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Old 10-11-2018, 09:51 PM   #81
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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.
I think it is. My dewalt came with a Oregon chain and bar. I have seen guys on youtube use bigger bars on the saw.
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:57 PM   #82
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Unless you have a dozen or so batteries of that platform


So if I have a dozen batteries of one platform how is it more expensive to have another platform? If I needed a dozen Milwaukee batteries before I bought a Makita drill, I now need 13 batteries because I have more tools. I can have 10 tools in one day each with their own battery. I can't use 10 tools at a time, but If I need it for a second it's there ready to go with a battery.


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So if I have a dozen batteries of one platform how is it more expensive to have another platform? If I needed a dozen Milwaukee batteries before I bought a Makita drill, I now need 13 batteries because I have more tools. I can have 10 tools in one day each with their own battery. I can't use 10 tools at a time, but If I need it for a second it's there ready to go with a battery.


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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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You used to have a sense of humor Mike.... Lighten up some man.


You took they as something bad???? It's not me man. It's your head. I was just conversating.


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You took they as something bad???? It's not me man. It's your head. I was just conversating.


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No but you turned a joke into a debate. Not what i was shooting for. I blame it on the tone deafness of text.
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No but you turned a joke into a debate. Not what i was shooting for. I blame it on the tone deafness of text.

I apologize sir.


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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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Makita has a X2 power head for a weed wacker and a pole saw attachment.
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Makita has a X2 power head for a weed wacker and a pole saw attachment.
Also hedge trimmer, articulated hedge trimmer, brush cutter and a tiller.

I was interested in them, but as I found out yesterday Makita went with a star coupler or something.. whereas almost every other company that makes power head attachments is basically standardized with a square coupler. This kind of put me off, the only reason I wanted one was for a power broom attachment, which Makita doesn't offer, along with using it to power things I've been tossing around in my head.
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Tell me about cut capacity...with a good sharp chain how many logs can I cut?
I couldn’t say, depends on type of wood and size. It goes through the batteries pretty quickly. It cuts really fast though.
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Also hedge trimmer, articulated hedge trimmer, brush cutter and a tiller.

I was interested in them, but as I found out yesterday Makita went with a star coupler or something.. whereas almost every other company that makes power head attachments is basically standardized with a square coupler. This kind of put me off, the only reason I wanted one was for a power broom attachment, which Makita doesn't offer, along with using it to power things I've been tossing around in my head.
I was wondering what they had for coupling the attachments.
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I couldn’t say, depends on type of wood and size. It goes through the batteries pretty quickly. It cuts really fast though.
Firewood around here is mostly red oak and hickory. Some Maple and Walnut. Very little Ash left
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Put my order in for this:

https://www.makitatools.com/products/details/XNB02Z

Have to wait, none in the warehouse.
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Put my order in for this:

https://www.makitatools.com/products/details/XNB02Z

Have to wait, none in the warehouse.
Lots of places have it in stock including Home Depot, Tool Nut, Amazon, and I am sure many others.

Please report back how it does after you have used it for awhile. I want to know how it drives thru hardwoods.
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I think all the battery guns are two big and heavy. They are just not there yet for my liking.


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https://www.makitatools.com/products/details/XDS01Z The only company that makes it.
Blades are $20 each
I am buying this soon..

In one picture its shows a breakable razor blade.. I think it might take them? YUP IT DOES. Manual says so.

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Lots of places have it in stock including Home Depot, Tool Nut, Amazon, and I am sure many others.

Please report back how it does after you have used it for awhile. I want to know how it drives thru hardwoods.

I ordered it through Acme. They had a 10% off sale.
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https://www.makitatools.com/products/details/XDS01Z The only company that makes it.
Blades are $20 each
I am buying this soon..

In one picture its shows a breakable razor blade.. I think it might take them? YUP IT DOES. Manual says so.
I don't do much sheetrock work....but if I did....
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I think all the battery guns are two big and heavy. They are just not there yet for my liking.


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According to Tools of the Trade this is lighter than the XNB01z. Another nice feature is tool less clearing of a nail jam.

I have the 01 and have been generally happy with it.
Not sure how the 02 will fit in tight corners. The 01 is odd shaped with a narrower nose.

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