We looked at these "tools" two weeks ago, due to the fact that we were lucky enough to receive a AFG grant. They were nice, but seemed to me, to open and close slower than the old standard. I can see where there is a place the battery tools if you had to go to a remote area, where a portable pump and lines would complicate matters, but if you have access to your truck and mainly run up and down the Hwy, why not just stay with the older proven tech.
Our major concern with the battery operated tools was the overall cost of the batteries and their availability 10 years from now. After looking at the tools we have chosen to stay with what we now works 99.9 % of the time.
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03-30-2011, 07:27 PM #21Stay Safe
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03-31-2011, 09:01 PM #22
Just looked at them with rep. We have a nearly new high pressure Hurst set and they do appear to be slightly slower compared to that.
I asked the same questions you are about batteries, I felt that I never really got an answer.
It was fun to play with, neato tool in the parking lot, we are sticking with what we know works every time.
04-13-2011, 12:02 AM #23
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04-13-2011, 01:07 PM #24
It's WELL known I'm NO fan of battery powered tools. If you like them by all means buy 'em. To date,we have not had a job we couldn't get our gas powered tools to. Nor one we couldn't get into. We WON'T have battery powered tools on OUR rigs, we have POOR luck with them. Mostly because of rotation,charging and lack of use but in ANY event,they don't work here. T.C.
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