After reading a bit on the care and feeding of a lithium battery,it appears
the battery would benefit from slow charging as opposed to the fast charge
that all the supplied chargers I've looked at thus far, supply. Is anyone
aware of a charger they received with their tool that allows that option? F
ailing to have that, has anyone managed to connect a tool battery to a inte
lligent lithium charger and managed a charge. I'm guessing that the circui
try on board the battery might not allow that. Thanks Pat
YES! bought it from Rockwell directly [prefer direct contact], bought the
one with all the tools. You can't believe how much wear I've given that
thing already. The second feature [besides the lifetime batteries] was the
SHAPE! it fits perfectly into my hand, light weight, and without the bulky
?? on most of these cordless, I could get into some very tight places.
when that didn't quite work there was the extension and there was the
right angle, ...etc
I've had it break off the head of a rusted/seized screw, can't get much
better than that.
How does the performance of a 12v lithium-ion powered impact driver compare
to an 18v NiCd non-impact drill-driver?
I have a DeWalt 18v NiCd drill-driver (non-impact). It's a few years old,
so the batteries have quite a number of charge cycles on them. I also use
the batteries in my DeWalt boom box for hours upon hours, so the batteries
are quite well used. I'm not seeing any significant issues with the
batteries just yet, but I haven't used it on any major projects recently.
I'll be replacing the railings on my deck next year and was wondering if I
should get an impact driver. The Amazon price on that 3rill would make it a
great gift from the kids.
Will it outperform my 18v DeWalt or will I be disappointed?
On Mon, 18 Nov 2013 21:28:09 +0000 (UTC), DerbyDad03
There is quite a difference. Impact drivers are easier on the screw
heads. I don't know if I'd want my only impact driver to be a 12V,
though. It was my first and worked well (and convinced me to buy the
I certainly recommend the impact driver, though suggest an 18V for
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