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Jim Rojas

Jan 1, 1970
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And what's wrong with this project? Not possible? just more lies or a
fairy tale?

I love these anonymous posters who hide behind fake names and fake IP
addresses. It really let's them be the person they always dreamed of
being. Their names & IP addresses have been changed to protect the pathetic.

Jim Rojas
Technical Manuals Online!
http://www.tech-man.com
8002 Cornwall Lane
Tampa, FL 33615-4604
813-884-6335
 
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Martin Riddle

Jan 1, 1970
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Jim Rojas said:
And what's wrong with this project? Not possible? just more lies or a
fairy tale?

I have an old Craftsman I could do that to.
But, I gave up on Battery power tools. They lack the power and longevity
of corded tools.

I just rebuilt a laptop battery pack, so I understand the geewiz feel
good moment that you got out of it ;D

Cheers
 
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Jim Rojas

Jan 1, 1970
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Martin said:
I have an old Craftsman I could do that to.
But, I gave up on Battery power tools. They lack the power and longevity
of corded tools.

I just rebuilt a laptop battery pack, so I understand the geewiz feel
good moment that you got out of it ;D

Cheers

That's really great. More people should do the same with their laptop
battery packs.

Sure the cordless tools lack power, but I think you have better control
with battery tools. Corded tools sometimes mess up projects because it
has way too much power. There's nothing like a cordless tool if you need
50-200 RPM, instead of 500RPM for delicate tasks.

Try giving your craftsman drill 30 percent more power...if it's 9V, give
it 12v, 12v, give it 18v, 18v give it 24v...you will be surprised with
the new found power.

My Ryobi 4 inch circular saw cuts like butter through 2x4's now. I also
use it to cut plastic barrels for neighbors...Zoom!

Jim Rojas
Technical Manuals Online!
http://www.tech-man.com
8002 Cornwall Lane
Tampa, FL 33615-4604
813-884-6335
 
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Jim Rojas

Jan 1, 1970
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Pete said:
No, only the low end brands lack power. Spend real money on the better
brands and there is no shortage of power.

Yes. That is true. But why should I spend $1500+ on a Rigid set when a
$299 Ryobi combo set works for me? I am not building homes. I am just
doing the weekend general maintenance around the house & yard. I own
every Ryobi cordless power tool except for the spiral saw and the right
angle drill. I refuse to fork over any more money for lithium ion
battery packs for what I paid for my entire set.

You just have to set limits for yourself. It's one reason why so many
Amercians have so much uncontrolled credit card debt. I have zero debt,
and maintain a zero credit card balance for over 20 years. I plan to
keep it that way.

Jim Rojas
Technical Manuals Online!
http://www.tech-man.com
8002 Cornwall Lane
Tampa, FL 33615-4604
813-884-6335
 
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(PeteCresswell)

Jan 1, 1970
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Per z:
Ryobi was kind enough to make all the new lithium
batteries fit the old tools. So all my old ryobi 18v tools work with the
new lithium batteries. Very very nice of them to do that.

+2

I like the lithium batteries bc, contra-intuitively, I use them
so seldom.

The Li packs hold their charge between uses much better than the
(NiCads?) others.
 
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Martin Riddle

Jan 1, 1970
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(PeteCresswell) said:
Per z:

+2

I like the lithium batteries bc, contra-intuitively, I use them
so seldom.

The Li packs hold their charge between uses much better than the
(NiCads?) others.

The Li-on battery life span is on par with the Nimh batteries. The
things are useless in a year or 2.
I don't use them that often, so they are not for me.
Plus, treated wood requires real tools.

FYI, Lumber prices are still low. Good time for a project.

Cheers
 
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