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2021-12-03 4:23:50 PM  
DeFlambé
 
2021-12-03 4:32:19 PM  
You'd think something like that wouldn't exactly be possible but here we are.
 
2021-12-03 4:33:03 PM  
millions of earphones have been designed and sold. this lad did not graduate at top of the class.
 
2021-12-03 4:33:32 PM  
"Which lithium ion batteries should we use to build our product?"

"The cheapest possible Chinese ones.  Nothing else matters, just cost."
 
2021-12-03 4:38:08 PM  
 
2021-12-03 4:38:22 PM  
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2021-12-03 4:39:00 PM  
I know when I'm in the market for good wireless headphones, my first thought is "I wonder what DeWalt is offering".
 
2021-12-03 4:39:03 PM  
Painting plastic yellow and black does not magically make it more rugged or durable.  One would think people involved in construction would understand this.  But then we see DeWalt managing to sell 4 dollar earbuds for 60 dollars simply by covering them in black and yellow plastic.
 
2021-12-03 4:39:07 PM  

C18H27NO3: You'd think something like that wouldn't exactly be possible but here we are.


Why would you think that?
 
2021-12-03 4:39:47 PM  

C18H27NO3: You'd think something like that wouldn't exactly be possible but here we are.


Why wouldn't that be possible? It only takes poor parts and/or poor quality control. Heck this kind of thing can happen with quality parts and great quality control, it's just less likely.
 
2021-12-03 4:43:33 PM  
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has a twitter account...
/check it out for product recalls
//apparently they're still masking and self quarantined too
 
2021-12-03 4:47:56 PM  

NeoCortex42: I know when I'm in the market for good wireless headphones, my first thought is "I wonder what DeWalt is offering".


What better to protect your hearing while running your Bose circular saw...
 
2021-12-03 4:50:55 PM  
Listening to a fire mixtape on headphones will do that to you.
 
2021-12-03 4:51:39 PM  
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Umm... how exactly are you supposed to wear those?
 
2021-12-03 4:52:30 PM  
Did you ask for the ones that don't burst into flames?
 
2021-12-03 4:55:07 PM  

Kalyco Jack: [Fark user image image 850x478]

Umm... how exactly are you supposed to wear those?


Base unit around the back of your neck and the earbuds in your ears.
 
2021-12-03 4:58:34 PM  
The Milwaukee headphones are superior to the DeWalts, and less expensive.
 
2021-12-03 4:59:03 PM  

BeesNuts: Painting plastic yellow and black does not magically make it more rugged or durable.  One would think people involved in construction would understand this.  But then we see DeWalt managing to sell 4 dollar earbuds for 60 dollars simply by covering them in black and yellow plastic.


It doesn't?

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Still rocks and the batteries don't explode.
 
2021-12-03 4:59:19 PM  

BeesNuts: Painting plastic yellow and black does not magically make it more rugged or durable.  One would think people involved in construction would understand this.  But then we see DeWalt managing to sell 4 dollar earbuds for 60 dollars simply by covering them in black and yellow plastic.


Sure, you could wear headphones that aren't in the color scheme of your tools on the job site, but more fashionable workers will gossip about you behind your back.
 
2021-12-03 5:02:19 PM  

NeoCortex42: Kalyco Jack: [Fark user image image 850x478]

Umm... how exactly are you supposed to wear those?

Base unit around the back of your neck and the earbuds in your ears.


Feh. Ear buds never get enough base for my liking. Hard pass.
 
2021-12-03 5:03:29 PM  

skinink: The Milwaukee headphones are superior to the DeWalts, and less expensive.


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"What does M-I-L-W-A-U-K-E-E spell?" "Please wait." It spells "two ninety-nine a case."
 
2021-12-03 5:03:49 PM  
You could call it...
<puts on sunglasses>
A DeFault

//YEEEAAAAAHHHHH
 
2021-12-03 5:06:36 PM  
Silicon Valley (HBO) - HooliVR Goggles (Phone Exploding) S04E09
Youtube kUAnN-FXcdE
 
2021-12-03 5:08:11 PM  

skinink: The Milwaukee headphones are superior to the DeWalts, and less expensive.


I only you Ryobi headphones because they use the same 18 volt battery I use in my hedge trimmer
 
2021-12-03 5:15:49 PM  
I just bought one of their tablesaws, and I must say, it is a nice piece. I may even buy one of their routers here soon.

Having said that, why the fark is DeWalt in consumer electronics?
 
2021-12-03 5:17:50 PM  
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There have also been at least five reports of the earphones catching fire and four reports of "minor" injuries, though it's not clear what kind of injuries specifically have been reported.
 
2021-12-03 5:19:18 PM  
A great Christmas song and an exceptionally relevant album title if you listen to it on the Dewalt headphones.

Look Ma (I'm Drunk and Crying)
Youtube 0CoW1ULMlJk
 
2021-12-03 5:23:46 PM  
wireless* earbuds

/* may contain wires
 
2021-12-03 5:33:51 PM  
What the shiat dewalt? You're my company! I have all the 20v goodness for work.

What the hell happened to "proudly assembled in America"? (Yes we all saw what you did there, but your tools never failed me until years and years of abuse. RIP sawsall that died 2 weeks ago. Or the 9 impact drivers I've had stolen or gave to friends or family cause the drill they used made me cringe)

If my godsdamn 270 dollar bluetooth jobsite stereo bursts into flames I'm kicking someone's ass.
 
2021-12-03 5:34:18 PM  
I can't tell you how many Dewalt battery packs I've got that hold a charge for 2 minutes.

Of course I still keep em and recharge em because maybe this time it'll work
 
2021-12-03 5:34:38 PM  
That's hot
 
2021-12-03 5:35:08 PM  

lincoln65: I can't tell you how many Dewalt battery packs I've got that hold a charge for 2 minutes.

Of course I still keep em and recharge em because maybe this time it'll work


The 20v? I usually get several years out of em before it becomes that bad. And that's using and charging them almost daily.
 
2021-12-03 5:38:21 PM  

BeesNuts: Painting plastic yellow and black does not magically make it more rugged or durable.  One would think people involved in construction would understand this.  But then we see DeWalt managing to sell 4 dollar earbuds for 60 dollars simply by covering them in black and yellow plastic.


That is unfortunate about most tool companies, sadly.

I'm a milwaukee guy, and while they are pretty good about protecting the core power tool lines, they will absolutely slap their name or license it out on some random screw drivers or tape measures that are garbage.


Dewalt (well really B&D) though has been known for years to be really bad about this though. I'm talking the same model, but built 5 different ways for 5 different retailers.
 
2021-12-03 5:39:22 PM  

Axeofjudgement: lincoln65: I can't tell you how many Dewalt battery packs I've got that hold a charge for 2 minutes.

Of course I still keep em and recharge em because maybe this time it'll work

The 20v? I usually get several years out of em before it becomes that bad. And that's using and charging them almost daily.


My biggest peve with dewalt is calling that line 20v. Its 18v, 20 peak. Same as everyone else.
 
2021-12-03 5:39:51 PM  

Axeofjudgement: lincoln65: I can't tell you how many Dewalt battery packs I've got that hold a charge for 2 minutes.

Of course I still keep em and recharge em because maybe this time it'll work

The 20v? I usually get several years out of em before it becomes that bad. And that's using and charging them almost daily.


I imagine more frequent cycling would have done my set of battery packs some good.

I wouldn't say mine need re-charging daily...
 
2021-12-03 5:44:32 PM  

Kalyco Jack: [Fark user image 850x478]

Umm... how exactly are you supposed to wear those?


You have to wrap them in asbestos first,
 
2021-12-03 5:45:00 PM  

LineNoise: Axeofjudgement: lincoln65: I can't tell you how many Dewalt battery packs I've got that hold a charge for 2 minutes.

Of course I still keep em and recharge em because maybe this time it'll work

The 20v? I usually get several years out of em before it becomes that bad. And that's using and charging them almost daily.

My biggest peve with dewalt is calling that line 20v. Its 18v, 20 peak. Same as everyone else.


Well yeah. But it's 2 more 🤣

Come on. But really I've used all the others and 1st off I hate makitas impacts. That shiat is weak.

Milwaukee would be my second choice, amazing line up, and they make sawsall and hole hog a common use term like kleenex. I still think their impact drivers are less balls to the wall then the Dewalt, and it's my most commonly used tool. I lent a kid at work that usually uses a brushless milwaukee, an extra impact I had (brushes, left in my car when my lead went to jail)

"This is so much more powerful and lighter than mine. I wonder what the brushless is like!"

Kid... its fantastic. But I'm not giving you my daily driver to use.
 
2021-12-03 5:46:49 PM  

lincoln65: Axeofjudgement: lincoln65: I can't tell you how many Dewalt battery packs I've got that hold a charge for 2 minutes.

Of course I still keep em and recharge em because maybe this time it'll work

The 20v? I usually get several years out of em before it becomes that bad. And that's using and charging them almost daily.

I imagine more frequent cycling would have done my set of battery packs some good.

I wouldn't say mine need re-charging daily...


Eh I will say the battery does deteriorate over the years. I finally bit the bullet and picked up 2 2 amphour batteries. 3 5 amphour batteries and 2 4 amphour batteries (and no... I do not wish to discuss the cost of all that)

And the power of the newer batteries vs the old ones almost a decade old?.... yeah it's instantly noticeable.
 
2021-12-03 5:52:15 PM  

sinko swimo: millions of earphones have been designed and sold. this lad did not graduate at top of the class.


millions of farkers have posted and replied. ^^ this lad did not graduate at top of the class.
 
2021-12-03 5:52:54 PM  

Axeofjudgement: Milwaukee would be my second choice,


I love my milwaukee. Even in the 18v line, for most of your more common tools, you usually get a choice of brushes, brushless, and "yeah this is the REAL pro level shiat" if you are looking to save a few bucks.

The batteries cost a fortune to be fair, but my brand new fuel hammer drill is just fine using my 2amp pack that is like 5 years old for drilling some pilots or whatever, and my 8amp i have for my cordless chain saw will work fine on my probably 10 year old driver if i needed a spare battery in a bind.

I think i finally killed my original milwaukee compact drill last week when it fell off the roof for the umpteenth time in 10 years when i was setting up lights. I need to give that thing a propper farewell if i can't fix the chuck, i renovated most of the 2nd floor of our house on it.
 
2021-12-03 5:53:22 PM  

LineNoise: BeesNuts: Painting plastic yellow and black does not magically make it more rugged or durable.  One would think people involved in construction would understand this.  But then we see DeWalt managing to sell 4 dollar earbuds for 60 dollars simply by covering them in black and yellow plastic.

That is unfortunate about most tool companies, sadly.

I'm a milwaukee guy, and while they are pretty good about protecting the core power tool lines, they will absolutely slap their name or license it out on some random screw drivers or tape measures that are garbage.


Dewalt (well really B&D) though has been known for years to be really bad about this though. I'm talking the same model, but built 5 different ways for 5 different retailers.


Milwaukee markers used to be fantastic. Wtf happened? The tapes suck. I always go Fatmax when one of mine decides to go for a walk. (Dewalt branded tapes are pieces of shiat)

Yeah dewalt is pretty much the same way. Core power tool line? Solid. The little accessories? Crap.

Hand tools are usually pretty solid, but same with milwaukee.
 
2021-12-03 5:53:55 PM  

skinink: The Milwaukee headphones are superior to the DeWalts, and less expensive.


Yeah, I'm holding out for those Ryobis.
 
2021-12-03 5:58:06 PM  

Axeofjudgement: 1st off I hate makitas impacts. That shiat is weak.


Makita's New XGT Spanks Everything We've Tested - GWT01Z Ep38
Youtube jcogzhBPBEo
 
2021-12-03 5:58:09 PM  

special20: skinink: The Milwaukee headphones are superior to the DeWalts, and less expensive.

Yeah, I'm holding out for those Ryobis.


honestly if you are looking for headphones, that are just headphones, go with a headphone company.

If you are looking for safety ones, i swear to god one of the best pairs of headphones i own is my 40 dollar 3m safety ones with bluetooth. The sound on them, the voice controls, everything is way better than it should be, and they are decent muffs if you need them.
 
2021-12-03 6:00:03 PM  

LineNoise: Axeofjudgement: Milwaukee would be my second choice,

I love my milwaukee. Even in the 18v line, for most of your more common tools, you usually get a choice of brushes, brushless, and "yeah this is the REAL pro level shiat" if you are looking to save a few bucks.

The batteries cost a fortune to be fair, but my brand new fuel hammer drill is just fine using my 2amp pack that is like 5 years old for drilling some pilots or whatever, and my 8amp i have for my cordless chain saw will work fine on my probably 10 year old driver if i needed a spare battery in a bind.

I think i finally killed my original milwaukee compact drill last week when it fell off the roof for the umpteenth time in 10 years when i was setting up lights. I need to give that thing a propper farewell if i can't fix the chuck, i renovated most of the 2nd floor of our house on it.


It's always a sad day when your first impact dies.

I cried a little when mine bit the bullet. That thing went everywhere with me.

And yeah batteries are the crying point. I actually got into a verbal argument with a Milwaukee rep on black Friday trying to sell me on a Milwaukee drill/driver combo. I guess he thought I was a local hipster and not a contractor. But damn he was gonna sell me into Milwaukees ecosystem.

"I've been a mechanical contractor for a decade I'm black and yellow" tap my dewalt polarized sunglasses.

"What? Are you farking bumblebee?"

No I don't want to spend 2 or 3 extra seconds trying to drive a farking screw in metal.

I actually liked that guy. Devoted to the line and was gonna see everyone in red and black.

Left store with 2 5 Amp hour batteries and a charger (anyone need a dewalt charger?) And a "free" oscillating saw.
 
2021-12-03 6:03:11 PM  
Are these headphones compatible with the Galaxy Note 7?
 
2021-12-03 6:08:18 PM  
Did they not know that "making your ears burn" is just a figure of speech?
 
2021-12-03 6:12:33 PM  

SumoJeb: Axeofjudgement: 1st off I hate makitas impacts. That shiat is weak.

[YouTube video: Makita's New XGT Spanks Everything We've Tested - GWT01Z Ep38]


Drivers... not wrench... wtf is wrong with you? 🤣
 
2021-12-03 6:12:38 PM  

noitsnot: "Which lithium ion batteries should we use to build our product?"

"The cheapest possible Chinese ones.  Nothing else matters, just cost."


You are probably more right than you can guess if you know the history behind Black and Decker.

Many, many decades ago B&D actually used to be a reputable brand making quality tools.  Then the company decided to capitalize on the good name by selling ever cr*pier products.  It got so bad that by the 80's the name was synonymous with the worse possible POS you could buy.

The company then decided to start selling decent quality tools again.  They had bought the DeWalt name in the 60's and started marketing the better products under that name because market research showed the B&D name had such a horrible reputation that it couldn't be salvaged.

Construction workers started using the DeWalt products (formerly Makita/Porter Cable/Milwaukee pretty much owned the market at that time) but with some hesitation due to the company's history of ruining a good line of tools.  But until the past few years it looked like they had learned their lesson.

Then B&D bought Sears Craftsman.  And how did they capitalize on a product line with a solid reputation for almost 100 years?  They started selling the cheapest, worse pieces of cr*p they could find.

Now it looks like they are doing the same thing with DeWalt.  The name has a good reputation, let's start selling the worse products we can find under that name.

It looks like nothing ever changes with this company.
 
2021-12-03 6:15:05 PM  

Axeofjudgement: SumoJeb: Axeofjudgement: 1st off I hate makitas impacts. That shiat is weak.

[YouTube video: Makita's New XGT Spanks Everything We've Tested - GWT01Z Ep38]

Drivers... not wrench... wtf is wrong with you? 🤣


lol oops wrong vid. was supposed to be the yellow makita driver from japan.
 
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