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Old 10-31-2018, 01:56 PM   #126 (permalink)
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That is an awesome deal. It's just to bad the blade is still on the wrong side.
funny, i have the 6.5'' m18 cordless with the blade on the correct left side
gotta wonder why they switched it

30 years ago i bought a b&d 5.5'' corded saw with the blade on the left side, i loved it
i built 2 houses and many projects with it, couldn't see using a right side blade saw ever again
it went tits up 5 years ago, i found a new old stock one on ebay, still a great saw
now i have the m18, i should donate the b&d to my son
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I just started having trigger issues with my 2 year old 1/2Ē fuel impact, so we will see how the warranty process goes. I bought it from homo depot, Iím kind of hoping they will just swap it for the newer version.
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Old 10-31-2018, 02:45 PM   #128 (permalink)
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I just started having trigger issues with my 2 year old 1/2Ē fuel impact, so we will see how the warranty process goes. I bought it from homo depot, Iím kind of hoping they will just swap it for the newer version.
One of the Fuel M18 drills at work just had what I believe is a trigger failure as well after a couple of years. It's in being repaired/replaced @ Milwaukee now, we'll see if they absorb the cost.
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Old 11-01-2018, 05:27 AM   #129 (permalink)
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For anyone looking for the blower you can now get a free 9.0 battery with it for 279

https://www.toolnut.com/milwaukee-27...2018+New+Tools
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For anyone looking for the blower you can now get a free 9.0 battery with it for 279

https://www.toolnut.com/milwaukee-27...2018+New+Tools
Solid deal, but I just can't bring myself to use anything but a gas powered leaf blower.
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Solid deal, but I just can't bring myself to use anything but a gas powered leaf blower.

I bought the weed whacker in a similar deal. It is decent, certainly doesn't have the balls to my stroke Husqy does, but my wife can use it!

I think it would be good for a lot of stuff (car detailing, blowing out the garage, etc.), but not to blow leaves, I too will stick to my gas backpack blower. Probably will have to fire her up this weekend if it stays dry.

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Old 11-01-2018, 10:22 AM   #132 (permalink)
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For anyone looking for the blower you can now get a free 9.0 battery with it for 279

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What a load of bullshit. "We do not ship to Alaska"
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The big blower is every bit as good as a hand held gas blower. It will run for an hour on a 9 ah battery.

So, yeah, if you are gonna be blowing leafs for a full day, stick with the gas unit. But for the folks that aren't professional landscapers, the battery one is awesome.

I love the fact that when I let go of the trigger, it is OFF and silent. Squeeze the trigger and you are blowing leafs again.

And 1 less small engine to fight with all the time.
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One of the Fuel M18 drills at work just had what I believe is a trigger failure as well after a couple of years. It's in being repaired/replaced @ Milwaukee now, we'll see if they absorb the cost.
Just sent one of my drills in for trigger issues was a year or so old. sent it out last week and received a email with tracking number tonight for return. I assume they are just replacing it since i believe i sent it to MN and the email said it was coming from MS.
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The big blower is every bit as good as a hand held gas blower. It will run for an hour on a 9 ah battery.

So, yeah, if you are gonna be blowing leafs for a full day, stick with the gas unit. But for the folks that aren't professional landscapers, the battery one is awesome.

I love the fact that when I let go of the trigger, it is OFF and silent. Squeeze the trigger and you are blowing leafs again.

And 1 less small engine to fight with all the time.
I used the same logic in justifying my weedwacker. I use it maybe MAYBE once a week for 15-20 min. I love the convenience of just grabbing it and going.

For me the leaf blower might be nice for the garage or walk way, but I have blowers for that already.
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One of the Fuel M18 drills at work just had what I believe is a trigger failure as well after a couple of years. It's in being repaired/replaced @ Milwaukee now, we'll see if they absorb the cost.
The cashier had to get a manager involved, but I ended up walking out of there with a new one. I told them I need it for work, and if I have to send it in Iím buying another one off the shelf and just returning it when I get mine back from Milwaukee. I did have a receipt and the original box with 5 year warranty printed on it, so I donít know if that helped at all
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Old 11-02-2018, 11:55 AM   #137 (permalink)
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Just sent one of my drills in for trigger issues was a year or so old. sent it out last week and received a email with tracking number tonight for return. I assume they are just replacing it since i believe i sent it to MN and the email said it was coming from MS.
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The cashier had to get a manager involved, but I ended up walking out of there with a new one. I told them I need it for work, and if I have to send it in Iím buying another one off the shelf and just returning it when I get mine back from Milwaukee. I did have a receipt and the original box with 5 year warranty printed on it, so I donít know if that helped at all
It just showed back up at the shop this afternoon. New trigger and new motor winding covered by warranty. Works great again.
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Old 11-02-2018, 03:12 PM   #138 (permalink)
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The big blower is every bit as good as a hand held gas blower. It will run for an hour on a 9 ah battery.

So, yeah, if you are gonna be blowing leafs for a full day, stick with the gas unit. But for the folks that aren't professional landscapers, the battery one is awesome.

I love the fact that when I let go of the trigger, it is OFF and silent. Squeeze the trigger and you are blowing leafs again.

And 1 less small engine to fight with all the time.

Mine must be a lemon, it is less powerful than a corded one and I get about 20 minutes out of a 9a battery.
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Old 11-03-2018, 07:35 PM   #139 (permalink)
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For anyone looking for the blower you can now get a free 9.0 battery with it for 279

https://www.toolnut.com/milwaukee-27...2018+New+Tools

The blower is $99 at Home Depot and the 9Ah with rapid charger is $199.

Here's an even better deal, expires tomorrow.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauke...4-20/304160604
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https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauke...1812/306638630

Sawzall with 2 12ah battery is for 399. Basically get charger and saw for free. Half tempted to get it and sell saw on Ebay since I already have one.

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The high torque impact is on sale again. I think this was just over $300 for me when I bought it earlier this year.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauke...7-21/306180606
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I'm not about to read 140 pages of posts and I haven't been on here in years but...

For anyone who isnt afraid of Facebook, get on there and search for Nick Morello's Gearwrench/ Milwaukee page.

His Milwaukee deals are damn near impossible to beat sometimes.

Or search for his app. JDTCo.

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Within a week of each other, the triggers started having trouble on my fuel hammer drill and 1/4 impact. The impact worked intermittently for about an hour then completely died, hammer drill wouldn't reverse occasionally. Sent them both in, both are about 4.5 years old. Also finally sent in my 3/8 ratchet because the ball wasn't holding sockets on anymore and I lost my favorite 10mm deep reach in the wheel well of my truck while changing batteries. Annoying to be down for a couple weeks, and it seems like trigger issues are far from uncommon, glad mine went under warranty at least.
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My M18 impact was giving me trigger issues so I decided to take it apart on my own.

The connector for the Mosfet had come loose... easy fix.

Heres an IG post I made about it back when it happened. Might be all thats wrong with ya'lls.


https://www.instagram.com/p/BksNYbgnHDJ/
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Within a week of each other, the triggers started having trouble on my fuel hammer drill and 1/4 impact. The impact worked intermittently for about an hour then completely died, hammer drill wouldn't reverse occasionally. Sent them both in, both are about 4.5 years old. Also finally sent in my 3/8 ratchet because the ball wasn't holding sockets on anymore and I lost my favorite 10mm deep reach in the wheel well of my truck while changing batteries. Annoying to be down for a couple weeks, and it seems like trigger issues are far from uncommon, glad mine went under warranty at least.
Any word back on them being fixed under warranty?
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Any word back on them being fixed under warranty?
I missed the Fedex pickup so the stuff didn't go out till the 12th, however I just got 3 separate emails this morning from fedex telling me that I should be seeing a delivery from greenwood MS by wednesday so fingers crossed. I never got a call or email from milwaukee.
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Ive been after one of the fuel m18 deep cut bamdsaws for a couple months now and it seems like they never go under the $300 price tag from the local homo depot. I was really hoping to find a christmas deal with a battery or something thrown in but no luck.

Been keeping an eye out of cpo outlets also for a reman one also with no luck.

Anybody check the price from the facebook dude since i dont have a fb for me please
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Ive been after one of the fuel m18 deep cut bamdsaws for a couple months now and it seems like they never go under the $300 price tag from the local homo depot. I was really hoping to find a christmas deal with a battery or something thrown in but no luck.

Been keeping an eye out of cpo outlets also for a reman one also with no luck.

Anybody check the price from the facebook dude since i dont have a fb for me please
keep in mind that with cpo stuff you only get a 1 year warranty. In my situation where the triggers died after 4 years, I'd be SOL. The 5 year warranty was one of the biggest selling points for me to go red 4 years ago.
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Any word back on them being fixed under warranty?
Everything just showed up. If anyone's keeping track, it was 7 days give or take an hour from when I handed the box to the fedex guy to when I got everything back. Fedex ground, all paid for by milwaukee. That's pretty good turn around to me, which is good because I've got some backlogged projects at home.

The drill was repaired with a "housing electronic service kit: switch intermittent" and a "rotor assembly: worn"
Has all new plastic and rubber, original metal parts.

The 1/4" impact was replaced with a brand new gen II 2753-20 version with the self tapper setting (mine was gen I).

The 3/8" ratchet was also replaced with a brand new one. 2457-20

I'm not sure when the warranty will be good for on the two that were replaced, I would guess it goes by date code so another 5-years unless they look at the history from the s/n?

Regardless, I'm a happy customer!
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Awesome. One of my drills won't go in reverse 90% of the time. Last one i sent in was same turn around about 1 week.
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