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  1. Anything should work. The idea is to stop seizing and wear. Grease will eventually get hot and melt everywhere doing the same thing as oil. When I cleaned my old metabo grinder, it was also packed with grease in the housing.
  2. What type of grinder? Could be the brushes unless it's brushless?
  3. I believe the issue looks like a fault where the battery connects to the tool allowing it to vibrate ever so slightly during use. Regardless of heat protection the terminal should not melt unless the contact is poor. I use many tools continuously over and over until the battery drains and it should not melt. A line trimmer draws little current so the battery should barely get warm. Milwaukee have been the most disappointing in terms of battery quality for me over the last few years. Their batteries have been so bad that unless it's a specialised tool I can't buy from anyone else, I avoid Milwaukee now.
  4. This is normal when you charge high capacity batteries as from memory this doesn't have a cooling fan. I had the same issues with my old Milwaukee charger and the 9 & 12ah batteries. Even with the new charger it gets hot. I use the DeWalt fast chargers only now and have no issues. The Milwaukee and DeWalt would get so hot the batteries would stop charging and I worried something would catch fire one day 🙈
  5. Not sure how you went with this but I have that kit and keep the spare bags and all attachments in an AEG box. The size is perfect so make sure whatever you buy fits the wand parts without having to angle them. Keeps them safe and all together. I just take the box with me whenever I use the flexvolt extractor.
  6. Almost two months on, I finally received a call from total tools to say my battery claim was rejected lol. Two months and 4 phone calls to find out if my battery would be replaced. It was out of warranty by a few months yet hardly used.. really frustrating, especially with their turn around time. Their Google reviews definitely were not fudged. On the other hand, we in Australia, miss out on the power supply/generator once again! That was a definite buy which will be no longer. We also don't get kit options so I don't see anyone really purchasing this anymore. I tried out the demo saw today, it would have to be the most impractical design I've ever held. The handle is literally as if someone took a piece of round tube, bent it at a 90 degree angle and screwed it onto the tool. Unbelievably uncomfortable in the hand, bulky and awkward. Did they not test the ergonomics of a stihl or husky demo saw?? The only selling point I now see for this is the fact that it's cordless which is why I'd buy it.. but with no kit it works out to almost $3k with 1 battery and charger... My issue is that if the batteries overheat like they do with the m18 chainsaw and 9" grinder... The tool would be more frustrating than useful. I saw no cooling system on the battery packs?? Really disappointing. On the other note, the jackhammer didn't look as bulky as it does in videos online although no battery was attached to it.
  7. It has always worked for me. I wouldn't say WD40 evaporates like most solvents, it leaves behind a slight film but the plus is that it doesn't really make the jaws slip as I'd imagine lanolin spray or lithium spray might. Mind you, this is to stop the friction issue with the jaws not to help hold the bit in place, which in turn allows you to properly tighten the jaws if that makes sense.
  8. If it's just a tightening issue you can just spray the inside with some WD40 or silicone spray. My metabo chucks do this every few years if they get heavy use and the lubricant makes them hold on and tighten like new.
  9. That's right I forgot they were owned by TTI which is probably the biggest home/commercial tool related company globally I would imagine. Bunnings also exclusively sell Ryobi so that makes sense also. To confuse things even more, tti hand tools can be found at total tools so I would imagine they are made/owned by TTi? I've never looked into it but the quality/price is quite reasonable being around half the cost of sidchrome tools etc. From memory when I posted photos of the boxes in here they were made in Israel I think..
  10. Hi there, I had two corded sawzalls with the same chuck and they definitely did not have that issue. You could take it back to the store and check to see if their other stock has the same issue. I'd stay away from the tool if it has become the norm for that particular tool (lower quality) as your blades are most likely to break when cutting heavy materials such as hardwood/steel etc.
  11. I think our AEG is your Rigid? This is the brand I'm talking about: https://www.aegpowertools.com.au/power-tools/products/details/quickstack-organiser-aeg-proorg?list=all_products&list_name=All+Products Owned by Milwaukee I believe, I've been told their factory is literally opposite Milwaukee's in China and most components are the same. They are mid-ranged priced tools, although some are just as expensive as DeWalt and Milwaukee now with the difference being that you get a 5y replacement warranty on the tools. You can walk into the reseller (Bunnings exclusive) 4 years and 11 months later with the broken tool and you walk out with the same or new equivalent tool no questions asked. It's a reason why they have become popular because of the replacement warranty as opposed to having to send tools off etc. Imo they are the most underrated tool here and are often bagged solely because our big warehouse Bunnings sell them and smaller trade tool centers do not.
  12. I know this is an old post but for durability the AEG boxes are half the price of Milwaukee and DeWalt and twice as strong. I abuse the hell out of them and they are still mechanically perfect. Anyone considering tool boxes I highly recommend them. The latches that lock the boxes together are super strong, as is the main handle and case itself.
  13. Any type of gear oil should work, it will not be critical to use the manufacturer specific oil. Just check the viscosity of the existing oil and pick a thin or thick oil based on the feel of it.
  14. Most likely it would, they were very simple early on. At a guess it would have been just a screw type guard. If you take it to any tool repair place I'm sure they would test fit one at no charge.
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