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M18 9.0 battery on HD's site $199: not in stock yet


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Laser is old I believe. Quite old. Pricing on the 9.0 sort of sucks. We will see what a potential 2-pack goes for, and what it costs as an extra in a tool kit. That will likely be the better way to go. Otherwise here in Canada it will likely be $250 and I can't see that flying.

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27 minutes ago, Bremon said:

Laser is old I believe. Quite old. Pricing on the 9.0 sort of sucks. We will see what a potential 2-pack goes for, and what it costs as an extra in a tool kit. That will likely be the better way to go. Otherwise here in Canada it will likely be $250 and I can't see that flying.

 

Dewalt is calling the shots on this one, they don't have much choice but to compete...or at least try. 

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Kinda makes the m18 miter kit a better looking deal, not that I thought it was bad before for a decent cordless 10".  You figure saw+$199 battery +  $79 rapid charger for $650 isn't so bad. I'm not really interested in buying a 9.0 a la carte but figure I'll grab one in the miter kit. I don't really need such a huge amp battery but it never hurts to have the extra runtime for lights and vacs etc. (hopefully it fits in the m18 vac too)...

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34 minutes ago, Bremon said:

Laser is old I believe. Quite old. Pricing on the 9.0 sort of sucks. We will see what a potential 2-pack goes for, and what it costs as an extra in a tool kit. That will likely be the better way to go. Otherwise here in Canada it will likely be $250 and I can't see that flying.

 

True it ain't cheap but supposedly it will outlast 2x5.0 amp batteries so if it can replace two of those it isn't crazy...but yeah I wish it was cheaper...

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You guys make great points. I'm sure they will be competing hard against FlexVolt which should ease the burden on our wallets.

 

Jerry, I'm quite confident it will fit the vacuum, I'm willing to modify the battery compartment a bit (I have no use whatsoever for the legacy support for V18). 

 

I can get 2x 5.0 for $199 Canadian. Higher than that for 9.0 and they can take forget about it. I'm quite certain it will fit the fan as well, but the bottom of the pack 

may well be as low as the feet. 

 

Looking forward to Canadian pricing on the Fuel miter vs FlexVolt. 

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23 minutes ago, KnarlyCarl said:

Well... just bought a bunch of batteries from OddosFence... so I'm set.. but when the string trimmer and blower come out next year, maybe. Just maybe

I agree waiting for the weed eater as well....

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1 hour ago, Bremon said:

You guys make great points. I'm sure they will be competing hard against FlexVolt which should ease the burden on our wallets.

 

Jerry, I'm quite confident it will fit the vacuum, I'm willing to modify the battery compartment a bit (I have no use whatsoever for the legacy support for V18). 

 

I can get 2x 5.0 for $199 Canadian. Higher than that for 9.0 and they can take forget about it. I'm quite certain it will fit the fan as well, but the bottom of the pack 

may well be as low as the feet. 

 

Looking forward to Canadian pricing on the Fuel miter vs FlexVolt. 

 

Yeah I don't really doubt it will fit the m18 vac but it's just that it's a completely enclosed battery compartment so you never know. In retrospect it worked out well they made it support both m18 and v18 connectors because oherwise they might have been tempted make the opening smaller to just fit the XC sized battery.

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29 minutes ago, olletsocmit said:

200 bucks for a fucking battery that is just quite frankly absurd.

 

It ain't cheap but Milwaukee batteries never are. Dewalts flexvolt 6.0 amp battery is $149, how much is their 9amp pack gonna cost? Prob $200 as well...

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200 bucks for a fucking battery that is just quite frankly absurd.

If it's making me money, I've got no problem with it making Milwaukee some too.

Yes for the pro user, it can easily be justifiable

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16 minutes ago, KnarlyCarl said:

 

Yes for the pro user, it can easily be justifiable

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Yes. However, for the same price you could also get a Kobalt Brushless circular saw and a 4.0 and 2.0 battery ??????????????

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry I know I'm making it easier to justify.

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17 minutes ago, JerryNY said:

 

It ain't cheap but Milwaukee batteries never are. Dewalts flexvolt 6.0 amp battery is $149, how much is their 9amp pack gonna cost? Prob $200 as well...

 

The catch is the two pack of the 6's cost $199. So for the same cost you get all the same amp as the Milwaukee, plus an additional 3ah in a 2 battery form factor which offers more flexibility. 

 

As for the cost of it compared to Milwaukee's other batteries, it's spot on really, 2 5ah cost $199 as well, so they run more expensive as it is. It makes sense in it's own ecosystem, just not quite the value compared to Dewalt. 

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The catch is the two pack of the 6's cost $199. So for the same cost you get all the same amp as the Milwaukee, plus an additional 3ah in a 2 battery form factor which offers more flexibility. 

 

As for the cost of it compared to Milwaukee's other batteries, it's spot on really, 2 5ah cost $199 as well, so they run more expensive as it is. It makes sense in it's own ecosystem, just not quite the value compared to Dewalt. 

Yes, I just don't have any dewalt tools so I'm not comparing the batteries to each other, just to the current m18 batteries

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6 minutes ago, Hugh Jass said:

 

The catch is the two pack of the 6's cost $199. So for the same cost you get all the same amp as the Milwaukee, plus an additional 3ah in a 2 battery form factor which offers more flexibility. 

 

As for the cost of it compared to Milwaukee's other batteries, it's spot on really, 2 5ah cost $199 as well, so they run more expensive as it is. It makes sense in it's own ecosystem, just not quite the value compared to Dewalt. 

The real catch where I'm concerned is that 2 packs are always cheaper, and around me Dewalt batteries are barely cheaper than Milwaukee batteries, so yellow vs red all comes out in the wash for me unfortunately. 

 

Plus, lower capacity batteries are always cheaper. If we wanted maximum amp hour versatility we'd all be sitting on mountains of 3.0 10 cell packs that they blow out at bargain prices multiple times a year, but the point is not to be changing batteries so much.

 

It's a tough line to walk for performance vs value. I don't think it's unreasonable to expect a two pack for $250 for 9.0, but we will see where things shake out. I don't know that I would need multiple 15 cell batteries. Unlike new Dewalt, this isn't necessarily a platform where you need to have so many super-pac(k)s you could make a political party jealous.  :P

 

As an aside, I was initially quite interested in the blower and string trimmer but at this point I might end up just jumping into Ego, the mower is appealing, and both the blower and string trimmer have had new versions come out vs Milwaukee's first attempt. 

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23 minutes ago, Hugh Jass said:

 

The catch is the two pack of the 6's cost $199. So for the same cost you get all the same amp as the Milwaukee, plus an additional 3ah in a 2 battery form factor which offers more flexibility. 

 

As for the cost of it compared to Milwaukee's other batteries, it's spot on really, 2 5ah cost $199 as well, so they run more expensive as it is. It makes sense in it's own ecosystem, just not quite the value compared to Dewalt. 

 

Milwaukees own 5.0 amp two pack is $199 as well. You can't really compare multi packs of lower capacity, you always pay a premium for single larger capacity packs for all tool makers unfortunately. 

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8 hours ago, comp56 said:

I imagine there will be free 9.0 battery offers with tool purchases soon enough

Milwaukee might not win on pure price point, but I bet they will have an offer that makes it worth buying.

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3 hours ago, JimboS1ice said:

I like the ruggedness of the milwaukee batteries that you don't get with Makita or Dewalt, I've dropped them a good height and they remain in tact with the rubber foot on the battery

I do like the rubber on the M18 and 12v batteries. it helps keep them from sliding around on surfaces that I don't want them to

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I do like the rubber on the M18 and 12v batteries. it helps keep them from sliding around on surfaces that I don't want them to

Yea the plastic on the Makita batteries feels kind of thin, dewalts aren't too bad but not like the milwaukees are

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