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Old 05-24-2015, 09:57 AM   #21
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Are the M18 Fuel and M18's tools/batteries interchangeable ?
Yes, Fuel/Brushed tools all use the same batteries. I have a mixture of both until I can completely upgrade to the Fuel.
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Old 05-24-2015, 10:54 AM   #22
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The bed organizer is made by a company called DECKED. It even has a built in bottle opener. It takes up a lot hight in the bed but for me its well worth it since i m very picky about keeping the inside of my trucks organized and clean i have it in 2 trucks but as far as i know they do not make them for 8ft beds
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I've been running makita now for about 10 years
I've had no complaints or problems with their cordless tools, I love how every grip is virtually the same, I feel like their stuff is well balanced and not to heavy. I have most of their cordless tools from the 2 different vacs to drills to their multi tool to hammer drills impacts lights and drywall tools all their saws
My only complaint is their radio, it's really nice and small and sounds ok, I just wish it had the option to charge batteries,
Now that they have the multi port charger it helps.
I've also got a bunch of their new brushless stuff and I'm very very pleased with it.

Again I think you will find people get used to things and like what they like, someone couldn't pay me to switch to any brand regardless of what it is, I've always had good luck with their batteries and tools. My co worker also runs makita and we just had a battery die that was made in 2002, it was one of his originals.
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Only one of these were in for repair. Took it in on a Monday and it was on my porch by friday. Free of charge.
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Only one of these were in for repair. Took it in on a Monday and it was on my porch by friday. Free of charge.
What battery packs do you run/like Cali Mike?
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What battery packs do you run/like Cali Mike?
Depending on the tool. I like the 4.0 for the saws, roto hammer and 1/2 impact wrench. For the drills and 1/4" impact drivers I wish I had more of the smaller batteries. I think they are 2.0. The run time is so well improved I could sacrifice some runtime for less weight. I've even got some of the older generation in there. I'm going to use this picture to get a milwaukee rep to work with me. Maybe it'll help. It's always nice to have someone to keep you updated from the manufacturer.
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Depending on the tool. I like the 4.0 for the saws, roto hammer and 1/2 impact wrench. For the drills and 1/4" impact drivers I wish I had more of the smaller batteries. I think they are 2.0. The run time is so well improved I could sacrifice some runtime for less weight. I've even got some of the older generation in there. I'm going to use this picture to get a milwaukee rep to work with me. Maybe it'll help. It's always nice to have someone to keep you updated from the manufacturer.
Mike, may I venture to guess that you use this combination a majority, if not most of the time, to put those beautiful decks you construct together?

Negating the need to have a power supply or generator available?
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Mike, may I venture to guess that you use this combination a majority, if not most of the time, to put those beautiful decks you construct together?

Negating the need to have a power supply or generator available?
I rarely use a cord. Only for my kapex. I'm even ripping with the Milwaukee circular saws now. I bought the rip guide for the saws. I also have a slew of Bosch cordless. My second favorite. That bosch cordless planer is great for shaving a high joist here and there. Losing that cord is like losing a drunkin' ex wife.
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My vote goes to makita. I'm in pretty deep with the 18v line. I'll have to get a picture Tuesday. When it comes to 12v I use milwaukee.
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I rarely use a cord. Only for my kapex. I'm even ripping with the Milwaukee circular saws now. I bought the rip guide for the saws. I also have a slew of Bosch cordless. My second favorite. That bosch cordless planer is great for shaving a high joist here and there. Losing that cord is like losing a drunkin' ex wife.
Thanks for the insight, Mike. I'm at that point of transition towards new gear and appreciate the input...

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Milwaukee is nice but want the Mercadies of impacts and drills step up to the HILTI.
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Milwaukee has HILTI on saws though. thier fule line up on saws is unmatched. And I am a HILTI fanboy.
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To be honest I don't really think that anyone is building bad cordless tools right now as long as you stay with the top manufactures. Dewalt, Bosch, Makita, Milwaukee, Hilti.

I've got 20v Dewalt on my truck and Bosch on my trailer. Pretty satisfied with both.

I guess my biggest gripe is the 20v recip saw, it vibrates a lot more than it should.

IF you are talking 12v lines I can't really say that I'm a fan. Milwaukee has the biggest line up of tools, Bosch is second, Makita is just there, they have the basics, that's pretty much it.
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I think that's true.. ...all cars have power windows these days. What's important to me is having one main system and as few different chargers as I can . mine are wires into my trailer and Milwaukee covers enough bases for me right now, but I'd enjoy any . honestly , the fuel 18/volt impact is a little hard hitting and fast...its strong , almost too much.
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Makita over here . Latest tool was the brushless circular saw and I am extremely happy with it. Going to get the brushless barrel grip jigsaw next
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I also have the same gripe about the radio. Charging capability and louder would be great.
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I know one thing I would do different. I would buy the multi-port charging stations. Then buy individual tools. For the most part, now, we usually buy bare tools, but for some reason we have ended up with multiple single port chargers. Once you have them, it's tough to justify buying another charger.
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I think that's true.. ...all cars have power windows these days. What's important to me is having one main system and as few different chargers as I can . mine are wires into my trailer and Milwaukee covers enough bases for me right now, but I'd enjoy any . honestly , the fuel 18/volt impact is a little hard hitting and fast...its strong , almost too much.
The brushless Bosch is the same way, unless I'm running deck screws or tapcons it's really too much. Love the fact I can put an impact socket on it without an adapter though, it will crank a 5/16x4" lag into treated YP like nobody's business.

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