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Old 08-25-2019, 04:09 PM   #1
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Default Labor day sales on cordless combos ?

Well, my craftsman cordless tools have finally wore out/broke after 15 years. Time to get new cordless tools for home use.

Are there normally any Labor day sales on combo kits? Also, is brushless that much better than regular ? I like what I have seen in Dewalt tools.
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Old 08-25-2019, 04:17 PM   #2
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Old 08-25-2019, 04:48 PM   #3
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My seamless gutter crew uses Dewalt. They work well, but we do go through them. The guys report the brushless last longer on one battery compared to the regulars. The thing to remember with Lithium batteries is let them cool after you run them empty before you charge them, at least when its hot outside like it is now.


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Old 08-25-2019, 05:09 PM   #4
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I've been thinking along the same lines Huntndad. Been look-n at the big D. May pick up the big brush-less kit. But will have to order it. Can't find hardly anyone in the area that carries kits except for the drill-driver and ratchet combo. And I've got nor real use for the ratchet driver.
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Old 08-25-2019, 05:22 PM   #5
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My seamless gutter crew uses Dewalt. They work well, but we do go through them. The guys report the brushless last longer on one battery compared to the regulars. The thing to remember with Lithium batteries is let them cool after you run them empty before you charge them, at least when its hot outside like it is now.


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Learned this lesson the hard (expensive) way.
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Old 08-25-2019, 05:30 PM   #6
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The last Dewalt set I bought would have been great. If the batteries weren’t totally worthless. Hope they have improved as this was a couple of years ago.
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My seamless gutter crew uses Dewalt. They work well, but we do go through them. The guys report the brushless last longer on one battery compared to the regulars. The thing to remember with Lithium batteries is let them cool after you run them empty before you charge them, at least when its hot outside like it is now.


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good to know, thanx
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Old 08-25-2019, 05:40 PM   #8
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Sideways,

those are the tools I want, but it doesn't look to be brushless. However, I will go on to their website and check it out. thanx,
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:09 PM   #9
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I have that set of tools but they are RYOBI. bought the kite 7 years ago, and both batteries went out within the last 4 months. Replaced them with a set of larger ah batteries and the tools still run great. most of my garage is ryobi green actually. EXTREMELY happy with the quality of the cheapy home depot greens.
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I have that set of tools but they are RYOBI. bought the kite 7 years ago, and both batteries went out within the last 4 months. Replaced them with a set of larger ah batteries and the tools still run great. most of my garage is ryobi green actually. EXTREMELY happy with the quality of the cheapy home depot greens.
I have a bunch of Ryobi stuff as well. Very happy with mine as well.

Heck I’m still running some ryobi blue.
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I have that set of tools but they are RYOBI. bought the kite 7 years ago, and both batteries went out within the last 4 months. Replaced them with a set of larger ah batteries and the tools still run great. most of my garage is ryobi green actually. EXTREMELY happy with the quality of the cheapy home depot greens.
I have both Dewalt and Ryobi. Only issue I have ever had with the Ryobi was the batteries, and that was because my grandson killed them with a string trimmer. I have a metric boatload of the tools, and they are very tough. I just keep buying new batteries when I need them, and use these tools at the lease.
Dewalt that I have came with the little 2.5AH battery, which is more than alot of folks need, but of course I bought a couple 5AH off ebay, and I can't kill them.
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:36 PM   #12
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Buy the dewalt xr set. It is more expensive but itís the good stuff. People buy those cheap kits and complain when they break.


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I have the 1/2” XR Impact with a 5ah battery. It’s a stud of a tool.
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XR line is what I was looking at.






Just might go ahead and order it tomorrow night. That way it should be here by the weekend.
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:27 PM   #16
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XR line is what I was looking at.






Just might go ahead and order it tomorrow night. That way it should be here by the weekend.
Where you ordering from? on sale ? I am gonna wait and see if they show up in any sales fliers.
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Old 08-26-2019, 04:59 AM   #17
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maybe some fliers come out today with some tool sales in them.
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:47 AM   #18
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Buy the dewalt xr set. It is more expensive but itís the good stuff. People buy those cheap kits and complain when they break.


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Agreed. Really happy with my XR stuff, and I use it every day professionally. The 2 ah batteries are fine in the drills and impacts, I get 3-5 days out of them if itís not something like screwing down deck boards.

Buy a pair of the 5 ah or better yet 6 ah flexvolts for any of the saws. Much more power and all day run times. The small ones arenít designed for the saws.
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I was thinking about picking up a new set. The set I have still works but the batteries don’t last. The only thing I don’t like about buying these sets is they always throw in that spot light that I have no use for.
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:45 PM   #21
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Looked at Lowes cordless tools today. the combo on sale is not the brushless or the XR. The XR brushless are pretty high dollar. The better combos probably won't go on sale. Will be watching.
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