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Old 12-23-2018, 10:38 AM   #181
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I don't want my batteries to come out real easy.

The Makita is kind of stiff when brand new, but as they get used they are easier.

My philosophy, if it's loose and easy right off the bat, as it gets used, it will be too loose.


There's no rule that says a battery needs to be hard to release in order to work properly.


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My Makita's as a rule of thumb are not hard to release. Brand new right out of the box they can seem a little stiff.
I don't know what that guy in the video expects. I wouldn't downgrade any tool because I couldn't change the battery with one hand.
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I'm the guy in vid. Not hard. Just showing the fussy details if each Saw. Don't be a knucklehead...lol These are the Lil differences that separate the tools from the good to great. Its amazing that we can do what we do virtually cordless. But you get to that level you start to notice lil annoyances that start to bug you. I look at shaving seconds out of work loads and being as streamlined and efficient as possible. Example: old start boxes vs new tlock sys boxes. Get the point? In winter my fingers are cracked and make my fingers scream in pain trying to get old start boxes open. Rather then spending chitt load of cash to convert to tlock I went all tstaks no more finger's spiltting open. Also true value add when you can get 3/tstaks to for tlock.
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My Makita's as a rule of thumb are not hard to release. Brand new right out of the box they can seem a little stiff.
I don't know what that guy in the video expects. I wouldn't downgrade any tool because I couldn't change the battery with one hand.
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I'm the guy in vid. Not hard to use 2 hand or take them out. Just showing the fussy details if each Saw. Don't be a knucklehead...lol These are the Lil differences that separate the tools from the good to great. Its amazing that we can do what we do virtually cordless. But you get to that level you start to notice lil annoyances that start to bug you. I look at shaving seconds out of work loads and being as streamlined and efficient as possible. Example: old start boxes vs new tlock sys boxes. Get the point? In winter my fingers are cracked and make my fingers scream in pain trying to get old start boxes open. Rather then spending chitt load of cash to convert to tlock I went all tstaks no more finger's spiltting open. Also true value add when you can get 3/tstaks to for tlock.

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I wouldn't downgrade any tool because I couldn't change the battery with one hand.
You would if you lived your entire life as an Instagram story and needed to hold the phone with the other hand!

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always adding cases. I have enough to fill the back of a pick up truck at this point.

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Got the packout for Christmas.

Nice boxes. I think I'm going to switch out all my boxes to them if they take the beating over the next couple months. Good mix between the DeWalt tough boxes and the rigid boxes. Right now I've got a huge mixture of both the other two
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The only things I've found about the Packouts that could be improved upon are the wheels. The boxes sit in my truck, loaded up. The wheels will get a small D in them and you can feel it when you roll them across a hard floor. Still rolls fine, I think they could make them so they don't compress.

And when you are going up or down stairs with them the box will rub the nosing if your not careful. My old FatMax boxes didn't do this. I think they tried to keep the footprint of the Packout down to a minimum and this is one of the results. Other than that they seem great.
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I wish they would make a packout box with front pull out drawers so I could get to stuff easily.

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I have dewalts 2 drawer... They need to execute it better than that one. What a piece of ****.

They almost always bind up. If something like that starts to frustrate me I just put it on the shelf and forget about it other than the fact it sucked. That's what started me looking at the packouts.

Sure I could take it back and get pissed off all over again, then take it back again and get my money back, but at that point how much money did it already cost me in time?

If a company starts to burn me I just don't bother with them anymore. It's why festool is not even on my radar anymore. They started to do ****ty stuff some I'm just kinda over it... If I need a spendy tool I'll buy mafell from now on.
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This is probably a 'your mileage may vary' deal, but my Home Depot had one of these DeWalt inflators WITH battery for $79.99. It was in a cart labeled "last one".* Might be worth checking your local HD.
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I have dewalts 2 drawer... They need to execute it better than that one. What a piece of ****.



They almost always bind up. If something like that starts to frustrate me I just put it on the shelf and forget about it other than the fact it sucked. That's what started me looking at the packouts.



Sure I could take it back and get pissed off all over again, then take it back again and get my money back, but at that point how much money did it already cost me in time?



If a company starts to burn me I just don't bother with them anymore. It's why festool is not even on my radar anymore. They started to do ****ty stuff some I'm just kinda over it... If I need a spendy tool I'll buy mafell from now on.
They have redesigned a weatherproof drawer unit.
I could tell by reviews on the original drawer toughsystem model that is was junk.

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