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Old 07-08-2015, 12:38 AM   #51
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Did any of the information specify that warranty was void if placed in a boat or RV. If it isn't in writing, you can bet your bottom dollar someone would be fixing it for free.
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Old 07-08-2015, 02:52 AM   #52
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Older tools often equates to better built tools.
Not with cordless tools.

Old = not worth using.

Larger older tools, yes.

When doing carpentry, 99% of the tools on most the sites I work on are all cordless.

Impact wrenches for removing tires, angle grinders, flush cut saw, ect all cordless. And the list go's on and on.

Even most air powered tools are now being replaced with cordless unless used in a shop.

I like Makita tools. They stand the test of time and are lighter than any other brand. Makita also started the Li-on 18 volt battery trend that was copied by every company that sells the "20 volt max". Fact is they are all 20 volt max at full charge, and 18 volt at full discharge. The "20 volt max" was nothing more than a marketing stunt.

Only reason I started using Dewalt, was every other contractor on the work sites were using the Makita cordless tools. I was sick of people using them and using my battery's without asking.

Now after nearly four years of using the 20 Volt Dewalt's, I am replacing them all with Milwaukee. One by one every single product I have from Dewalt is breaking and failing. Their tools are not what they used to be.

Now around 5 years ago, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc bought out Dewalt, Bosch, and three other tool manufactures. Ever since, I now see Bosch tools in Wal mart that look just like Dewalt's and the Stanley tools.

What Bosch tools, Dewalt tools, and Stanly all have in common is they are all made for the average guy that is just trying to do a home improvement project. They are no longer a contractor quality tool that is made to last. They are all disposable.

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Old 07-08-2015, 04:17 AM   #53
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Have one of these, and filed a complaint 7/6/15 because it was never built with a safety feature, except for a small red slide lock and it was very difficult to tell if the slide was on or off.... had it for many years, because it sat in the drawer mostly....


they're sending one of these... no questions asked.


now, we're only talking about a $30 dollar stapler that was bought 10 years ago.... but, they could have told me to pound sand!

instead, they sent this
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Old 07-08-2015, 11:00 PM   #54
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Did any of the information specify that warranty was void if placed in a boat or RV. If it isn't in writing, you can bet your bottom dollar someone would be fixing it for free.
I know the LG unit documentation said they are not for use on RV's and boats, despite them being frequently used.
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Old 07-08-2015, 11:19 PM   #55
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I'm sure other manufacturers include such in their paperwork, but LG is the only one I have encountered so far that is so forthcoming with all documentation. Mitsubishi only had brochures as far as I could tell.
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Old 07-09-2015, 12:03 PM   #56
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rvingoffgrid, which company manufactured the compressor? I'm pretty bummed to hear it died on you. I guess I need to put my A/C concerns back on the table. Again.
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Old 07-09-2015, 12:31 PM   #57
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Lorna has been running a mini split full time for quite a while now with no issues.
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Old 07-09-2015, 05:45 PM   #58
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you can still get milwaukee american made but they have to ordered from milwaukee and aint cheap as in the cordless drill will be over a grand.
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Old 07-09-2015, 05:56 PM   #59
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i did not look at the compressor. i was so mad i fell for the made in china trap. the problem was that i couldn't find a american made house style ac that would fit in the area i wanted it. so i caved and bought a chinese problem is that the chinese didn't really fit either. so, i am going american this time. so i am building my own from american parts
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:10 PM   #60
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Lorna has been running a mini split full time for quite a while now with no issues.
Last I knew, Lorna had window units mounted into holes created for such in hers..? (seen over there.) Also, last I heard her use was stationary; the bus didn't go mobile much if at all.
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