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    Ken
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  1. Lots of YouTube videos on it. Pay serious attention to the ones focusing on safety...table saw injuries can happen in the blink of an eye! Just one wrong move and people lose fingers! Take it seriously! Always have your riving knife on. Use your push sticks.
  2. I entirely respect the pragmaticism...but if it were me and I could say buhbye to all the noise, vibrations, fuss, and fumes of gas tools I would in a heartbeat. Heck, I’ve avoided a lot of gas powered OPE specifically because of that. I feel really lucky to be a home owner in this emerging age of relatively quiet, fuss-free tools. I feel this should be an even bigger deal among the tradesmen who have to use these things all day every day. In my little cluster of homes, we have a LOT of very big trees needing major maintenance all the time. It seems more often than not I spend seve
  3. I’m guessing some of these new LXT tools are essentially the new XGTs adapted for 18V operation. Which I kinda expected them to do. No need to steal the thunder out from under XGT even as it releases, but some LXTs like the full-size drill have been a little long on the tooth for a while, so replacements aren’t surprising. With Makita apparently developing a 56V platform, IF Makita is even seriously developing anything in the way of a cordless job site tablesaw, I’m a little hard-pressed to believe they could be designing it on either the LXT or XGT platforms. I could be wrong...I
  4. I think Metachi needed to be a choice in here. They’ve quietly introduced a number of solid innovations over the last few years and are solidly “on the map” as a prosumer-grade tool platform. Their multivolt format is more compact than Flexvolt and therefore can be utilized on more tools. They have the only 10” cordless table saw on the market. Their triple-hammer impact driver performs great. Their new-ish nailers are extremely competitive. They meet IP-56 standards. And pretty much everything can be run hybrid should the occasion arise...that all stacks up to a pretty solid lineup I have to
  5. Seems warranted. When I see the way electric chainsaws are basically performing the same as gas without all the fumes, noise, and hassle...it’s a no-brainer to me. And companies like Makita and Milwaukee have even burlier battery platforms coming down the pipeline. A lot of people will likely continue to have their romantic affection for gas tools as well as simply remaining unaware of just how powerful these battery tools already are, but in terms of having both the sheer performance while doing away with all the headaches...I seriously don’t know why more trades people haven’t already switch
  6. Might be possible to do via TWO adapters...one for Dewalt to Makita LXT, then LXT to old-school Makita NiMH. If they’re both available. Which could also be a long-shot, to be honest.
  7. I imagine you’ve tried tightening the latch bolt itself to make sure it clenches down adequately? Beyond that perhaps you have some oily residue at the interface. You could try wiping it down kinda hard and then hitting it with basic soap and water.
  8. Well that’s inconvenient about the no-shipping to Hawaii. And I like the CXT platform as well, love the new ergonomics compared to the old 12V Max. That said I can see why you’d want to keep those old tools going. I still think there’s a place for the platform albeit not with a large number of tools.
  9. This battery is actually still available, though it may become harder to find over time: https://www.amazon.com/Makita-BL1014-12V-Lithium-Ion-Battery/dp/B004GTMUWW/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=makita+12v+max+battery&qid=1603863310&sprefix=makita+12V+Max+&sr=8-3
  10. ToolBane

    DTW300

    It shows up on Makita’s website...but it hasn’t hit shelves at HD yet https://www.makitatools.com/products/details/XWT17Z
  11. ToolBane

    DTW300

    I might keep an eye out for the 285 on sale. I don’t have a strong need for this one but the upcoming mid-torque model has my eye a little more.
  12. ToolBane

    saw blade

    Depends on what you’re doing. Different blades for different materials, quality of cut you are looking for, and direction relative to grain (of wood)
  13. Routers will generally consume more energy than most basic drilling but by how much depends on what you are doing and how you go about it. According to testing conducted by Concord Carpenter (about 15 minutes into the linked video) the Dewalt is actually the most energy efficient of all cordless routers available today. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MFHh3bFoUiA&list=PLJXNPaYdstadlc2Mx-T2U77TmhkcTO3gz&index=37 But what Ah battery you use as well as how sharp and clean your bits are and how hard you force your tool will all play a role in how long your batteries l
  14. If it’s really happening in seconds whatever is wrong is probably dangerous; don’t put anymore batteries on it and either replace it or send it in for repairs.
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