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some months ago I used a big project to purchase a couple of pricey tools one was a milwaukee 18 volt circular saw. The weight took some getting used to as I was used to the old school heavy grade worm drive skillsaw. SO I've been using the thing. I gotta say I am really impressed. The prior experience I've had with cordless has all been bad. No power what power there is is fleeting and the batteries run down. They were awful so I didn't buy any. But I'd been reading lately that things have really improved. So I got one. Just one. The saw and two batteries ( two because I still didn't have faith that they had any staying power) and the charger. Well I ended up never using that second battery but one time. The thing is rugged and powerful. One time I ran the battery down on a single job. I was cutting 6" wide dados in several 6 x 6 in beams to use as interlocking joinery. I sliced hundreds of cuts and then used a chisel to make the dadoes. Other than that one time I've never run a battery down. I never noticed any flagging of power in the tool. So now I guess I'm sold on cordless. So I just got a milwaukee half inch drill / driver. And playing with that a little I am very happy with the tool's capability and power.
Harbor freight just came out with these. I hope they have a chuck that will hold things. I got a drill there years ago and the chuck would not stay tight https://www.harborfreight.com/20v-hypermax-lithium-12-in-drilldriver-kit-63531.html?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2817bauer&utm_source=1012&cid=mEmail_s1012_c2817bauer&sfid=
kmealy posted a topic in Hand ToolsI bought one of these sets a few years ago, mostly to work on the back screws for drawer glides that need repaired. https://www.amazon.com/GearWrench-85035-35-MicroDriver-Set/dp/B0062FSAVI It's turned out to be one of my favorite tools and most-used screwdrivers. Some of the things I like about it. * better in tight spots than a "stubby" screwdriver * more torque when needed * fast ratcheting action, especially over those L-shaped allen wrenches that you need to remove and reset every partial turn * can press down with your other hand on the ratchet and really help with partially stripped heads * knurled wheel so you can finger start nuts or bolts and get the threads right * standard 1/4" drive lets you use longer or other accessories, available elsewhere * lots of drive types right there. No more looking for that T-15 Torx driver or 10mm wrench somewhere I've supplemented mine with some other drives that come in handy * metric Allen drives * Pozi-driv for those Euro-hinge adjustments * #0 Robertson * some magnetic drives for when I really have an inaccessible screw or nut
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