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  1. You really need a digital torque wrench. The ring clutch on a drill isn’t precise enough to rely on. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. The frequency is determined by your electricity. 60hz in NA, 50Hz in Europe etc. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  3. You don't want to use 12v to charge, you can certainly use the 12v panel and convert it to 18v. You'll lose charge current but you won't destroy the battery by under-volting. https://www.amazon.com/Ryobi-P131-Portable-Chemistry-Lithium/dp/B0026SRQEM/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?keywords=ryobi+18v+car+charger&qid=1579305028&sr=8-2 Should be able to connect directly to 100-200watt panel. Should use a voltage regulator. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  4. 2x 60v Batteries to hit 120VDC. Adaptor/cord to run off 120VAC. Specifically for Rotary Hammer/Demo, industrial stuff, concrete saws etc. (Not just a miter or table saw) They could have had superior platform to Milwaukee’s new stuff. That’s why it seems like a missed opportunity. The ability to run off both power sources is the real game changer. WOULD HAVE BEEN EPIC!!! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Looks like the inside of a sleeve anchor. What is this for? https://www.mutualscrew.com/product/powers-5815s-38-x-178-rod-hanger-lokbolt-asreg-sleeve-anchor-185402.cfm Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. It still holds up. Higher voltage = lower current. Lower current, less heat. Less heat, longer life. I still can’t believe dewalt missed the boat on 120v tools. That would have been epic, dual voltage 60/120v, 120VAC. That made so much sense for high demand cordless. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. My point was that people do use massive batteries on impacts. Reddawg didn't think anyone would. These are the same idiots who use impacts in panels and on trim work. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  8. Close? Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  9. I live and work in Canada, in some of the coldest temps on earth. Glove liners are a must. Warmers help. The key is a breathable glove. Moisture is the enemy. Most gloves trap moisture and that will only speed up the cold effects. Using an over glove or mitt style can help, but for an electrician, provides no dexterity. Wool gloves, rubber dipped, help a lot. Most are a little too rigid when cold, hard to find good, flexible ones. Milwaukee heated gloves are the worst. They trap moisture, make your hands sweat and are uncomfortable. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. The point is being missed. Merely throwing larger batteries at the problem is a bandaid fix. By not changing voltage, you risk increased current, heat and overall wear on the tool. Not to mention having to upsize conductors and heat syncs, etc. Yes, most modern tools have current limiters, but Milwaukee for example, seems to allow extended runtime at higher performance. It’s smarter to have multi-volt or higher voltage tools. Makita didn’t do it for a reason, a reason I am sure is justified. Milwaukee won’t have a choice soon. And you are kidding yourself if you think guys don’t use 12.0 on impacts and drills. The most common answer I get when I ask them why, is “I don’t have to charge for days”. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. I am 100% in favour of Makita keeping the LXT platform compact and releasing the 40v XGT as a better solution to higher demand tools. Jacking up the current rather than voltage, is a bandaid solution. Less heat is a good thing, smaller wire is a good thing. Besides, 12.0 batteries look foolish on 18v drills and impacts. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
  12. Milwaukee’s chuck wobble (runout) is pretty well documented. Of all the brands, they are probably the worst offender. There are YouTube videos of guys fixing the chucks by grinding/boring on a lathe etc. I wound up exchanging mine and going through a couple at HD until I got one that appeared to be ok. ( it was still off a bit). Can you exchange it? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. I am glad they split the tool line. I love the size and weight of my Makita tools. I honestly can’t believe the ridiculousness of battery sizes now. There exists a point where tools need power beyond 18v limitations. Throwing huge batteries at it isn’t a solution. The motors don’t magically increase in size just because you have a bigger battery. I love my 18v brushless rotary hammer drill, but would rather have a true 36v battery platform, than hauling around massive 12.0 18v batteries that really don’t offer additional performance. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Also, try leaving batteries out for a few minutes. Does the button still click when you press it? Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
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