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  1. I have seen guys use this thing with rollers attached to a long pole with a slippery fabric connected. they push the roller up the roof then the snow slides down the fabric onto the ground. It might be an option. Also you could try a power broom. There are handheld options and options that look almost like a snowblower.
  2. @David London Battery powered equipment has come a long way. I currently use an Ego single stage snowblower. Runtime is good enough. I use it to make money in the winter. I don't even own a gas unit but I also have more Ego batteries than the average person. You won't likely run out of charge on your property unless you have a large amount of snow. In that case you would want a 2 or 3 stage snowblower. I want to say you could get 2 driveways of 2 car widths done on a single charge with a couple inches of snow.
  3. Milwaukee has announced plans for NPS and/or Pipeline. It is not looking good. They stated we will get neither in 2021.
  4. I have the m12 installation driver and I like the Eccentric driver from DeWALT better. It has a locking collet vs the m12 only has magnetic. I would like to see if the DeWALT chucks fit the m12. They look like a very similar connection system.
  5. interesting. I hope other SB&D brands switch to DeWALT batteries
  6. The residential battery stuff can't compete. If you look into commercial battery equipment you might be surprised. You can get one that has 600 cfm and runs 90 minutes straight with max output enabled. Not going to out perform your more powerful backpack blowers but it should compete with the mid power blowers.
  7. I bought a couple spare ego commercial trimmer heads. I found out they are compatible with the powerhead string trimmer. Super awesome because the quick reloading heads on the power head break quite easy. My last residential head I started using this year and it already broke. The commercial one will last quite a bit longer. I have yet to break the commercial head after heavy use.
  8. There is also Metabo Metaloc which fit within the Systainer/Makpack system
  9. No other regular impact driver is shorter than this. you would have to move into right angle impacts.
  10. DeWALT is releasing a new Impact driver with essentially the same specs as the 887. According to the specs sticker on the tool, it has a bit more ipm but otherwise the same specs. The biggest difference is the size. The tool is now 4 inches from back to front. So small that the battery sticks out farther than the chuck. Shortest impact that I know of. In my search I found no impact that was as short as the DeWALT. The tool has xr branding but apparently it is an atomic tool. The picture shows no Atomic branding. It was pictures of a European model which might have different branding than North America. Travis from Tools by design made a post about it. https://www.instagram.com/p/CSzaFkxnWVw/
  11. As someone who does lawn mowing as their main source of income, The biggest issue I see with the electric equipment is not power. It is runtime and rpm. If you want runtime you have to either buy a bunch of batteries or buy a backpack battery. Either option will be a good amount of money. Most battery equipment has loads of torque but lack in rpm. The Ego string trimmers I use are in the 5000-6000 rpm range while a gas unit would be 7000-10000+ rpm. Also you don't have many options for 17in+ battery powered string trimmers. Also .095 is likely your max size of line. My commercial grade Ego is only 15in with a max of .095. My Ego made my 21cc Echo look weak but if I had the 25cc would I be saying the same? I'm not sure. Electric is hard to compare to gas because with electric you basically have max torque all the time. With the gas unit the torque varies quite a bit depending on the rpm. I can get the head on my electric to spin up from a stop with tall growth tangled around it. A gas unit would likely seize up if it tried to do the same from a stop. At least my 21cc wouldn't have enough torque at 0 rpm to get the head spinning if tangled in tall growth. Many of the handheld lawn tools are still supplementary to gas for most lawn professionals. Unless you're someone like me who has enough batteries to get through a day you still will have gas as backup. The first and probably only lawn tool in 2021 that I can't justify having the gas counterpart (even for the pros) is hedge trimmers. Runtime on hedge trimmers even in the least efficient configuration (tiny battery and brushed motor) give great runtimes. For most jobs you don't need a ton of power and if you need a bit more power you can always upgrade to the brushless model and likely get more power. Every other tool will have some kind of compromise
  12. Autodesk Fusion 360 is 30% off right now. Not something you would normally think of when you say tool, but it would be a great addition to the shop. I use it to draw furniture plans and use it in conjunction with my cnc.
  13. I bought a 3 year license for Fusion 360. An expensive purchase but was 30% off which was nice.
  14. Most of the time I will go cordless if I can. I don't have many corded tools. Mostly a few specialty tools from Festool. I currently have batteries from Ego, DeWALT, Milwaukee, and Festool. Many on this forum will likely have multiple battery platforms as well. There are advantages and disadvantages with having one or multiple battery platforms
  15. The Festool Recon site normally only lists one item at a time but today it has around 10 items listed and some of them have some decent savings.
  16. couple new rotary hammer drills and a new 15 ah battery
  17. My sys light kal II and two 6.2 ah batteries arrived. The light is ok. I would have expected a much brighter light for the $200 price tag. The light it shines is a nice light though. I would like to see a 3rd generation that is brighter to make the value of the product much better.
  18. You mentioned diy but also woodworking. If your going into woodworking you might want to look into multichuck drills like the m12 instalation driver, Bosch Flexiclick, Festools, etc. If you get into larger tools, that Flexvolt kit will be a great option because you can use the battery to power the more powerful tools. I would look into other brands in addition to the DeWALT kits you mentioned.
  19. It seemed kinda meh this year. Companies didn't go and a good number of the usual media didn't go. I saw ToolPig and HDCarpentry went but other than that no idea who else went. Maybe Protool/Shoptool Reviews?
  20. I don't think the carrier brackets are compatible with the shop racking but I could be wrong. I suppose I could test it out.
  21. Wow impressive setup. Roughly 60 boxes.
  22. Anything notable at World of Concrete 2021 besides it being in June this year. The 15ah Flexvolt battery was interesting. There was some new cordless cutoff saws in the 12 inch range. I think it was from Husqvarna? DeWALT had more color options for concrete fasteners. Makita did not attend which was surprising.
  23. the van brackets are different if I remember right.
  24. My Ego Nexus arrived. Haven't had much use with it yet. I also had a Festool battery go bad. It was an older model of 5.2 ah 18v pre fuel display. I decided to stock up on batteries. I ordered two 6.2 ah from Acme Tools yesterday. I also preordered the limited edition energy kit and ordered the Syslight Kal II (withiout the mount) from Festool Products today. The energy kit comes with 4 batteries and one airstream charger. 2x 5.2ah and 2x 4.0 ah high power. All 6 batteries I got are the bluetooth enabled options. I should receive the 6.2 ah batteries and light soon and the energy kit in August sometime. Many kits are moving to the 4.0 ah slim packs which are not compatible with my tsc55. The Tsc55 requires either the 8 cell 15v or 10 cell 18v batteries. The limited options of kits with 10 cell batteries made for a tough decision. The kits included 10 cell batteries included tools that I either didn't want/need or wasn't ready to buy yet. The energy kit is a good value but with it being a preorder item I would have to wait almost 2 months to get it. I opted for a combination of energy kit and single batteries. Single batteries isn't ideal in terms of value but I needed replacements soon and with the better value of the energy kit it would keep me ready to go once my other older packs fail on me. I would have ordered everything yesterday, but I found out FestoolProducts/ToolNut has removed PayPal as a purchasing option. They don't know if or when it will become an option again. Super disappointed with this decision since I make most of my online purchases using PayPal. My debit card is limited to $1000 per day which occasionally becomes an issue when I need to make high dollar purchases. I think PayPal has a $10,000 limit per transaction which is much nicer.
  25. @Daniel Wheeler Even your cordless Festool stuff should work. All you would need is the North American chargers and you would be set. Also on all your 110v tools with the removable plug you should be able to buy a North American plug. You shouldn't need adapters then. Your 220v stuff will need other solutions that others have suggested above. Festool should be able to confirm everything you need.
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