Showing posts from June, 2005

Milwaukee V28 Power Tools

The V28 power tools have finally shown up. Milwaukee's Lithium-Ion technology is putting everyone else to shame right now. This stuff is so cutting edge that the Ni-Cad stuff that most tool manufacturers still use should be blown out. But, since so many people already have those batteries, it won't be.

At our tent event last weekend, the V28 recip saw was used to accomplish this:

It took 1:45 to cut the car in half sideways, and it was a hoot. It was the first time we know of that the Hackman (Lenox blades car cutting people) was going to use a cordless. Due to some sort of conflict, nobody from team Hackman made it, so it was our local rep who took it upon himself to cut the car.

At first attempt, the saw bound. This of course got a good reaction from the other manufacturers as they gave our Milwaukee rep a hard time about "Look at that 28 volt piece of junk" and "Battery dead already?" But it did a great job once it got going, and it was more a case of nerv…