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    Quote Originally Posted by AIRCON8 View Post
    i do not have any M18 or M12
    i have Makita instead
    i've tried Bosch and Dewalt, not my cup of tea
    now i have a 12v screwdriver and few 18 volts
    i think cordless tools are very personal it depends on your preference, more or less they are all good
    Makita makes very good stuff and durable. I still have all my Makita stuff, but the biggest advantage of Milwaukee for me is the batteries.
    Up to 12 ah, all 18v batteries have life indicators, all m12 tools have battery indicators, and the selection of m12 and m18 is vast.

    And - the best feature is the same charger for both voltages.

    Also - HD has a very good selection in the store, which is a plus if something is needed right away.



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    Just saw the 12.0 battery sitting on a table at work that is one big brick.

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    Side note - just picked up the milwaukee metal cutting circular saw and it is sweet.

    Cuts unistrut like butter.

    Cuts 3/8 plate steel like butter. Best tool purchase in the last year - no doubt.


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    What’s different about it than a regular circ saw other than the blade?

    Would you recommend that for most metal cutting over the 12V bandsaw? Mostly thinking about unitstrut


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    I have the m18 portaband. Much quieter than a circ saw and you dont have to worry about sparks and shavings flying everywhere. Some jobsites may consider flying sparks "Hot Work"

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoCougs View Post
    What’s different about it than a regular circ saw other than the blade?

    Would you recommend that for most metal cutting over the 12V bandsaw? Mostly thinking about unitstrut


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    I also really like the 12v band saw also.

    The M18 band saw is too big for most jobs. I have that also.

    The main difference is rpm and blade count.

    It cuts cleaner and easier to make a strait cut then the band saw.

    If I had to choose only one, I would choose the metal cutting circular saw.





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    Milwaukee 18v

    Quote Originally Posted by Spitz View Post
    I have the m18 portaband. Much quieter than a circ saw and you dont have to worry about sparks and shavings flying everywhere. Some jobsites may consider flying sparks "Hot Work"

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    This saw is really quite. No sparks visible, and the work piece is cooler then what the band saw does. And its about 10 x faster - not kidding.

    Most places I go that have hot work rules - all power tools would be considered hot work and would require permits accordingly.




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    Hopefully the video works

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauke...4080/303846760


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    Thanks Heatingman, I think Im gonna look into one


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    I have the M12 Fuel impact, drill, and hackzall. They are great. I can fit my impact with the 2ah battery in my Veto MC perfectly.

    I also have some M18 stuff that the company gave me like a drill, 1/2 impact, circular saw, sawzall, vacuum, rotohammer, and portable light. They are good but I almost never use any of it outside the vacuum and impact.

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