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    Hi all been lurking around the edges so far and reading posts about things i would like to know about but here is one from me ,has anyone here used the 18 v lxt cordless planer from makita ? working on site most of the time it is such a hassle wih getting leads tagged and tested every three months so they are current .most of my tools are cordless in fact i bought one of the brushless rotary hammrs the other day after using a mates i was so impressed by its capability to drill into a slab and so light compared to my ol clunker corded one,so has anyone used one of these and what did you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crispy53 View Post
    it is such a hassle wih getting leads tagged and tested every three months so they are current
    World's gone mad, talk about nanny holding our hands

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    Yea mate got one no problem with it but little 1.5 amp battery's don't last long enough


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    They should be alright since they have 4ah batteries now


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    Ah good i use the 3 ah batteries for all my other gear ,the guy was saying that the 4ah batteries ill only fit lxt units with a yellow piece in the base of the tool ,or thats what he told me anyway ,still plenty of 3ah and mine are 4 years old now anyway

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    You can knock the tab off with knife so they fit also seen think it was 6amp on eBay non makita


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    Yer it's a yellow clip or if it has a star on the clip. There was talk if a 5 ah this year


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    Quote Originally Posted by phild01 View Post
    World's gone mad, talk about nanny holding our hands
    Ha ha I thought the same as I read the OP. However, if a cordless matches the performance of a corded tool, I have nothing to add. Of course they do not most of the time, so far anyway.
    I have a heap of cordless makita tools + 3 - 3A batteries, not a planer though. Most of the cordless are a curiosity bought on Amazon because I can. Example, the grinder and the renovator never saw the light of day.
    The best cordless tool is the impact driver and the drill, the rest, the jury is out. I gave the reciprocating saw a good try but must say the battery lasts very little and the power quickly goes. I still use air nail guns despite the house. The cord does not bother me but hey ... we are all different and there are jobs where the cord can be a hazzle.

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    I did notice untied tools online have 5 ah batteries for sale atm. 179 and delivery end if April , start of May.


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    Bigger Makita Battery

    Powerextra™ High Capacity 4500mAh for Makita 18v Battery BL1830 BL1815 194205-3 194309-1 LXT400 - Cordless Tool Battery Packs - Amazon.com

    Not a Makita battery though, probably a bit of a gamble at half price.

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    Surprisingly Sydney Tools has the planer at the same price than Amazon.com. Not so the battery that goes for more than double the price.
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