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Amazing battery life and power in lightweight Lithium Ion brushless kit

Amazing battery life and power in lightweight Lithium Ion brushless kit

05-21-2018 08:11 PM by CyberDyneSystems | 4 comments »

I picked up the DEWALT DCK277C2 20V MAX Compact Brushless Drill and Impact Combo Kit on sale at Lowe’s last week. For a little over $150.00 I got two of the latest brushless tools, a charger and two battery packs. Considering this was right next to a $99.00 driver only that was not the new Brushless, it felt like Christmas. We have been using Milwaukee’s M12 in the shop for several years now under very hard use, and have been very impressed with those kits. They are apparently ...

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Fantastic initial build quality, at any price. Tons of power, quirky controls.

Fantastic initial build quality, at any price. Tons of power, quirky controls.

04-03-2018 02:53 PM by dbhost | 13 comments »

I have some one off mortar drilling I had to do in order to get some picture hangers up on my fireplace. Which meant that my little 3/8 standard corded drills weren’t up to the task, and heaven knows my 18V 3/8 Cordless wouldn’t even consider doing the job, so I shot on over to Harbor Freight, and picked up my long postponed Hammer drill purchase. I have been hearing about the Chicago Electric model from a framing contractor friend that owns one and uses it on the job site. And...

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Bauer Model 1791C-B1 20V vs. Rigid Gen X Brushless 18V Model R86009

Bauer Model 1791C-B1 20V vs. Rigid Gen X Brushless 18V Model R86009

01-07-2018 08:58 PM by Tennessee | 12 comments »

My Rigid R82009 drills, (shown in the second picture) which the date code tells me that these were made in the 15th week of 2011, are starting to lose their battery life. I know, I should have registered them, but if I even did, (can’t remember), to find that paperwork to cash in on very expensive batteries would be somewhat of a miracle. Can you find a receipt from six years ago? Well, good for you…I cannot.In any case, I was tiring a bit of the power of these, and even though ...

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Impact Driver Technology - What is the REAL difference?

Impact Driver Technology - What is the REAL difference?

04-09-2017 02:56 AM by WoodWorkLIFE | 5 comments »

I have been using impact drivers for a while, but in the past two years, the technologies have exploded. Buying and impact driver is like buying a laptop now. Heck, Milwaukee makes one that links up with your phone with Bluetooth now. In this video review kind of thing, I look at RIDGIDs Gen 4x vs. 5x Brushed Technology, while also looking at newer Brushless technology in the form of a Makita offering compared to the brand new brushless hydraulic drivers, in this case, RIDGID’s hydra...

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DEWALT DCF680N2 8V Max Gyroscopic Screwdriver 2 Battery Kit

DEWALT DCF680N2 8V Max Gyroscopic Screwdriver 2 Battery Kit

11-28-2016 05:56 PM by eddie | 2 comments »

i uselessly have two drills when assembling a project one for pre drilling holes and one for screwing screw to save time , i have been changing over to lithium as they are a lot liter and helps with the fatigue of my wrist . Got this screw driver and its lite weighing at just one pound but it has a lot of power have screwed 2 1/2 ” screws in to pine without pre drilled holes . and the batteries keep on going , kinda like the battery bunny , its a five star for sure , the Gyroscopic ...

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Milwaukee 2897-22 Drill and Impact Driver Kit

Milwaukee 2897-22 Drill and Impact Driver Kit

09-23-2016 02:31 PM by PPK | 4 comments »

I didn’t see any reviews on the recent Milwaukee line of FUEL drills/impacts/tools on LJ’s yet, so here’s my contribution. I recently bought the drill/impact driver kit. It’s the M18 kit with the items shown in the stock photo above. The batteries are 5.0 amp hour and last a LLLOOOOONNNNGGG time. I couldn’t get one to heat up either when using it hard, so that’s a good sign. The drill: Not much heavier than my 14.4 volt makita. Has more RPM’s, a...

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Milwaukee 2799-22CX M18 Compact Brushless Hammer Drill/Brushless Impact Combo Kit

Milwaukee 2799-22CX M18 Compact Brushless Hammer Drill/Brushless Impact Combo Kit

09-14-2016 03:26 PM by Rob_s | 4 comments »

new hotness vs old busted BACKGROUNDI was a Dewalt guy for years, and have had an old nicad drill and driver for the last 10 years or so that have served me well, but after my old drill got dropped on the concrete floor and cracked, I decided to treat myself to a brushless setup. I had been wanting to go brushless for awhile and this was the excuse I needed. I pretty much settled on the Milwaukee line due to a variety of factors, including the availability of the 18/12v combo charging ...

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Great Value Pack at a decent price point

Great Value Pack at a decent price point

05-15-2016 12:18 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 11 comments »

So I just purchased this Impact Driver from the Home Depot and it included a charger and 2 Lithium battery’s. I really like this drill and in the short time ive had this drill i have put it through it paces, I basically built 2 garden gates with a ton of screws on a single charge on 1 battery. Pros.. One of the main reasons I bought this was because it has some great features in cluding a light on the handle that you can decide whether to turn on or off.. The Lithium battery is li...

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A Great Drill Driver and the Useful Hackzall

A Great Drill Driver and the Useful Hackzall

04-27-2016 10:11 PM by Redoak49 | 4 comments »

I had added this Milwaukee M12 drill to my Christmas list this year. I had tried it at the store and it was a nice size. Thankfully, my wife got it for me and it came in a kit with the drill/driver, charger, two batteries and the Hackzall. The drill driver works well and has plenty of power and a good clutch on it. It is solidly built and feels good in my hand. It is now my go to drill/driver and is lighter than the 18V one that I have. The chuck works well and it is easy to tighten a...

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RIDGID GEN5X Combo Kit, Up For Review + A Giveaway!

RIDGID GEN5X Combo Kit, Up For Review + A Giveaway!

08-06-2015 01:50 PM by woodshopmike | 7 comments »

Alright y’all, I’ve recently reviewed the GEN5X line of tools and I gotta say I’m nothing short of impressed with the features, quality, and power. So, like normal the GEN5X review is on my blog, but what’s awesome (and what everyone is probably more interested in) is that RIDGID is sponsoring a giveaway for the GEN5X Combo Kit. So if free tools sound good to you then enter the giveaway at the bottom of the review. If free tools don’t sound good then, well...

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