need to carry more tools and/or desire some level of weatherproofing. When I get my tools organized again, I'll primarily use my modular storage over bags. A few years ago, when I had the project house, I had my tools organ
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  20. I included MetaboHPT initially, but forgot to add them back as I was trying to put the brands in alphabetical order. They've been added now. I found a triple hammer on clearance a while back but passed on it, and I owned an older brushed (pre-Metabo) impact driver that worked well. I also found a bunch of pre-merger Metabo tools on clearance at Lowe's four years ago but passed on those as well. Thanks for the suggestion, and if anyone else thinks of a popular brand I overlooked in the poll, I'll add it as well. My wife teases me about not owning Makita, since I have basicall
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  21. Lots of YouTube videos on it. Pay serious attention to the ones focusing on safety...table saw injuries can happen in the blink of an eye! Just one wrong move and people lose fingers! Take it seriously! Always have your riving knife on. Use your push sticks.
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  22. Welcome to the forum. My speculation is that the OP has zero experience w/ this tool and looking for the starting point. If so, then online searches reveal a plethora of information, here is one. A table saw is a very useful tool, but must be used properly and safety. One common improvement to increase utility and safety is to construct utilize sleds. The OP should feel free to provide a more narrow definition of how members may assist better.
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  23. So I am a big fan of ridgid so far I had the gen 5x version and loved it. Used quite heavily. I bought the octane versions cause well why not new product supposed to be better I believe it is except for the trigger seems the triggers are failing on my octane tools started with my impact drill now I notice my hammer drill doing it as well variable speed trigger stops working to be more specific when you barely squeeze the trigger it takes off max rpm but when you squeeze the trigger all the way it either stops rotating or does a studder type deal lights flicker off and on I've used the octane v
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  25. Hi All I wonder if anyone who owns a Makita ls1019 sliding miter saw can help me? I'm thinking of buying one of these but i need to know what the dimensions are for this saw from front to back, as I only have a small workshop. I know this saw will go tight against the wall due to it's front facing rails, I just need to know how far of the wall it will come out. I've looked online but it's not clear which dimension given is from from to back. Thanks for your help Mike
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  26. That's a good idea with the compressed. Sounds much easier.
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  27. Because if you have already a tool that do the job there is no point to change for other which will do just the same. A tool is life time (of the tool) investment. There is just so much you could charge your clients that is not enough to cover changing your tools in decades instead of Yearly turn. The pay for services does not go up every Year or two as the new series of tools so we have to do as much as we could we what we got and change only if absolutely necessary.
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  29. I’m guessing some of these new LXT tools are essentially the new XGTs adapted for 18V operation. Which I kinda expected them to do. No need to steal the thunder out from under XGT even as it releases, but some LXTs like the full-size drill have been a little long on the tooth for a while, so replacements aren’t surprising. With Makita apparently developing a 56V platform, IF Makita is even seriously developing anything in the way of a cordless job site tablesaw, I’m a little hard-pressed to believe they could be designing it on either the LXT or XGT platforms. I could be wrong...I
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  30. I think Metachi needed to be a choice in here. They’ve quietly introduced a number of solid innovations over the last few years and are solidly “on the map” as a prosumer-grade tool platform. Their multivolt format is more compact than Flexvolt and therefore can be utilized on more tools. They have the only 10” cordless table saw on the market. Their triple-hammer impact driver performs great. Their new-ish nailers are extremely competitive. They meet IP-56 standards. And pretty much everything can be run hybrid should the occasion arise...that all stacks up to a pretty solid lineup I have to
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  31. has a new modular tray system which might help with sorting tools within one box.
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  32. That's sort of the question I'm asking myself, I feel like I'll eventually want the fuel model anyways. Thing is it shouldn't generally see major use (if lots of grinding/cutting is needed I grab a corded and generator), but it's nice having the utility of being able to pull out a grinder for unforseen circumstances. I'm hoping somebody has firsthand experience with the two.
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  33. For me, the price of the Fuel is worth every penny but a brushed version is better than non at all. The only question is, in 6 months will you be happy with the brushed or will you wish that you had saved up for the Fuel? My Milwaukee stuff is a mix of brushed and Fuel (Fuel hammer drill and circular saw and brushed rotary tool and M12 jigsaw) and there is just no comparison between the power and battery life between the brushed and the Fuel. Also, I work in an auto plant where we shoot a lot of small screws all day long. Most of our impact drivers are Milwaukee M12s and most of them a
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  34. Not all of them are made in Japan. TD171D is the japanese model, and the early ones were made in Japan. I have a DTD171, wich is the same thing here in Europe and in Canada, and its made in China. Id just rather get the XDT16 if you are living in USA, because the markings on control panel are easily understood by anyone, and not in Kanji.
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  35. The Circular Saw Blade buyer Guide.... You may have walked into a major hardware store such as Home Depot and seen a wall of different circular saw blades, all different looking and all different pricing as well. The amount of different blades can be daunting if you don't know what your looking at or for. I will cover some of the basics to help understand what the different blades are used for. There are different circular saw blades that are designed to cut different materials and to work with different types of saws. There are a few things to consider when picking a
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  36. The easy thing to do is send in to Milwaukee for service. It should be a warranty issue.
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  37. Where are you getting it from?
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  38. usually we are half a year behind Europe. I believe everything I listed in the first post above is available in North America.
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  39. Anyone know when the M18 Framing gun will be released? From what I have seen on the reviews they look promising. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  40. @paulengr...for framing new homes, no...for remodeling,yes..been using my 4 cordless guns for 3-4 years building decks everyday..no problems and cordless is a must on new construction, no power..or use a gas compressor, no thanks.....
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  41. There are many benefits to a cordless framing nailer. I have been using the DeWalt since Milwaukee has not released theirs yet and the last job we had resulted being up and down on a lift. Not having to drag a hose around made a huge difference. Used it most of the day before changing the first battery. In bump fire mode it shot nailed as fast as I needed it too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  42. I’m confused. Cordless “framing” nail gun? The market is 99% pneumatic for a reason. A few finish nails sure but for framing you’d never use an electric gun. Way too slow and charge limited. Maybe BC to frame out an electrical panel or minor plumbing rough in for stubs but it’s not really a framing nailer. That’s like showing up to a crane job with a come along on an A frame and a crew of HD day laborers that don’t speak English instead of a crane and certified riggers. Sure it might get it done but it’s not the right tool for the job.
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  43. I hope you're right about that!!! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-T377A using Tapatalk
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  44. Hitachi has an excellent 18 volt framing nailer that has treated me well, though I would love to get my hands on the Milwaukee when it arrives. Part of the issue with Milwaukee was that I think they wanted to make sure it performed very well, and not just get one to market just to say they have one, I respect that.
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  45. Acme Tools is showing a shipping date of March 30, 2020
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  46. Does look interesting
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  47. Welp I'm just about done with a remodel after the client had a fire. We took this house down to the studs and changed the floor plan to open up the kitchen and living room and also increase from 2 bedrooms to 4. I just have to redo to front and rear decks then it's complete.
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  48. Quick lil Sunday flooring job.... I think I'll pay myself extra 😁
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  49. I'm not a Milwaukee tool fanboy, but I am a Milwaukee Fuel snob (meaning the only red tools I own are Fuel models). As such, I'm not the best suited to answer this, but unless you want the features of the Gen 2 (smaller and with slightly higher specs?), I'd save the $30 and get the free $99 stapler.
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  50. Thank you for using the TIA forums. The forums are a great place to get information, share experiences, or just to talk about tools. The rules here are simple, no religious or political posts and NO SPAM. Please make forum posts in English. Posts made in any other language will be deleted. If you have any additional questions regarding the forums feel free to ask. Thanks again and enjoy the forums
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