finally decided which new battery drill set up to buy after asking for your help previously

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Forum topic by SCOTSMAN posted 06-09-2011 09:11 PM 994 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-09-2011 09:11 PM

Well like most purchases I did my homework thoroughly and finally decided the whole purchase of battery operated drills is a mixture of swings and roundabouts. What you save in one direction you lose in another . I finally decided on 18v but with the lith ion two drills which I wanted would have been prohibitively expensive so .I already own a brand new angled battery operated 18v nail gun from dewalt and have a charger and three batteries with it.I don’t use it too often so I decided to buy two quality drills without batteries and charger as I don’t need three chargers and already have three batteries so I bought bare one normal drill with chuck and another with a device an impact driver head this will do nicely for driving in screws which I mostly use them for and the other will do for drilling holes.Thanks for all your help when I asked recently. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#1 posted 06-09-2011 09:21 PM

i know what you mean alistair

that was smart choice

i still have the first battery skillsaw made by makita
with a big square battery
and charger
haven’t tried it in 20 years

when i find it who knows

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 06-09-2011 11:44 PM

I have Dewalts but both my battries are I am at an impass in deciding to buy battries or another drill type. So I bought an 8” jointer instead.

I wonder if someone can rebuild a dewalt battery like they do car battries. Hrmmmmmm….


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#3 posted 06-10-2011 12:20 AM

congrat´s with the new toy´s Alistair :-)

not so long ago there was one who posted a link to a place where they did rebuild batteries


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#4 posted 06-10-2011 01:02 AM

ATTA BOY Alistar!


Checkthis Google search.

Check the date on your batteries, they’re guaranteed for 2 years. I brought two in, & they gave me two new ones, no problem. Easy as falling off a log.<(:O}$

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 06-10-2011 06:50 AM

I fell off a log once. It was attached to my friends treehouse that was 50’ in the air. He had a grill top as one of the floor boards so you could see what was happening down below. I was scared of it. He reassured me that it was just fine and proved it by jumping up and down on the grate. He was a few inches taller and heavier than me so I thought I was safe when I tenatively stepped out onto the grate and walaa… instant flying lesson. Amazingly enough I fell in a group of bushes and didn’t do any damage but some scratches.


And I’ll look into the batteries. Thanks Dennis andD/B

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