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Old 06-06-2019, 12:17 AM   #21
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Well right now battery technology is pretty stagnant. They have some developments but nothing that's in the retail pipeline. So if they can't improve the battery tech, not much will happen.

Going from brushed to brushless was a pretty nice leap, yielding 20-30% more run time along with more power too boot. I doubt there will be to many more of those advances. But you never know.
My son in college was working on Graphene, and the Holy Grail is to be able to produce it cheaply. It can be produce from anything with carbon in it, he even made some out of Doritos but if it's possible it will make Lithium Ion stuff obsolete overnight.
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Old 06-06-2019, 12:31 AM   #22
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i frame whole buildings with all cordless. i dont even own any corded tools except a couple miter saws, that barely even get used.
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Very few cords here. Cordless table saw, sliding miter, partner saw, 5 skil saws, 3 sawzalls,3 framing guns, lights, drills, jigsaw, impacts, multi, etc.

Still one corded table saw, slide saw, shop vac, sds demo hammers, and of course compressor, though I do have a cordelss one as well.
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Think of how far cordless tools have come in the last decade. Now just imagine where they are going to be in another 10 years. A lot of the current holdouts still think the tools are the same as they remember them from the 90s and 00s. Let them use a current 5-12 amp hour 18v+ brushless tool and then they come around.
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Don't know if you do any new residential but if you do, the 18v holehawg pays for itself pretty quick not having to drag a cord around.

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I bust out the power cord for the miter, table, compressor, an extra couple 25ft cords off of those for the planer or sanders whatever then once a week I'll plug the bundle of makita chargers in and charge everything up at once or whenever I run low on 5.0s, I call that laundry day.
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I have way too many corded tools and I regret buying most now that I see battery technology is getting better. Mitre saw and table saw are the only two I don't mind having cords as they stay put for whole day/job. Even with them finding a receptacle close by and getting a cord feels like a hassle sometimes.

I've always favored makita tools but I've been pretty impressed with the dewalt and Milwaukee battery lineups that I've had a chance to use from other guys.

I'll probably start switching to cordless as my tools need replacing. I do find myself short on cords/tripping over them once in a while.
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My son in college was working on Graphene, and the Holy Grail is to be able to produce it cheaply. It can be produce from anything with carbon in it, he even made some out of Doritos but if it's possible it will make Lithium Ion stuff obsolete overnight.
Well hears hoping. But graphene as a battery element might not do so well. The first batteries had a carbon anode and they were pretty lame compared to today's batteries.

Right now the new tech is LiFePO4
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When framing we still run corded saws, a miter saw and a skill saw. Saws on the slab are generally battery operated

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Same here. We usually set up a corded bulk cutting station for the power cuts. Everything out in the "field" is usually Milwaukee cordless.

I'll begin to switch over to a few hoseless guns when they are durable enough and battery only. We do have a Pasload cordless though.
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Don't know if you do any new residential but if you do, the 18v holehawg pays for itself pretty quick not having to drag a cord around.

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Once you get to a certain age, one tends to just stay the course until sunset........ if you get my drift.
It's nice to know there is still an electrician around who does knob and tube, and runs around with a buggy whip.

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Once you get to a certain age, one tends to just stay the course until sunset........ if you get my drift.
I've been looking at that same sunset for a while now...
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With the exception of one drill and 1 impact driver (got as gift) everything I own either runs on gas,diesel or has a cord. You know,the old sunset thing.
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Well right now battery technology is pretty stagnant. They have some developments but nothing that's in the retail pipeline. So if they can't improve the battery tech, not much will happen.

Going from brushed to brushless was a pretty nice leap, yielding 20-30% more run time along with more power too boot. I doubt there will be to many more of those advances. But you never know.
Something will happen.
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Well right now battery technology is pretty stagnant. They have some developments but nothing that's in the retail pipeline. So if they can't improve the battery tech, not much will happen.

Going from brushed to brushless was a pretty nice leap, yielding 20-30% more run time along with more power too boot. I doubt there will be to many more of those advances. But you never know.
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Something will happen.
yup. But I mean, my God, we're doing pretty damned good as it is:

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With the exception of one drill and 1 impact driver (got as gift) everything I own either runs on gas,diesel or has a cord. You know,the old sunset thing.
Anything running on steam?
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Anything running on steam?



No,but that is on my wish list.
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Wait, you can turn those off????
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Im waiting for them to go nuclear....

Where you only have to swap out the battery once every 20 years or so

This way if somebody steals my chit I can set them to blow

Then i will go all in cordless



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I still run a lot of corded tools, really. SDS Max & Plus, table and miter saws, sanders. I also have lots of corded duplicates of cordless tools, like skilsaw, recip, 1/2" drill, and grinders, for heavy use applications. If I have to replace a battery before I can finish one task, it uses a cord.
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Wait, you can turn those off????
I know I can, but it tends to mess with the old guys, so...

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I'm pretty cutting edge and high tech..........For 1995.


I have a cordless circ, SawZall, and a couple drill drivers, and a couple lights.


And......Oh wait, that's it.

And my circ and SawZall are Milwaukee M-28.

I'm tired of spending ridiculous amounts of money on batteries. Not gonna play that game.

And eventually, China is gonna run low on Lithium.


Never did get the point of a stationary cordless tool. Seems counter-productive to me.



And I do have my eye on a steam-powered generator. We're planning on getting one for the ranch.
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