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M18 power adapter?

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I know it doesn't exist, but should it? I'm talking about an adapter/power supply that you would plug into the battery terminals that has a 120 volt power cord, so you could use your tools in plug-in mode if you ever wanted to.

If Milwaukee came out with this, would you buy it?
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This is kind of hilarious to me. Slowly I have been moved from corded tools to battery only ones. You all were way ahead of me, but then again I had foresight to buy lots of Milwaukee power tools back in the day and they refuse to die out.

I wanna see pictures of MTW and Hackworks running around the jobs with a corded cordless drill attachment on their drills while the batteries are recharging......... that would make my day. :biggrin:
Don't say me, I would never buy that adapter crap. All you need is a second battery (or sometimes third in rare cases) to use while the first one is charging.
 

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I know it doesn't exist, but should it? I'm talking about an adapter/power supply that you would plug into the battery terminals that has a 120 volt power cord, so you could use your tools in plug-in mode if you ever wanted to.

If Milwaukee came out with this, would you buy it?
This very idea has brought me here to this page. Who doesn't like more options? I'm mainly interested in having this option for the bigger tools such as the new Milwaukee Table saw.
 

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This very idea has brought me here to this page. Who doesn't like more options? I'm mainly interested in having this option for the bigger tools such as the new Milwaukee Table saw.
1) this site is for electricians only. You can use your tablesaw all you want but an electrician has no use for one, unless, of course, they wanted to rip someone off... get it? Rip? [emoji1787][emoji1787]

2) just be a good contractor and buy a second table saw. One battery powered and 1 240 volt powered for the shop. Problem solved. No 240 in your shop? Better call an electrician [emoji48]
 

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No, absolutely not. There is simply no reason for any of the tools that I use. M18 tools last a long time. Even the high draw tools last long with the 9.0 batteries. Why plug a tool in when you can just use it cordless and rotate 2 batteries in the charger? That idea only made sense back in the old days when you could kill a battery in 10 minutes and it took an hour to charge it.
I have an 18 volt Milwaukee table saw and when ripping 2x lumber the batteries do not last at all. So yes there is a need to be able to plug these saws in from time to time. As it is I can rip less than one 2x4 into 1/4” fir strips before the battery dies.
 

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No, absolutely not.

There is simply no reason for any of the tools that I use.

M18 tools last a long time. Even the high draw tools last long with the 9.0 batteries.

Why plug a tool in when you can just use it cordless and rotate 2 batteries in the charger?

That idea only made sense back in the old days when you could kill a battery in 10 minutes and it took an hour to charge it.
I will go through a 9 amp hour battery long before I can charge one when ripping 2x4’s with the cordless Milwaukee table saw. So yes the adapter would be awesome to have.
 
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