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If you could start again with cordless...

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by pilsbury, 6 Mar 2020.

  1. crank39

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    Just an observation, do you by any chance watch the YT videos made by Skillbuilder, Robin Clevitt and his sidekick Roger the plumber, Robin the Joiner loves his tools and sings Hikoki's and Milwaukee's praises, go and check out their videos if you haven't already
     
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  3. JobAndKnock

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    400Nm? Ridiculously over powered to drive most wood screws, though, and will simply snap a lot of them off or burst bits not to mention being ruddy heavy. That's why most 18 volt 1/4in hex drivers are in the order of 140 to 180Nm. Would work well with bolts or nuts if it has a 1/2in square drive or on coach screws but not exactly an everyday tool for anyone other than a steel erector or scaffolder (at least on site)
     
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  4. pilsbury

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    Abort abort abort! Found my bloody drill in the under sink cupboard..... my misses had kindly tidied it away and was oblivious what a “drill” was whilst watching me tear the house and garage apart. Relieved and slightly disappointed at the same time.....

    Is there an appropriate time for domestic violence?
     
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  5. EddieM

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    seconded on that 400Nm is way too much torque for screws, that's for impact wrenches.
     
  6. JobAndKnock

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    Yes, seen a few of them and found them interesting. Unlike them, though, I don't get freebies! (but open to offers...)
     
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    Time for a new tool, then? What about an SDS or a jigsaw?
     
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    You’re right, a celebratory new tool.
     
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    Snap screws? Drive thousands of 5.5 x 70mm roofing screws and lots of 6mm wood screws and 7.5mm torx concrete screws. Snap very few. Rarely use it for nuts. Though it comes in handy for the odd big coach bolt.
    As for tips only use impacts. And an impact resistant adaptor.
    Work colleagues all have 200nm and I smoke them every time plus their machines are constantly breaking down.
    As for weight the 400bl is 1.4kg and the 200bl is 1.0kg.
    Strangely enough no one will use my 400bl at work.:D
    Especially when its teamed up with the 1kg/8 Ah battery.
     
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    I've got a bosch drill that will do all that without all the racket!
     
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    Will it drive concrete screws or thunderbolts?
    Or coach bolts?
     
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  13. Ryler

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    Have a new p1cc. Amazing machine.:D
     
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    Not cordless, though, and hardly a DIY tool, either (bearing in mind that the OP is a DIYer and the conversation was about suitable ordless tools for him). As to Thunderbolts or concrete screws, just how often will a DIYer need to drive them? And if you are only doing a few, coach bolts can be tightened with a ratchet or even an adjustable wrench...

    You'll maybe find some posts I made about my P1cc some 4 or 5 years back if you look. Interesting tool, excellent at most tasks, bags of power and accurate on deep cuts (with the right blade), but poor visibility of the blade in some circumstances, and the tool really could do with a headlight - which is an odd omission when you consider its price and that one of the Mafell jigsaws the P1cc replaced featured just such a feature. Even cheap little Makita cordless jigsaws feature one, so what went wrong when Mafell designed it?
     
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  15. Ryler

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    Its a shame they don't make it cordless.
    Yes I seen your post.
     
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    Can you seriously see them selling it? Corded is expensive enough. In cordless it would be even pricier and be tied to the Metabo battery system which is still somewhat limiting
     
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    :eek:
     
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