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Makita 18v

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  • #129225
    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam Lake, SK

    I had one in a drill hogging out 2″ holes and the other was in a circ saw cutting up a plastic dog kennel. Both sat on a charger over night and worked great until they didn’t. Not even warm to the touch when I put them on the charger. 15 seconds each and the charger threw the red/green code.

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

    #129337
    hdpro
    Pro
    Upstate, NY

    I had one in a drill hogging out 2″ holes and the other was in a circ saw cutting up a plastic dog kennel. Both sat on a charger over night and worked great until they didn’t. Not even warm to the touch when I put them on the charger. 15 seconds each and the charger threw the red/green code.

    Ouch! That sucks!

    I hope they exchange them for you. It seems pretty hit or miss @ times on that too from different people I’ve talked to – doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason.

    #129373
    redwood
    Pro

    I haven’t had too many Makita batteries toast, 2 out of 20 maybe. Both were replaced by Makita out of warranty. I was told they can tell how many charging cycles it has gone through and if it falls under the magic number (?), they will replace them.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
    www.creative-redwood-designs.com

    #129532

    The thing that ticks me off with my Makita is the batteries. Something like 3 errors on the charger and it’s junk. And what is with the plane taking off noise with the charger?

    #129533

    I haven’t had too many Makita batteries toast, 2 out of 20 maybe. Both were replaced by Makita out of warranty. I was told they can tell how many charging cycles it has gone through and if it falls under the magic number (?), they will replace them.

    That I did not know. Do you have a web address for that? I have one battery, it must easily still be under a certain amount of hours. I barely used it.

    #129540
    Thatkid
    Pro

    If Makita had the battery gauge like milwaukee does I would have probably got Makita instead. It’s amazing how handy the fuel gauge is when working on a roof and being able to see how much life is left before getting up there.

    #129547
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I really like the battery gauge on my Bosch Batteries.

    #129577

    That I did not know. Do you have a web address for that? I have one battery, it must easily still be under a certain amount of hours. I barely used it.

    The service center can read the charges, however the certain number of cycles is hit or miss. I took in 14 dead batteries at one time and they said they didn’t care how many charge cycles it had, I walked out with 7 brand new batteries. If you’re lucky enough to have a service center that gives 2 craps about the customer then you might make out better. They did say that the batts have a 1 year warranty and if I had receipts for the batteries they’d replace them.

    Robert Shaw -Colorado Deck and Framing
    www.mysteeldeck.com

    #129588
    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam Lake, SK

    I won’t be able to get in until June but I am sure they will be great on the return as they have in the past.

    If not there’s always bosch.

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

    #129593
    mattryyc
    Pro
    Calgary, Alberta

    I didn’t know that they counted charges, I knew that laptops could do that but had no idea they were doing it on batteries.

    #129670
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    We all know that the battery technology is moving fast forward now with the cars doing more and more. All this trickles down to the tools and other toys we play with. I hope that Makita keeps up with their customers and batteries so they will have some left when the new age of battery take over.
    Does anybody know what I’m talking about here?

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #129709
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    Does anybody know what I’m talking about here?

    I haven’t herd of a new type of battery coming. Not that I’m surprised. Technology is moving so fast it’s hard to keep up.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #129723
    ChadM
    Moderator
    Rogers, Ohio

    Does anybody know what I’m talking about here?

    Are you talking about the metal free “flow” batteries that are being developed?

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    #129776

    If there is anything keeping the makita 18v line going forward and getting new customers, it is definitely the 18v bike 😛

    But seriously, this is an interesting NAINA item… Not sure what to think of it, but it is sure interesting haha

    http://toolguyd.com/makita-18v-lxt-cordless-folding-bicycle/

    John S

    #129782

    I’d probably buy that thing… I’m such a tool whore.

    Robert Shaw -Colorado Deck and Framing
    www.mysteeldeck.com

    #129803
    redwood
    Pro

    They need to outfit that bike with one of their Macpac tool boxes.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
    www.creative-redwood-designs.com

    #129808
    redwood
    Pro

    Regarding the batteries, I spoke with a Makita rep at one of the tool shows, that come around to the lumber yards. This particular lumber yard has a pretty good tool selection and they sent them to Makita for me. It took a few weeks, but I did get new ones back.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
    www.creative-redwood-designs.com

    #129809
    Thatkid
    Pro

    That would be perfect if one of your guys car beaks down thou could just put some tool boxes on the sides and let him take that back and forth to work.

    But on a serious note that reminded me of the bike powered by a dewalt drill.

    #129839
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Man right when I thought Makita was a tool co.?? Man that was just silly!

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #129884
    mattryyc
    Pro
    Calgary, Alberta

    If there is anything keeping the makita 18v line going forward and getting new customers, it is definitely the 18v bike :P

    But seriously, this is an interesting NAINA item… Not sure what to think of it, but it is sure interesting haha

    http://toolguyd.com/makita-18v-lxt-cordless-folding-bicycle/

    If riding the bike was the only way to charge the batteries I bet my wife would buy it for me.

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