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    Ken
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  1. Yeah and now I’m finally realizing which pics are actually yours vs the infomercial...your blade is ridiculously worn down and should be replaced. Looks like you kinda had every worst thing possible happening at the same time with your cuts. I bet you were even doing cross cuts (meaning perpendicular to the grain). Wow...yeah I can definitely see how you were getting such extreme tear out. Yowzers! I hope it didn’t ruin you project!
  2. No problem and welcome to the forums. You know, I think I must have been pretty tired or distracted last night and didn’t even realize I did NOT at all read your full post that well, and missed what your actual issue even was. So, more direct to your actual issue, a framing blade will definitely NOT cut as cleanly as a finishing blade of higher tooth count. Also how dirty the blade is can play a role. For your purpose I would also bother to spend at least a small premium on a good blade. Diablo is a pretty popular brand for that. You also want to make sure the direction
  3. High output batteries (and just larger batteries in general) absolutely do help power output the more a tool’s power demands happen to be...but that doesn’t mean they are a necessity for moderate-draw power tools such as this. It has to do with batteries having an internal resistance, and the larger the battery, the lower that internal resistance tends to be. The lower the internal resistance is, the closer the battery approximates a perfect voltage source (behaving more closely to the simplified physics you might learn in highschool). Now you can definitely get away wi
  4. The more time goes on the more I believe this simply isn’t a product Makita is likely to release. Every product they make even if it may initially seem out of left field (coffee maker) is ultimately something trades people are going to use pretty routinely. The recent upright vacuum cleaner is geared for use in hotels for example. A glue gun while having a lot of utility to home owners in the right situations is ultimately more akin to arts and crafts than it is to a dedicated trades person, of any industry. Now maybe they take a different attitude with their CXT line. In their own
  5. Looks stout. Impressive numbers if they prove true.
  6. Your more specific description inclined me to check my XDT12 (model just previous to yours, almost certainly uses the same switch) to see if I notice anything similar. There IS a small degree of plastic-on-plastic rubbing when trying to slide with sideways pressure. Checked against my other Makita impacts and drills and it seems there’s varying degrees of it. It could easily have something to do with accumulated particulates or gunk in the mechanism, because it seems more pronounced on the tools I’ve subjected to the most “abuse”. I’m not personally bothered by it thoug
  7. I’ll be interested in hearing how these treat you. I’m happy enough with my current platforms but do have to say I like what Metachi is doing.
  8. Wow...that’s pretty mediocre. I mean, maybe...just maybe...the torque load is too low (because taking lug nuts off a compact car should in theory be pretty trivial for this impact) that it’s tripping a sensor prematurely? Maybe it’s actually a setting that needs to be adjusted? Trying to be fair here, because if that’s three straight defective Milwaukees you’ve got that can’t even take lug nuts off that are torqued less than a tenth of the impact driver’s marketed specs that just plain atrocious.
  9. That router looks extremely compelling. That multivolt line just gets more and more impressive.
  10. Interesting changes. I’ve heard of some brands selling slightly different versions of the same tool depending on whether it goes to a business vs sold to general public. Also I can’t help but wonder if this is related to recent moves by TTI that have made Milwaukee products overlap more with Ridgid and Ryobi.
  11. The concept of bendable tabs to remove the things is innovative in the way of being inexpensive, but that was always a turnoff to me and probably the main reason I didn’t pull the trigger on a couple m12 tools I had my eye on for a couple years. I imagine they “break in” over time? Which also concerned me for the reason you just mentioned...that they could also break after a while. The shells of these things are usually glass fiber reinforced plastic so the long-term resiliency should actually be pretty good but I would still imagine breaking them to happen every so often.
  12. First thing I would suggest is sorting out all the tools you are likely to “need” as you go, and weed out the brands that either don’t perform well with them or just lack them outright. The “fringe” or most unique tools...if there are any...are the ones you want to pay closest attention to in my opinion. Pretty much everyone makes a decent enough drill and impact driver these days because that’s the first thing people buy, companies make sure theirs are not complete lemons compared to the rest of the market, so those aren’t what really differentiates the brands. They are also tools
  13. Sounds like a short in the battery or something. Sure hope it didn’t catch fire! By now I’m sure whatever cells were involved have discharged but keep it somewhere it can’t burn your house or anything else down and contact Dewalt on how they would like you to handle its disposal (and/or replacement, because I’m sure they would feel inclined to take good care of you after an incident like this).
  14. ToolBane

    New Multitool

    Actually looks a lot more compact overall and they made a purposeful decision to make it easy to grip one-handed. The bulk proximate to the battery may also reflect conscious effort to balance the tool. And they certainly have AVT in big letters on there...they definitely want to make sure we know they took vibration control seriously on this model. You don’t happen to have a link to the catalog, by chance?
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