New Cordless Tools

cruiseroutfit

Cruizah!
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Sandy, Ut
Unfortunate to hear about @Greg 's Milwaukee grinder experience, that was on my radar. I've been packing a welder around for a decade (and used it on many occasions) but always packed a 110V Dewalt and inverter. I'm really aiming to simplify that. I've personally had great luck with Dewalt cordless and corded goods but my stuff is several iterations behind and if I'm jumping into new stuff, anything is on the table.
 
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STAG

Beach bummin
Location
Pleasant Grove
Unfortunate to hear about @Greg 's Milwaukee grinder experience, that was on my radar. I've been packing a welder around for a decade (and used it on many occasions) but always packed a 110V Dewalt and inverter. I'm really aiming to simply that. I've personally had great luck with Dewalt cordless and corded goods but my stuff is several iterations behind and if I'm jumping into new stuff, anything is on the table.
I’ve packed around a Milwaukee 4.5” cordless for a while at my last job, using it for miscellaneous things, cutting locks, bolts, welds etc. but never ran it hard enough to get near killing it.

Right out of the box, it seemed much more awkward than it’s corded counterpart, in my opinion. Seems to have more vibration overall and almost a crunchiness in the bevel gears in the head. But it always did it’s job for what I needed. I myself wouldn’t hesitate to buy another.
 

STAG

Beach bummin
Location
Pleasant Grove
I don't have the saw, but I use those same two drivers a TON. LOVE EM!
I’ve got some melamine coming up for projects I need straightish cuts on, so needed a circular saw. I doubt it will see much use from me, or else I would have went for the 7.25” M18 Fuel version. But I’m a fan of the blade-left configuration too, and the 7.25” Fuel is blade-right. 🤢
 

mesha

By endurance we conquer
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Location
A.F.
Unfortunate to hear about @Greg 's Milwaukee grinder experience, that was on my radar. I've been packing a welder around for a decade (and used it on many occasions) but always packed a 110V Dewalt and inverter. I'm really aiming to simplify that. I've personally had great luck with Dewalt cordless and corded goods but my stuff is several iterations behind and if I'm jumping into new stuff, anything is on the table.
I use makita 18volt stuff and milwaukee 12 volt stuff. I run my 18 volt makita angle grinder pretty hard. I use it almost exclusively even though I have a whole drawer of corded grinders. It is just more convenient. I am not sure about the battery life compared to other cordless, but I have 10 batteries so I just switch out without thinking about it. I feel like the life is good though. I have friends with the dewalt version and they seem to like it. You are welcome to borrow my makita and a couple batteries and try it out for a bit if you would like.
 

xj_nate

Doctor, economist, polical expert, poser
Location
UT
My cordless Ryobi drill let the magic smoke out a few months back and my 1/2” impact just kicked the bucket yesterday. I can’t be mad cause I’ve (ab)used them for probably 6-7 years. Little impact still going strong though and has 3 batteries to itself 🤣

Now I just have to decide what brand to go with because putting my wheels back on manually yesterday made me feel like a 14 bolt owner (peasant)…
 

kmboren

Recovering XJ owner anonymous
Location
Southern Utah
My cordless Ryobi drill let the magic smoke out a few months back and my 1/2” impact just kicked the bucket yesterday. I can’t be mad cause I’ve (ab)used them for probably 6-7 years. Little impact still going strong though and has 3 batteries to itself 🤣

Now I just have to decide what brand to go with because putting my wheels back on manually yesterday made me feel like a 14 bolt owner (peasant)…
I vote Milwaukee. That is what I am slowly building my tool collection with.
 

Gravy

Ant Anstead of Dirtbikes
I've recently discovered these battery adapters they sell on eBay. Mostly they're 3d printed jobbers. I'd like to try one for some less expensive tools that my brand doesn't have (like a cordless Bauer hot glue gun from HF that's $20) I don't want another new battery and charger but that would be a nice tool to have and quality isn't as critical.

What are your guy's thoughts? Has anyone used these adapters?
 

Tonkaman

Well-Known Member
Location
West Jordan
I've recently discovered these battery adapters they sell on eBay. Mostly they're 3d printed jobbers. I'd like to try one for some less expensive tools that my brand doesn't have (like a cordless Bauer hot glue gun from HF that's $20) I don't want another new battery and charger but that would be a nice tool to have and quality isn't as critical.

What are your guy's thoughts? Has anyone used these adapters?
I haven’t used them myself, but have seen lots of positive feedback about them.
 
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