What's wrong with Metabo ?! Jun 6, 2018 14:31:19 GMT -5
Post by aas on Jun 6, 2018 14:31:19 GMT -5
Multitool MT18 - sticking switch, almost impossible to turn on and off, needs a pull down with both thumbs.
Grinder 125mm (forgotten the model) - switch turns off on it's own, repeatedly; swivel battery base is so loose it vibrates and has had to be taped up
Circular saw KS18LTX57 - 5m cut of 27mm timber and it's getting hot, 10m it's smelling, 15m it's smoking and won't turn, needs to be left for an hour to start cutting again; slop in the gearbox shaft so the blade moves in and out, standard blade is pathetic.
Mitre saw KS18LTX216 - batteries almost impossible to get on and off now, need to push in the battery release button to be able to slide a battery in. Not a lot of use, in as new condition.
Mini sabre saw 10,8v - batteries fall out with the vibration unless some rubber is forced into the battery catch to stiffen it up. (vertical cuts with batteries facing down).
Powermaxx SB - used maybe 10 times, as new, smells of burning and loses power when tightening a smallish screw.
10,8v lamp and torch - won't stand up on their own without the large 4,2 or 5,2 ah batteries, which are ridiculously expensive.
LED projector and tripod - very big frame, not a clear smooth light, tripod fiddly.
A10M (OK it's Mafell, but Metabo based) switch replaced as it stopped working.
LiHD batteries - 3,1ah and 5,5ah seem to drain very fast - less than 2 years old - charge very slowly.
The good stuff...
Drill - BS18LTX Quick Impulse - very nice drill
Impact wrench - SSD400 - compact and powerful
BS Powermaxx - basic drill with no problems, but nothing special
Tried contacting Metabo about the shaft slop on the '57 - no reply... several of these tools need warranty work. In the meantime, I will have to buy replacement tools to use...