makita cordless tools

4 Sep 2010
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hi, ive got 2 makita drills, one with hammer and one without, both cordless nicd, i was wondering will the nicd batterys work with the newer nimh tools or vise versa? as i was looking for a cordless jigsaw and circ saw

thanks for the help

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the nican and nimh are interchangable ( but the chargers may not be !)
the new lithium are not
thanks for your help, i wanted a jigsaw but the one i like is nimh, and my batterys are all nicd,

thanks again
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ok, thanks
sorry to ask the same thing again but, would an mxt jigsaw work with my nicd batterys?

thanks again
The Makita MXT jigsaw will accept standard Makita Ni-Cad batteries.
The LXT model (don't get confused now) will not (LXT models only use Li-Ion batteries) ;) ;) ;)

PS, when using it, don't chop your fingers off ;) ;) ;) ;)
thanks john, will try not too, i usually get a punch in the jaw instead when the blade hits of the top of my material, that hurts like a mutha :)

the jigsaw has a massive current draw - if your nicds are 1.3ah, you'll kill them. when i used it with the 1.3s i got a few minutes use - maybe 10? then they came off the saw very hot. and flat.

i bought a genuine makita 3.0ah nimh from folkestone fixings (who i recommend for service and price) just for the jigsaw, although it's now nesting in my drill bag and seems happy there.
im back again with another question, for a cordless jigsaw will 2 nimh 2.6ah batteries be ok or should i get 3.0ah batteries

2.6ah will be fine, for the extra few quid i'd get the 3ah which would be a little finer :)
thanks, i bit the bullett and bought 2, 3.0 nimh batterys only about 15 quid more than the 2.6 batts and atleast i will have the best ones i can for my tools, again thanks for the help

don't know where you are looking tom, but i keep singing the praises of folkestone fixings - service and price have always been good, and i've been using them for 18 months now
i cant seem to find a website, i remember you reccomending them before but i just thought you went in person to a shop


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