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Old 01-03-2008, 10:22 AM   #1
 
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120vac To 24vdc Cordless Tool Conversion


Not sure if this is the place for this, but here goes. I have a 24v Makita cordless miterbox and was wondering if it was possible to convert this to a corded tool? I have a battery that is junk and could us it to connect a power supply to. I have been online and have found 120vac to 24vdc converters.....Any info would help
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Old 01-03-2008, 02:14 PM   #2
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just because you can do it, doesn't make it a good idea. THere is a DIY site for stuff like this

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Never saw a Makita cordless,
Ryobi makes one
and it's hardly worth any effort to prolong
an already miserable life span.
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For the price of an adapter that would give you the right amperage to run it, you'd be better off just buying an a/c powered box. What's a delta 8" box $69 ?
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Well that was some really good feedback....It is a Makita BLS712 Cordless slide compound miter saw....It is not a peice of junk Ryobi......You cant kill a Makita..........
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Well that was some really good feedback....It is a Makita BLS712 Cordless slide compound miter saw....It is not a peice of junk Ryobi......You cant kill a Makita..........
Never saw one before,
looks pretty cool though.
Maybe cheaper to go to
"Batteries 'R Us" type place,
or an on-line battery site
and just get your batteries rebuilt.
It's a fraction of the new battery price
and no doubt less $ than a converter?
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