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  1. Video still shows on Facebook, but you might need to be a group member to see? I can't copy the video, but here are some pictures.
  2. Here is someone selling a Makita flex click conversion kit. If link doesn't work let me know and I'll post some pics. https://www.facebook.com/groups/167031360437573/permalink/1092974984509868/
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    New Multitool

    Unfortunately, I don't have a link to the actual catalog; various people were posting pictures of specific pages on Facebook Makita groups. There is some debate about the piece near the blade. Some folks are saying it is a removable dust attachment, whereas others are saying it is an adapter that let's you use Starlock. I think the later theory is what @Mr.Ditschy is referencing above. Needing to use an adapter just doesn't make sense to me though since it very clearly says "Starlock Max" on the blade lever.
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    New Multitool

    A new multitool was finally spotted in the 2021 catalog (Asia not US). Interesting that it's Starlock Max. Looks shorter but maybe a bit chunky? Lots of other new stuff spotted in the catalog including a new 18v right angle drill and lots of new XGT (including XGT X2).
  5. I'm very interested in the two XGT rear handle saws being released and I think I saw an XGT X2 chainsaw too. A 1/2 router, belt sander, tablesaw (X2) and vacuum (X2) would be attractive.
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    XCU03 vs XCU07

    What are people's thoughts on the tool-less tensioner on the XCU03? I've only ever had dual post tensioners on my saws and am a little hesitant about the tool-less design. Anyone have any issues with it? I could easily just go with the XCU07, but my local dealer has some 03s on clearance.
  7. I've seen a video where someone converted the Makita 1/4 hex screwdriver to accept the Bosch heads by 3D printing an adapter plate. Was super slick.
  8. STAFDA 2020 - new tools from Makita Tower lights, updates to XPH07 and several sub-compact tools, and several more X-lock grinders, but no table saw or belt sanders.
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    Well, I've been patiently checking for months and somehow missed the release! Can't wait to pick one up.
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    saw blade

    You can use aftermarket blades on any (as far as I know?) Makita saw. I use Diablo blades on all my 6 1/2 and 7 1/4 non-plunge saws. The 7 1/4 saws might have a little better selection of blades (especially at the big box stores), but the 6 1/2 is a great little saw too. What are you planning to use the saw for?
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    Are you sure you're depressing the safety when you pull the trigger? If so, it could also be something is defective with the safety mechanism?
  12. Yes, yes, yes!! This is one of my top tool requests and it's like they were reading my mind! Awesome find. Now we just need 18v and X2 traditional belt sanders.
  13. New tripod lights with specs on pages 6/7. https://cdn.makitatools.com/apps/wms/catalogs/LEDLightingCatalog/
  14. The Makita 6½ brushless is blade left too and is also a great saw. Since you are already on the platform, it seems like a good option. I have both the rear- and top-handle 7¼ saws and use the 6½ more than either. It's also worth noting that having both left and right-blade saws (and comfort using either) comes in real handy when making certain cuts. At least the Makita and Milwaukee saws have good enough visibility to be used with either hand.
  15. Oh, and a sub-compact area light that is basically the DML812 with a battery stuck to the back of it and a very small, simple stand to let it swivel vertically.
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