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Old 06-04-2019, 01:19 AM   #1
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I was showing my coworker the new Makita Jigsaw I picked up (pretty sweet, tick heavier than I expected), and he was joking with me. He's been slingin a Skilsaw Mag and I wing the Makita minis around, the multi, and today I busted out the 36V 7 1/4 (grunty little saw). I can't handle that damn worm drive, 26 years of landscaping before this and that Skil is gonna kill my friggin arm, no way man. He's used to it but I can't stand it. I used to sling a Husky 16 bucking saw one handed and I won't even try to do that anymore. I thought it was funny though. "Do you own anything with a cord?"

Yeah, it's all at home, I carry 20 Makita batteries.
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Old 06-04-2019, 05:06 AM   #2
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I refuse to go all cordless. I have changed from Dewalt to Makita to Milwaukee battery platforms change then you need all new tools. Not doing that.

Drills and circular is where I leave it. Wires for everything else here

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Porter Cable circular saw, DeWalt jigsaw and some no-name hd drill for mixing are all corded.
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Track saw, miter saw and table saw. I need a cordless track saw, the other two are fine corded.
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Porter Cable circular saw, DeWalt jigsaw and some no-name hd drill for mixing are all corded.
Got a mixing drill, worm drive, sawzall, old drills, planers at home.
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Fein Multi tool, Chop saws, Belt sander, Vacuum, Jigsaws, Routerssssss. Lots of corded stuff, especially in the shop where 220v reins.

Cordless is mostly drills/impactors and a circular saw.

Just remember.... Your charger has a cord!!
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All Milwaukee fuel except for a 12 inch Milwaukee compound miter saw, and my old 12-inch DeWalt miter saw I bought when I was 20, a job site Bosch table saw and a Sidewinder and a worm drive. Those are my personal tools, the guys mostly do all batteries. We have several battery operated Milwaukee fuel chop saws

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When framing we still run corded saws, a miter saw and a skill saw. Saws on the slab are generally battery operated

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Fein Multi tool, Chop saws, Belt sander, Vacuum, Jigsaws, Routerssssss. Lots of corded stuff, especially in the shop where 220v reins.

Cordless is mostly drills/impactors and a circular saw.

Just remember.... Your charger has a cord!!
True dat!

Between the compressors and my co worker's stuff, we got plenty of cords and hoses running everywhere as it is. I'm slow enough as it is, gotta save time where I can and stopping to grab a cord and plug something in is time.
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When framing we still run corded saws, a miter saw and a skill saw. Saws on the slab or generally battery operated

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Yeah lucky for me I don't do a lot of framing.
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When framing we still run corded saws, a miter saw and a skill saw. Saws on the slab are generally battery operated

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If you have Dewalt take a look a their flexvolt worm drive type saw. Used on basement where we had one 15 amp circuit I used for compressor. It has alot of balls and feels just like the skil worm drive saw. Cuts smooth and is heavy like skil but it tracks very well.

https://www.dewalt.com/products/powe...y-kit/dcs577x1
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I've transferred more and more to cordless. Even with the stationary tools. Yesterday I was noting we had a table saw, miter saw, sander, and two routers all set up outside and in use almost constantly. 5 cords would have been messy, and I'd have to have two circuits (not always easy) to not pop breakers with the TS and miter running at the same time. So those two are cordless.
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I own far too many old-school corded tools to waste money on changing it all to cordless, regardless of how good they are.

A good drill / driver and sawzall is all I need.
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Mostly corded. My 2 latest cordless purchases were a generator and a 26" Disston.

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Anything requiring real and consistent power is corded... other stuff, cordless...
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i frame whole buildings with all cordless. i dont even own any corded tools except a couple miter saws, that barely even get used.
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Very few cords here. Cordless table saw, sliding miter, partner saw, 5 skil saws, 3 sawzalls,3 framing guns, lights, drills, jigsaw, impacts, multi, etc.

Still one corded table saw, slide saw, shop vac, sds demo hammers, and of course compressor, though I do have a cordelss one as well.
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Think of how far cordless tools have come in the last decade. Now just imagine where they are going to be in another 10 years. A lot of the current holdouts still think the tools are the same as they remember them from the 90s and 00s. Let them use a current 5-12 amp hour 18v+ brushless tool and then they come around.
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I own far too many old-school corded tools to waste money on changing it all to cordless, regardless of how good they are.

A good drill / driver and sawzall is all I need.
Don't know if you do any new residential but if you do, the 18v holehawg pays for itself pretty quick not having to drag a cord around.

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Think of how far cordless tools have come in the last decade. Now just imagine where they are going to be in another 10 years. A lot of the current holdouts still think the tools are the same as they remember them from the 90s and 00s. Let them use a current 5-12 amp hour 18v+ brushless tool and then they come around.
Well right now battery technology is pretty stagnant. They have some developments but nothing that's in the retail pipeline. So if they can't improve the battery tech, not much will happen.

Going from brushed to brushless was a pretty nice leap, yielding 20-30% more run time along with more power too boot. I doubt there will be to many more of those advances. But you never know.

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