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  1. 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 🙈
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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..
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. I did this with my cordless Husqvarna saw with great results so you should be able to. The only issue that I can think of is that the Milwaukee seems to struggle with continuous cutting (from the reviews I've seen online - issues with HO 12.0 batteries overheating) so by extending the bar you would be putting more load on the motor, especially when cutting.
  13. I returned a 9ah battery today that I probably used and charged 20 times before it stopped working. I was told that total tools and the like probably won't end up even stocking this mx range? No one here in Australia can even give us an estimate of when this platform will arrive. You get the excuse of covid when you ask. I'm wondering if it will even survive long enough for it to get here or was it a flop overseas? Any updates on the performance/popularity from the guys/girls using this platform if it's out in your countries?
  14. If it will not take charge just jump start it with another good fully charged battery. I recently did this with an m12 battery that I hadn't used for over 6 years and it's as good as new now.
  15. Wondering when we will see DeWalts response to this line up. Everything looks so bulky on the MX platform 😕 regardless of whether it is lighter and more powerful, ergonomics play an even bigger part imo.
  16. I went out and bought one. Great machine, it kept up with my Porter Cable drywall sander. Not as powerful as my 60l shop vac but so much more portable! One question, how on Earth do you disable the low battery / flow alarm? Flicking between the two hose sizes, I notice no difference in suction? Sometimes even with the right size hose, it still beeps depending on the tool which is annoying as hell 😕
  17. I'd buy this platform for the broom alone however, as usual can't find any info on an Australian release 😖
  18. Thanks for the feedback. I ended up getting someone out from Milwaukee to demo it and it cut with ease so I bought one that day. Highly recommended tool for those looking for a good cable/tube cutter!
  19. I am looking at one of these but imagine like all vacs I've ever had, the filters will clog without hepa bags when using a drywall sander or vacuuming up lots of plaster dust?
  20. If you have both platforms, you can't really deny the fact that Flexvolt is superior to M18 in terms of power and runtime as well as battery performance. I still don't know why the batteries are so large though, unless they just look extra large in the videos it's hard to tell.
  21. Looking at one of these and was wondering if anyone has one and it if will cut 1/2" and 3/4" hard and soft drawn copper pipe ? Cuts don't need to be clean as it's for scrapping. Any feedback would be much appreciated
  22. That is exactly their problem isn't it? I believe they need to draw much more current to get the same power output as in a higher voltage tool with less current. With the same pressure or even more using 36v and 54v, the tools simply carry on working. There are many others who have the same issues I suffered, mostly with the M18 chainsaw on YouTube. The battery cooling system in Husqvarna is very well engineered. Just about every tool cools the battery when in use. Milwaukee do not even fan cool their chargers and it took forever for each battery to cool down. There is an electroni
  23. Will be interesting to try these. As I said a while ago, 18v doesn't cut it. I couldn't even use my M18 grinder the other day without both the 12 and 9ah batteries cutting out after a few minutes of heavy cuttibg rendering the tool useless until they cooled down. My Flexvolt, Husqvarna and metabo never have this problem. Interested to see dewalts response to this. Those packs are huge though!
  24. You are correct, that's why I said high performance tools. One definitely wouldn't want to be using an impact gun with a 36v or twin 18v battery setup on it 😂 but I'm sure someone would!
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