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Old 10-05-2018, 07:46 AM   #61
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That makita chain saw is just what I need....In the winter sometimes fire wood runs low I'm out an there's a nice piece by the side of the road but it's 50' long I can hack it into 8 or 10 foot links and I got a few nights wood.

Only a 14" bar though
I have it, it’s really nice.
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https://www.amazon.ca/Makita-Ml903-9...ead+Flashlight
still selling them....
edit oh my bad that's the new and improved 9.6
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The old man I was stuck with as a youngster hanging doors had a couple of them.


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He always had to buy something that nobody else had.
He shows up at work with this and proceeds to take it out to a job on the flightline. Normally we would request an NF2 lightcart for power. He tells the boss we don't need a lightcart because he has a cordless drill.
Everybody gathers around to see him drill holes in sheetmetal siding.

He pulls the trigger and the thing proceeds to spin rrrrrrrrrrrrrrr……….

at about 100rpm.

Everybody was roaring laughing how slow the thing was.

Comments "we're going to lunch, tell when the first hole is drilled."

"better put in for overtime to screw that first sheet up."

he was mad as H*** and started yelling at us:

"These battery tools are the future!"


Looks like he had the last laugh on us.
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https://www.amazon.ca/Makita-Ml903-9...ead+Flashlight
still selling them....
edit oh my bad that's the new and improved 9.6
Last year I packed up all my old tools and donated them all to VietNam Vets. Those old Makita 9.6's still worked too.
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That makita chain saw is just what I need....In the winter sometimes fire wood runs low I'm out an there's a nice piece by the side of the road but it's 50' long I can hack it into 8 or 10 foot links and I got a few nights wood.

Only a 14" bar though

I have not even fired up my Stihl yet this year.
So much easier to grab the Makita.
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I got the Dewalt 12" Chain saw and didn't think I would use it much.
Camping I used it to cut fire wood, 24 inch stump, then helped clear a logging road from a storm.

The only on the job use its ever seen is cutting posts and trimming trees.
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original cordless screwdriver/drill....


My first stint in construction was for a commercial electrical company. I want to say 1984? Many of the sparkys carried those.


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I have it, it’s really nice.
Tell me about cut capacity...with a good sharp chain how many logs can I cut?
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I have not even fired up my Stihl yet this year.
So much easier to grab the Makita.
friend of mine just bought the makita 36v chainsaw.....

it's an absolute animal....

we did a time test....

saw on the ground pick it up and cut rounds off a 10" log.....

by the time I got my stihl started & running he was already buzzing rounds....

beat my ass silly....

had to cook him ribeyes and that dark beer chit he drinks....
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I concur the 36 volt Brushless Makita chainsaw rocks!

Last weekend my friend showed up to a river cleanup with his Stihl and me with my Husky gasser, and my 14" Makita. Threw my drysuit on, bagged my Makita saw and waded down river to clear log jams for white water boating safety. Running Stihl's BioPlus bar oil in both saws, we went to work. Not having to start a saw while standing in fast moving water was nice too. Just press the button and start cutting. At one point I was tied off to a tree on shore so I wouldn't flush down river in a bad spot should I have fallen (My rescue PFD has a tie in point that is releasable, and I am trained in white water rescue).

My friend was very impressed with my "little" saw cutting in the water, and trail clearing fallen trees. The chain spins fast on the Makita, and I couldn't tell you how many cuts I made, but we cut up a lot of trees. Some fallen trees were dangerous as they were under tension and required a lot of off cuts to make them safer to fully drop to the ground.

I just wish Makita made a Brushless top handle saw, as I would buy one. In a tree it would be awesome to not have to start a saw and just push the button, then pull the trigger. Plus no noise means no ear plugs required which is better for communicating with the ground crew.

The way to look at tools is one time Milwaukee will be first to release, then the next time it will be Makita. They both produce excellent tools. I stay out of the Dewalt lineup myself as two battery platforms (Makita and Milwaukee) are enough, but many seem to like yellow too.

When it comes to the leaf blowers the Makita 36 volt blows harder than the Milwaukee for sure. I won the Milwaukee unit from this board and use it all the time, but having tried the Makita leaf blower...well it is more powerful. I am very happy with the Milwaukee hedge trimmer and it would be interesting to compare it to the Makita, along with the string trimmers.

Never thought to use my 2.0Ah batteries in my rear handle Makita 7 1/4" saw as I haven't even used it yet, but weight was one of the biggest reasons I wasn't excited to use it. Might have to rethink the saws uses.

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I stay out of the Dewalt lineup myself as two battery platforms (Makita and Milwaukee) are enough, but many seem to like yellow too.
Yeah, Same I only want 2 line ups. Been strictly Makita till I got the graco cordless, then I was able to justify getting more dewalt tools like the tough-system radio, then I thought might as well get $1000s worth of tough system storage boxs and racks haha. Its been a crazy road... half my cordless tools are now dewalt.

The only line up I can see my self adding is the m12 because its so compact.

I had to leave my marriage with Makita because of the prices on some tools. The radios didn't do it for me. And they seem to make 5 models for each tool but looks exactly the same.
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I just wish Makita made a Brushless top handle saw, as I would buy one. In a tree it would be awesome to not have to start a saw and just push the button, then pull the trigger. Plus no noise means no ear plugs required which is better for communicating with the ground crew.
You mean like this one? https://www.makitatools.com/products/details/XCU06Z

I don't know if it's been released anywhere yet, but Amazon has a listing for it: https://www.amazon.com/Makita-XCU06Z.../dp/B07G5PVFKN

Looks like a nice piece, and the tucked away battery looks like it would be a lot more balanced than the X2 they have. I can't really figure out what they were thinking putting those 2 batteries on the back of a saw that (realistic usage) will be used one handed most of the time.
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You mean like this one? https://www.makitatools.com/products/details/XCU06Z

I don't know if it's been released anywhere yet, but Amazon has a listing for it: https://www.amazon.com/Makita-XCU06Z.../dp/B07G5PVFKN

Looks like a nice piece, and the tucked away battery looks like it would be a lot more balanced than the X2 they have. I can't really figure out what they were thinking putting those 2 batteries on the back of a saw that (realistic usage) will be used one handed most of the time.
Close! I need a 12" bar minimum and would like it to be powerful enough to use a 14" bar (They show that saw being a tiny 10" bar). If they put the same 36 volt motor as the rear handle Brushless it would be a winner!
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Close! I need a 12" bar minimum and would like it to be powerful enough to use a 14" bar (They show that saw being a tiny 10" bar). If they put the same 36 volt motor as the rear handle Brushless it would be a winner!
Gotcha. I wonder if it takes some kind of standardized bar, maybe you could put a 12" bar on it? I'm not too familiar with chainsaws or whether 2 more inches or bar/chain would be a significant increase in load on the motor. I've been tempted to buy the x2 rear handle brushless several times, really just waiting for it to go on super sale with 2 extra batteries.

And 2.0's on the rear handle circ saw are great, makes the saw significantly lighter. If you have 4 of 2.0 batteries and the dual charger (or 2 fast chargers) it's pretty hard to outrun the charger. If you're ripping a bunch of 12' or 16' 2x I would probably switch over to the 5.0's but in that situation the weight really isn't an issue.
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Milwaukie or Makita needs to make a 20v powerpack like Stihl has for gas. Then you could just add the tools you need.

A power pruner with extensions would be awesome.

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It makes zero sense to me to have just one battery platform as well. What's the problem, more than one charger? I'm certainly not going to jip myself of the tool of choice because I don't want to plug in another charger.




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That does it I'm ordering one tomorrow or Saturday
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It's not cheaper to have one platform, unless you are changing batteries from one tool to the other all day. That sounds more expensive to me.


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It's not cheaper to have one platform, unless you are changing batteries from one tool to the other all day. That sounds more expensive to me.


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