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Stercorarius last won the day on May 7 2019

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  1. That sucks. I feel ya man. 4 times it's happened to me now. I leave this in my window now.
  2. The reason there are more color options is because in Japan that is something Makita offers and that is where the drivers ship from. In the past myself and several others have ordered from yosh.set on eBay and received the correct authentic product. The other sellers are likely authentic as well. Keep in mind as they arefor the Japanese mark all text will be in Japanese, including the buttons and I doubt you will have any warranty support.
  3. Yes and no. Did a little more reading. So Hitachi Koki is a separate company that was owned by Hitachi and Koki. It was transitioning into an independent company which is why they were rebranding as Hikoki. How it works is KKR bought all of Hitachi Ltd's and Hitachi Urban Investment LTDs shares of Hitachi Koki so now Hitatchi doesn't have anything to do with Hitachi Koki. KKR didn't buy any "division" they bought over 50% of the shares of Hitachi Koki. Metabo is owned by Hitachi Koki, now Hikoki. So are Hitachi power tools. KKR purchased or is in the process of purchasing the remainder of the
  4. That's what confused me. Unless KKR would have to license it from Hikoki.
  5. Somebody was saying it was to avoid kkr having to pay licensing fees, but that doesn't sound right. I don't see how Hitachi licensing would be any more than Metabo.
  6. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180312005596/en/Hitachi-Power-Tools-Renames-Metabo-HPT-North Booooooooooo. Now my least favorite grinders will also say Metabo on them.
  7. What makes a curved claw a safety risk? I use the Estwing 19oz ultra. Not a framer, but it's got a great balance to it and solves some resonance issues of the classic estwing. Very comfortable hammer. Intrigued by the estwing aluminum dead blow framer, but won't pony up that kind of cash.
  8. I wouldn't call it diyer centric. A diyer would just buy a $20 hand one.
  9. Yeah they are the homeowner/diyer version of home Depot and don't even do that right.
  10. Right? The high torque has them in the right place, but it's odd that Milwaukee has boots for everything, but DeWalt doesn't.
  11. Sweet. Don't have any of my DeWalt tools anymore, but if I do again this is great info to know.
  12. Same deal as Ridgid. The guys who make the good pipe wrenches own the brand, but they aren't the ones who make the home Depot Power tools. TTi does by paying them for a license to use the trademark and slap it on tti tools in home Depot.
  13. Yeah it's always around the same time each year. Nps is first of May and DeWalt is end of June
  14. Well I mean if you consider 2 many years ago. I've owned an 887. Not noticeably better than the td170 was in actual use. All the flagship impacts are basically the same.
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