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  1. My current 12 volt Milwaukee has the 5 3/8 36 tooth blade from Diablo. I have been using it for a little while, so I could swap it out to see if my results are better. I do like this saw especially for the size and weight, just saw this clearance deal from Lowes and got me thinking about upgrading to it.
  2. Hello Everyone I am looking at getting an 18 volt circular saw. I am interested in either Milwaukee or Hitachi as I have batteries for both of their 18 volt platforms. I currently own the M12 fuel circular saw, but I am bogging it down cutting through 3/4 plywood. It gets the job done, but you have to go very slow. My current battery situation for Milwaukee is 2 5.0 and 2 2.0, while for Hitachi I have 2 3.0 compact. The saws main job would be ripping plywood and mdf down, before it goes to the table saw. I am currently working on making kitchen cabinets, and counter tops for them. Future plans for the house will include some more projects that will involve ripping plywood. Lowes has clearance the 6-1/2 Hitachi brushless cordless circular saw (C18DBALP4) down to $99.00 from $199. The saw looks like it will meet my needs for my projects. Does anyone have any experience with this saw? Also, have you used it with the 3.0 compact batteries? I don't want to buy a bigger battery in Hitachi as the only tools I am running from Hitachi are the cordless brad and pin nailer. Link to the saw: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hitachi-18-Volt-6-1-2-in-Cordless-Circular-Saw-with-Brake-and-Nickel-plated-Aluminum-Shoe-Bare-Tool-Only/1000396249 Thank you for the feed back.
  3. I am currently running a 23000 BTU kerosene heater and a 9000 BTU Mr Heater buddy heater. I have a similar sized garage that is insulated. I live in Wisconsin. This set up does ok, but you still need to warm your hands up every once in a while. These heaters are rated for indoor safety. I also have a forced air propane heater that is 60,000 BTUs that is not indoor safe and does need venting. I think you will need more BTUs than 12000 to heat that size of space
  4. Saw them at Menards the other day. Here is a link to them on their site. https://www.menards.com/main/search.html?sf_categoryHierarchy=&search=Metabo+hpt
  5. I was in a similar situation a couple years ago. After researching compressors I decided to go with a quiet compressor from California Air Tools and buy nailers separately. The quiet compressors cost more but they sure are nice to use due to the reduced noise level.
  6. My first time posting, but I keep coming to this forum for the wealth of information on here. I have the M12 fuel impact and just bought the Surge this week. I was also curious which had more power so I did a quick test driving 1/4 x 3 1/2 Spax Powerlags into a 4x4. The Surge was easily twice as fast. I am heavy into the M12 line but wanted the Surge for the noise reduction.
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