PeterW

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Just now, jack said:

 

Agreed. I can't imagine what sort of if work you'd have to be doing to get through two of those batteries in an hour.

 

If I did, I'd want a bloody long tea break anyway.

 

(Contrary to earlier post, I think I may have a Ryobi P210 which has 40Nm torque despite its age. I think the batteires only give you one attempt at that torque before they need charging again)

 

 

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I originally include a sentence about one's wrist needing a break before the batteries would run out, but I didn't want to leave an opening (fnarr fnarr) for @SteamyTea

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I'd go brushless and add a battery. 

I sold my single battery, brushless, drop-handled SDS 18v when a brushed 36v ( 2x18v battery ) one was offered to me nearly new, and regret it deeply. The brushless performance was measurably better, even with one less battery. 

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28 minutes ago, Nickfromwales said:

I'd go brushless and add a battery. 

I sold my single battery, brushless, drop-handled SDS 18v when a brushed 36v ( 2x18v battery ) one was offered to me nearly new, and regret it deeply. The brushless performance was measurably better, even with one less battery. 

In practical terms how was brushless

better?

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No way to cook the motor, it would shut off if I'd didn't like what it was doing. 

More consistent drilling speed, better ( seemingly ) battery life, and the single battery sds was lighter than the 36v but I'd say not any less powerful.

I don't know if the 2x18v ( aka 36v ) drill was supposed to be a big boys drill, but I very much do NOT rate it. Where my BL one would just stop, the 36v has now developed a bit of slack in the gearbox and now needs overhauling to stop it crunching, like it's missing a tooth on a gear.

BL also never need the brushes or armature replacing so your only ever into triggers then too. 

'''Tis the future my man. 

My kit will now be upgraded bit by bit to BL whilst my brushed stuff is still working, serviceable and saleable. May well start with that BL 2x 5ah kit. 

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Might be worth keeping an eye on FFX this week. They're having their "Magnificent 7" promotion. It was DeWalt yesterday, Bosch today. Guessing it'll be Makita somewhere along the line.

 

https://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/Mag7/~/1/0

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Makita is Thursday at FFx

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There's been an ITS deal for ages, DHP482 with 3ah batt and charger for £96. free del if you spend £100 so chuck something cheap on the order. 

 

Finally gonna buy one for the log cabin that doesn't require screws.

 

Oh Makita you will never know, anything about my home
I'll never know how good it feels to hold you
Makita I need you so
Oh Makita is the other side of any given line in time
Counting ten self tappers in a row
Oh no, Makita you'll never know

 

 

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