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Old 02-22-2022, 03:47 AM
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Yes you are correct, the 60V will work in the 20V tools but the 20V batteries
will not work in the 60V tools. But that does make sense. There are just 3
20V set ups in and tool determines if they are used in series or parallel.

I have 4 of the 60V Flex Volt tools and 3 of those batteries. BTW the 60V
charger will charge your 20V tools. I have that grinder and like it quite a bit
so far. I also have the chainsaw and 7-1/4" circular saw. I like all of them so
far. I also have the leaf blower that came as a combo with the chainsaw, I
use it mostly for chasing the fucking asshole ducks away from the shop. It
was like only $20 more than just the chainsaw alone.

I like the chainsaw over my old Stihl MS 192T. More power and less
headache and maintenance.
Hi, I am a little confused which isn't hard to do, LOL,

Is the Flex Volt line different than the Flex Volt Advantage line of equipment? I ask because as part of a promotion package I ordered in November 2021, a Flex Volt Advantage DCG416 Grinder (bare tool) was included and still back ordered. From what I read, it can use either 20 volt Max or 60 volt batteries? I do not own a single 60 volt Flex Volt battery so I am hoping that my current batteries will operate the new grinder when it eventually arrives.

Thank you.

Joe

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Old 02-22-2022, 01:57 PM
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Hi, I am a little confused which isn't hard to do, LOL,

Is the Flex Volt line different than the Flex Volt Advantage line of equipment? I ask because as part of a promotion package I ordered in November 2021, a Flex Volt Advantage DCG416 Grinder (bare tool) was included and still back ordered. From what I read, it can use either 20 volt Max or 60 volt batteries? I do not own a single 60 volt Flex Volt battery so I am hoping that my current batteries will operate the new grinder when it eventually arrives.

Thank you.

Joe
I believe your Flexvolt Advantage will run with either 20V or 60 volt tools.

Whereas, the straight Flexvolt grinder like we have will only run on the 60V
batteries. I have the chainsaw, leaf (duck and chicken) blower, 7-1/4"
circular saw and Hepa filter dust collector that are all 60V tools, all my other
20V tools will run on the 60V batteries. But the 60V tools will not run on the
20V batteries.

I have not killed a 60V battery yet with a single job. I also have 3 60V
batteries so all I have to do is a battery swap. I have been very impressed
with the 60V tools and plan on buying a weed trimmer and pole saw in the
spring.

https://www.dewalt.com/products/powe...volt-advantage
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Old 02-22-2022, 02:28 PM
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I believe your Flexvolt Advantage will run with either 20V or 60 volt tools.

Whereas, the straight Flexvolt grinder like we have will only run on the 60V
batteries. I have the chainsaw, leaf (duck and chicken) blower, 7-1/4"
circular saw and Hepa filter dust collector that are all 60V tools, all my other
20V tools will run on the 60V batteries. But the 60V tools will not run on the
20V batteries.

I have not killed a 60V battery yet with a single job. I also have 3 60V
batteries so all I have to do is a battery swap. I have been very impressed
with the 60V tools and plan on buying a weed trimmer and pole saw in the
spring.

https://www.dewalt.com/products/powe...volt-advantage
Thanks so much for clarifying, I do appreciate it.

Joe
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Old 02-22-2022, 03:21 PM
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Company I’m with up north is running the 20/60 stuff.

We actually had a fault somewhere, and it ended up killing two batteries and two grinders. The rep we use just swapped them all out for new, and I never really heard what the problem was.


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Old 02-24-2022, 09:40 AM
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When I was trying to keep the yellow fleet alive, I had an Dewalt adapter for 18 volt stuff to run on 20 volt.
I found out the adapter, even with no tool attached, would crater the battery if left connected.
Some little circuit board inside would not shut off.
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Old 02-24-2022, 09:51 AM
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When I was trying to keep the yellow fleet alive, I had an Dewalt adapter for 18 volt stuff to run on 20 volt.
I found out the adapter, even with no tool attached, would crater the battery if left connected.
Some little circuit board inside would not shut off.
Same here, I called DeWalt and they confirmed it, I commented that should be
clearly marked on the packaging, he agreed and apologized.

So I just take the battery off my when using the adapter, now that the last of
my 18V batteries are dying it will be a more regular activity. But I am ok with
that. My 18V tools are not high usage tools, so the minor inconvenience is not
a problem vs. replacing them. My high volume tools have been replaced.
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Old 02-24-2022, 02:15 PM
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My chinesium adapter doesn't seem to drain batteries.

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Old 03-21-2022, 01:51 PM
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I charged the battery about a week ago and then tried to use it on Saturday and the grinder would only run for about 3 seconds at a time whether I was grinding or just holding it in the air.

The battery shows one bar on the indicator. I put it on the charger and the charger immediately says it is fully charged. So it looks like I have either a bad battery or bad charger. Going to have to figure out what to do with that.

This is probably why everybody else seems so happy with theirs and I have been disappointed in mine.
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Old 04-02-2022, 01:55 PM
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I emailed Dewalt customer service and told them that my charger shows fully charged when my battery shows nearly dead and that the grinder will only run for a few seconds at a time.
24 hours later I got an email asking me for a photo of my receipt, the serial number, model number, and date code on the grinder. I sent them that and waited 24 hours and got an email asking if I had tried using other batteries and chargers. I told them that the grinder only came with on battery and charger and that is is my only 60V tool, so swapping things around is not an option.

24 hours later I got an email telling me to go to a different website where they have an online repair center. It said that after registering and giving payment info,I would receive a shipping label, and that they would put a hold on charges until they determine what is wrong with the grinder, but that I would be guaranteed not to be charged more than the overhaul cost for my grinder if they determine that is isn't covered under warranty.

That pissed me off because I literally bought it in January and have only used it successfully once, but I figure they have to let me approve the charges so I can send it in and wait to argue with them if they try not to honor the warranty.

So today I went to the link they gave me from the email and the first thing that comes up is their general guidelines for the repair center. Rule #1 is that you are not allowed to ship them batteries or chargers, as they are not eligible for service.

So what the fuck does a guy do a $200 battery that doesn't charge after being used twice?

Going to have to try and make some phone calls. I may try and go back to home depot where I bought it and see if they can help me out. At this point I think I will be buying Milwaukee or Metabo from now on.
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Old 04-04-2022, 11:29 AM
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I was within the 90 day window and I returned the grinder at home depot for a refund. I really wanted to like it but when the batteries cost $215 a piece, die after one use and have zero warranty coverage I am not interested.

I have had extremely good luck with my corded dewalt grinders. I use an 11amp 4.5 inch grinder and a 6" cut off grinder for pretty much everything in the shop. I was really interested in the cordless dewalt because of its ability to use the 6" cut off wheels. Milwaukee and makita both had cordless grinders at home depot but they didn't include batteries or chargers are were strictly 4.5-5 inch grinders. Miwaukee had a lot of battery options, makita you pretty much had to buy a drill or something that came with batteries.

I looked into corded grinders and none of the other brands had anything over 7 amps in the store. So I gave up on buying anything today. I have done some looking online and it looks like milwaukee and metabo both have corded models I could live with, so I may buy one of those for use in the truck. I might just take the $350 I got back and buy a tank of diesel fuel also
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