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  1. New to forum, seeking answer to problem with Makita X2 LXT 10" cordless compound miter saw. Have been working with tool for almost a year, have put it through its paces and cut all kinds of bevels with it. Today it got stuck at 22.5 degress (right side) and I can't get it to budge. I suspect the lock release button is somehow broken or jammed. I took off the back plastic housing hoping to get at it, but it turns out I'd have to do more disassembly to access it. Has anyone had this problem? I've been deep Team Blue for ten years but this is causing me to reconsider my loyalties. Brought my job
  2. A trip through the archives of Tools in Action and ToolGuyd displays how far the cordless tool market has come in the past decade or so. Early articles on each site capture the look of the 2008-2011 tool market, and there are many gems that cover the tools available back then--established brands, new products, and optimistic predictions of what the future would look like. Well, it's the future, and I'd venture to say that few of us expected the cordless job site to look like it does now back in the dark days of 2009. The tools have gotten smaller, smarter and become brushless, and a number
  3. This is my Makita TD171DB from Japan. I have enjoyed it a lot so far (1 month). I have had the makita xdt13 impact driver for almost a year now and love it so much that when i found out these existed i went and got one. The TD171D incudes the following 4 Speed modes: 1 -- [ 0-1100 rpm & 0-1100 ipm ] 2 -- [ 0-2100 rpm & 0-2600 ipm ] 3 -- [ 0-3200 rpm & 0-3600 ipm ] 4 -- [ 0-3600 rpm & 0-3800 ipm ] 1600 in/lbs max torque The 4 assist modes include: 1 for entering wood, this mode starts slow until it you get into the
  4. I was given an All Pro Professional Tools Cordless Jig saw (Model APT-4PC-1) 18V 1700 RPM and the battery has no charge. The cordless jig saw is in awesome condition and I would like to order a new charger and battery but cannot find a website to order from. I know it is a long shot, but has anyone heard of this brand or know where I could find a new charger and battery? I have included some pictures of it from all angles. Thank you in advance for any help you can offer. JK/cam
  5. Hi everyone, I've been entertaining the idea of making a wall to battery adapter for cordless tools for a while now. The idea is that an adapter can plug into the tool and then connect to the wall outlet to replace a dead battery (until the battery is recharged). I finally got around to it and have built a few of these for Ryobi and Dewalt tool systems. Right now, all the electronics are in a hollowed out battery case, so the adapter can fit normally into a drill/jigsaw/circular saw etc (no external power brick). They work really well, they seem to have the same power
  6. I am a newbie in the whole tool/construction thing, while i have worked for others briefly in construction i am by no means an expert, but i am mechanically inclined which is, well enough to figure out stuff. I recently finished replacing a 20 ft section of my yard fence. Used a circular saw to do all the cutting needed, the saw wasn't mine, and now that it's gone i kind of feel i need one. Money is not an issue this time, i am starting to conduct a little bit of a professional handyman practice which led me to look at two saws, because it's going to be a main first saw, i need it to
  7. What do you all recommend as "must have" Bosch 12v Max tools? I have much of DeWalt's 20v Max line, some high demand M18 Fuel tools, a few Ridgid 18v offerings that aren't yet offered by DeWalt or Milwaukee, and some older tools, but I want to supplement the 18v class tools with 12v offerings. As of now, I'm fairly certain that an impact driver will be added. My Porter Cable 12v Max drill and driver combo are outstanding, so I expect that their Bosch counterparts will prove even more useful. A compact reciprocating saw may prove useful, but is the Bosch much better than the DeWa
  8. Gday guys, I'm sure this question gets asked a heap, but which brand should I buy? I'm currently looking to buy a high quality 18v kit, preferably brushless or mostly brushless. It's just for home use, but I want something that will be good for the next 10 years at least. My father in law has metabo cordless drills that are 8 years old and still have crazy amounts of torque, to give you an idea. I'm looking to buy a drill, impact driver, circular saw, angle grinder. Since it seems silly not to, I'll also get a reciprocating saw. And I really want a good
  9. Has anybody seen/heard of a protective boot being made for DeWalt's new brushless impact wrenches? The tool can only live through so much.
  10. When you need it Cordless but your Favourite Brand doesn't have one in their Line-up, it's time to start 'Modding'.. My Version of Deawalt 18v (20v Max) Li-ion Cordless 1/4" Router... And yes, it is Flex Volt compatible...
  11. Does anyone know if Bosch plans on making a "battery actuated" cordless framing nailer. I know they have a cordless brad nailer, but does anyone know if a framing nailer is in the works? Thanks in advance.
  12. I just received the CORE "PowerLok" 14" string trimmer I bought off Woot.com on Saturday evening. The trimmer arrived early this morning. Very surprised at the shipping speed! The battery was pretty much fully drained so its on the 3 hr charger now. I just got to spin it a few times before it quit. Its super quiet. I didn't get a chance to access power or performance but I did remove the bump head to take a look at the mechanism. I'm interested to see if its possible to attach an aftermarket brushcutter head or blade. It does appear that it would support screw on type b
  13. So I recently heard about from a co-worker at work that Dewalt is going to introduce a new line of tools that use 120v batteries. Supposedly any 120v battery will be smart enough to know if it connects to a 120v tool or a 20v tool and if connected to a 20v tool it will only output 20v instead of the full 120v. I was also told Dewalt will be releasing them in the next month or so. I tried searching the web for information about the new tools but found nothing. Not sure if this is true or not. Thought I would ask if it is or not and wondered what people thought about this rumor.
  14. Hey guys; So I have over 25 different cordless Makita bare tools that I keep inside cases, inside my trunk, and I keep buying more as a compulsive collector . Even though they are inside Makita cases, most of them show sign of rust visible to the naked eye, no matter how I take care of them. Here in Florida, the humidity can get pretty bad I guess. How can I prevent rust build up on my tools? How do you guys remove it? I have more tools than the ones shown in pictures, and so far the rust hasn't made any of the tools obsolete or damaged, but it's worrying. T
  15. Ok so after looking into this more i am super confused by the packages at Home Depot! I noticed that the price for the drill & driver combo kits changes almost daily! Last week alone the one i got went from $199 to $169 to $249....what. And i was just looking on the site and some other threads and started noticing a lot of dif things. This is the normal package - Model # 2691-22 - Home Depot link: https://tinyurl.com/j8ylb8y - This used to come with a free flashlight, but now its only when you buy online and not in store... The is the kit i got 2 days
  16. After the Dewalt media event 2015 I feel a bit dissapointed with what they showed. Milwaukee had some more interesting tools at their event IMO. Everybody has said that 2015 is the year for Dewalt to shine, but so far I'm not that impressed. What I'm hoping for in the 20V cordless line at this moment is: -Updated jigsaw with barrel grip (maybe brushless, but that will increase the price tag of course) -Brushless, more powerful circular saw -Brushless angle grinder -Brushless compact impact wrench. Take the technology from the new DCF899 and smash it in the form factor of the DCF880 These n
  17. So I'm currently on the Dewalt 20v max line and felt like filling in some tools that I did not want from the Dewalt 20v line and here is why: Fuel circular saw; I wanted a compact saw for smaller cuts and waiting for Dewalt to release a bigger blade size brushless saw for heavier jobs. The m12 will do for the time being until then Fuel rotary hammer drill; I don't drill often in concrete and when I do it's usually smaller holes so the M12 felt perfect for that. If I find myself in need for a bigger one I will get another Dewalt 20v max Fuel 1/2" impact wrench; I simply could not leave that poo
  18. I have looked at and considered the cordless laminate trimmer/router that ryobi offer but there aren't very many reviews/videos I can find online relating to it. I'm wondering if anyone here has used it, can recommend it or advise against it and what it's pros + cons are? It's priced at $79 for the skin here in Melbourne, but I am on the Makita platform so I'd need batteries and a charger. How long do ryobi' high capacity batteries take to charge (2.5, 4.0+5.0)? Thanks
  19. what is the differnce between the brushless impact drivers, and which is the best option ? i use mine quiet alot had my original for 6 years but is starting to wear down and wondering which is the best to upgrade to?
  20. Hello all, Been lurking on the forums, finally decided to sign up. I need your guys help in making my next purchase. My budget is $650 and I'm looking to get an Impact Driver/ A drill/ and an SDS plus rotary hammer. I'm looking for all cordless and preferably brushless. I'm down to the following unless you have a better suggestion: ***Option 1 Makita Xt25m combo kit for $384.97 ( The promo also includes a free dual 18vx2 36v rotary hammer ) So this would give me the ( xph07z Hammer Drill, Xtd01z Impact, & free xhrz053 Dual battery rotary hammer) Then I could use and additional $150
  21. Hi I was wondering if anyone know's or has heard if Makita are making a cordless trimmer router. I emailed Makita mid last year but no response from them. I know Ryobi makes one but really dont want to purchase it if I know Makita will be making one. Cheers.
  22. Hello, I am new here. I made my account especially for this because I am in a great dilema. I received great offers for these 2 beasts. They are around the same price but that does not matter. I am a truck mechanic, so I need powerful, reliable, long-lasting cordless impact wrench. And these are the two I found at a really good price. So, other alternatives are completely excluded. I saw some guy on youtube that has had Milwaukee HD18HIW 610nm torque / 3 Ah battery (I am not talking about FUEL) for about 2 years and used it heavily and had no problem. So, this would have been much choice. Un
  23. So I was wondering because the Stanley Black and Decker company owns: -Dewalt -Black and Decker -Porter Cable -Mac tools And all these brands have a 20 volt max lithium ion cordless line does that mean that they are interchangeable. I'm just wondering if you could say: -Go buy a Black and Decker 20 volt cordless hedge trimmer and run it on Dewalt batteries. -Charge up a porter cable battery pack with a Dewalt charger Because I know that mac tools runs their new cordless line on the Dewalt 20 volt batteries as an option but can it go beyond that.
  24. After my recent 29th birthday I gained a few more dewalt 20Vmax line tools and cases. I'm now upto 10 tools from the 20vmax line and 3 tstaks and 2 tough boxes! Yeah me. Thinking about doing a post here for my dewalt tools show off in a week or so! man... I love Birthday;) everybody are welcome to post what you got! No comparing just share our yellow tools happiness together!
  25. Milwaukee tools has brought there cordless lineup to cornwell...hey have a whole page dedicated to milwuakee.. Aimed towards mechanics.shows off the ratchet and impacts... Great move for Milwaukee.
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