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Old 10-03-2018, 10:06 PM   #41
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But more ass isn't always needed. The trade off for ass that may not be needed is weight. The Milwaukee cordless holehawg is a beast. I use one consistently to drill solid 6x. Sometimes 50 or 60 holes. Couldn't imagine lugging a two battery tool around all day for that.


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Old 10-03-2018, 10:10 PM   #42
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But more ass isn't always needed. The trade off for ass that may not be needed is weight. The Milwaukee cordless holehawg is a beast. I use one consistently to drill solid 6x. Sometimes 50 or 60 holes. Couldn't imagine lugging a two battery tool around all day for that.


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Very true. I don't think Milwaukee really hit a home run with the newest circ saw. Too big and heavy.
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Very true. I don't think Milwaukee really hit a home run with the newest circ saw. Too big and heavy.


I 100% agree. I won't be buying it. The whole reason I like the others is how light they are. I'm in the camp that using the lightest tool possible with the minimum amount of power that's still comfortable to use. In other words 'enough' power is all I need.


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I'm in the camp that using the lightest tool possible with the minimum amount of power that's still comfortable to use.


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I 100% agree. I won't be buying it. The whole reason I like the others is how light they are. I'm in the camp that using the lightest tool possible with the minimum amount of power that's still comfortable to use. In other words 'enough' power is all I need.


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turning work into leisure? I still use the wormdrive and occasionally big foot


Actually turning work into using the best tools available. Lightweight is an important part of that. I have many battle wounds. I owe it to myself to go easier on my body these days. I'm not about to use the heavier tools out of stubbornness. My back leaves my ego at home.


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I can't for the life of me understand why anyone would need or want to lug around a two battery tool, when the competition puts out plenty of power with one battery. My 02.


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I'm in the camp that using the lightest tool possible with the minimum amount of power that's still comfortable to use.
My wife picked up a Japanese Makita catalog for me this year and there's some interesting stuff in there that I've never seen here. They have battery connectors so you can wear the battery pack on your belt and have a cord to the tool. I could see this being awesome for something like screwing in drywall overhead all day.
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My wife picked up a Japanese Makita catalog for me this year and there's some interesting stuff in there that I've never seen here. They have battery connectors so you can wear the battery pack on your belt and have a cord to the tool. I could see this being awesome for something like screwing in drywall overhead all day.
might as well just use corded haha. only tool I've seen with battery on the belt is the hard hat fan

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So the better strategy is to copy others, because you may get it wrong? I don't think good companies follow that business plan.


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So who holds the patent on the cordless miter box? Cordless impact?

I guess everybody just "copied".
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So who holds the patent on the cordless miter box? Cordless impact?

I guess everybody just "copied".
haven't miter boxes always been cordless?
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So who holds the patent on the cordless miter box? Cordless impact?



I guess everybody just "copied".


Makita made it big when there cordless drills first came out. They were pretty much alone in the industry. I remember it well. Yes, it pays to be the first to come out with a bitchin idea. In fact it pays big.

Edit: cordless drills was changed to reflect what I was talking about.

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original cordless screwdriver/drill....
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In April 1969, they (Makita) introduced the 6500D battery-powered drill (the first rechargeable power tool). In December 1978, they launched the 6010D re-chargeable drill (the first nickel cadmium battery tool). In August 1997, the 6213D rechargeable driver-drill was exhibited at the Chicago Hardware Show (the first nickel hydride battery tool). In February 2005, the TD130D (the first lithium-ion battery tool) was made available.

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This was the standard of the industry for many many years.


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that 9.6v (i think) makita was a godsend to guys installing cabinets and misc hardware when they first came out....


i remember fog's trying to drive slot tip screws with them....
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that 9.6v (i think) makita was a godsend to guys installing cabinets and misc hardware when they first came out....


i remember fog's trying to drive slot tip screws with them....


The old man I was stuck with as a youngster hanging doors had a couple of them.


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I thought Rockwell had the first miter box ,But your saying it was makita . Interesting
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Who's saying the first miterbox was a Makita? Not me.


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