Other Milwaukee M18 - 8 Tool kit with 3 batteries for $599

Jcary85

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I just made the switch to Milwaukee. Got the 1/2” high torque impact, fuel drill, fuel 1/4 impact, fuel grinder, wet dry vac and 3x5.0 batteries. Also grabbed 10 new (open box) 2.0 batteries on eBay for like $160! Love everything so far.
Anyone tried the m12 soldering iron or m12 3/8” ratchet? I think those are next on my list followed by the string trimmer and circular saw.
 

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I have the m12 3/8” drive ratchet.Use it for work.lt has its limitations,but for what l use it for,it’s perfect.Light and medium duty
 

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Most of our sites and contractors use Milwaukee so I get to demo quite a few tools before I buy them.

I tried both the M18 portable heat gun and M12 soldering iron at one of our facilities. The mill has to repair damaged cable ends all the time and so they put together a nice little kit that doesn’t require a hot work permit to utilize. We manufacture wood so all flame sources are managed very tightly to prevent fires.

Both are battery hogs but very handy if you need a portable option. Having really good corded versions of each, I wouldn’t have bothered with either but I found the heat gun for a really good deal so I jumped on it and find I use it way more than I ever thought I would.

I have a couple of the Weller Portasol butane soldering irons for portable work that work really well and the M12 version is as good or better than them. I would much rather pack a spare battery than butane any day. If I used one more than once every 6 years, I’d have one of the M12’s.
 

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Demoed the M18 Blower at work the other day and just had to have one!
I found a reman unit for $86 on CPO outlets. The wife always complained that the Stihl BG55 was too hard to start so she's pretty happy with the new unit.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauk...s-Handheld-Blower-Tool-Only-2724-20/302752040

Anyone try out the 2 Gallon compressor yet?
I don't use my little pancake compressor often enough to justify the upgrade but it sure looks pretty handy.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauk...-Quiet-Compressor-Tool-Only-2840-20/312244443
 
Milwaukee m18 fuel 2804-20 hammer drill... for those of you with it, have you noticed any of these:

1) overheats quickly drilling lots of holes
2) the chuck has waaayyy too much wobble

I read about (1) on their website, so haven’t hit that myself yet.

I just encountered (2) for the first time because I was drilling holes I cared about for the first time since getting the drill. A 7/64 bit about 2-2.5” long will trace about a 1/16” circle with the tip as it rotates. Same bit in drill press has less wobble than my eyes can even detect. That test was repeatable, too, so it’s not the bit.

I’m going to pursue warranty because it makes any fine working almost impossible. But if there’s a “how to” fix out there in case the deny the warranty, I’m eager to hear it.
 

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I haven’t had the issue but my M18 stuff is all pretty new. The chucks are replaceable if you think it’s just in the clutch.

Now I will say that they do heat up under hard use, to a point where it’s probably uncomfortable to hold with a bare hand. I’ve never had it be an issue though where it actually shuts off unless the battery is getting low.
 
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