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Old 12-18-2018, 12:33 PM   #121
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it's no screw up. Amazon prices are controlled by computers.
I'm sure they break contract msrp all the time.
from my experience once I buy it the price rockets back up.

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Looks like it does not come with a charger, and only a battery in the tool.

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I've had my little Oreck vacuum for the truck for a while now. And it's not bad, always wished it had a little more suction. Use it for cleaning up floors, the insides of cabinets and on my belt sander when I am scribing cabinets. The bag is pretty small but then again, so isn't the vacuum. I figure it has about 65 CFM. Works great on floors but doesn't have much pull in cabinets, you have to be right on the dust. Works well enough for the belt sander.

Made a small box for it in the truck and it fits in snug and doesn't take up much room which was the number 1 reason for the choice.


I've kept an eye out for small vacuums and came across the Metro line for car detailers. Just a bit bigger than my Oreck and much more powerful. 130CFM which is about what the Festool vac pull. Plus 95 inch of water so it can keep going when the bag gets near full.

Came with a bunch of tools, more than I've shown here. Has a little 4 wheeled dolly that I likely won't be using mostly to keep it compact. Since my Oreck tools work with the Metro and I have them fit to the truck setup I'll be using the Oreck tools. The wand is retractable and the floor tool has more metal in it.



I had to make a new box because it's taller by 2" and the hose ports stick out instead of in. Took about an hour to make/modify and it all fits nice. Best thing is I still get to keep my Milwaukee Rocket Light in that compartment of the truck. I was a bit worried because it was already a tight fit.



So we'll see how this one works out. The vacuum is all metal and made in the US. Cost about $280 which is about $200 more than the Oreck. It's pretty quiet, not as quiet as my Fein, but way more quiet than my Ridgid. Not sure you could use it on a tablesaw only because the bag is small. Same with a chopsaw, but that would be more feasible.
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I've had my little Oreck vacuum for the truck for a while now. And it's not bad, always wished it had a little more suction. Use it for cleaning up floors, the insides of cabinets and on my belt sander when I am scribing cabinets. The bag is pretty small but then again, so isn't the vacuum. I figure it has about 65 CFM. Works great on floors but doesn't have much pull in cabinets, you have to be right on the dust. Works well enough for the belt sander.

Made a small box for it in the truck and it fits in snug and doesn't take up much room which was the number 1 reason for the choice.


I've kept an eye out for small vacuums and came across the Metro line for car detailers. Just a bit bigger than my Oreck and much more powerful. 130CFM which is about what the Festool vac pull. Plus 95 inch of water so it can keep going when the bag gets near full.

Came with a bunch of tools, more than I've shown here. Has a little 4 wheeled dolly that I likely won't be using mostly to keep it compact. Since my Oreck tools work with the Metro and I have them fit to the truck setup I'll be using the Oreck tools. The wand is retractable and the floor tool has more metal in it.



I had to make a new box because it's taller by 2" and the hose ports stick out instead of in. Took about an hour to make/modify and it all fits nice. Best thing is I still get to keep my Milwaukee Rocket Light in that compartment of the truck. I was a bit worried because it was already a tight fit.



So we'll see how this one works out. The vacuum is all metal and made in the US. Cost about $280 which is about $200 more than the Oreck. It's pretty quiet, not as quiet as my Fein, but way more quiet than my Ridgid. Not sure you could use it on a tablesaw only because the bag is small. Same with a chopsaw, but that would be more feasible.
At 3 Bill's I'd be looking at the M18 backpack vac. But then again, I'm really into cordless.
I just spent way too much time hunting for accessible outlets in a house that doesn't seem to have them every 12 ft. So the ones it did have were behind furniture and/or had so much other crap plugged into it I was scared to mess with it for fear of disrupting all of the Amazon devices.

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It's too big. I need something that is always in the truck. Plus 55 CFM and 75 inch of water lift for the Milwaukee.
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Should be interesting to see how it works out Leo, I thought the oreck did a pretty good job
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Sooooo! My lumberyard will have a sale on Thursday. The Makita cordless 36 v saw, 4 - 5.0amh batteries a double charger

299.00

Should I get it? Too good to turn down?


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Orrr! The saw two batteries the double charger for 199.00.


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This kit here. 299 gets an extra 2 batteries.

199.00 gets the kit shown below


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Mike, that is the saw that Home Depot had for $249 with 4 batteries. Even at $299 it is a good deal, but it is Makita...is something wrong with you? Are you turning green?

I bought the circ saw for the batteries to use with the Makita chainsaw. Still have the circ saw brand new in box. Someday I might actually take it for a spin. The chainsaw gets used often though
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I got it at home depot for $250 too but it’s unlikely to be that cheap again. You can get 2-packs of 5 ah batteries off eBay for $89.
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Sooooo! My lumberyard will have a sale on Thursday. The Makita cordless 36 v saw, 4 - 5.0amh batteries a double charger

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I picked mine up for $320 and it was worth it. Basically paid for the batteries and got a free charger, saw and carrying case.

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Where did you see that? I just spoke with Amazon CS and they said it came with 2 6.0 20v XR batteries, charger and a hard case. At $275 I'm REALLY tempted to pick one of the kits up. Almost as good as the deal I got on the Dewalt 20v XR deep cut bandsaw a couple years ago... Went on sale for $250 for the saw, 2 5.0, charger and case and soon as I bought it, the price went back up to $599.
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I have the saw, I like it a lot for cutting framing lumber. Toss a couple 2.0's in it and it's about the same weight as a Mag 77, sans the cord.
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I got my flexvolt 7 inch saw and 2 6ah batteries for 300.
Amazing power. don't think I'll be using the corded ever again.

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What if we all pitched in and buy pallets of tools haha. Contractor talk exclusive store lol

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Mike, that is the saw that Home Depot had for $249 with 4 batteries. Even at $299 it is a good deal, but it is Makita...is something wrong with you? Are you turning green?



I bought the circ saw for the batteries to use with the Makita chainsaw. Still have the circ saw brand new in box. Someday I might actually take it for a spin. The chainsaw gets used often though
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Makita 5" dry cut saw with track adapter. With a mesh blade for porcelain it cuts great. Have another job where the porcelain tiles are massive! Makita did alright with the adapter. It has adjustability to get the cut line zero in with the track edge. Slight fail on the dust port because it needs an adapter to fit my Festool hose.
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Makita 5" dry cut saw with track adapter. With a mesh blade for porcelain it cuts great. Have another job where the porcelain tiles are massive! Makita did alright with the adapter. It has adjustability to get the cut line zero in with the track edge. Slight fail on the dust port because it needs an adapter to fit my Festool hose.
I'm working on a job where the tile guys are setting 10'x5' porcelain tiles. They are cutting them with this:

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I'm working on a job where the tile guys are setting 10'x5' porcelain tiles. They are cutting them with this:



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Most of those LFT gauged porcelain tile are 6mm thick and are meant to be snapped like that. The tiles I just set and the ones coming up are 7/16" thick. That Montolit snapper says it is rated up to 3/8". That is why I went for the Makita setup. Actually did a test run with my TS55 first. It worked well but was slow. The rpm of the Makita is 12,000 which matches the blade better. It is noticeably faster than my test cuts using the TS55.

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