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Forum topic by USAwoodArt posted 07-12-2016 09:46 PM 380 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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USAwoodArt

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07-12-2016 09:46 PM

I just read about the new line of Dewalt cordless tools that use 60v and 120v lithium batteries. Table Saw, Miter saws and several others.
Sounds like a winner for portable tools used away from the shop. I Probably will get the chain saw when it is available. Cordless sure has come a long way since my first B&D cordless drill many years ago.

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#1 posted 07-12-2016 09:50 PM

I assume these are DC tools, which I believe is much safer than AC. Somebody correct me if I’m wrong. But, I also would expect these batteries to be huge, or have a limited run time, or both?

The first one I saw was the 9.6 volt Makita. And we can’t forget the little 3.6 volt drivers, which worked, sort of, but were very slow.

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#2 posted 07-12-2016 10:05 PM

AC is safer than DC.

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#3 posted 07-12-2016 10:19 PM

From what I have read the 60v battery is a bit over 2 pounds and run 3-4 times longer than the 20v battery. Any battery will have a limited run time but the goal is to extend that run time if you don’t have A/C or don’t want to drag a cord around if you do have A/C..Good for the jobsite people.

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#4 posted 07-12-2016 10:21 PM



AC is safer than DC.

- bigblockyeti


Except the time I dropped my 18v battery on my foot…

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#5 posted 07-12-2016 11:53 PM

Pricey but looking at the miter saw design it appears
to be an acceptable tool.

I had an 18v cordless miter saw for awhile and it
ran too slow to cut quick and clean… really just
not comparable to any corded model.

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#6 posted 07-13-2016 12:23 AM

It’s not going to be on my “Buy List” for awhile. Does the charger come with it? what is the cost of a battery as I always ran out of battery power in the middle of something.

Batteries are getting lighter and more efficient.

149 dollars for the smaller battery. didn’t see the charger cost?

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#7 posted 07-13-2016 12:47 AM

$800 for the cordless sliding miter kit (w/2 batteries). Honestly, I don’t get it. A miter saw for me is a stationary tool on a jobsite so it is really not a big convenience to go cordless.

I heard a Milwaukee rep say that in a few years they will no longer make any corded tools, but again, I think that is optimism talking.

Batteries at $150 a pop are not an inconsequential cost – and it takes two to run that saw. So, I need 4 to keep running? And can you say, “High theft item?”

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#8 posted 07-13-2016 12:54 AM

the miter saw actually comes with a pack for the battery port which allows you to plug the saw into a wall. its cordless for when you might need that, or can be plugged in the old fashioned way. i have actually used this saw already, a dewalt rep brought one to our shop for us to check out. its a very nice tool, essentially the same as their standard miter saw out now but have added a cordless option.

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#9 posted 07-13-2016 12:56 AM

GPS dots are an option for theft issues…

but I agree that the idea that jobsite tools will all
be cordless is goofy. Somebody who claims that
may be unaccustomed to what it’s like putting
in a 10 hour shift installing moulding where you
want the saws set up in a particular way.

That said, one could make something with
car batteries on a hand truck and run most
any 110v tool off battery.

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#10 posted 07-13-2016 12:58 AM

i thought the sawzall on this battery platform was very heavy. not really something i would want to be holding and using (especially overhead) for any length of time.

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