This deck makes me sick. It should NOT be fixed but destroyed. i build the best decks humanly possible and it pains me when people think they can FIX a deck like the ones in the above photos. If money is a concern about ripping it down to rebuild it, then just rip it down so no one dies, and when money is available hire Mike and build it better.
Their attempt at a systainer is not that great. But for the price point, it barely works. I hope that the weight is not too excessive. If my cases are too heavy, i ain't gonna use them. 14.4 voltage is a waste, thank god it is getting the F out. Kudos to dewalt for realizing that smaller drills are useful.
Mr. Too Technical for everything in the Universe
Why are they copying makita battery style. Is it any wonder why makita makes the best cordless. I know my name is milwaukee cuz i love their corded stuff (milwaukee cordless is bad). Makita cordless rocks. Dewalt is just now releasing batteries that allows the charger to monitor each cell. They are a late player in this game. oh well maybe they are learning. Do these drills use brushless motors?
Mr. too technical for the universe
It is the same as the old 718! They should bring back the older 708! The rail diameter is small (1-1/16") versus the 1-3/8" standard. This causes tremendous head slop. The dust collection is better, but not great. I hope dewalt fixes these issues, but i doubt it. There is not enough NEW to make me buy it over the older 718 (which sucks period). I own the festool kapex ks 120 (i know - expensive), but that is a tool. If festool is too much, get the Milwaukee 12 inch slider. It is better.
From, Mr. Too Technical for Everything
Oh my GOd what a great online treasure chest of memories. Thanks FHB for putting this online for us to see and cherish.
At 200 bucks for a Hammer. It may be worth it to some. But i am of the mind set that i have been using a 22 oz. for the last 20 years and i have never had any issues. You then say, this guy does not work hard, how can that be? Well the answer is very simple: i take my time and do it right and i have baught hammers with axe handles on them. I have found this little ergonomic difference saves ones body from under strain. And as for new people in the industry have to pick their tool of choice for framing, you can pick the Titanium, but with a little modifying of your handle you can make your tool perform. I also prefer the weight of a tool. I have found that titanium slips easier off the heads. Waffle headed or not!
Lastly, if i see guys going nuts on the jobsite to make their pay by killing themselves with the 22 oz hammers. I'll say, get the compressor and nailgun. Or even get the butane paslode. Either way, their are ways to save yout body from under strain. Just pick what is right for you! Just remember be safe and be respectful to your body.
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