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Old 01-16-2020, 03:15 PM   #281
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my 36v miter has been great. what's broken on it?
I got a Milwaukee 12" slider from homedepot and had a huge crack in the base plate. Was about half inch out on the bottom plate. turns out homedepot sells returned tools as brand new.
Exactly what happened to me except that I didn't know the casting was cracked since you can't see it from the outside. The saw was just a 1/32nd out on full extension. I needed to have it on site so it just stayed there and I kinda forgot about it. Too late to return to HD, so then I ran into the Makita rep who said to just bring it in to one of the local shops that does repairs. They opened it up and saw the crack and said not warranteed due to physical damage. Now the thing doesn't sit in the locked position because the casting fell apart where the lock pin goes in. So it's now completely non functional.
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Old 01-16-2020, 07:02 PM   #282
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Exactly what happened to me except that I didn't know the casting was cracked since you can't see it from the outside. The saw was just a 1/32nd out on full extension. I needed to have it on site so it just stayed there and I kinda forgot about it. Too late to return to HD, so then I ran into the Makita rep who said to just bring it in to one of the local shops that does repairs. They opened it up and saw the crack and said not warranteed due to physical damage. Now the thing doesn't sit in the locked position because the casting fell apart where the lock pin goes in. So it's now completely non functional.
Order replacement parts??
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Order replacement parts??
Yeah, I can replace the bent pin, but the casting doesn't pencil out. Then there's still the issue of the rails being out of whack and not cutting straight at full extension.
I will rebuild this saw when I have time (around 2028 I'm guessing). In the meantime I've got a couple other miter saws to keep things running around here. They just need to get plugged in.
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better off to get another and save the old one for parts.
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so I was wondering as to why the dust extractor sounds starved on the drywall sander.
I think I found the bottle neck. what the hell was Makita thinking?
A half inch! come on

also check out of the snake where the vac hooks up.

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For the "Venturi Effect"??

Just guessing.

What part is that actually?
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this is the half inch part #49. It's at the top of the pole and connects the head hose. Would be a easy modification to get rid of it. run the hose further down and problem solved.

I'm gunna look at the festool prints and see what they did lol.

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Maybe if you do a lot of yard work.

Don't think I would want to wear this:
https://www.makitatools.com/products...fe6e-204807401
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yeah much needed for the blower.
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If you have any Makita tools that need fixing, now would be the time to do it.
Free labor and free shipping to the service center

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I might have to call them about my 12" slider, needs a new bearing on one of the rails

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I might have to call them about my 12" slider, needs a new bearing on one of the rails

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Imagine what the free to and from shipping charge is that they are eating for that.
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looks like I'll be buying more made in Japan tools after the #****china movement
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Imagine what the free to and from shipping charge is that they are eating for that.
It might hit their 70lb drop off for service, that's in the fine print.

I would love to get that saw tuned up, I admittedly didn't care for it how I should have in its early years

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For some people, probably most, it comes down to which battery platform you're invested in. I gave up several years ago on that and now have Dewalt, Makita, Milwaukee and Ryobi 18 volt and Bosch 12 volt.



I have the x2 track saw and rear handle circ saw and don't have any complaints about them. Makita integrated the batteries into these very well. 2 of the Makita 5ah batteries are not much, if at all, heavier than the Milwaukee 9.0. Nice bonus is Makita's holiday sales basically give you free tools when you buy the 4 battery seasonal kits. Still wishing I had bought the 10-inch miter saw they had on sale for $299 with 4 batteries and a charger.



That said, if I were in the market for a cordless hole shooter, it would be the Milwaukee. The 2 batteries on this thing, as well as on their large grinders, seem like they would be really awkward considering both of those tools are frequently used in awkward positions.
Howdy, I too am a Makita man, but I am very disappointed with my research into their nailers. I do a lot of small trim jobs and punchlisting. The compressor is becoming a time sucking efficiency burner. So I am looking to get into another platform to fill the roles I need. You said you own some Ryobi 18v tools. I have been looking hard at the Airstrike line because they have glowing reviews and they are extremely affordable. I was initially attracted to Hitachi but I'm not sold on the ergonomics or the premium price (for that money, I want to be in love with every part of the tool). So, I was wondering if you have any insight on the Ryobi or if you have any experience with other cordless trim guns? I think it could be a real game changer for my day-to-day.

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Howdy, I too am a Makita man, but I am very disappointed with my research into their nailers. I do a lot of small trim jobs and punchlisting. The compressor is becoming a time sucking efficiency burner. So I am looking to get into another platform to fill the roles I need. You said you own some Ryobi 18v tools. I have been looking hard at the Airstrike line because they have glowing reviews and they are extremely affordable. I was initially attracted to Hitachi but I'm not sold on the ergonomics or the premium price (for that money, I want to be in love with every part of the tool). So, I was wondering if you have any insight on the Ryobi or if you have any experience with other cordless trim guns? I think it could be a real game changer for my day-to-day.

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I bought the Ryobi 18ga trim gun and used for production trim work. I returned it after 3 days and got the Ridgid 18ga 18volt trim gun. I still have it and use it 3 years later. I am slowly getting all the 18v Hitachi guns. i have the framer and 16ga so far. I love them! I have always used Hitachi guns.
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I bought the Ryobi 18ga trim gun and used for production trim work. I returned it after 3 days and got the Ridgid 18ga 18volt trim gun. I still have it and use it 3 years later. I am slowly getting all the 18v Hitachi guns. i have the framer and 16ga so far. I love them! I have always used Hitachi guns.
Thank you! Ryobi is attractive but I was also looking at the Ridgid Hyperdrive with hopes they may add a framing gun to the line. What do you think of the weight of the Hitachi's? They are expensive and I wanted to love them if I made the investment. I have used the Paslode guns, like them, but not a fan of needing gas cartridges.

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Thank you! Ryobi is attractive but I was also looking at the Ridgid Hyperdrive with hopes they may add a framing gun to the line. What do you think of the weight of the Hitachi's? They are expensive and I wanted to love them if I made the investment. I have used the Paslode guns, like them, but not a fan of needing gas cartridges.

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I'm too fat to worry about weight
Haha! Well I don't judge either way.

Maybe I'll just sell out and invest in Milwaukee haha

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Haha! Well I don't judge either way.

Maybe I'll just sell out and invest in Milwaukee haha

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I stopped buying from chinese tool companies a few years ago. I slowing selling off all my Ridgid crap.

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