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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.



Comments (6)
fyredup1 wrote:

I have both corded and battery powered tools. The circumstances determine which gets used. I like having the flexibility.

12/22/2014 11:24:22 PM Report Abuse
lenschoonover wrote:

I have to agree with Frostychevy...I don't get to do woodworking projects daily and so the tools in my shop are all corded. If I need to do "fieldwork" I too load up the generator and work on an extension cord. I see the value in the battery powered tools, but my power cord plugs into any outlet and my tool brands vary greatly. I just couldn't see myself having 7 or more different battery chargers for different brands of battery powered tools.

12/20/2014 12:48:40 PM Report Abuse
WilliamWardino wrote:

I love battery-operated power tools. No cords to trip me up or get cut by mistake. They are lighter and just as powerful as must corded tools.

10/9/2014 10:15:08 AM Report Abuse
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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