I'm talking about Bosch's big cordless hammer drill 18636-02.
If anybody knows why Bosch is dumping it, please tell. I have bought
three of them so far, wish I could buy five. I use cordless drill
parts for projects.
My best guess is that nobody wants a big cordless hammer drill. Or
maybe it's due to a drop in home construction. Somebody else
suggested that maybe Bosch is going to bring out a new version soon.
I don't see anything wrong with them. I am impressed by the design,
inside too, looks high quality to me.
The cheapest price I know of is Tool Authority, at US $170 with free
shipping (mine have come in factory sealed boxes). At Home Depot,
it's $575 total. Here is the online price spread.
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ebay has a -03 but perhaps that's not the version number?
The -02 kit includes two 2.0 amp hour FatPack batteries.
The -03 kit includes two 1.3 amp hour SlimPack batteries.
(assuming both come in a factory sealed box)
Yes, eBay has some prices that are not much higher than Tool Authority
for the same kit. Amazon does too. But unless you are in the United
Kingdom, there's no reason to buy it from eBay until TA runs out of
stock or raises the price. At one point, Amazon proper was selling the
-02 kit for $193 with free shipping. But they said it would take two
to three weeks processing before shipment. Weeks later, Amazon
increased the price.
The only thing I've noticed about one of mine is that the motor
brushes do not have a red mark on them as described in the owner's
manual for replacing the brushes. But that's probably nothing to do
You bought 3, maybe yur a sales troll since LiIon batteries only last
maybe 3 years. I have Ridgid with a lifetime warranty on even
batteries. Since I keeep tools and my Makita batteries still work
after 20 years I am ahead. So what does a replacement 36v Bosch cost?
Probably 150. You are not looking ahead.
That is a fact. The first two at $180 each, and the third for $170
I am about as anti-spam as it gets, Mark. In fact, I keep an archive
of spammers in (free.spam).
That sounds about right.
Nickel cadmium batteries suck, mainly due to their high leakage
current and memory that causes problems unless you have a
sophisticated battery charger that can fully discharge the battery
before recharging. Nickel cadmium also presents a disposal problem.
Nickel metal hydride batteries don't suck as bad as NiCad because
they don't suffer from the same memory problems. Unfortunately, both
NiCad and NiMH lose about 25% of their capacity within 24 hours
whether you use them or not. That's due to leakage current.
Fortunately, lithium-ion batteries have a similar shelf life as
alkaline batteries. Lithium-ion batteries do not self discharge, so
they are ready when you need them, and lithium-ion batteries are
lighter for the same amount of stored power.
Since you needed the lesson, Mark, you're welcome.
And? What Ridgid product is selling for half of its normal price,
Mark? Or are you just shilling for Ridgid?
If you are saying that NiCad batteries last that much longer under
the same use as lithium-ion, that's bullshit Mark.
You are full of it, Mark.
Says an ignorant troll who suggests that NiCad is
a good battery technology.
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You need a lesson in batteries and truth, troll. I have learned over
25 years, Nicads dont suck as you say they have the track record LiIon
cant have yet and wont match Nicads on total life. Sure you are at the
mercy of cheap chinese packs that self discharge overnight and that
come with cheap stuff, but your 25% figure is total bull shit on Sanyo
or Panasonic cells. Panasonic and Sanyo are the Batteries to have and
my 86 Makita Sanyo packs still have some life, but of course I have
new packs also. You will be lucky to say that in 3-5 years on LiIon. I
make packs for RC, I self monitor peak V, your 25% statemnt is the
biggest Lie I have ever heard on self discharge of 24 hrs on Sanyos,
its more like ONE percent every day to few days.
Nicads are fully discharged in tool use when the tool slows or to
their nominal 1.2v a cell, unless you charge it many times a day
memory doesnt have time to be an effect in real world use. Nicads
should not be recharged the same day of use and should be rested, it
is a chemical reaction dont forget. What you do need is a modern peak
sensing charger, not the crap that you leave them in all day that
cooks cells. Fortunatly good equipment usualy has a good charger.
I buy Ridgid only for the walk in Lifetime warranty that I dont even
need my reciept to access sine im online registered. I bought 2 Ridgid
LiIon tools, the 12v mini driver and 18v drill, I also have a Ridgid
9.6v Nicad screwgun and 12v Nicad drill. I know in 2-3 years I will
get a new 100$ 18v LiIon pack FREE, I will need one since life is
limited and less than Nicads, as I also know how to make a pack last
20 years, You will be stuck with needing 6 packs costing 170-180
without tax, or near 200$ a pack, thats $1100.00 - $1200.00 in 3-5
years how smart you are. Mine are free so what do I care about "Half
Price Sales" you just got suckered into $1000.00 loss to make it to
year 6. Unless you use these in work everyday you just bought a loss
you cant write off. Maybe its got a defect you cant see yet thats why
its soo good a deal! Seeing how my 1986 Makita is still good I know
this Ridgid warranty will save me alot, you never thought about that,
did you, you are now stuck with a 36v heavy monster of limited use. I
rarely use my 18v because of weight I like the 12v mini LiIon driver,
I like the mini Milwaukee even better. You are not thinking ahead
since you say you take off parts, you are no pro. Bullshit you say
that my Sanyo-Makita packs are from 86 and still work, thats because
you dont know how to take "care" of your batteries. Here is a clue, no
manufacturer wants you to take care of it, thats where their profit is
in future sales, its called give away the drill, sell the batteries at
full rip off. Go read and see how Radio Controled racers keep from
killing packs, basicly its dont over discharge, let them recover 24
hrs, dont overcharge that means any temp increase or V drop for more
than 30 seconds, and dont overheat. I think I will try my 1986, 9.6v
Makita-Sanyo pack today to fix windows, its nice and light, but maybe
its dead by now .
Anyone who says that NiCad is a good battery technology isn't giving
lessons to anybody, Mark.
Looks like nonsense to me, Mark. Provide citations.
Isn't China where Ridgid makes its stuff, Mark?
You might be right about NiCads, I was referring to NiMH there.
I know for a fact that radio controlled aircraft users are thrilled
about lithium-ion batteries and wouldn't touch nickel cadmium
batteries with a 10 foot pole. Try visiting their discussion group
and preach to them about the benefits of NiCad. Please do that, I
would enjoy the entertainment.
I would really like to see an authoritative citation for that 1%
self discharge rate claim, Mark.
If ignorance is bliss, you must be very blissful, Mark.
That's one of the silliest things you have said, Mark.
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Having to take care of batteries is for days gone by, Mark. A
lithium-ion battery charger takes care of the battery for you.
I have read lots, Mark, but I won't hold my breath waiting
for you to provide any authoritative citations to back up what you
say. Besides shilling for Ridgid, yours is obviously unsubstantiated
"I am the authority" crap.
Much of what you say is nonsense, Mark, that's an excellent example.
And you pretend to be an RC enthusiast.
NiCad is inferior to NiMH and even more inferior to lithium-ion.
That's why you don't find NiCad batteries in stores anymore. NiCads
are still in some products, but those products should be avoided.
Almost all laptop computers and cell phones use lithium-ion because
it is by far the best current battery technology.
Are you new to USENET, Mark?
Bullshit walks, especially here.
www.batteryuniversity.com will help you, a bit. If you dont know
Nicad outlasts Liion by years and cycles you are not a tool user, pro,
What do you think we were doing before LiIon came out, and what you
"know" is false. LiIon dont have the life or take the abuse, thats why
the biggest manufacturers of rC stuff still offer Nicad for those that
want long life. The biggest and most succesfull manufacturer of RC
cars www.Traxxas.com sill offers what you with lack of wisdom call
inferior, they offer all 3 types, but you forget cost and life.
Aircraft dont fly to weel with heavy Nicad, but cant take the constant
abuse Nicad car owners dish out.
Its you thats needs to learn LiIon limitations, you have 6 100 packs
that will last 2-3 years, then you are screwed. Most everything is
made in China, I thought you had half a brain till I read this
stupidity from you, Ans Sanyo, Panasonic even your Bosch are made
there is whole or part, its called cheap labor. Even Bosch uses
Nicads, In stores, Like HD you dont buy tool batteries in those little
packs on the front display, you never did. Quit your LiIon bosch
'great deal troll" and in 3 year piss off 700$ on 6 new packs, My
warrantied Ridgid Nicad and LiIon packs will be free when I need them.
What a waste, 3 tools, and not one of them light enough for all day
use, or smalll spaces or small enough to fit in your pocket, and in
2-3 years they will all be dead-sucker.
"This warranty applies only to the original purchaser at retail and
may not be transferred."
I get it, ransley, you shill for Ridgid because you are effectively
a captive micro-stockholder in their company (and for whatever
personal reasons you can't keep quiet about it).
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