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Have to mention this to anyone interested in Milwaukee tools = M18 is the 18V system
this carbide chuck brushless drill can be found for $87 brand new from that big online retailer that starts with an A
Home Depot has it for $199 (the tool only)

Milwaukee 2904-20 easily one of the best drills you can get
No warranty if bought from Amazon.
 

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Have to mention this to anyone interested in Milwaukee tools = M18 is the 18V system
this carbide chuck brushless drill can be found for $87 brand new from that big online retailer that starts with an A
Home Depot has it for $199 (the tool only)

Milwaukee 2904-20 easily one of the best drills you can get
I anticipate having to drill through concrete in the near future, that looks like just the thing.
 

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Not true,
Milwaukee will honor its 5 year Warranty. Milwaukee would not alienate such a huge retailer.

I could not pass on it,, arrived early and it was absolutely new, factory sealed, genuine product.

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btw: a receipt isn't necessary for Milwaukee warranty, they want you as a happy customer
 
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Does anyone use old fashioned manual Phillips head screwdrivers anymore? I have a bunch of 'em that need the tips reground. Is there a special tool for that, or just clamp it, and file it?
 

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Does anyone use old fashioned manual Phillips head screwdrivers anymore? I have a bunch of 'em that need the tips reground. Is there a special tool for that, or just clamp it, and file it?
I can make flat screwdrivers as good as new or better, and enjoy repairing ones that have been messed up, but have never had much luck with phillips drivers.
 

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Just picked up another spare 18v battery for my Ozito/Einhell cordless tools from the same Pawn Broker (I frequent too often), $1.00 is a real great bargain, it wouldn't take a charge but a quick "parallel connection" to a charged battery soon sorted that out... still holding a charge well 👍

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Been a Dewalt guy for 20 years. I'm slowly switching over to Milwaukee, their products are super nice and have a huge lineup over Dewalt. Dewalt is just sitting still while Milwaukee are pumping out all kinds of tools
 

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Huh? Sounds like it might be a good thing to know about. Care to give a brief introduction about the process and what's actually happening there?

Same process for bringing an over discharged Li-Ion back to life, positive to positive with a jumper cable (same with the negative), tops up the cells within a "brief period" so the BMS will permit a recharge.

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Same process for bringing an over discharged Li-Ion back to life, positive to positive with a jumper cable (same with the negative), tops up the cells within a "brief period" so the BMS will permit a recharge.

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Who figures out stuff like this…you?

Can't wait to give it a try but unfortunately I don't have any bad batteries right now!
 

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Jumping another battery is the same as balancing two batteries... I do it alot & doesn't matter size* as long as they are close in Ah

Pos. ~ Pos.
Neg. ~ Neg.


Note:: some chargers are not as picky about voltage,
where the factory charger might give an error, other chargers just start charging normally.
I like the latter.

*from a small power tool pack to a large LFP
 

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Been looking at this air compressor for a year and half, it's brushless > 36V (have batteries)
Finally came down to a price I couldn't pass on, got it for $219


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My first drill was a Bosch 14,4V, which suited my needs for a good, long time, until I started doing some actual work with it.
Spoiler: it worked about as well as my wrist - aka, using a screwdriver turned those 140mm's just as deep. And neither all the way.

Then I tried a Bosch Green 18V, which didn't perform much better, and I shortly after got a Makita 18V as I had projects I actually wanted to do.
Makita did the job, but local availability was nothing to write home about. Same with Metabo and Milwaukee, which were up for consideration as the one brand to stick to. Bosch Blue was also an option in terms of availability, along with Dewalt, but given the price of Bosch Blue...I went with Dewalt.

Sold the Makita and still trying, 3 years later, to get rid of the Bosch Greens...

And now I have quite the collection of Dewalt-tools, which not failed me even once yet.
DCF601 - driver for the smaller screws (0-40mm) (12V)
DCD796 - drill/driver for the medium screws (40-80mm) (18V)
DCD991 - drill/driver for the longer screws (80-140mm) (18V)
DCF899 - impact wrench for anything that needs to be driven in or out, regardless of length (18V)

Plus some corded tools (jigsaw, square and orbital sander, mitre saw and angle grinders) from Dewalt, Black & Decker, Metabo and Hikoki.

Got 2x 2 Ah (12V) and 2x 5Ah regular batteries, plus a 1,7 Ah powerstack, and the included DCB113 and DCB115 chargers.

Accessories includes several DT7508 1/2" square to 1/4" Hex and DW2547 1/4" Hex to 1/2" square adapters, along with several DT70734T impact ready bit sets, and some Bahco 7806 impact sockets. For cases, I find the Makita MacPak series to be brilliant (MUCH better than Dewalt's T-stack!), with the suitable inserts.

I'm only using the tools for sporadic hobby projects, and the longevity of the batteries just sitting there is a worry.

But if money was no object, I would have gone with the M18 Milwaukee. Their lineup seems much better than Dewalt's, but as a hobby user, I cannot justify the extra cost.
 
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