Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

To: Venturer

I am a builder, so i use power tools a lot.

How many battery operated tools do I use now?

NONE.

Problem? The batteries. They die. They lose power. They don’t hold a charge. Charge it. Use it a week later? Good Luck.

I used to keep the 3/8 chord drill as backup for the battery operated “screw guns.” Not any more. They are the primary now. The cordless tools are for very light duty jobs like removing screws from electric cover plates.

Now, here is a difference. These tools were not promoted by any government program that I am aware of. They were well received and sold well. They still do, judging from the multitudes of offerings. But now, those of us who really do the work, and lots of it, use the old fashion chord tools. Power and reliability have won. but, will the government ban chords? maybe, when their fund raisers start companies that want to replace chords with green goo.

Home owners with small jobs can buy the 5 tool 18 volt ion razzle dazzle sets. I use power.


25 posted on 03/11/2012 8:54:58 AM PDT by kralcmot (my tagline died with Terri)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies ]


To: kralcmot

I have the DeWalt 14.4 volt and 3 dead batteries, I just had one battery rebuilt for $34.00, I don’t believe I have ever finished a job without changing batteries. Like you I have pretty much given up on the battery tools.


35 posted on 03/11/2012 3:25:43 PM PDT by Venturer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson