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Forum topic by MrRon posted 09-04-2011 07:48 PM 922 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-04-2011 07:48 PM

How many use the flashlights that come with those combination cordless power tool kits? I always avoid tham because I think it’s a high price to pay for a flashlight. I just use a regular LED flashlight; there are many to choose from and they only cost a few dollars. I have about 6 of them I got from HF and they were free.

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#1 posted 09-04-2011 08:51 PM

I used to discharge the old style batteries to extend their life, but that isn’t necessary anymore. I used to use them a lot, but have gradually gone back to regular flashlights with LEDs. The alkaline batteries last a lot longer than they used to.

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#2 posted 09-04-2011 09:41 PM

The flashlight that came with the Hitachi Kit that we bought at Lowes is pretty dog gone impressive.

It will light up the grid in the theatre at 60+ feet….not as good as my Surefire LED but still really nice.

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#3 posted 09-05-2011 12:24 AM

I use my 18v Ryobi quite often. It sits where I put it, and the rotating head lets me aim the light wherever I need it.

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#4 posted 09-05-2011 06:05 AM

Maglite…......that is all.

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#5 posted 09-05-2011 08:08 AM

I have two that have never met a battery… unused for years.

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#6 posted 09-05-2011 01:19 PM

I use mine a lot. I can set it down and turn the lens to wherever I’m working. Good bright light!

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#7 posted 09-05-2011 02:22 PM

I seldom use mine, I do however use a cordless work light, the Makita 18v LXT BML184
I find it hard to work in the limited beam of a flashlight and much prefer to have a larger area lighted.

If your really into flashlights you should probably be over on the Candlepower Forums, they take flashlights very seriously there.

-- “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

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