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  1. 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.
  2. Wow impressive setup. Roughly 60 boxes.
  3. 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.
  4. the van brackets are different if I remember right.
  5. 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.
  6. @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.
  7. Ordered the Ego Nexus 2x7.5 ah kit. Going to try and make a second work space in a storage unit I rent. I ran out of space in my garage and the storage unit isn't powered.
  8. The DeWALT power station doesn't count?
  9. They have the flexvolt vac which is most powerful cordless vac I think.
  10. The 15 ah is likely going back to 18650 cells but including 30 of them. I heard the 21700 cells required to make a 15 cell battery at 15ah would have less power than the current 12ah.
  11. Which do you expect will happen this year; Milwaukee going back to NPS in May/June or sticking with Pipeline for another year in the fall?
  12. A guy I know was giving away a jointer for free. Now I own a 6 inch jointer. I didn’t check for the brand or year of manufacture but it seemed like it is likely an older unit. Maybe from the 90’s. It had a rolling wooden base with motor in the base. It seemed to cut well.
  13. Did you edit my post? What is housener?
  14. The Sears Hometown near me recenty changed locations but managed to stay open. I wonder how long it will stay open.
  15. They make a blade right as well in 6-1/2
  16. Thanks. I felt for my setup drawers made more sense. removing boxes to get at their contents inside was becoming a hassle especially in a small work space. I also don't have to use boxes on the job as much as I used to so keeping them stationary was no problem. I really only take the recip to do some light tree work and I left that in my modified DS130.
  17. I wanted to get some more tough system 2 drawer units (gen 2 variant) so I bought 4 more.
  18. Do we need to give FLEX a chance? I get the impression some users won't even give the brand a chance. They say things like FLEX beat my [insert your brand here] therefore the test was rigged or it was user error or it was because person xyz was doing the test or whatever the reason may be. I get it some of the tests FLEX did were questionable but others seemed genuine. If a company says their brand is intended to be professional grade then I would say treat the brand as if it is that way until we know one way or another. I think the long term reviews will be the deciding factor for many potential users. If we shouldn't give them a chance maybe explain below.
  19. FLEX is only using 18650 cells at least for now. I don't know if Chervon has any 21700 celled products. One drawback of the line in my opinion. I think some of the tests during FLEX's video were genuine but others were not. In the coming weeks I expect we will see a more complete picture of the FLEX tools as reviewers create their own test that are unbiased towards FLEX. I think Lowes and Chervon are using a similar 3 brand tactic as TTI and HD. MIlwaukee/FLEX for the Professional, Ridgid/Kobalt for Prosumer, and Ryobi/Skil for homeowner.
  20. The Lowes exclusivity is slightly misleading. They are treating the brand like Milwaukee. Available at one of the big 3 but also available at smaller retailers. FLEX will start at Lowes but eventually be available at smaller retailers.
  21. @346 if all you have is a Makita charger then I don't see why you couldn't pick any brand. Makita does have some nice 6-1/2 circular saw options though. Many tool retailers have monthly specials which may include free items or price reductions.
  22. I would go with Makita since you already know Makita. The new Makita 40v max stuff is good so I have heard and it includes an impact driver. You will get more power than 18v but with it being such a new offering you won't have as many tools to choose from. The newer 18v stuff is nice as well and you can sometimes find 18v x2 kits with 2 free batteries which is a great deal. The 18v impact I would get is the XDT171 or you could wait for the new model Japan just got to come out (I'm guessing it will be called XDT172 in the United States). I would try and find a 2 free battery deal for a makita x2 kit. Maybe get an x2 saw kit and a drill and impact combo kit and you would be set.
  23. I have thousands of dollars worth of Ego products. I don't know of anyone else on this forum who uses their stuff as much as I do. Lawn care and snow removal are my main sources of income. While I have experienced problems with their products, I don't expect you will as long as it is homeowner use. My stuff gets more wear and tear than the average Ego user so I am already at an elevated risk of failure of a product. On this list I would recommend Ego over the others. Makita would be a close second.
  24. I would contact Sears. This is technically Craftsman but under Sears. It is kinda confusing since SB&D sells products under the Craftsman name in addition to what is left of Sears selling their Craftsman products.
  25. I ordered a Woodpeckers Clamping Square Plus Rack-It Kit. I wanted a nice set of clamping squares. I went with these because of the metal construction and the quality you get with a Woodpeckers product. More affordable options didn't appeal to me whether it be because of their build quality, feature set, or design. The set is expected to arrive in June.
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