Chuckle. I love my 24v cordless for small jobs, and it worked great for
shooting screws when I had to blacksmith my tin shed that the tree fell
on. But for any long screws or production work, I get out my real corded
drill. Those other battery tools, like the baby rotary saws and such,
seem like toys. I almost never need to do any work where 110 isn't
available within 100 feet or so.
Because we have three (all free) that have nothing wrong except dud
batteries and/or dud chargers.And like most good technicians and
conservationists one hates throwing anything that still works away!
My AC work horses are a 1953, 230 volt, slow speed Wolf. One el cheapo
115v Black and Decker etc. bought on sale when K mart closed down
here! And one used el cheapo, reversible? IIRC, bought at a flea
market. A long extension equipped with a GFI provides safety.
Also occasionally on the sail boat or in the camper, unless one has
an inverter (and a fairly heavy one at that) only 12 volts is
Oh and btw one of those hand-drills where you turn the handle.
It's an interesting idea. However, it would be one more thing to cart
around, or have around. So why not just cart or have around a similar
sized plug in drill?
Speaking of plug in drills, after using a battery drill for a long
time I went back to using a plug in 3/8" drill and WOW, does a plug in
drill have a LOT more power. I'd forgotten just how comparatively
weak the battery powered ones are.
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