Publication date: 2018-04-20 19:51
I 8767 ll also warn others to stay away from Makitas impact bits and etc. They snap off way too easy. Millwaukee and Dewalt stuff actually lasts.
So the day before I have an out of state job I plunk down $655 on a new battery, charge it up and load it into the truck. Go to use it next day and it won 8767 t work in my angle grinder and die grinder I need to do the job. I didn 8767 t have time then to see why it didn 8767 t fit as I was mid job that had to be done .So I was pissed. Later when home I researched the tab and found this info.
They are both good products , but because milwaukee has ( we can call this extreme protection for the cells and motor) dewalt used it to their advantage and showed the consumers that the milwaukee was not able to backdrive their drill.
I am using the newer batteries on my original release tools that I got in the USA before they were even available in the UK and they seem to work fine as long as you remove a bit of plastic from the edge of the new batteries.
Well your right on about Dewalt, I just hate the product, I have Bosch myself, the old Bluecore 68 volts, when they eventualy die, I will be looking at there 68 lithium and also the Mliwaukee. back on the dewalt they do not last ,and the quality is really not at par.
I own a set that includes a Makita drill, LXT, and an impact. The drill has the star on the bottom yellow plate, and says LXT on the drill. The impact only has a yellow plate with no star, and doesn 8767 t say LXT on it anywhere. Wondering why a set would come with one LXT and one non-LXT. Biggest question though, and I know they show at the top that these batteries work with the yellow plated tools, will they work with my yellow plated impact drill?? I just don 8767 t want to wreck the impact, or the battery! These aren 8767 t cheap.
I had four failed batteries, and checked the voltages of the batteries and cell pairs individually. I found the following:
The ultimate power to weight ratio, 68 Volt Lithium-ion. Makita have the best and most comprehensive range of professional Lithium-ion tools available on the market, so what ever your trade, you will be confident that you have made the best choice. Lithium-ion, the battery has evolved.
yeah, came here to say this. Just did this to a pair of 9aH batteries with a Dremel and chisel and the hammer drill wants to torque out of my hand. This is a changing the key to the lock situation, it 8767 s a sick sad ploy by Makita to have everyone throw away their tos and buy new. Chisel out that tiny sliver of plastic and you 8767 ll be good to go with what you have invested in tools for years to come. Do it! It works!
So apart from the soldering you might expect you also have to cut away a lot plastic and that's assuming you are lucky like me and don't need to replace any cells. If you do spot welding to the cells is the best way to go, as if you solder you risk I had previously got the battery pack out of the case the first thing to do was remove the existing pcb and cut away the plastic pcb support etc as per the instruction. I opted to cut the nickel contacts instead of desoldering. Fitting the pcb and soldering the wires to the contacts was simple although I had to break out my larger soldering iron. By far the hardest part was getting the covers back on this took a little fettling of the plastic to get it to fit.