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  1. @Jessex you mentioned dust collection. In my opinion if dust collection is something you want then I would go nothing less than a track saw. Even if you think the saw is overkill you will be thankful you had the saw with decent dust collection versus one that might have a dust port but poor dust collection. Also the fact you are cutting MDF is a huge incentive to go track saw since MDF is extremely dusty. Maybe you could find a nice deal on a used cordless track saw? In terms of Erics clamp method, any handheld circular saw should work. You just have to take into account the offset for the blade and shoe in your measurements. Each saw is likely to be different
  2. We don't have the brush cutter in North America.Are you using the Brush Cutter from the commercial line or the residential line? On another note, I would like to see a standalone light. Maybe a single battery option and a 4 battery option. Single battery option could be a Rover style light. Basically something small and compact but still outputting a good amount of light. The light should also have optimal color accuracy Like you get with Festool and Milwaukee. Maybe it would offer something in the 10,000 lumen range. The 4 battery option could have a built in charger like the Nexus but lack the power ports. Maybe it would be more like the Rocket style of light and have similar lumen ratings. Maybe it could offer 30k lumens just to flex at Milwaukee's 27k lumens.
  3. @Jon H I have used Bostitch nailers and from my experience they were prone to jamming. I haven't used brad nailers from DeWALT. The nailers I have used from DeWALT work ok. If I had to go with a pneumatic brad nailer I would go with Grex, Cadex, Senco, or Paslode and just order extra nails to have on supply.
  4. I'm going to say the commercial but my memory is a bit rusty when comparing the 2 (I haven't done any string trimming since last fall). My preferred choice in most cases is the commercial. It feels nicer in the hand, the trigger is much better, and the carbon fiber shaft helps to balance out the machine quite nicely. It is more noticeable when a gas unit bogs down than the Ego's. They get tangled and keep on spinning with no noticeable change in motor sound.
  5. The next generation Planex is coming to North America. This is the successor to the regular Planex and not the Planex Easy. This means you will retain some of the features the regular Planex had that the Easy removed like the ability to add extensions for extra reach. It has a supposedly improved connection system for the extensions. The sander now has a random orbit motion (at 4mm orbit) instead of a rotary motion. The sander has a light ring around the pad that can be turned on or off. The sander comes in the new XXL Systainer. The dust collection has been improved. I was watching Sedge demonstrate the sander and he was sanding near an exterior corner. He has at least half the sander off the wall and said the dust will not be an issue. The sander has its own suction control built in near the pad to regulate suction power to reduce user fatigue. Retails For around $1200. Other high end drywall sanders have a similar price tag.
  6. I have the Ego version and it is ok. It has roughly 300 more watt hours than the Makita. They are reasonably close in charge capacity. It's not officially supported for the larger tools like the mowers and snowblowers. I don't know the price of the Makita but the Ego is not cheap ($1300 usd without charger or tool) but the runtime is great. You will probably go through close to 2 tanks or more of fuel with a gas string trimmer before the battery runs out on the Ego trimmer.
  7. I bought a front mount Dethatcher from CMP Attachments
  8. Even if you could find a way to clamp the attachments on you would still need to figure out how to made the drive shaft compatible. The drive shafts might not be compatible.
  9. If I understand you correctly you want to add aws to a cordless vacuum using the adapter that brings aws to corded vacuums?
  10. nice to see that it is all metal design. Will this fit the more heavy duty 6in sanders like the Festool Rotex 150 and the Bosch equivalent?
  11. Modular storage like Systainers, Tough System, or Packout are a great option. You should be able to order foam inserts to fit them as well to make your own custom insert for the box to fit your needs.
  12. According to the manual the PowerLoad string trimmer is 4000-5800 no load rpm. I think a smaller gas unit will do up to 7000 no load rpm depending on the unit. Bigger gas units I have heard can do up to 10,000 or more no load rpm.
  13. The latest string trimmer from ego has a bit more rpm but it is still lower than a gas unit.
  14. Theres nothing wrong with trying to be prepared but the type of storage can make a big difference too. Trying to lug around 3 mix matched boxes or 3 bags can be a bit cumbersome. If you haven't already, I would recommend converting your storage to either Packout or Tough System then get the appropriate hand cart for it. It keeps your stuff neat and organized and makes transport much easier.
  15. I stumbled upon a drill I haven't seen before. It was from Flex and the specs look to be quite impressive. RPM at 4200 might be the fastest rpm of any regular drill driver I have ever seen. It also includes a 4 speed gearbox and the ability to use different chucks. The max torque is on par with the gen 3 Milwaukee.
  16. Festool has a couple new drills coming out in Europe. They look like they will replace the DTC and PDC models. The new names are TDC and TPC respectively. There are quite a few feature updates/additions. These drills will include electronic kickback protection. The led light seems to have had some updates with adjustability via an app. The clutch has a redesign that is now a dial similar to what the T18+3 has. The belt hook is now a regular metal belt hook that most other pro brands have. Also includes built in magnetic bit storage. They retain the 4 speed gearbox but include a new switch. Performance numbers are not given but specifically gear 2 is said to have more power. Hopefully it got some more power because the previous models really lacked in power when compared to other pro level premium drill offerings. Chucks seems to have a better compatibility between tools now. Some of the chucks seem to be compatible with both the T18/C18 the new TDC and TPC. The Right angle and eccentric chucks are redesigned to allow for adjusting the angle without having the remove the chuck. It comes in 5 different kits. The metal keyless chuck comes standard in the basic kit the plastic chuck does not come in any kits anymore. There is a new TSC 55 K saw coming. Appears to be both Europe and North America. It includes an anti-kickback feature and faster cutting with a new generation of blades. Not much else changed except the charge display seems to have been removed which isn't a big deal considering the newest batteries have charge displays built in. My thoughts The new drills are a welcome upgrade. Nothing that really jumps out at me as being a bad change. I like that you can use an eccentric chuck on it now. Makes it more versatile. It is disappointing that there is no info on whether the new model will be coming to North America. The saw update is pretty minor in my opinion. I would have liked to have seen more. The North American model only comes in a Plus kit which is strange considering the European model has the Basic and Set kits as well. The kits also downgrade the charger. You do only get one TCL6 charger. You no longer receive the faster Airstream charger. You used to receive 2 chargers as well which is now only reserved for Europe. Even the old model in North America is shipping with one charger now. I have never experienced kickback with my track saw and question whether I really need this feature considering it already includes a riving knife. If the extra safety means I can cut faster, maybe the change is a good one.
  17. I've seen reports of Home Advisor scams which is not good. I have no interest in a service like this considering they take a cut from my profits and with the possibility of a $15 minimum wage, my profit margins would be even lower.
  18. @fm2176 I'm sure it is every bit as quality as the entry level commercial units. I was just saying pros tend to compare any given mower they get to try out with an offering from their preferred brand and typically it is not the entry level offering it is more in the high end territory. It's not entirely their fault because they mostly use the mowers they already have to compare to. These units are typically a higher end offering. I think build quality wise the commercial Ego string trimmer is in my opinion the best built string trimmer currently on the market. The commercial units from the likes of Stihl, Echo, and Makita don't even have metal housings around the motors or even metal triggers where the Ego does. Ego is the only one that offers a carbon fiber shaft which to my knowledge is the only company that offers this. I would recommend watching Stanley's video on the mower.
  19. I picked up a second Crescent Lufkin Tape Measure. The one I got in my ToolCrate was so nice I decided I wanted a second. The second one I got just happened to be 25'. The one from the ToolCrate is only 16'
  20. This past year I started getting calls from a company called Home Advisor promising they will provide customers. The catch is they take a small cut of the profits. I got another call from them today. I decline their services every time. Does anyone else have problems with Home Advisor or similar companies?
  21. Multivolt has a 1/2in router coming. I wouldn't be surprised if xgt wasn't far behind.
  22. Jronman

    New Multitool

    @Jjwillac he is referencing a system similar to what Metabo is using in their Starlock Plus OMT. It is Starlock but still uses a pin to secure the blade. It just doesn't have the fancy clamp system that the Boch/Fein/Festool Starlock units have.
  23. @TyMonk I know you mentioned the button on the top of the Milwaukee is a deal breaker. When I got the m12, I wasn't sure what I would think about it at first. After using it for awhile it actually isn't as bad as you would think. The fact you hold the Milwaukee like a drywall screwgun helps make the case for the button on the top in my opinion. Now I am so used to having the button I'm not sure I would switch to a traditional direction switch.
  24. I own a fair bit of Ego. 8 residential batteries, one commercial battery, two powerhead motor units with various attachments, commercial string trimmer, brushed hedge trimmer, 530 cfm blower, 650 cfm blower, and the gen one single stage snow blower. I mow to make a living so everything gets a good amount of use. The quality is ok. The main thing to fail on ego products are the electronics. Otherwise the materials and craftsmanship typically don't fail unless the part is designed to wear. I have broken the string trimmer head on my power head string trimmer attachment but that was only due to I literally wore through the plastic from heavy use. I have no intentions to get the 2 stage. I feel like I would be disappointed. Single stage snowblowers get so much cleaner, and you can remove snow faster if it is a small enough snow. The most disappointing tool I own is the brushed hedge trimmer. While the runtime on it is incredible especially for being brushed, my main complaint I have with it is it can be underpowered at times. Lack of power will stall it out more often than I would like. I picked up the articulated hedge trimmer attachment for the power head and it is a night and day difference in terms of power. I am extremely pleased with the power of the power head hedge trimmer.
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