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« on: September 26, 2022, 03:08:10 AM »
Anybody looking to put up or repair fence look into the Milwaukee fence stapler. Looked at one in a small town where they had a big hedge post to staple to in the store. Wow! And big heavy staples! 

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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2022, 03:12:34 AM »
neat.  I love staples, but not much fence to do around here (my house).  one big project would make that a no brainer.
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2022, 04:05:11 AM »
Same here. I was surprised how heavy duty the staples were. All these different electric tools are pretty impressive and effective now

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Re: Cordless power tools
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2022, 08:07:06 AM »
Iíve got an electric Hitachi nailer, and it is amazing.  Iíve got many air nailers (we used to build and trim houses) and I never use them anymore.

I just got a battery grease gun, a battery leaf blower (Itís OK) and a battery weed eater.  

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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2022, 08:08:34 AM »
Since I sold the farm I no longer do fencing but I still like looking. I've gradually started decommissioning my old Makita battery tools and replacing with Milwaukee M18. Last month my brother and I went to our cabin to mow and I took my M18 Fuel string trimmer along and after using it my brother ordered one and said he's selling his gas trimmer.
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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2022, 08:26:55 AM »
Milwaukee is great stuff, I have a lot of their tools in both the M12 and M18 platform. We used a lot of air finishing staplers, nailers, and framers before they started to really dial in these cordless platforms, we've never looked back. I purchased the M18 framing nailer when we started the new sawmill build and it has not missed a beat. Heavier than air but worth the weight to get rid of the hose, IMO. Never used the fence stapler, but I'll bet it works well. Looks like a beast. Let us know how it works, once you pull the trigger  :).
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2022, 10:28:02 AM »
After hand stapling some chicken wire stuff to the bottom of my barn (to help keep critters out) for 40 feet I'd decided that hand stapling was no way to live. I went and got a power stapler from HF. It's nowhere near as beefy as that Milwaukee but for the job I'm doing it doesn't need to be. Either way they are a treat on the hands and muscles. Much easier and much faster.
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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2022, 10:30:02 AM »
I am in the process  of switching all my battery  tools from Dewalt  to Milwaukee.  For light fencing I bought the m18 narrow  crown stapler that works awesome.  I also picked  up the m12 t50 type staples for upholstery work that is awesome.  Picking  up the 23 ga pin nailer next. It's unbelievable how well the m18 tools perform with  great battery life plus they care about  ergonomics.  
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2022, 06:57:20 PM »
Looks like a nice product! With many projects here at our place 20 years ago I bought a Paslode Framing nailer and what a time saver, even lets you hold lumber with one hand and drive the nail home at the same time.

Sure wish that this fence staple gun had been around then as we built quite a bit of fence, with several mashed fingers from holding the staples😬😬

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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2022, 07:55:30 PM »
I've been getting an assortment of Milwaukee M12 tools, and I'm very impressed with the performance. All of my 18 volt (20 volt Max🙄) stuff is Dewalt, which for the most part has served me well. I feel myself drawn toward the M18 tools...
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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2022, 06:40:26 AM »
I'm pretty pleased with the M18 grease gun I have and the M18 cordless circular saw I just got. The saw is very quiet, which made me think it was not going to work or have the power needed but so far it's tearing through anything I throw at it, and I'm much more likely to grab it since I can take it anywhere. 
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2022, 06:49:06 AM »
Love this generation of battery tool options. I personally have dwalt. I like the fact that the 60v platform batteries run the 20v platform as well. 
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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2022, 07:48:12 AM »
Watched a very well done video yesterday. Apparently Milwaukee thought it would be a great idea to reengineer their 1/2" impact. Went from the absolute best one on the market to worse than HF junk. There are videos of guys in Home Depot parking lots with store managers standing there breaking tool after tool trying to remove lug nuts off a passenger car.  

Why do companies do such things? 
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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2022, 11:01:06 AM »
Yeah I heard about problems with their new impact too. I bet heads are rolling😬

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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2022, 11:01:51 AM »
The newer version looked like it was cheaper to manufacture. They said Milwaukee was eagerly looking into the problem. If they don't make it right, it will cost them dearly.
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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2022, 11:13:51 AM »
Interesting. Iím glad I got two before they were ďimproved ď. Big daddy and momma bear both work great. 
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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2022, 11:22:21 AM »
My buddy the log truck driver bought a Milwaukee cordless grease gun, says it is the best investment he ever made. A messy job that used to take an hour is now twenty minutes. I have a Ridgid cordless drill that saved a lot of aggravation when I rebuilt my fifth wheel travel trailer, no more dropping the extension cord. ;D
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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2022, 12:21:16 PM »
Sawguy- I agree, just in the name of not worrying much about priming the grease gun makes it worth while. 
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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2022, 12:36:28 PM »
That is the main benefit of the cordless Milwaukee grease gun to me- it primes immediately. I've had manual grease guns nearly send me into fits of rage before because they refused to prime!
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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2022, 12:40:21 PM »
For a simple thing, a grease gun can be maddening at times. I think Iíve learned how to head off most problems now, but it only took me 70 years. Guess Iím a slow learner. Happy to be in the battery world now, but I still use a couple old ones with special types of grease. 


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