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03-11-2009 10:17 AM
Irelands child One more tool bit the dust yesterday - my oldie but goody US made B&D jigsaw went belly up in the cess pool of life!!

This prompted me to get on the internet and see what was available - they ain't cheap any longer. I ended up ordering a Bosch 1587. If this is as good a tool as my new Bosch cordless drill and my 3/8" Bosch corded drill, I'll be happy. But another $100+ for another tool that has just plain died of old age is killing my budget - particularly since we just bought a new (to us) RV and I needed a 5th wheel hitch to work with my bed mounted gooseneck hitch. I guess someone has to help the "stimulus package"

Dave W
03-06-2009 10:38 AM
oldred I was looking at a hydraulic motor a couple of days ago and on the back end of the thing was an American flag emblem that covered at least 1/3 of the end surface and under it in small letters were the words "made in China"!
03-06-2009 09:14 AM
Irelands child Well at least my new Bosch cordless wasn't made in China - but in Malaysia instead . We'll see soon enough if it's any good.

Dave W
03-05-2009 04:32 PM
schnitz
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Originally Posted by pepi
that one also looks like the Milwaukee and they are tuff, I also like the way the chuck works ...... keyless with a good grip, have not had a bit slip or ruined the chuck end of any of my bits ...does cost money.


say irc have you got your car back from the upholsterers yet ??
pepi, thanks for reminding me about the chucks on those Makita's. The ones at work had "lines" running along them for a better grip, and it worked excellent.

BTW, nope, not my car at the interior shop, I'm still literally years (or if you ask my wife, DECADES away!!!!!!) from that being the holdup.....


In a while, Chet.
03-05-2009 11:04 AM
35WINDOW
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Originally Posted by Irelands child
You actually told her that you found the old one?? After her humiliation? You really do need some counseling about deviant behavior ascribed to by normally loving husbands !!

Dave W

Apparently I have sadistic tendencies

I thought about not telling her, but when she finds out (and, knowing her she would), words cannot explain the years of humiliation I would suffer
03-05-2009 10:22 AM
oldred
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Originally Posted by 59 wagon man
used to love milwaukee but there 18 volt kit went thru battery's every 6 months.


Was that one with NiCad batteries? Just before I sold my shop one of the guys there had a Milwaukee impact wrench and he would recharge his batteries at the end of every day regardless of whether they were completely run down or not. These were the NiCad batteries and as you said he was going through them quite fast but the problem was the recharging, a NiCad needs to be completely (or nearly so) discharged before recharging because of the memory effect. If someone tries to keep a battery (NiCad) topped off by recharging after use whether the battery is down or not then short battery life will result, not saying this is what happened to yours but this is a common problem with NiCads.
03-05-2009 10:17 AM
Irelands child
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Originally Posted by 35WINDOW
And, the irony? I found my old Drill-guess who paid for that in the end?

You actually told her that you found the old one?? After her humiliation? You really do need some counseling about deviant behavior ascribed to by normally loving husbands !!

Dave W
03-05-2009 09:49 AM
59 wagon man used to love milwaukee but there 18 volt kit went thru battery's every 6 months . after warranty just became to expensive to replace so that kit is sitting on the shelf. dewalts i had for years but the drill itself wore out so when time to replace it . i went to homo depot and bought a ridgid setup . best deal around, lifetime warranty on tools and batteries and they have plenty of power around $350 for a sawzall flashlight impact gun circular saw and 1/2" impact drill
03-05-2009 09:06 AM
35WINDOW I've been a Milwaukee fan for years, and I lent my old one (12 Volt)to my Wife for something she needed to do at work-I couldn't find it after she took it, and guess who was blamed? She was (isn't it great to win one once in a while? )-anyways, I went out and bought a new Miwaukee 1/2" drive 18 Volt, (wasn't aware of the 24 Volt), and, I really love it-has way more torque than I expected, although it does weigh a bit more than my old one)-

here's the one I bought-it does appear to have the Lion Batteries, but has been good so far-

http://www.toolbarn.com/product/milwaukee/2610-24/

And, the irony? I found my old Drill-guess who paid for that in the end?
03-05-2009 07:17 AM
freedom53
Makita

Had lots of Makita tools over the years, both the industrial and the pos handyman variety. after getting conned into helping my brother build a 30 x100 metal storex building bought a new makita kit ( drill, impact 2 batts and charger), using it in sub zero conditions,along with the usual drops offthe ladder,roof,.....Best cordless i ever bought. Home Depot $299 canadian (kinda like free in USD) I especially like the impact - it will drive 50 4" deck screws on 1 charge without stripping the screw socket or bit - and recharges in lass than an hour. This would be my choice. b
03-05-2009 06:32 AM
pepi
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Originally Posted by schnitz
Dave, when I was in the maint. dept. at work, they bought two of these drills from Makita, and I was completely blown away by how tough they were. I'm not sure what they paid, but when I buy a new cordless, that is the one I'll buy. Short recharge time, very light weight, and man oh man, the torque. Dang near dislocated my shoulder one night while drilling a 1/2" hole in a steel beam.

In a while, Chet.
that one also looks like the Milwaukee and they are tuff, I also like the way the chuck works ...... keyless with a good grip, have not had a bit slip or ruined the chuck end of any of my bits ...does cost money.


say irc have you got your car back from the upholsterers yet ??
03-05-2009 06:13 AM
poncho62 Moving this to the tools forum
03-04-2009 03:26 PM
schnitz I see. But if we give the battery industry a little more time to work out the bugs, those LI batteries may become the new benchmark standard. Of course, I have been wrong once before, more so if you ask my wife.....


In a while, Chet.
03-04-2009 03:13 PM
302 Z28
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Originally Posted by schnitz
Vince, care to share those issues?


In a while, Chet.
Lithium Ion and Lithium Polymer batteries are very sensitive to charge. If they are over charged they tend to overheat dramatically faster/higher than NICAD's or NIMH batteries. They also are very susceptible to internal shorts that can cause the battery to suddenly overheat and explode. But there are no other batteries currently available that offer the power density per weight that the Lithium cells do.

Vince
03-04-2009 02:07 PM
schnitz
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Originally Posted by 302 Z28
And there are some safety issues associated with LIion batteries.

Vince

Vince, care to share those issues?


In a while, Chet.
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