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  1. I don't know of any that come from the factory with reverse only but it wouldn't take much to open one up and modify the direction switch on the trigger.
  2. Biggie

    20V Impact Wrench

    It really just depends on your situation. If the blades have been taken off regularly and not over torqued the compact dcf880 should be sufficient, while being much lighter and depending on what you have for a lift its also more compact. Now if the blades haven't been taken off in years and are rusted or they have been off and someone over torqued them, you might need the mid range dcf894 or high torque dcf899. Just be careful with the dcf899 if you're not familiar with impact wrenches because it does have enough power to strip and break things. Personally I have about every impact dewalt and milwaukee make at my shop but when I sharpen my blade at home on my 20" push mower I throw a bit adapter in my m12 impact driver to take it off. It only has 100ft/lbs of torque but its always worked just fine.
  3. With all Milwaukee tools the first 4 numbers indicate the tool model and then the last 2 numbers indicate if its a bare tool or if it comes in a kit with batteries and how many batteries. example: 2825-20 bare tool 2825-21 kit with tool and one battery 2825-22 kit with tool and two batteries( I couldn't tell you if this is even offered for the sting trimmer)
  4. I always assumed the F was for fastener.
  5. My tool addiction really stems from my daily use of impact wrenches. So you would think when they release two new impact wrenches in my primary tool line, I would be excited. But to be honest I don't really need either of these new models. I already have the m12 stubby and gen 1 mid torque and while they're both nice to have in the tool box, that's where they stay 90% of the time. My main go to is still the compact impact wrenches for my work and I've found that the wide body on the stubby doesn't fit into a lot of places i commonly need to so i just don't see these new gen 3 compact models as being very helpful to me. I really don't use my mid torque that often but I personally see my gen 1 getting into places I work better than the new gen 2. All of that said, come September ill probably pre-order both.
  6. When you're as late to the game as dewalt was with this light why would they not incorporate more hanging options. I have the original m18 flood light and the new flood light with swivel head. While the original was nice and bright its not nearly as versatile as the new one with a built in magnet and clamp. You can attach it to all sorts of surfaces and the the swivel allows you to focus the light where you need it.
  7. As a result of competition most impacts are too powerful. Sure its great that a guy on youtube can drive a 1/2" lag bolt or take off a lug nut but for driving screws they don't need that much power.
  8. Don't have the saw but looking at the diagram it would only make sense that the cup of the spring washer faces in towards the saw blade. The smaller diameter bolt presses on the center of the spring washer compressing it against the blade acting as a sort of lock washer. If it was with the cup out it wouldn't hardly compress the spring washer.
  9. Yea the m18 right angle is small and fits in a lot of places but its pretty weak when it gets there.
  10. I haven't really had a chance to use it and see how it compares but here are a few side by sides of some comparable tools if anyone was wondering. Personally I wish it was a little smaller head but to get 220ft/lbs of torque I guess you can only get so small.
  11. Tool body is a little long and the head is pretty girthy but for the right situations it'll come in handy.
  12. My dad has the 20v and I have the 60v. I haven't used his 20v in a couple years now but from what I remember it had decent power for a homeowner trimming grass around the house. When I got my 60v they had a really good promo going for the kit with a 9.0 battery so that was my deciding factor. Being 6'2" tall, the first thing I noticed was the 60v is longer and was much more comfortable for me. If I remember right with the 20v it seemed to work best in the higher speed. With the 60v trimming around the house I never use the high speed and actually still feather the throttle sometimes in low. The 60v can take .095 line but came with the .080 line which is the thickest the 20v can take. I had a lot of issues with the line breaking inside the head but once I got through the factory line and bought some dewalt .095 line it made a world of difference. Maybe the. 080 isn't an issue on the less powerful 20v but with the 60v I wouldn't run anything but the .095 . So while I don't need the more powerful trimmer I'm glade that I got the 60v for those other reasons.
  13. We have a dcd995 that's about 6 years old that makes a similar noise. Started doing it when it was like a year old and has never caused any issue with the drill. Its annoying but I've never actually tore it apart to try find out whats rattling.
  14. I personally think its a design flaw and the gears are too weak. We use the saws daily but no where close to using them enough to wear them out in under 6 months. Doing the same work we were getting over 5 years out of the corded 8" model. It was always a specific abusing task that broke the corded model, like one broke the day after a newer guy was cutting some heavy I-beams. That wasn't the case with the fuel 5⅜", I mainly cut 12ga sheet steel with it and I was never abusing it when it broke.
  15. I keep taking out the gears. Started with a new saw in fall of 2017 broke it, sent it in and they repaired it with armature and gear housing. Stripped gears again and they sent me a new saw. Broke 2nd new saw and sent it in to warranty to have them replace armature and gear housing. Broke repaired saw and I'm now on a 3rd new saw. I see in the online parts manual they have updated the gear housing, but I haven't even used the newest saw because about the time I got it they released the new 8" so I've just been using my brushed 5⅜" saw. I'm still trying to decide if I should keep the fuel 5⅜" or sell it. I really do like it because it has a lot of power in a small package and never seemed underpowered for anything I was cutting. But if its only going to last me 6 months its just a matter of time before I run out of warranty. I would also say that we've stripped gears in a couple 8" corded saws over the last 15 years so its not like it doesn't happen but every 6 months is a little too excessive.
  16. Got my new saw today and the thing is beefy. The motor is bigger than the corded model and it makes the 5⅜" fuel model look like a tinker toy.
  17. In that case I have no idea haha. That's one thing I dont like about brushless tools they seem to have more electrical gremlins. I don't own any makita tools but I know with dewalt and milwaukee brushless tools if you have electrical problems you pretty much have to replace the whole electrical assembly.
  18. I would guess your brushes are wore out. They are pretty cheap and usually pretty easy to change as they are designed to wear out overtime.
  19. I'm not real familiar with that specific drill but I've seen them with hex and Phillip's head screws. If it doesn't seem to be any of those, I know it's been talked about on here that some dewalt models dont have a screw at all and it's possible you're just seeing a machining dimple on the end of the spindle.
  20. The part number for the pin detent anvil from the 2766-20 impact is 42-06-2770. It can be found on ebay typically from $50-60 but I actually just looked and there is one for $30 right now. I'm only assuming this works because the 2767-20 and 2766-20 are both the 2nd gen high torque impact and from the anvil pictures I posted above they look as though the anvils would be interchangeable but I don't know that for certain. When they released the 2nd gen high torque impacts they said that the pin detent anvil couldn't handle the 1400ft/lbs of nut busting torque that the 2767-20 model has because of the hole in the anvil so the 2766-20 pin detent model only has 1100ft/lbs of nut busting torque. I would guess that's only an issue in extreme conditions but just something to keep in mind.
  21. Milwaukee released new m12 right angle impact wrenches available in 3/8, 1/2 hog ring, and 1/2" pin detent. 220ft/lbs of nut busting torque which is a lot better than the current M18 right angle impact that has 60 ft/lbs of torque. Looks like they'll be out sometime in June.
  22. I'm sure either option would get the job done. One thing about Milwaukee is marketing likes to advertise big numbers but if its rates as a 1" rotary hammer it's pretty comparable to most other 1" rotary hammers. Hilti on the other hand doesn't advertise big numbers but for whatever reason they always win in a head to head competition. It seems they just have a really efficient hammering mechanism but you also pay a premium for it. I personally have dewalt and milwaukee rotary hammers and for how much I use them I dont see a need to pay the premium for the Hilti.
  23. This must be an error in the description. If you look in the q&a on home depot someone asked about cutting metal with the 2530 and a milwaukee rep responded that it's for wood only. Also that blade size and teeth count dosen't sound right for a metal blade but it is the standard wood framing blade size that should come with the saw. All that being said I'm sure with the right metal blade it would cut limited amounts of aluminum. It has rpms that match most 5⅜" metal blades but most metal blades have a 20mm arbor and the 2530 has a 10mm so it'll require bushings. The cons: it's probably a bit under powered and the guard isn't designed for metal so it'll throw a lot of metal shrapnel.
  24. I feel like my prayers have been answered. We used the 8" corded version for years and, while I love the 5⅜" fuel model, I've broke 4 in the last two years. They've been covered under warranty but I was starting to come to the conclusion the the 5⅜" wasn't heavy duty enough for what I was using it for and needed a different answer. This is exactly what I was looking for.
  25. Watch the first minute of this video. Not sure if this is your issue but I know I had this issue with my m18 die grinder the first time I used it. Hope this helps.
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