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Old 01-03-2019, 08:44 PM   #181
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Another thread about the Makita cordless planer not having a guide fence.
Yet the model they sell in UK has the guide fence.
The US planer has the hole under the height adjustment dial where the guide fence goes, just they don't give a guide fence.
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Copy Paslode much?


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Another thread about the Makita cordless planer not having a guide fence.

Yet the model they sell in UK has the guide fence.

The US planer has the hole under the height adjustment dial where the guide fence goes, just they don't give a guide fence.
mine came with a guide fence in Canada.

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Copy Paslode much?


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I thought you were a Grex man?
I read Grex was coming out with a nailer that used plain old AAA batteries.
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Copy Paslode much?


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I wonder if they bought a license from paslode to market those outside the US. It even has the stupid flashing led that runs the battery dead.
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I wonder if they bought a license from paslode to market those outside the US. It even has the stupid flashing led that runs the battery dead.
my first 18v makita flashlight would drain dead because of the red led when not used. and almost bricked some batterys as well

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Another thread about the Makita cordless planer not having a guide fence.
Yet the model they sell in UK has the guide fence.
The US planer has the hole under the height adjustment dial where the guide fence goes, just they don't give a guide fence.
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I wonder if they bought a license from paslode to market those outside the US. It even has the stupid flashing led that runs the battery dead.
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I came across the part numbers for a bevel guide and a fence. Forgot to write them down and now I will have to search for them again.
I think I found them on Amazon. uk site.
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Ordered this from Amamzon.uk :www.makitauk.com/products/front/?model=GF600SE

I hate Amazon.
I placed the order last week. Shipping was $30 for 10 days and $35 for 2nd day. So naturally paid an extra $5.
At the time of order it said delivery Tues.
Next day it said delivery Mon. I thought great!
Monday comes and goes, nothing.
Take the tracking number and check it on DHL's site and it says the thing is in Madrid.
Everyday I check and Amazon keeps pushing the delivery date back and DHL doesn't change. Still in Madrid.


By Friday I contact Amazon and they agree to refund my shipping charge for the hassle and tell me I will have it this Tues.

Sat. morning email from Amazon...order cancelled and refunded

I get a hold of Amazon again. They tell me DHL sent it back to them and it could have been damaged by DHL or DHL messaed up the shipping label and couldn't read it. They told me re-order so I did.
Now it says "Delivery by Thurs."

We shall see. Fingers crossed.
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A thought. Amazon holds on items to increase shipping times. In Vancouver, Amazon prime just means they don't hold on to it for week before shipping.

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Got it todayMakita Does it Again-makita-gas-finish-nailer.jpeg

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Bottom photo is shooting 2" nail into laminated brickmould.
The top is the gas and bottom is the 18v.
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Came as a "kit": nailer, 2 batteries, case, charger.
Charger is UK 220. Had to improvise it to charge the batteries off my table saw outlet.

Let's just say it's a good thing the gov't shutdown so I'm guessing OSHA couldn't inspect my "adapter"
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Might be getting the Makita 10" 36v sliding miter this weekend...
that front rail system is impressive

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Got to use the new GF600 gas finish nailer today.
Drastic difference shooting 8d nails. Lots of power behind each shot and every one of them countersunk.
Kept the gas nailer inside based on what others have said about cold and gas.

My 18v I leave in the truck. I also used that and being cold and not a fully charged 5.0 battery and the 6d nails into casing didn't go in.

Decided to try putting in a fully charged 5.0 and at the same time warmed up the nailer next to the customers furnace.
Then it shot the nails no problem.
Maybe need to bring both of them in at night.
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I came across the part numbers for a bevel guide and a fence. Forgot to write them down and now I will have to search for them again.
I think I found them on Amazon. uk site.
I have the corded planer and added a bevel guide and dust attachments. I found that, if you have time, it has been far more reasonable to order Makita parts off of ebay international suppliers. The dust attachments make a world of difference in mess. I'm not sure if they fit the 18V planer, but here are some links to items I ordered for my planer:

Bevel guide:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Dust nozzle: https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Makita-...d=332976198978

Dust bag: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Mak...72.m2749.l2649
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That's what I do now when looking for a new Makita.
I go on UK sites and see what is available that's different from US.

Interesting conversation with a guy from England. I was talking to him about all the different cordless tools they seem to have that we don't.

He told me all the jobsites there must keep their electric cords and air hoses run in conduit on the job sites. Cords and hoses laying around equal big safety violation. Applies to residential and commercial.
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That would almost make me go all cordless for sure. In watching a few Brittish shows on home construction/remodeling (taken with a grain of salt), residential work seems to be run more like a commercial operation with safety vests, hard hats and the like.
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Seems like any conduit big enough to run a cord or hose through would be a bigger trip hazard than just a plain cord or hose. That just seems stupid.

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