Guess I should expect a hard time whether I do or don't post new tools as early as possible ;-)
The price ranges on JobMax are all over the board depending on if you buy an individual attachement or the tool base with battery and charger. All in the realm of what you'd expect I imagine. I don't know where the finals shook out so don't want to post bad info.
Frankie, we are actually adding to and updating a lot of what I'd consider the "core" line this year both on the AC and DC sides. Hope you'll like them.
Two clarifying questions for you, senor. First, you state "all over the board depending on if you buy an individual attachement or the tool base with battery and charger". Do you have any additional info on how the packaging will be with this? In the IBS thread in the "News" area of the Forum, there's a bunch of links to different outside media sources - some say a full kit, others say just a basic few coupled with the current 3/8" chuck micro drill/driver. Can you layer out the details a bit as to the various attachments, and what will be available kit-wise?
Secondly, what are you considering the "core line"? I see that you said AC and DC, but are you talking the 18 volt lineup? If so, are they going to be solo tools (ala MaxSelect, where you could buy the naked tool for a hundred bucks or so, and add it to your existing stuff), or are they going to primarily going to be in "revisions" and new kits, as we've unfortunately been seeing during the past year or two? I for one would love to see certain items (smaller MaxSelect radio, 18 volt one-handed recip saw, new lights, etc.) available separately also, not just as part of a giant kit, when many of us already have a solid base to work with.
Any additional info is greatly appreciated. You know we're gluttons for info!!! :joyful:
Everyone place your bets! PLACE YOUR BETS, ladies and gentlemen!!!!! :groucho:
Vegas is setting the odds as we speak!
Today, for your wagering pleasure, we're offering the following high-risk wager....WILL FRANKIE GET THE 1/2" IMPACT WRENCH THAT HE'S BEEN SO IMPATIENTLY WAITING FOR?!?!!?!!!!?!? :banghead: :bash: :soapbox:Do you feel lucky? Punk? :rolleyes: :D :killingme:
Always fun talking with you guys.
What I know so far...
First 12v kits will be some promo combos to get people started. Individual tools to come...
We also had a gen 2 radio on display. I like the improvements.
Improvements to the core I spoke of will be a mix of individual tools and then some new combo kits. I'm afraid the bare tool model is not making a comeback.
Frankie, I don't even want to tease and watch the letdown again. Another round of launches, another 18v impact wrench conspicuously absent.
I just may have to bring you some treats again next time we meet! :groucho:
I like the idea of a radio 2.0 - just have to wait and see what the improvements are then.
Is everything looking about mid/late March, or fairly staggered throughout the year from March on? I'm presuming the latter.
Wyatt, I really do wish you folks luck in this economy. Personally, I could use the tool I mentioned and maybe some others, not another radio. I imagine this next radio won't have a charger either, am I right? No matter. Have you been reading all the complaints regarding the lithium batteries, and getting service? You folks are getting some bad publicity and in my opinion a little good faith could go a long way. Maybe look into some of these situations? Take care and good luck. Frank
While the economy still has plenty of issues, we all hope we are on the back side of this thing. You are right on the radio, that limiting patent is still in effect. However, you still have to update the tool line and I think the engineers did a nice job. I think the same on the work they are doing on the existing tools and the new ideas. Launches start in March (well, actually kind of now looking at the new grinder and the sander upgrades) and go through the year.
I absolutely read the complaints. Every time there is a relevant issue (including batteries and service centers) I make sure it gets to the appropriate product or service manager. Service centers have been removed based on experiences discovered on the forum. I am also getting regular reports on the batteries. I take each comment seriously and appreciate the time everyone takes to post them.