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Old 04-05-00, 04:59 AM
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If you get a chance, let me know the pro's and cons on the new 24 volt tools,vs the 18 volt ones, other then the obvious.

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Jack: I personally don't have any but i do know that the 24 volt dewalt tools you can buy a ac/dc converter that takes the place of the battery if it dies
 
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Old 04-13-00, 08:58 PM
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This article is pretty decent, but came out before the 24V tools did.
http://www.toolsofthetrade.net/conte...ls/default.asp

The biggest point that I can make is what their conclusion is. . . The heavier batteries don't make for a better tool necessarily. They feel that a 14.4V is the best tool because of the weight.

If you are going to drive lots of screws or make lots of cuts, then break out the cords.

Cordless tools are primo for punch out.

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Thanks for the input. We have two cordless drills, we wear one out about every 6 months.
We just bought a 18 volt saw, drill combo package, and it works great. Now the 24 volt system. Yes, they are not for all work.
Only places where it is hard to get a cord in. I am a cord man.

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jack, i bought one of those 24volt dewalt hammer drills when they fist came out,do alot of work on sites where they have no temporary yet. I think it works fine but also have an 18 that does just about the same job.They may have a little more power at first but the batteries run down just as quick as the 18.nice tool but don't really know if the cost justifies what you get.just my opinion
 
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jack the Contractor:
Yes, they are not for all work.
Only places where it is hard to get a cord in. I am a cord man.
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I usually carry at least 500 feet of 12 ga. extension cord in my truck. I have a 100' 10 ga. and a 25' 10 ga. too. Can never have enough sometimes.

Been through 4 cordless drills since September 1998. Lost one, one stolen, still have two.

Have you checked out my tool reviews at Amazon.com?

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[This message has been edited by More than a Carpenter (edited April 15, 2000).]
 
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