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Old 10-18-2018, 11:53 PM   #101
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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.


It's not lighter than cartridge guns. Not even close.

Particularly this one.

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I also have the Paslode 18g which is also a nice gun.


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It's not lighter than cartridge guns. Not even close.

Particularly this one.

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I never had a fuel gun.
How long do those cells last and doesn't cold weather affect them??
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I never had a fuel gun.

How long do those cells last and doesn't cold weather affect them??


The cells will last for a thousand nails or so. They are cheap so it's not really an issue. Who uses an 18g finish nailer in the cold?


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The cells will last for a thousand nails or so. They are cheap so it's not really an issue. Who uses an 18g finish nailer in the cold?


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Isn't indoor work warm?


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Close! I need a 12" bar minimum and would like it to be powerful enough to use a 14" bar (They show that saw being a tiny 10" bar). If they put the same 36 volt motor as the rear handle Brushless it would be a winner!
Apparently Makita frequents the Tools & Equipment forum here. They unveiled... You guessed it, x2 top handle brushless chainsaw with a 14" (or 12") bar. Pro Tool Reviews did a quick segment on it from GIE Expo a week or so ago. Pretty incredible they went from idea to production in under 2 weeks.

Model# XCU08Z, not much information available.

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Apparently Makita frequents the Tools & Equipment forum here. They unveiled... You guessed it, x2 top handle brushless chainsaw with a 14" (or 12") bar. Pro Tool Reviews did a quick segment on it from GIE Expo a week or so ago. Pretty incredible they went from idea to production in under 2 weeks.

Model# XCU08Z, not much information available.
is it AWS tho? haha jk.

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is it AWS tho? haha jk.

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Apparently Makita frequents the Tools & Equipment forum here. They unveiled... You guessed it, x2 top handle brushless chainsaw with a 14" (or 12") bar. Pro Tool Reviews did a quick segment on it from GIE Expo a week or so ago. Pretty incredible they went from idea to production in under 2 weeks.

Model# XCU08Z, not much information available.
I wish they would produce more of the 16 ga nailer.
Supposed to be finally sending it out beginning of this week. Could have really used it on two jobs last week and on another this week.
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Apparently Makita frequents the Tools & Equipment forum here. They unveiled... You guessed it, x2 top handle brushless chainsaw with a 14" (or 12") bar. Pro Tool Reviews did a quick segment on it from GIE Expo a week or so ago. Pretty incredible they went from idea to production in under 2 weeks.

Model# XCU08Z, not much information available.
Well that is going to cost me next year when it is released

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Well that is going to cost me next year when it is released

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could always sell the old saw. then it's just an upgrade.

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could always sell the old saw. then it's just an upgrade.
If you meant that for me, there is no way, at this point in time, I going to get rid of my top handle gas chainsaw. I would like to supplement it with a reasonably powerful electric top handle and see how it works out for climbing.

So far I am happy with my 14" brushless Makita chainsaw, but it doesn't have the power my gasser does. With Stihl Bioplus chain oil it is very green too, as I use it in rivers for clearing logs for white water boating safety

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Have you completely submerged it on purpose, or accident? I've never had a brushless tool fail due to water ingress, and it reminds me of back when brushless R/C car motors were overtaking gas cars, and were touted as being able to run under water. I did, in fact, test that claim with one I bought and it had no issues. Wondering how well the boards are potted and wires insulated in some of these OPE tools, I imagine they have to be able to work in adverse conditions otherwise they would be severely handicapped.
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needed two trees taken down.

had to be sectioned.

tree guy & his son came this morning.

i got there just as they were getting done.

had my friend's 14" battery makita in the garage.

kid laughed at it.

told him get a couple 10-12" logs & lets race.....

i asked him what he drinks....eagle rare 10 year...

we'll bet a bottle.....

saws on the ground, dad says go & it's on....

i had a round and a half cut by the time his saw started....

whooped him.....


thank god the batteries were charged...


dad said your bourbon will be here in the morning.....

told them bs, bring it tomorrow night & lets have a drink...

dad said they will be here...
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Have you completely submerged it on purpose, or accident? I've never had a brushless tool fail due to water ingress, and it reminds me of back when brushless R/C car motors were overtaking gas cars, and were touted as being able to run under water. I did, in fact, test that claim with one I bought and it had no issues. Wondering how well the boards are potted and wires insulated in some of these OPE tools, I imagine they have to be able to work in adverse conditions otherwise they would be severely handicapped.
Not sure how well sealed they are from water ingress.

When working in rivers I bring along a HD contractor type garbage bag to put the saw in. Then use a walking stick with a piece of lighter weight string tied off to the rescue loop on my life jacket, so I can cut it loose. So far I have been swept off my feet a couple of times, but my chainsaw was bagged as I was moving. Typically I have to wear a drysuit which adds to mobility issues, and creates more drag.

Makita batteries have the ability to charge with air cooling should be of concern since they will let water in. Not sure I would want to sink a tool I paid $169 dollars for either.

Nor would I want to submerge any of my gas chainsaws.
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Finally got my 16ga nailer today.

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Don't know why it won't let me post the photos.

I took two pieces of 1X oak and shot a 2" nail into them.

One time I had the pieces of oak on a piece of 5/4 pine. The nail went into both pieces of oak and into the 5/4 pine. With the depth gauge all the way out the nail ended up flush with the top piece of oak.


The second time I just shot the nail into the two pieces of oak with nothing under them. With the depth gauge again at max the nail ended up slightly countersunk in the top piece of oak. Not much, but enough to putty over it.

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