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#1 posted 04-16-2018 03:54 PM

I am a hobbyist, myself. I can’t see myself earning a living from my woodworking because I’m not that good, so congrats to you for being able to do something you love and earn money at it.

Personally, outside of drills and a Paslode cordless impact brad nailer, you won’t see a battery operated tool in my shop. Corded tools are simply better in most applications for a couple of reasons.

1. Unless your power goes out, a corded tool won’t stop.

2. Batteries wear out and they are NOT cheap (I just paid 80 bucks for two Makita batteries, and that was a screaming deal).

I had a battery operated reciprocating saw and circular saw from Porter Cable. They lasted me a year and a half before both batteries quit taking a charge.

As for your hands, palm sanders are always hard on your hands. I would recommend one of the RO Sanders from Bosch with ergonomic handles such as the 3725DEVS they are way easier on the palms.

-- Somewhere between raising hell and amazing grace.

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