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Forum topic by Joseph Crivelli posted 05-18-2010 02:50 PM 972 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Joseph Crivelli

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05-18-2010 02:50 PM

Yesterday I got a Craftsman C3 19.2-volt Cordless Impact Wrench (17090). It seems to be a solid, hard-working tool.

I’ve had the C3 19.2-volt Cordless Impact Driver (17080) since last June, and it’s been an great performer.

For me, the Impact Driver is like my Bosch Reciprocating Saw. I don’t always need it, but, when I do, nothing else will do.

-- SOLTC


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#1 posted 05-18-2010 06:04 PM

I like the Craftsman cordless tools. It is easy to build up a good collection of tools when you buy the sets. I have 3 drills, a right angle drill, jigsaw, circular saw, plus a few more items.

The circular saw is really wimpy, but still comes in handy for quick cuts when you don’t want to bother pulling out the extension cord. I usually throw it in the car when I go to the hardware store in case I want to cut something in half to make it easier to load.

I got my first set about 8 years ago and the last one around 4 years ago. One by one, the batteries have started to die recently. I am debating if I want to buy some new Nicad batteries ($70 for 2) or spring for a Li-ion ($100 for 1 battery and a charger). I have heard a few bad reports of the Li-ion batteries failing early due to over-discharging them. The Nicads can handle just about anything. I used to leave them in the charger all the time (bad idea), but now I remove them after they are charged.

One more thing is that I will mark the date on the new ones so I can tell how long they last.

-- Steve

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Joseph Crivelli

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#2 posted 05-18-2010 06:14 PM

Steve,

I have 5 C3 tools now (IW, ID, Drill/Driver, Work Light, and LED Work Light). I use 4 Ni-Cads and
1 Li-Ion.

I had a problem with the Li-Ion after 9 months. I exchanged it and the new on wouldn’t hold a charge.
I finally had the Craftsman Community Manager contact my via another forum, and he got me a new working battery.

-- SOLTC

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#3 posted 05-18-2010 06:43 PM

I got a freebie Ryobi 18V.

It actually works verrrry well. It’s one of the few Ryobi tools that has been trouble-free, and performs as it should … for me.

-- -- Neil

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