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||Posted: 11 Sep. 2019,10:11
I've not had a chance to play with any of them yet - a consequence of being off-the-tools, I suppose, but it's probably the way forward.
However, as with all lecky gadgets just now, the limiting factor is the battery life and the biggest cost saving manufacturers can make is that battery. The cheap 'bargains' from Chinese manufacturers selling via Ebay invariably have crappy batteries that are frazzled in a few months, but with names such as Bosch and Husqy, even though they tend to be Chinese manufactured, you'd hope the European quality expectations would ensure a least 18 minth's of service before needing (expensive) replacement.
Mind you, having said that, I bought a cordless Bosch drill with two "power packs" and neither lasted more than 6 months, despite oinly ever being used for light domestic duties such as shelf-erecting and screw fixing/removal!
Many of the recognised tool brands are actively shifting away from fossil-fuel engines wherever they can, and switching to rechargeables. Within a generation, anyone running a 2-stroke cut-off saw will probably be regarded as an antique!
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