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  1. Welcome to the forum. When DeWALT created the Lithium Ion XR power tools, referred to as 20V MAX XR in the US, they were also still actively selling their (now discontinued) 18V XRP power tools. DeWALT concluded that US customers would be confused by the similar naming of 18V XR (Lithium Ion) and 18V XRP (Ni-Cd) power tools, so the US tools are named 20V MAX XR, where the RoW identical tools are 18V XR. Long answer to the UAE DeWALT guy being correct about tools for that country being branded as 18V XR. The DeWALT DCB115 4A charger is included w/ 20V/60V FLEXVOLT kits, so it is compatible. That DCB115 charger is compatible w/ 12V MAX, 20V MAX and 20V/60V MAX FLEXVOLT battery packs. There are other chargers available that will properly charge that DeWALT DCB609 20V/60V MAX FLEXVOLT 9Ah battery at a faster rate.
  2. Careful usage of air is probably fine for cleaning the tool. Sorry for my adding to the confusion. The vents / air are probably just for the motor and the drive train / grease are probably isolated from that airflow.
  3. My tool is not used near my compressed air, so when I am cleaning the exterior I also clean the vents using a toothbrush. For certain lube the bit shaft. On my SDS-Max I put a small amount of grease into each clean shaft groove prior to insertion into the tool. Each bit is cleaned when removed so the grease doesn't attract / collect crud, that would then end up in the tool. Here is the Bosch Hammer Drill 1.615.430.010 Grease. It would probably work on your tool, if the MFG grease cannot be located.
  4. Welcome to the forum. My Bosch RH540M SDS-Max Rotary Hammer included a small grease tube for application to the bit shaft when changing bits (according to the manual). That has been followed throughout usage and the tool operation has remained fine. The tool case is cleaned, including the vents, after each usage. The tool still looks and operates like new. Not sure on that Makita, but my speculation is the hammer function would also benefit from periodic lubrication.
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    Note that to limit / prevent future failures of the integrated regulator, always operate the tool in full throttle in high load conditions. A partial throttle under high / heavy load makes lots of heat in that burned up switch regulator.
  6. All of my power tools have a dedicated tool box (or bag) and all the associated accessories (blades / bits / etc.) are stored w/ the tool. All my tools are stored in one place, all my hardware and supplies are stored in a different place. It frequently looks like a mess to others, but I can "always" put my hands onto the required stuff when needed. For example, last week I needed an electric motor brush. I faintly recalled having a spare from a decade prior. I put my hands onto that part and fixed my motor in short order.
  7. Welcome to the forum. Has the stall release lever been fully cycled (requires lot of force)?
  8. Welcome to the forum. The '94 Grand Cherokee I special ordered 27 years ago w/ the Up County Suspension Group included special Bilstein shocks that are still going strong. They have recently been freshened w/ sanding and painting.
  9. There are some palm trees on my properties where the Super Sawzall is the most appropriate tool for maintaining those trees. I use a 9" blade in those instances.
  10. Welcome to the forum. That tool requires Type E grease. This topic shows my Milwaukee Model 0224-1 hole shooter being repacked, also with the same specified Type E grease. It also has the link to TIY #383, showing all the specified greases and grease amounts.
  11. Thanks for the link. It is surprising to me there is zero mention of safety in that Popular Mechanics article. The process you followed has sooo many more safety steps. Thanks again.
  12. After always respecting your knowledge and your posts, what would lead to your concluding that this is a good idea? An online search did not reveal any web pages showing how this would / could freshen a battery.
  13. Welcome to the forum. Examining the XPH07Z tool looks like that clamp has probably grabbed tightly onto the tool collar ribs and doesn't want to release. Why not replace the handle, screwing most of the way into the clamp, then sharply strike the end of the handle w/ a hammer to see if it breaks free? Put a 2x4 scrap between the hammer and the tool to avoid marring the tool.
  14. Welcome to the forum. It looks like the hinge part number 1609B00331 is stuck, shown in parts manual. Disassemble, clean and lightly lubricate? Is there a stuck spring loaded detent pin?
  15. Welcome to the forum. Something like this? Something like this pipe from McMaster-Carr in the appropriate size could be made to work w/ the existing parts. Something like this gear rack in appropriate pitch and length could be added.
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