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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-28-2010, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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you've looked after me well for several years but it's time now to part company because replacement batteries are not an economic proposition.
Hopefully this new B&D replacement hammer drill with a four year comprehensive warranty will give the same or even better service.
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You sly dog with that title.
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I don't know what voltage they are Harry, but years ago when I toured around europe in my camper, I made a plug that fit into my cheap cordless drill and connected to my truck battery via a cable. I could drill for hours and hours !
Might be handy to have a couple of extra 'corded' drills hanging around(perhaps literally above the work bench).
You might even consider using one for a motorized router lift.
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For *that* title Harry, *dog* doesn't apply... more like *Dawg*!

Does this mean you're *really* screwed?

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Another tool bites the dust.

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Hi Harry

I like the new member of your tool family. Sometimes we just have to part with things, like that broke in pair of jeans or shoes. I have a Craftsman and a B&D and pound for pound the B&D out shines the Craftsman in performance and battery life.

I always like new toys.

BTW That title is not funny,,,,, you had my heart pounding and you know I am getting old.

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I have two 18V version of these. Both have performed exceptionally for many years. I bought the second one when the batteries for the first one went, and thankfully B&D has kept the same battery form factor.

I am also lead to believe these are built on the same (or the next one over) assembly line as the dewalts. Especially since replecement parts are available on the Dewalt website. ;-)
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I have 2 cordless drills that have junk batteries. I'm considering the Ryobi 18v LiIon One+ drill so I'll have the weed wacker battery to use with it also. $80 for a cordless drill is a bit hard to justify though. My last one cost $12.

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Aw come on Mike, you're *saving* money at $80.. The Festool is $345!

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You may have retired from paid work, but you're too young to retire from the forum...


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