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  1. khariV


    I know it’s not green, but the Flexvolt dust extractor has amazing CFM, a wireless remote for the hose and an auto-cleaning filter. It’s another battery platform, sure but if you need cordless DE, it really is one of the best.
  2. A few weeks ago, I picked up a two pack of the 4ah batteries for $79 on clearance. The two packs generally go on sale for $99 every big sale time - i.e. Black Friday, spring BF, Father's day, etc. After those promo events pass is when you can sometimes find them on the clearance rack.
  3. I suspect that what you're thinking of doing won't work. I've got one and it doesn't actually pressurize the output. It is quite easy to stop the flow on the output with your thumb.
  4. There have been lots of posts on this topic, so I don't want to rehash everything. However to sum up: Can knock off batteries work with your power tools: yes Will they perform as well as the branded battery packs: no Will they destroy your tools: not likely - but it is possible I guess Are cheaply made Lithium Ion battery packs responsible for fires: yes - (hoverboards were particularly bad) Everyone has to make their own call - is the savings worth the small chance of losing your tools and/or having the thing smoke and go up in flames in your house / garage / truck?
  5. I almost pulled the trigger on this deal at HD, but decided to behave at the last second - that'll teach me. Question for you - How does this compressor work with a blower for compressed air? How long can you use a blower before it has to kick on again? I've heard the small 1 gallon tanks just can't blow much more than a benchtop before having to cycle on again.
  6. I got annoyed with Dewalt for abandoning their 12v line back when I was staring to replace my NiCd tools, so I ended up primarily going with Milwaukee. The 5 year warranty didn't hurt either. Since then, I've got a couple of Dewalt 20v's to fill in the gaps and I forsee a Flexvolt DC in my near future.
  7. Slightly oldish thread, but I just read it, so it's new to me I'm going to disagree about wearing gloves around anything that spins. On one hand, I don't want a splinter, so I see the point there. On the other hand, I want to keep all of my hands and gloves can get pulled into spinning blades of evisceration. Anything that hangs (gloves, sleeves, hair gets put away. Breathing and hearing protectors are non-negotiable, but gloves just seem to have too many downsides.
  8. That's the Evercharge version. I imagine you could make a bracket out of wood that has the same dimensions and shape as the slot, but I don't know that I've ever seen the just the mounting point / charger for sale separately.
  9. That's only 12 cu inches. The product details sheet says it has 45% more capacity than the DWH302DH, which looks like it's the same dust box that's on the DWH161b. Either way, this looks like a very small, portable vacuum D/E for point of use and not a big, haul around tool.
  10. ^ this. The fact that it's 20v and only $249 vs. the Flexvolt's $349 makes me think it'll be lower powered and / or not have auto filters cleaning. Then again the Flexvolt is a beast of a DC that has more CFM that some corded models (The new Makita hybrid only does 125 when plugged in I believe.)
  11. I've actually had decent luck with mine - no jams to date and I've driven maybe a thousand brads. I do have to say that it is quite finicky when it comes to sinking nails fully. If you don't get the angle just right and have the face fully flush against the work piece, you've got a decent chance of a nail sitting proud of the surface when it fires. This is more of a problem when you're in a tight spot and maybe can't get the gun all the way in or are at an angle. The Ryobi is much more forgiving in this respect and even though it has a ramp up, is heavier and can't fire as fast, I think I prefer it.
  12. Actually the Mafell cross cutting saws come in five sizes. The beast is the kss80 that can cut better than 3" stock. That one is corded though.
  13. You’d think, but if that were how festool figures their pricing, the MFT/3 wouldn’t have increased in price every single year along side all the rest of their tools that have seen no new features. I’m not saying that the tools aren't worth the cost but the company's pricing model is just absurd.
  14. This is interesting - I'm eager to see how it performs and how much will get sucked out into the cyclones and out of your filter. Question though, doesn't the dyson canister have to be vertical for it to work?
  15. Thats an inflator. I believe the question is about a compressor to drive air powered tools, like a brad nailer. TTI’s other two brands have released battery operated compressors b, so I imagine that it’s only a matter of time before there’s a red variant. However, I don’t believe that one has been announced.
  16. Could it be done - doubtful but possible maybe. The whole head of the super hawg is much larger, even if the motor is the same. It has a two speed gearbox and a mechanical clutch, so I very much doubt there are simple parts that could be swapped out. Would they - Nope. There's no reason for them to. They put a clutch into the superhawg specifically to prevent broken arms from bind ups. Jury rigging a tool to produce the torque without the safety features is something that no company is going to endorse.
  17. I can't speak as a pro, but I have used a 2 9/16 self feeding bit in a borrowed hole hawg when I was running computer cable for my home office. It was able to go through the plates well enough, but if I'm being honest, it was a bit taxed a few times. Now, I was only drilling a couple of holes and I was going through 40 year old lumber, so it's not a direct comparison to a pro roughing in an entire new house. If you're going to be doing lots of that size drilling, I suspect that it would be worth it to upgrade, but I'd say give it a shot and see how it goes. That thing had a TON of torque, so it might work out for you just fine.
  18. I was trolling festoolrecon today and saw two different versions of the TS 75 come up for sale: the older version 574684 and a newer 575390. I know that the 575390 is the current revision of the TS75, but can anyone tell me what actually changed between that one and the prior model that it replaced? They're charging $30 more for the reconned 575390, so I was just wondering why? thanks
  19. khariV

    Smoko Alarm

    Apparently this was /is the reward from a contest that Milwaukee ran in Australia. It looks like a pretty awesome piece of swag. [In Aussie slang, and please anyone from down under do correct my admittedly limited knowledge of the culture, a smoko is a coffee / tea break.] https://www.milwaukeetools.com.au/company/competitions--promotions/win-a-smoko-alarm
  20. Some great deals on EBay today. 10% extra off on Tools with code: PEDAL2METAL Some deals to be had: Milwaukee M18 chainsaw kit - $309 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Milwaukee-M18-Fuel-16-Chainsaw-Kit/362492386497 Milwaukee New M18 Circular saw w/ 12AH battery $280 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Milwaukee-M18-FUEL-7-1-4-Circular-Saw-Kit/132863553800 12Ah M18 Battery - $135 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Milwaukee-M18-REDLITHIUM-High-Output-12Ah-Battery-Pack/362492388587 Kreg Tool Company KTC55 System Organizer - $18 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kreg-Tool-Company-KTC55-System-Organizer/312260401797
  21. I'm going to go out on a limb and say no, that is not the way it's supposed to be. If the wheel is crooked like that, you should expect the belt to walk off of the edge, which is precisely what you're seeing it do. I'd take it back to exchange for another one.
  22. I'm all for keeping old tools going, but at a certain point you should ask yourself if you want to keep spending money on this old tool. It's great that you want to use your dad's drill, but $55 on a charger and $35 on a single new battery has you at $90, which is close what you'd pay for a brand new M12 with two batteries and a charger. By all means, do what works for you. Just wanted to put this out there to think about.
  23. I've been eyeballing the CT SYS to go with my 36. Then again, that one isn't bluetooth enable-able, but I can at least agree on the sentiment.
  24. The 1865 uses different batteries inside than the 1860. The 1865 is the newer, high output version that can drive the newer fuel tools like the chainsaw and the updated circular saw and the new sawzall. I imagine that the 1865 can supply more current than the older batteries, even though are both 6AH.
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