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Today's cordless tools

Cordless tools have been around for a few decades now, but they've never completely replaced corded tools in a woodworking shop. That day may be at hand. Changes in battery technology have made cordless tools lighter, more compact, more ergonomic, and more capable of delivering the kind of results a woodworker demands.


 

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gptaylor19761 wrote:

Another note, and this come from personal experience. Avoid placing a cordless charger on a generator. I lost 2 Dewalt chargers and 3 batteries in less than 1 year. The voltage fluctuation that can happen when they are running can fry them. This will happen more when there are power tools being used while charging. If the generator is just powering the charger(s) make sure it is not running on the eco throttle that more and more.

5/11/2014 08:03:08 PM Report Abuse
gptaylor19761 wrote:

Something that the article did not mention is about charging the batteries. I know the older NiCad bats lasted longer when you would drain them down to nothing before placing it on the charger. They tend to have a memory. The new lithium ion are the opposite. They will last longer if you place them on the charger before they are exhausted.

5/11/2014 08:02:41 PM Report Abuse
Frostychevy wrote:

The only battery powered tools I own are a couple of trouble lights and two cordless drills. I have found that when I need power tools it is usually for an extended time and even if it is in a remote area where I don't have power I have a mid size generator to provide AC. Also can't help but realize I don't think there are very many 25 year old battery powered tools out there. My corded tools are that age and older and are well maintained. Sorry I just can't beat plug in and go all day.

5/6/2014 09:43:46 AM Report Abuse

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