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#1 posted 11-26-2018 01:58 PM

Since most of my tools were acquired during my contracting days, I am now on my third generation of cordless tools. Mostly I use cordless drills but I have used small battery powered circular saws as well. The biggest advancement is with the lithium batteries. It is critical in a long job that you keep one battery charged and another in use. This would tend to destroy the old NiCad batteries and then kill the tool when the expensive batteries were no longer produced. I had an old 19V Porter Cable set with dead batteries that I finally gave away! The old NiCad batteries were also very toxic and difficult to dispose of.

Here’s the thing. Most cordless tools are made for contractors in the field not for wood shop use. Where are all the battery powered belt sanders and routers. I hate having a cord on a sander. It is ungainly and annoying.

Also, show me a battery powered air compressor. Then I’ll be impressed.

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