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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    who cares

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lol, lmao, based anon. I know that there should be importance for this topic but your comment is invoking.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Circular saws are one thing that corded rapes cordless. Also angle grinders and vacuums.... Anything with a high draw long run time motor actually.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I bought a cordless orbital sander because of some things I wanted to sand away from power but I'm starting to wonder if I should have bought a corded and an extension cord. Anything constantly running really chews through batteries.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        if you attach a vacuum to it its basically tethered anyway, so yeah

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        yea buying an under powered sander is a dumb move. why stretch out the missery? mine has 500w and i think it could use some more

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Corded circular saws aren't much different from cordless these days, especially brushless. They're just louder. They use that to their benefit because morons think a louder tool is a better tool.

    • 1 month ago
      Kevin Van Dam

      You would’ve been right like 8 years ago, but we have recently gotten to the point where 7-1/4” cordless circ saws with he right battery are as good as corded.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        …there is one makita that is just barely as good as corded., and only for 10 minutes.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      trim routers, flood lights, gas for anything lawn care, chainsaws, definitely quickie saws lol

      cordless is extremely nice for finish nail guns

      https://i.imgur.com/TrbqGhd.jpeg

      > cordless chop saw
      Do you clip it on your belt and cut rafters with it up there? That’s not the best way to use it. You should probably get some help using a skilsaw.
      Also, it’s interesting that there is no electricity where you work, I assume you have battery powered flashlights to do everything or have to work only during the day in buldings with windows.

      [...]
      > tradesmen
      There’s quite a difference in what a “tradesman” is, apparently.
      Picrel is the do-nothing homosexual with his rechargeable iPad on site. This is the cordless likker’s idea of what trades are like, but you’re not seeing the other 99% that actually do everythhing.
      Now that I think of it, it seems clear that the idea thhat cordless tools would be appropriate came from the idea of cell phones. Since all a zoomer knows is how to fidget with his fricking phone all day, it might seem apparent to him that cordless tools for, say drilling a small hole in a prop piece of 1x, might get the job done on actual non-woke work sites where everyone doesn’t call in sick twice a week to recover from their gender re-assignment surgery.

      cordless 7" miter saw is pretty slick to just finish some menial punch out

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Corded until the universal battery

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Its very simple and applies for all high-draw powertools; if you're working far from an outlet where an extension cord for whatever reason is seriously impractical beyond irrational cord-hatred from battery fanboys, you go cordless. Otherwise, you go corded.

    There is no debate, if you think all your tools need to be cordless just for the sake of it in an average shop setting, you're a moronic battery fanboy Black person who just want to buy expensive battery tools to flex to other equally moronic Black folk.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Only fools debate. The rest of us own corded, cordless, and pneumatic as serves our purpose and therefore need not compromise. If we want site power we arrange or bring gensets.

      Nothing is hard. Tool choices least of all. If you use them tool costs are trivial over time. Battery costs are trivial over time. Air compressor costs are trivial early if you're smart then even less over time. If you need something large and expensive you rarely use, rent it if profitable. Tools are money so measure everything with money.

      There are multiple ways which are "good enough" for most tasks. A niche task may benefit from specialty items like a CO2 power cylinder and pneumatic tools to work in explosive atmospheres, so those exist. (I use mine for vehicle tire inflation, MIG welding and blowguns if away from my various compressors.)

      Tool costs are trival and battery costs are trivial (at least in the only country that matters, Burgerland) so I run a mix. My batteries last many years beyond where their cost mattered (I date mark them on purchase).

      Cordless rule in tasks like mechanic work in salvage yards where there is no shore power. The first LS drivetrain I cut free bought the new recip saw that did it (Diablo blades are love). Of course the only salvage yard impact option is cordless which are now so good I scrapped my old pneumatics (I mostly use air for abrasive blasting and needle scaling with some die grinding on little shit).

      Corded angle grinders (and a few cordless for cutting away from shore power) are the best fit for my welding setup which implies power availability anyway. Battery bulk on large grinders is an asspain because smaller for a given power is better and as six or seven inch angle grinder is generally ideal. I have nine inchers but rarely need them since I can bevel with an OA/OP torch.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        > Air compressor costs are trivial
        You say that shit now because you don’t know
        that they have already jumped the shark with consumable battery shills and sheisters obsession with scamming. They can’t help themselves.
        Anyway, it was always a scam. It’s just sad it’s become normalized and zoomers have no critical thinking skills.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          > needs picrel
          Picrel.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          MY compressor costs are trivial because I buy used industrial units which being three phase frighten the weak. My rotary phase converter gives no fricks. I run two 5HP (real shit, not mystery zipperhead motor imaginary HP) units whose first motor once started complements the RPC when starting the second. The pair of Saylor-Bealls (still US-made pumps to this day) was $250 at a lamp shop auction (I look for auctions where most buyers are not hardcore gearheads.) That's how I got 10HP worth on a lighter less expensive single phase electrical outlet and can run one or both as demand suggests. Plumbing is 3/4" red hose with Chicago couplings (with smaller whips before handheld tools) and a fat industrial receiver tank (only $150 because noobs don't know what they're good for).

          Plumb with hose and SOOW cable drops and shop reconfig is very low effort. When something interesting follows me home it's up and running swiftly because I buy shit to use.

          My other comps include an old 5HP US-made Sanborn head I bought in the '80s with a GE US-made single phase 240V motor that replaced the original budget turd, a 5HP industrial DeVilbiss and a couple of US smaller cast iron commercial portable comps. I place them anywhere I might want air so I never have to move a compressor or drag hose very far. (Look for old US-made Speedaire too, not the new shit. The head is what matters.) The kitchen compressor (why dust a house without one and it's nice for dusting computers) is a corded Makita. I've never had a bad Makita since their old angle grinders which are a match for B&D Wildcat.

          As for "not knowing" I've done industrial, automotive and aircraft work for decades including spec'ing, outfitting and running military and civilian tool rooms which I was tasked with because I have obvious fun doing it well.

          Who would live this life if they didn't get a kick out of it?
          DO IT, homosexuals.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Based house dusting with 150 PSI
            I do this. I had compressed air lines throughout a previous house I owned, and am currently working out the kinks of doing it in my current house. Gonna throw a compressor in my crawlspace and put a switch to operate it in my laundry room, and 3-4 outlets thru the house (it's a 1600 sf ranch, I don't need a ton of them). My exes thought I was nuts until they saw the utility of it.
            Right now I use an 18v Ryobi blower to dust the place. Works great also, but a little clunky in size.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Simple, corded if your a man who works for a living, cordless if not.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      t. doesn't actually have a job

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/A0cQxEj.jpeg

        the great debate

        My father is a plumber and I worked with him every summer until I was 25.
        All his tools are corded.
        New plumbers fell for the cordless ads and they are just slaving themselves away to buy batteries, chargers and spend 1 hour after work to sort out the batteries and their charged state.
        What if you frick up your charging routine after work? Are you going to work tomorrow?
        What if your house has an overnight blackout? Are you going to work tomorrow?
        So, you pay double the upfront purchase cost and a battery tax and the charger tax to have the privilege of not going to work.
        A corded drill will last decades. A cordless might last as much as the corded's first brush replace.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          also is moronic and your father is a boomer. No one has enough batteries that they spend an hour every day sorting them. That is an asinine fantasy you have made up to justify your use of corded tools.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Ok, you might be right.
            How many batteries would I need to work 8 hours on a job that requires me to saw and stick weld 8 inch pipes?
            I am not even considering drilling concrete for said pipes.

            • 1 month ago
              Kevin Van Dam

              Are you doing anything besides cutting pipes? If you’re a rookie and they put you on a cutting station for 8 hours straight while the other dudes do all the work that takes a couple more brain cells, then the corded saw could be for you.

              Meanwhile most people using circ saws are measuring, making a couple cuts, then fitting and fastening the piece. The rookie cutting station isn’t what most guys do,

              When was the last time anybody saw a plumber with a corded sawzall? Those are much more used by the average plumber than circular saws and they all use cordless.

              I was once a cordgay. I liked feeling superior to battery-users with my more powerful, more robust tools. And then I worked for a fella who only had cordless tools. Got a lot of work done. Never had to step over that damn cord. Never had to move it out of my way before making it a cut. Never had it get caught on something while I was working. It was great.
              Ran out of battery? Cool, head over to the chargers we plugged in as soon as we got on site and swap out for one of the four fresh ones. nbd dude
              It's true, that cord brings great power -- but you don't need very much power if your blades are sharp and you get your shit done.
              The majority of the work I'm doing is framing. My cordless circ saw lasts me most of the day. I don't use a chop saw.
              I don't have to use my sawzall nonstop. I don't have to use my vacuum nonstop. My four backup batteries have plenty of time to recharge while I'm working.

              Not having an extension cord hang up on the edge of a board in the middle of a cut is such a luxury.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                > When was the last time anybody saw a plumber with a corded sawzall
                Yesterday and today.
                Ripping out undersized iron gas pipe and replacing it with 1" for these new “tankless” water heaters.
                It’s an everyday occurrence.
                Also the anvil/threader in picrel isn’t fricking cordless either, jesus christ… stop watching house flippers and handyman tv shows shilling cordless and batteries to housewives.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                shouldn't you be using a fricking grinder or band saw instead of a fricking sawzall with carbide teeth?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                > whadabout grinders? whatabout portaband?
                Sometimes. Grinders are for grinding. You can’t get a portaband into a ceiling crawlspace and it’s a lot heavier. Have you see those?
                Sawzall TORCH blades are standard shit. If you have a corded recip saw, why the frick DONT you have carbide blade? For a homeowner it will last longer than the tool. 10 times longer than the tool if cordless.
                A lot of the cordless skilsaws come with these special thin-kerf blades with dimensions in convienient 11/64" coated in KY and astroglide so they don’t get bogged down and stall. It’s the same for the cordless recip saws, the teeth on the torch blade are relatively huge, so it will rape your cordless tool and leave it bleeding in the corner.

              • 1 month ago
                Kevin Van Dam

                So you work in a plumbing shop, not on jobsites, huh?

                …there is one makita that is just barely as good as corded., and only for 10 minutes.

                >extent of anon’s knowledge is one Youtube vid with limited tests
                Go try using them

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                > work in plumbing shop
                No, we haul it in. If we can’t we just use SS corrugated gas pipe.
                The point is, we have shit like that anyway, so corded sawzall and corded holehawgs are no brainers.
                Often we’re hauling in the pipes and stuff anyway, as well, so we have our trucks and generator, gas for brazing, etc, etc.
                It’s not that much different from a carpenter, I mean can you imagine the hilarity of something like a cordless chopsaw or tablesaw?

                The scenario for cordless tools is walking alone in the forest with no electricity and you want to build a house so you pull out your fully charged sawzall (because you carried no materials) to chop down some trees. You realized it only was able to partially get through one tree and it’s out of batteries, so you sit down under the tree cradling your dead cordless sawzall wondering if you should have left it in your vegana.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I'm a carpenter and I've never seen a cordless table saw but we use a cordless chop saw all the time on the job. It literally lasts days for my 3 man crew. Welcome to the future boomer.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                > cordless chop saw
                Do you clip it on your belt and cut rafters with it up there? That’s not the best way to use it. You should probably get some help using a skilsaw.
                Also, it’s interesting that there is no electricity where you work, I assume you have battery powered flashlights to do everything or have to work only during the day in buldings with windows.

                You can really tell that 90% of PrepHole is homosexual diyers in this thread because all the actual tradesmen know that the convenience of cordless tools far outweighs the hassle of charging batteries in almost all cases.

                > tradesmen
                There’s quite a difference in what a “tradesman” is, apparently.
                Picrel is the do-nothing homosexual with his rechargeable iPad on site. This is the cordless likker’s idea of what trades are like, but you’re not seeing the other 99% that actually do everythhing.
                Now that I think of it, it seems clear that the idea thhat cordless tools would be appropriate came from the idea of cell phones. Since all a zoomer knows is how to fidget with his fricking phone all day, it might seem apparent to him that cordless tools for, say drilling a small hole in a prop piece of 1x, might get the job done on actual non-woke work sites where everyone doesn’t call in sick twice a week to recover from their gender re-assignment surgery.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                No you dumb homosexual i use my cordless circular saw to cut rafters. The cordless mitre saw comes out for finish work when you don't want to deal with a mess of extension cords inside a house, especially when the electricians haven't finished installing outlets yet and there's not enough power to go around.

                https://i.imgur.com/D3yXKHQ.jpeg

                >90% of PrepHole is diyers

                That's right b***h

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                > mess of extension cords
                Yeah, guy… usually all the trades show up at the same time on the same day on your planet eh?

                I forgot zoomers are afraid of cords. Probably the most frequent cause of zoomer death, tripping. Well, that and gender change surgery.

                Lots of my jobs are things like park pavilions and pergolas. Free-standing structures without power nearby.
                I am NOT bringing two or more 100ft cords to reach the nearest buliding + three/four/five 25 or 50ft cords on a splitter to keep my tools running.
                >skilsaw
                >miter saw
                >table saw
                >air compressor
                >drill
                >sawzall
                >sometimes a grinder
                >sometimes a router

                You're whack if you think constantly plugging in and unplugging these tools to avoid so many cords is any kind of solution -a little bit of that is okay; a lot of that is really really not acceptable. And corded tools tend to be heavier and bulkier, and thus don't fit as nicely in my truck, and are that much harder to carry out to where they need to be if I can't drive right up to where I'm working. I'll stick with batteries for carpentry tools, thank you.

                > corded are bulkier
                I guess you’ve been using cordless tools without batteries? If you can’t handle the bulk, your wife can help you carry the batteries while you’re fixing outhouses with your angle grinder.

              • 1 month ago
                Kevin Van Dam

                Corded tools are all like 1980s designs and are generally bulkier than modern brushless cordless tools

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                > generally bulkier, 1980s design.
                Yeah, it’s perfected and standardized. Why change? Newer is not better.

                Can you imagine if… in the 1980s… instead of standard outlet cords that plug into the wall of your country… you had to pay $200 for a special wall adapter with a big transformer in it? And the plugs were different across every manufacturer? And each manufacturer had multiple types of plugs and multiple incompatible adapters with different voltages? The manufactures also “change up” the plug style every few years just make sure you keep buying new $200 adapters. The adapters typically “burn out” every few years if you use the tool too much, or leave it out in the cold, or leave it plugged in, etc. The adapter module for a skilsaw only works for 10 minutes continuously, then it has to “cool down” for 4 hours and it’s ready to go for another 9 minutes.

                This all seems normal in the the cordless world, although it’s probably much worse. If you want to look rich just post a tiktok video of yourself burning money pick up your father’s corded tools that have been working longer than you’ve been alive and get back to fricking work.

                > brushless is cordless
                No, it fricking isn’t. I have power tools that use brushless induction motors that were my grandfather’s and I’m old.
                A lot of pro grade tools used induction motors, like table saws. And most of them are still working. Even the pro-grade version of what you would call a “dremel” was induction.
                Besides, hikoki makes corded “brushless” tools if that’s what you want, although I don’t see what the advantage is. Brushed tools last thousands of hours before you have to change the brushes

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >although I don’t see what the advantage is
                fast motor break
                faster acceleration
                more efficient motor, more shaft power and less heat
                higher rpm possible, brushed tools are held back by centrifugal force acting on the rotor windings.
                "brushless" corded tools have been a thing for a century. fein used to build 3 phase power tools (angle grinder, screw driver) that require a special transformer for foundries or assembly lines. What changed between 1960 and now is we have igbt's and can build that shit in the handle

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                > motor brakes only exist on battery operated tools
                No. My 25 year old chopsaw has a brake. So does my table saw.
                > faster “acceleration”
                No so as you’d notice. That might even be false. Corded easily pull 50 amps at start-up, briefly.
                > more “efficient”
                Probably. Efficiency is important for cordless cucks without an unlimited supply of power.
                > brushed tools are held back
                Bullshit. This is copium. They are not held back, they’re fine at 30,000 rpm if you varnish the windings. Think routers.
                You’ll be fascinated to know about torque developed natively by motors and, while googling and skimming the results and misinterpreting them as you did, look up “gears”
                > fein, 3 phase
                3 phase is common in industry. No shit. So? Sounds like european shit. A friend of mine moved here from Britain (or whatever it’s called now) and had to buy huge transformers for all her appliances she wanted to keep using.

                Most power tools use mosfets, igbts are usually used on bigger things like your electric car that I assume you have. If not, why not go balls deep and get yourself a tesla and be elon’s cuck instead of zheng’s at TTI.

                That’s a lot of copium right there. You’re going to be in the copium den all weekend, huh?

                At least the other guy isn’t just a cordless shill. He was just scammed. And that’s okay… it happens to all of us. We learn from it, and move on. I’ve bought my fair share of cordless tools over the years… lead acid, nicd, li-ion, etc.
                My wife still uses the remaining cordless drills that still work in the kitchen… she chucks in a mixing attachment or a spoon with a round shaft and whips, beats, or stirs things. It’s great for that natural peanut butter that settles out, too

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                dude you are seething.
                take a pill.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                No, not at all. I just think corded tools are all most people really need, and cordless, while sometimes convenient for small jobs, or where there’s no outlet, are a bit of a scam. A battery scam.
                I noticed even the “beefy” cordless tools themselves are built with lighter-weight components than their corded counterparts. Smaller bearings, or bushing where there shoukd be a bearing, smaller/thinner gears, etc. I don’t think they are intended to last much longer than their battery packs.
                Maybe hilti or festools. The rest of the stuff all looks pretty much the same with minor plus/minus 10% differences.

                Like makitas battery busting microwave oven.
                If that’s not jumping the shark in desperation, I don’t know what is.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                'cause insulting people for their opinions and pretending you're superior to them because you use a real man's tool or some bullshit doesn't scream
                >I'm insecure
                >I'm angry
                >I'm immature
                Right?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                you're projecting, homosexual

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                > real man’s tool
                No, man. Even for the homeowner, who uses a drill once or twice a year, corded is going to be the way to go. For openers, they’re way cheaper. They are always ready to go, and you don’t have to maintain and babysit battery packs. Coded tools are a lot more durable, too. I’m not loaning-out anything with a battery, but it’s way harder to destroy a corded.
                Another “benefit” to corded is that I’ve never had one stolen. The only coded tools that are likely to be stolen are hilti. I’ve also never left any corded tool in drop ceilings, crawl spaces, or electrical panels. Cordless ? Lots! Even swapping out the battery, I sometimes “put it somewhere, just till I finish this cut” and it’s gone forever in a wall or something. And yes I have those belt clip adapters but too many brands to keep them al on my belt at the same time. Not including flashlights and tape measures.

                Although, I’m guessing newer li-ion chargers go into a float-charge maintenance mode, so it’s not as bad as the old days where you take your NiCd pack out after 2 years of non-use and the thing is burning hot to the touch.

              • 1 month ago
                Kevin Van Dam

                Yes, the homeowner who wants to drive a dozen screws a year, unroll 100ft of extension cord to mount that new mailbox your wife loved instead of spending $59 on a Hart or Ryobi drill. Haven’t charged the pack in 6 months? You will be fine, there’s probably still 2 bars left on the battery. Slap it on the charger after your done and it will be good to go again in 6 months.

                Ditch those and get the slide adapter. Dewalt makes their own, and there are several decent third parties.

                I got rid of all of those 18V DeWalts. Not trying to deal with those adapters. Also the brushless motors were a huge upgrade on a ton of tools and i’m glad I went that route.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                > mount a mailbox 100 feet away
                I don’t live on a farm. And we abolished residential mailboxes 20 years ago.
                A farmer is also going to have a generator, and a truck, so no issues there.
                If I was mounting it out there I’d use a manual screwdriver—see picrel—or a PL premium and glue it on.
                I’m not buying a fricking 100 ft extension, and a drill for a couple of screws… jeez, the zoomer worldview these example scenarios come from.

                I see this kind of thing all the time, suggesting power tools for tiny jobs. Then these guys pay money for roids, gym memberships, yoga, and their breakdancing class.
                Want to stay in shape? Volunteer as an unskilled labourer with your local contractor building houses for the poor.

              • 1 month ago
                Kevin Van Dam

                When was the last time you sunk a handful of 3” screws with a screwdriver and no pilot hole?

                Also plenty of McMansions have a mailbox at the end of a driveway and the nearest outlet is inside the living room of the house.

                >a farmer is going to have a generator
                That’s way fricking more convenient to wheel out to the mailbox than an 18V battery!

                Pic related. There’s a battery in that pic. Which will you choose?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                > a hand full of screw
                My hand is likely bigger and thicker than yours from all the manual screwing I’ve done over the years. But I’m putting on the mailbox with only two screws, maybe 1 or 2 " at most. It’s like nothing.
                It took me longer to type this response than it would to to screw a sheet metal to a 4x4.
                If I was using lag bolts for whatever crazy reason, I’d use one of them cordless ratchets in picrel.
                I have a few sets of these from maintaining vehicles.
                > pilot hole on construction grade timber for a #8 screw
                Rmfao… c’mon man.

                > haul generator
                It’s always in the truck already. You think we’re gonna maintain miles of fence with a ryobi?

                > mcmansion.., diy…
                Yeah, pretty sure a McMansion dweller is gonna hire a guy like me to do it.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Funny enough, I just used my cordless saw to deal with some rotted out fencing at the corner of my parents' property today, it's a house in a major city but I just checked and google maps' measure tool says it's 107 feet from the nearest outlet to where I was counting the corner it would've had to go around. Would've meant dragging the cord through a bunch of bushes and stuff too.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Kevin Van Dam

                Kek. Every excuse against the cordless tools is a strawman or an issue that had been resolved in the past few years. Meanwhile extension cords are still super annoying. I had a cheap HF corded hedge trimmer and some thorny bushes along the back fence, that was so shitty trying to keep the cord out of the way. I now have a cordless hedge trimmer and I can clean up the bushes in less time it takes to unroll the extension cords.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Every excuse against the cordless tools is a strawman or an issue that had been resolved in the past few years.

                Except one: I don't NEED them...I have some where the convenience is worth the drawbacks, but it's ALL about convenience, which is the only real argument that batterygay zoomers are really making.

                It's actually them who need to make excuses FOR cordless tools in a desperate attempt to distract from the fact that convenience is their main concern in making the choice, because they are coddled little cupcakes.

                It's so bad that just to feel good about themselves they pretend that people who don"t hate corded tools are against cordless, when that's not true at all for the 99.99% of people who use both and it's actually the battery fans who have an irrational phobia about corded tools and their sense of self respect tied up in owning them.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Exactly.. it’s long been resolved that with Li-ion, it’s a fragile, under-powered, overpriced, planned obsolescence scam for most things.
                Even flashlights. The real purpose of the 6-D cell maglite was to bludgeon someone to death, for example. Zoomers don’t “get it” at all.
                I, on the other hand, don’t have a vag to slip my phallic, vein-simulating, “ribbed for her pleasure” designed Li-Ion tools into.
                Comparing Li-Ion to what are normally gas powered tools is even more hilarious than comparing them to corded. Which is, indeed, hilarious. They’re not even on the same plateau.
                If it was corded tools that were the new fad, you’d just be fawning all over those, touting it’s power, unlimited runtime, standardization, and build quality.

                > weed whacker
                I don’t need to buy into an over-priced Li-Ion system subscription just to whack some weeds. I’ve got roundup, a torch, and, more to the point, a gasohol powered weed whacker and lawn mower.
                I can whack my neighbour’s weeds, the city park’s weeds, and and anything else that needs whacking. I’m hell at wacking.

              • 1 month ago
                Kevin Van Dam

                >overdosing on copium

                The cool thing is if you don’t plan on using your cordless drill as a hammer all day, you can build it with a lighter weight and ergonomic design and still have more power than the ancient mud-mixin corded variant!

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >sometimes convenient for small jobs, or where there's no outlet
                >sometimes
                You mean all of the time homosexual. Just maintaining a house alone, everyone knows there is a shit ton of small jobs and places where there is no outlet nearby so you might as well get the cordless. The only tools with cords should be stationary tools or tools that will require a lot of power, even then a gas-powered version might be better for the latter, Fricking homosexual shill I can tell you're a little homosexual who barely does shit and loves wasting time fiddling with cords trying to figure out how to rope yourself—"oh hold on let me get my big ass 100 foot extension cord to screw in something real quick" kys fricking braindead wopmutt homosexual pos boomer

              • 1 month ago
                Kevin Van Dam

                That’s a lot of copium right there. You’re going to be in the copium den all weekend, huh?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                If you're doing finish carpentry it's a mess of extension cords just with one trade going. Table saw, mitre saw, router, sander, track saw, jigsaw, compressor + appropriate nailguns... Only thing we usually have hooked up to the extension cord is a couple of chargers and the table saw.

              • 1 month ago
                Kevin Van Dam

                I get pissed off doing it in the garage for hobby stuff. I’m still thinking about cordless jigsaw, but I’m glad I got a better cordless circular saw than the little free 5.5” Ryobi. The miter saw is already plugged into a cord, then I would have to run one for the regular circ saw before, and then the orbital sander, jigsaw, and oscillating multitool which gets used as a detail sander are corded. Router table is corded but that’s not a huge deal. I just got a corded palm router which I probablt should’ve gone 18V but the deal was too good to pass up and it was hard to spend $150+ on an 18V Ridgid that will only see limited use in my twice a year doing wood projects.

                But that’s like half a dozen cords and a lot of my stuff is cordless. Imagine adding corded drills on top of that, it would be a tangled mess.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                > mess of extension cords
                Generally we have a fat 12 ga main extension with multiple taps. You can by a pretty nice extension cord for the price of one battery. A lot of that other shit we put into a main area, so it’s not that bad, there’s basically one cord, and you tap everything off in a “star” from that one point. Drywalll gun, for example is only 7 or 8 amps, so smaller cords.
                As you said, the nailers we have are all pneumatic, the compressor is in the middle and we have hoses and splitters to contend with anyway. We use a fat reel hose and tap off with those disposable coil hoses.

                Anyway, it’s not the biggest problem. Cord management is just a skill like anything else.
                If you can only work in a 100% completely clean and hazard free environment, construction is not for you. After 40 years, I can work in all kinds of horrible conditions. Outside in the rain, minus 30 degrees (again, good luck with l-ion there eh?… corded work better in the cold), no food, water, or bathrooms…
                I just think a couple of cords is among the least of your worries and exemplifies a 1st world zoomer problem.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Okay. I'm still going to buy cordless tools because i'm not a broke dinosaur stuck in the 80s.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That’s fine. Don’t forget to buy a fendi drill to show off how rich you are. Get the one they tell you is solid gold with what they tell you are diamonds encrusting the shell though.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I'm a carpenter and I've never seen a cordless table saw but we use a cordless chop saw all the time on the job. It literally lasts days for my 3 man crew. Welcome to the future boomer.

                I'm a carpenter and I love my cordless table saw.
                Also loved having a cordless chop-saw on site when the boss brought his.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              What battery powered tool would ANYONE be using to cut that much 8-inch pipe?
              Obviously there's a use-case, and that isn't it. You're not arguing in good faith. I doubt any batterygay here is trying to claim that ALL power tools would be better off on a battery.

              If you have a job that needs a dedicated 8-in pipe cutter, you may as well haul in a proper (i.e. not handheld) bandsaw.
              And are you suggesting that anyone on PrepHole is advocating for mass adoption of cordless welders?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >You're not arguing in good faith
                dude, I am not swirling water in a bucket, nor am I screwing screws in foam.
                my job as a plumber is to install pipes. When I get a job to do a heating installation on a 5 floor concrete building that will have 5 to 10 60000 BTU diesel heaters, then I will have to install hundreds of meters of metal pipes which start from 8 inches and go through the entire building to end up in half and 3/4 in each heating element.
                When I get a contract to work on a new army facility, I have to place all the electrical wires inside 1/2 and 3/4 metal pipes, galvanized or not, so I have one person cutting pipes and taping them all day long.

                Are you a gofer? If you've been given the unenviable task of chopping up pipe for 8 hours straight you may very well benefit from a corded tool. In any other situation you should know that the act of putting a blade through a piece of pipe is only a tiny fraction of what you spend most of your day doing.

                we once had a contract to add a ventilation system on an indoor fish farm. out of the 5 people, one was all day with a circular saw cutting the sides of the aluminium canals (is this the right term? ) so that we can put the grills.
                This is a regular occurence, to have one job at the site and do it all day long.
                even on small jobs you have to be prepared for everything. Us europeans use concrete for our houses and we have to use tools to do our jobs.
                If it were a compressed sawdust house, I might use my fist to open holes.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                So you're not the gofer but you're hiring the gofer. Give that guy a corded saw for his station. Everyone else should be using cordless. I don't care what gayass euro concrete mix you're using, a cordless SDS hammer will go through it.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                > will go through it
                So will a dremel if you only have toys and plenty of free time.
                The cost of uneducated zoomer labour is so high, it pays off to buy my guys corded tools…In the first hour.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                no it doesn't

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                obviously us yanks should be bowing to your euro skill and superior 220v electrical systems. there's no possible was we could have built hundreds of thousands of miles of x-country pipeline with nothing but flathead engine powered welders and oa gas axes. nary an extension cord to be seen

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >If it were a compressed sawdust house, I might use my fist to open holes.
                >Ugh huh muh american house cardboard
                >Big bad wolf blow house away
                Thanks for calling yourself out as a humongous nincompoop. Consider this participation in this thread as my last.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Are you a gofer? If you've been given the unenviable task of chopping up pipe for 8 hours straight you may very well benefit from a corded tool. In any other situation you should know that the act of putting a blade through a piece of pipe is only a tiny fraction of what you spend most of your day doing.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              You should be using a torch.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Dude, even mechanics are getting away from air tools. Sure they still have a use but many are using cordless impacts and buffers now. And you don't have to baby your batteries on the only very condition that you do not deeply discharge them (user error).

              >8 inch pipe
              You're not even 1% of the tool-using workforce. Your opinion is completely irrelevant to the cordless tool industry, still, a small portable generator – the kind that's quiet and will fit in the back of a Civic – and a couple of battery chargers will charge your batteries fast enough that you will be able to finish all your jobs without having to wait for a charged battery. On corded, you would need to size a generator for the largest tool you have, e.g. 15A chop saw) even if you are using it 2% of the time.
              >but I have access to power
              Then charge there.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                > mechanics getting away from air
                No, you mean “zoomers” are.
                It’s all fun and games until they ignite the gasohol fumes, or cause and explosion from the guy sanding a body panel and making a cloud of microfine acrylic dust.
                You, like most people here, have probably never been within 1000 yards of a mechanic’s workplace.
                …and that’s good. Please stay away from us, and play with your ryobis at home where you belong.

                Every single legitimate mechanic’s shop already has air.
                > b-b-but I know a guy…
                Illegitimate.
                > y-y-you don’t need a lift to be….
                Illegitimate
                > b-b-but I heard cordless are getting better…
                No, they haven’t got fundamentally better in about 20 years.
                > b-b-but i read that sodium ion…
                Less energy density than li-ion. Less cycles. They’re worse than NiMh and NiCd.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >What if you frick up your charging routine after work? Are you going to work tomorrow?

          I don't. Not joking, but should that happen I have multiple inverters and can and charge using my vehicles on the way to my rental property. When salvaging I charge when driving to lunch if it's an all day pillage.

          >What if your house has an overnight blackout? Are you going to work tomorrow?

          Not being gay besides my trucks with inverters I have a generator to cover for blackouts. Despite fairly frequent outages (apparently the power poles in my area are magnetic as they draw vehicles) I rarely need it because of my battery and inverter collection.

          >So, you pay double the upfront purchase cost and a battery tax and the charger tax to have the privilege of not going to work.

          Straw man. I've never been prevented from work due to lack of charging because as an adult I lead a coldly planned life including redundant backups (which also include corded tools as tool cost is trivial over time). Given sufficient use handheld tool cost (all of them) is background noise.

          >A corded drill will last decades. A cordless might last as much as the corded's first brush replace.
          Don't buy garbage. My first cordless set from the early oughts is a V28 Milwaukee every bit as good and sharing some parts with contemporary corded tools. I'm abusive and the sole cordless tool failure I've had was an ancient V28 cordless grinder I abused by running 6" disks. I replaced the part and still use the grinder now and then but it's outpowered by my later grinders (which I also modded for larger disks because 6" thin kerf disks are love).

          I repair and maintain all my equipment and consider it fun. Payback time at my use level is rapid and after that it's measurable win. Not dragging cords saves my precious time which is worth money because I can get more done and tidy up quicker.

          My cordless portable welders come in many sizes as I collect and rebuilt acetylene gear. Shit's FUN.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            ok consoomer. keep giving your money to the battery tribe until you die, israel thanks you for your contribution.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I like to have my corded skilsaw set up at a work station somewhere for if I have to make a bunch of cuts or rip plywood but i will probably use my cordless 7 1/4 metabo 90% of the time as i'm moving around the jobsite making cuts on the go. They're both useful but the cordless gets a lot more use at this point.

          >A corded drill
          Anon, people haven't used corded drills on jobsites for decades. That's ridiculous. You're just a weekend warrior, why do you think your opinion is even relevant here?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            all amerimutts do when your choice is between gutless 18v cordless drills or gutless 120v corded drills. but the choice doesn't matter when all their buildings are made of styrofoam lol. real builders only use corded becauses they're drilling concrete instead of american bullshit.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >american houses are trash
              picel where anon lives

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >A corded drill will last decades
          >always cheap at yard sales & flea markets
          corded 3/8" Milwaukee drill, $5 & used it for years now

          • 4 weeks ago
            Kevin Van Dam

            And it will be heavy and unbalanced and unergonomic with a cord dragging behind it for every one of those years!

            Very out of touch

            >these damn zoomers and their internet and streams with no water! I bet they don’t even know how to go to the library and find “The Sound Of Music” on VHS using the dewey decimal system!”

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              > unergonomic
              Right on brotha!

              Sorry it took me so long to reply, I can’t type anything without my microsoft, wireless, wavy ergonomic keyboard designed for “her” by massengill. It was out of batteries.
              I have a regular corded usb keyboard, but it was designed by the patriarchy and I scream out in pain and am left literally shaking when I even look at it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I feel like it's the opposite if anything, pros need to be able to work on jobsites where there's no power and the extra cost of a cordless saw and the big batteries necessary to run it is justifiable for them, an amateur cares way more about price and will usually be working at home where there's easy access to wall power.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You can feel all you want it doesn't make it any truer, pros need to get the job done, they aren't going to be fricking around swapping and charging battery packs that last 10 minutes each.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The hassle of changing out a battery is far less than the hassle of dragging a cord around a workspace. The cord is useful in a job where you literally hold the trigger down for ten minutes straight but the majority of tasks are not like that and are much better suited for a cordless tool.

          • 1 month ago
            Kevin Van Dam

            Stop being so reasonable!

            Also it’s all strawmen arguments, like back in the day where your NiCd pack needs to be charged for 2 hours before every use because they don’t hold a charge worth a damn. I can charge up a 6.0Ah pack in under an hour, put it on a shelf for a few months, then stick it in the cordless saw and chop enough lumber for most any afternoon project before I need to grab another battery.

            And as with so many corded tools, they’re almost all dated designs. Cordless saws are running with magnesium shoes standard and brushless motors and thin kerf low mass blades that run for longer and cut better. Hell, my 6.5” cordless saw has nearly the same cut depth as the 7-1/4” corded Craftsman because of a better design and motor.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            this. I work in a shop and I'll use corded for my track saw which usually stays in one spot, but for drills, circular saws, staplers, etc. I go M12. Swapping out a battery once in a while is far easier than dragging a cord around all over a shop.

            I wonder how many cord zealots are guys who typically only work at one spot per job, like service work

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I've never understood why they make 12V circular saws, rotary hammers, and other high power tools like that. I have a 12V drill that I use all the time for light jobs, and even just that has a noticeably shorter battery life than my 18V stuff. I know they make the bigger 5Ah batteries for them but at that point I don't see how it's any different from a small 18V tool.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Kevin Van Dam

                The 12V circ saws are kind of a joke but could work for a piece of baseboard. The 12V SDS is basically just a hammer drill, probably for sparkies and such that need a <1/4” pilot hole for a tapcon from time to time. Maybe it’s worth it to say “we have the biggest 12V lineup!” even if 1/2 the tools would be fairly useless. There’s a lot of dummies who buy into M12 stuff because they really wanted a Fuel kit for <$200 and then will try to justify that their 12V stubby impact wrench is plenty strong enough for any automotive job anybody would ever do.

                I kinda like the 12V tools, I go back and forth and getting M12 stuff to get a ratchet that isn’t frickhueg. But the issue with 12V, if you ever use the drill to start going a little harder on something like a hole saw or spade bit, those 3-cell packs get hot and hot batteries aren’t nearly as efficient, so a 2.0Ah pack might give you 1.3-1.5Ah worth of capacity.

                The subcompact 18V tools are dope though, that’s what kept me from going M12. Wish more brands would do a small pouch cell pack like the 1.7Ah PowerStack, that’s the same power as like a 3.0Ah 12V pack but has more balls.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                We ran strut and emt in a parking garage the other day, we had hundreds of holes for the threaded rod dropdowns, there’s no way we’re doing that with cordless.
                You’re talking about a part-time handyman or something.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Hilti and other industrial cordless disagree. So do the big boy cordless core drills.

                https://www.youtube.com/shorts/cTUrSGPo0hA

                Speaking of hanging strut:

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That core drill is wild. I want to know more.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you cant afford it

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Slinging long cord means voltage drop which can suck with high draw equipment besides requiring safe cord placement (and keeping idiots from cutting your cord). Electric tools offer full torque at zero or near zero RPM easily supplied by an onboard battery with no long supply cords (and their higher resistance connections). That's like using a surge tank for pneumatic tools which I also do (shit's cheap so no reason not to).

                Not all areas on all jobsites are convenient for cable and spider boxes (which are not cheap) and require labor to place then more labor to move to the next location besides moving the core drill. Workers placing and removing cable are not doing other tasks. Time really is money and equipment relatively inexpensive. A few grand for a tool is background noise to big contractors.

                Portability matters to mobile ops. Hydraulic (needs heavy expensive power pack driven by outside power) railroad rail drills exist (which Stanley in video related also sells) along with power packs, but it's often far less hassle to grab one of these wittle babby drills from the service truck:

                https://www.stanleyinfrastructure.com/products/cordless-rail-drills

                There's a place for every power mode because reality is complex making absolutism (mostly) silly.
                This includes the many levels of DIY which overlap business use cases. (Big core drills for DIY and small biz are mostly corded and rented because corded costs less and idiots beat the shit out of rented gear.)

                Know what's out there so you can score Useful Things for your own shop and make the rest of your life even easier.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Pipeline welder her.
                Ask me how many cordless pipe welding rigs there are. Hint: it’s somewhere around zero and less than one.
                If you are doing man stuff, you’re going to bring in power. Lots of it.
                How the frick do you think those guys get on site in the first place? Pixie dust? Tap their heels together?

                Slinging long cord means voltage drop which can suck with high draw equipment besides requiring safe cord placement (and keeping idiots from cutting your cord). Electric tools offer full torque at zero or near zero RPM easily supplied by an onboard battery with no long supply cords (and their higher resistance connections). That's like using a surge tank for pneumatic tools which I also do (shit's cheap so no reason not to).

                Not all areas on all jobsites are convenient for cable and spider boxes (which are not cheap) and require labor to place then more labor to move to the next location besides moving the core drill. Workers placing and removing cable are not doing other tasks. Time really is money and equipment relatively inexpensive. A few grand for a tool is background noise to big contractors.

                Portability matters to mobile ops. Hydraulic (needs heavy expensive power pack driven by outside power) railroad rail drills exist (which Stanley in video related also sells) along with power packs, but it's often far less hassle to grab one of these wittle babby drills from the service truck:

                https://www.stanleyinfrastructure.com/products/cordless-rail-drills

                There's a place for every power mode because reality is complex making absolutism (mostly) silly.
                This includes the many levels of DIY which overlap business use cases. (Big core drills for DIY and small biz are mostly corded and rented because corded costs less and idiots beat the shit out of rented gear.)

                Know what's out there so you can score Useful Things for your own shop and make the rest of your life even easier.

                You don’t have a clue.
                I didn’t watch your ridiculously niche example that nobody but a eurozoomer would be using to work for their one minute that day.
                Hw about come up with an example that they’ve sold one of? Or something someone’s heard about?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Pipeline welder her
                The only pipe you deal with is your boyfriends

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you homosexuals wont even work if its raining. im sure you all cry for them to roll out a giant gold plated power strip to plug your dewalts into that takes a 594 sideboom to drag along so you dont have to burn extra fuel having the welder revd up

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                We weld in portable shelters.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I guess if you're already invested into the 12v system but don't have 18v stuff and need a tool for occasional light duty use it might make sense.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          lmao homie, you clearly aren't a tradesman. The only corded tools I see on jobsites are table saws, roto hammers, and sometimes miter saws but those are kinda 50/50. The only reason they are corded is because they are high draw and also largely because they're pretty expensive and hard to justify replacing if you already own a corded one. The last time I ever saw a corded circular saw was 2 years ago and it was being held by a scraggly looking crackhead.

          I can't imagine dragging a cord around a jobsite drilling holes to pull wire through all day. What a fricking mess. Hell, even right angle drills (a fairly high draw tool) can run for most of a day on a single 6.0 ah battery. There's almost no reason not to be cordless.
          You're gay

          -Electrician

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Thanks for the not so needed input, next I'll ask a plumber about electricity.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Only corded tools I ever see plumbers use consistently are roto hammers

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It’s not a corded/cordless debate.
            It’s a zoomer problem. That’s all. They don’t work, don’t want to work, don’t know how to get work done even if they wanted to. They think “new” automatically means better. I doubt zoomers could figure out how to plug in a corded tool and proceed to use it for 13 hours straight.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              60 years ago they said the same thing about boomers because they were watching TV all day

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                boomers weren't watching tv all day 60 years ago. TV all day shit probably did come about until the 80s-90s

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                They didn't need literal 24/7 broadcasting for the greatest generation to complain that kids are watching 'the boob tube' all day.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >battery is le bad because muh zoomer oomer reeeee
              You're such a fricking pretentious moron holy shit.
              I'd tell you to have a nice day, but you'll probably fail at that too.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Very out of touch

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Electrician thinks their essay is relevant in a conversation about actual men working
            lmfao

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >The only reason they are corded is because they are high draw
            Tell us why they need the power, sparky

            >I can't imagine dragging a cord around a jobsite drilling holes to pull wire through all day.
            The irony. It's like trying to think of an electrician who can't into cords.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        ever heard of a generator?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I work in a woodshop and use a corded 7 1/4" to hog material off tenons and notches without spinning the blade down between passes
        needless to say, this will kill any cordless saw within a couple joints by overheating it and tripping protection, or just draining the battery
        if all you're doing is crosscutting kd doug fir 2x4's cordless is fine though

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          > Corded for high-drain, continuous work. Cordless for everything else.
          Exactly, use the correct tool for the task.

          https://i.imgur.com/a9Unr56.jpeg

          Anyone? Really? Then why the frick do I as a PROFESSIONAL never see them for standard construction tools and only for high draw shit?

          I work with a lot of plumbers, different subs for different generals. You know what they all have in common? Cordless tools. Go to bed grandpa

          > Go to bed, grandpa.
          He's still working with lead-acid and nicad. Go easy on him.

          Lots of my jobs are things like park pavilions and pergolas. Free-standing structures without power nearby.
          I am NOT bringing two or more 100ft cords to reach the nearest buliding + three/four/five 25 or 50ft cords on a splitter to keep my tools running.
          >skilsaw
          >miter saw
          >table saw
          >air compressor
          >drill
          >sawzall
          >sometimes a grinder
          >sometimes a router

          You're whack if you think constantly plugging in and unplugging these tools to avoid so many cords is any kind of solution -a little bit of that is okay; a lot of that is really really not acceptable. And corded tools tend to be heavier and bulkier, and thus don't fit as nicely in my truck, and are that much harder to carry out to where they need to be if I can't drive right up to where I'm working. I'll stick with batteries for carpentry tools, thank you.

          > remote site, no power.
          You can bring one of those 2kw ultra quiet harbor freight generators if you really need to run power, and run corded onsite. If it were me, I'd also get a WZRELB (decent full sine wave you can find on ebay) 2 or 3 kw inverter and wire it into your truck, under the passenger seat. When you go offgrid, you must have redundant sources of AC power.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            * edit: 'for that which would be most effective to be corded onsite.'

            I am not suggesting you switch to corded.

  6. 1 month ago
    Kevin Van Dam
  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >corded rapes cordless
    t. too poor for batteries
    yeah corded tools can be more powerful, no in a circular saw its not necessary to have more power than battery can give, yes not having a cord is extremely liberating.
    i was anti cordless maybe 20 years ago being salty about a battery that died after a year of light use but the chemistry is just much better now

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I was once a cordgay. I liked feeling superior to battery-users with my more powerful, more robust tools. And then I worked for a fella who only had cordless tools. Got a lot of work done. Never had to step over that damn cord. Never had to move it out of my way before making it a cut. Never had it get caught on something while I was working. It was great.
    Ran out of battery? Cool, head over to the chargers we plugged in as soon as we got on site and swap out for one of the four fresh ones. nbd dude
    It's true, that cord brings great power -- but you don't need very much power if your blades are sharp and you get your shit done.
    The majority of the work I'm doing is framing. My cordless circ saw lasts me most of the day. I don't use a chop saw.
    I don't have to use my sawzall nonstop. I don't have to use my vacuum nonstop. My four backup batteries have plenty of time to recharge while I'm working.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    brushless corded is the future.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There is no debate. Use what you got. If you are working and getting paid well you can figure out which one is useful in each instance.
    I like corded tools when I don't move a ton/working at a station. I like cordless when I have to go up and down ladders and other shit high up. my shit is old, but my favorite cordless tool will always be the drill. Favorite corded tool is the jackhammer/roto hammer.
    Least favorite cordless tool ... IDK. Least favorite corded tool is the harbor freight angle grinder that makes my hand go numb in like 2 minutes of concrete grinding.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >lol if you like battery tools so much why aren't there battery powered threaders, benders, core drills, excavators, sawmills, cranes, or trenchers? Checkmate, batterygays.
    Please, anon, you're embarrassing yourself. Nobody is saying that all tools are better with a battery. Just most handheld portable power tools.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Most of those things come in gas or diesel-powered versions too, which is basically the large equipment equivalent of battery.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    cons
    >power needs to go off in house to continue working on it or there is no power to begin with so you need a generator to power the tools
    >need infinity extension cords
    >have to maneuvre ladders and shit around cords
    >have to maneuvre tool itself around cord
    >have to maneuvre yourself around the cord
    >cord gets pulled out of socket somewhere when your in the middle of working in an out of the way area like an attic.

    pros
    >cheaper than cordless before you take the cost of extension cords & generators into account
    >no need to purchase expensive are proprietary batteries

    most of my main shit is cordless, specialty tools that I use here and there I get corded.
    like a table saw or electric planer, etc

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    anything with a high RPM that uses a battery is never going to last long

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You can really tell that 90% of PrepHole is homosexual diyers in this thread because all the actual tradesmen know that the convenience of cordless tools far outweighs the hassle of charging batteries in almost all cases.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      homosexual diyers like batteries too
      cordgays are just a vocal minority of contrarians

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >tradesmen
      not everyone is a trade cuck building mc mansions

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >90% of PrepHole is diyers

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hates me cords
    Hates me brushes
    Luvs not paying to charge me batteries
    Simple as

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone who is a tradesman by profession will use corded 90% of the time. Yes sometimes cordless can be a lifesaver or time saver, but when you are drilling out a new rough in you're gonna want a corded right angle drill every single time.
    t. state licensed plumber.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Anyone? Really? Then why the frick do I as a PROFESSIONAL never see them for standard construction tools and only for high draw shit?

      I work with a lot of plumbers, different subs for different generals. You know what they all have in common? Cordless tools. Go to bed grandpa

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Lots of my jobs are things like park pavilions and pergolas. Free-standing structures without power nearby.
    I am NOT bringing two or more 100ft cords to reach the nearest buliding + three/four/five 25 or 50ft cords on a splitter to keep my tools running.
    >skilsaw
    >miter saw
    >table saw
    >air compressor
    >drill
    >sawzall
    >sometimes a grinder
    >sometimes a router

    You're whack if you think constantly plugging in and unplugging these tools to avoid so many cords is any kind of solution -a little bit of that is okay; a lot of that is really really not acceptable. And corded tools tend to be heavier and bulkier, and thus don't fit as nicely in my truck, and are that much harder to carry out to where they need to be if I can't drive right up to where I'm working. I'll stick with batteries for carpentry tools, thank you.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My DeWalt circular saw would last for about 5 2x4s before crapping out. I was not using the best battery, but what am I going to do, spend 100 on a new battery or buy a corded Makita for 50 off Craig's list. Easy choice. The Makita is going strong after 2 years of use. I don't even know where the DeWalt is, it is unusable.

    • 1 month ago
      Negroitis

      > I have a 1.5ah free pancake battery with thousands of recharge cycles on it, and it only cuts 5 x 2*4's

      I worked for a Journeyman, who, like you, had old as frick low capacity batteries inappropriate to the tool and task. He would loan his second-hand tools to his helpers (dewalt) while he used the newer Milwaukee's. He also had those free batteries, from 2016, and we could get through a dozen 1/2" EMT cuts, before the fully charged, fresh off the charger, battery died.

      Bought generic dewalt batteries, for 2x for $60. 5 ah. NOT real XR's, but far better than that junk.

      • 1 month ago
        Kevin Van Dam

        Same thing happened to me with old NiCd packs on the DeWalt 18V XRP tools. On a newer brushless saw, a 4.0Ah battery will get through most afternoon jobs before needing a charge. The brushed NiCd tools could be bogged down, but that isn’t happening with good brushless stuff and the right battery as long as you’re not doing shit that would stall a corded saw.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Ditch those and get the slide adapter. Dewalt makes their own, and there are several decent third parties.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I love going on messageboards and complaining about tools I've never used

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >bepis the loser talking to himself again

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There are only 2 times I use cordless over corded: When I need to drill holes on a rooftop or in a tall ladder and when I need to cut pipes in narrow spaces with an angle grinder.
    Corded is always superior.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I grab what's most convenient for the job, there is no debate.
    >he doesn't have an unorganized pile of inherited/stolen/impulsively bought tools
    you simply don't do anything useful.

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Corded until you need tools at higher altitudes or difficult environments.

    ceilings, sewers, on trees. when people can they should use instead of batteries they should use fuel for those equipment that can´t be corded due to the situation of the worker.

    example: cutting trees

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you think about attaching a shop vac to it for dust collection, then corded.
    If not (like a drill), then cordless.
    Anything where dust collection seems sensible will run for a long time and chew through a lot of material while still being tied to a vacuum.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > corded shop vac.
      Here’s a brilliant idea:
      Put a outlet on the shop vac itself!
      Not just any outlet, one that senses if the thing plugged into it is using power, and when it senses so, turn on the vac automatically!
      Also have another outlet for for lighting and whatnot that doesn’t trigger the vac.
      Frick, why do I have to think of everything.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Already a thing, I know the Festool vacs do it and you can also buy inexpensive box things (kinda like a power strip) that you plug both the vac and tools into and it'll run the vac automatically when the tool is drawing.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Does this have a soft start built into it? I would think turning on 2 large motors simultaneously would trip the breaker too often to be useful.

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not much of a debate anon, its compromises.
    >how far away from an outlet is your work?
    >will the cord get in the way?
    >what's the power draw of your tool?
    >what's the typical duty cycle of your tool?
    For example I got a corded port-a-band, because I use it near my corded welder.

    But I got a cordless miter saw, because the batteries were cheaper to buy that way and it also came with a cord adapter. I don't think I ever ran it cordless.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Kevin Van Dam

      Except that these days, a lot of the cordless tools are objectively better than their corded counterparts. Stuff like handheld drills, the only upside to going corded is runtime, but that’s only an upside if you’re doing something with the drill that 99% of users aren’t doing.

      Corded impact driver? Good luck buddy.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Impact drivers are everywhere and “the new hotness” nowadays to make up for the under-powered Li-ion tools. They were rare before battery-powered cordless things came on the scene. They are slow, damage your hearing, damage their own tiny internal chineseium metal hammers, damage the bits, and the screwheads.
        For removing your truck wheels, sure. But all the useful ones for that are pneumatic.
        Instead of a new cordless impact, just use a an appropriately powered drill instead of disposable chinese cordless toys. Oh, you can also drill holes with it, which was common back in the day before they figured out a way to differentiate tools so finely to sell you two or three when one will do.
        What’s next, “his” and “hers” tool sets? Just for one person though, gender fluid zoomers need the pink one when they’re feeling that way some mornings.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Literally every time I've used an impact driver it either stripped out the screw immediately or snapped the head off. They're completely useless tools for doing actual work and were invented solely to make people buy more useless junk they don't need.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't know what you're doing wrong but that's literally the opposite of the effect impacts are supposed to have, and I've used them both professionally and DIY for years without any problems. I've taken apart and put together hundreds of cars with them and used them on all kinds of other projects, like just a couple of days ago I took off an outdoor wall bracket with extremely rusted 30+ year old flathead screws and the impact powered them out with zero fuss.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It's because it's not what screws are meant for. Those tiny threads were never meant for "zomg 1500 in-lbs torque!!!111" and as it stands they are a solution looking for a problem.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That's why they have torque settings and/or variable speed triggers, and also why you have to actually think about what applications you're using them on rather than just mindlessly blasting every screw you see at full force. My impact driver is easily my most used power tool and has been a godsend on tons of projects, and it's virtually never done me wrong.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Kevin Van Dam

            You should learn how to use them. They’re great. Impact wrenches too. Imagine putting out hundreds of ft-lbs of torque without breaking your wrist!

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >For removing your truck wheels, sure. But all the useful ones for that are pneumatic.
          Man, the more you go on with this shit the more it sounds like you haven't tried cordless tools since the '90s. Maybe it's a different story if you've got some crazy high-pressure industrial impact that needs a shipping container-sized diesel compressor to run but modern cordless impacts blow the absolute frick out of any regular air impact on typical shop air. I used to use the air ones once in a while just for the frick of it when I worked at my old shop (the sound made me feel like a NASCAR pit crew) but sometimes I'd have to switch to electric to get a lug nut or whatever off, and that was a decade ago when cordless tools were nowhere near as good as they are now.

          Impact drivers have been around for decades and they have nothing to do with a lack of power, the impact mechanism makes them better at getting bolts and screws unstuck without stripping or breaking them (the same reason people used to use those manual hammer impact drivers) and they make swapping bits much easier than with a drill.

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a 9Ah battery for my saw and it only lasts about 5 hours. Do with that information what you want

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have found both are good and I'll give a recent example of something I purchased last week.
    The other day I decided I was finally old and blind enough to start investing in more work-lights. I got a Husky cordless usb charging one AND a corded on for backup/extra. In retrospect I'm glad I did this, the corded one always worked, but the cord was small and needed extensions/got in the way more. The cordless worked full blast...for about 3 hours and then started to fade, but I was able to move it around freely.
    I keep corded "high quality" versions of various tools like drills/saws because both have their use and I can use both at the same time for something that might be useful on. Like drilling various sized holes...set the corded for big holes and the battery for small ones/driving screws. On battery saws I have a fine blade for things like molding and corded has the lumber ripper. Another benefit of doing this is that you don't have to get high end battery tools either because if they shit out then you have essentially a better quality tool to replace it with anyway.
    Nailers are a different story though lol. Your time is coming and your little pancake compressors aren't gonna save you. It was bad enough that Ryobi set the precedent for others to start replacing the air hoses.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >just get 2 of every tool bro
      You have more money than sense. There is no reason to get a full suite of corded tools and then 'augment' it with battery tools. Stop being a pussy who's scared of a cord and use the damn tools you've already bought.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >just get 2 of every tool bro
        Why the frick would you not? Any person who actually uses tools does this, just ask Bepis.
        >You have more money than sense
        This is why I said
        >you don't have to get high end battery tools
        All of my ryobis will never fetch Tyrone shit at a pawn store and still do the same thing a dewalt does.
        >There is no reason to get a full suite of corded tools and then 'augment' it with battery tools
        This is literally everyone who has worked in trades for the past 20-100+years. They used to not have battery tools worth a piss and we HAD to use corded. So by default those people already have to "augment it" with corded.
        You do what saves time and if that means not setting up a cord for a ladder or needing a corded tool for fast rpm high torque work then I'll happily do whatever it takes to make the same amount of money in LESS TIME.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >This is literally everyone who has worked in trades for the past 20-100+years. They used to not have battery tools worth a piss and we HAD to use corded. So by default those people already have to "augment it" with corded
          No, they just don't use cordless period. Real tradesmen who bought corded tools 20 years are still using those corded tools, not fricking around collecting expensive cordless toys.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >No, they just don't use cordless period
            Well I don't believe you because you're demonstrably incorrect.

  28. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Diesel > Gas > corded > battery
    In every case

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Need to pop a longer screw in a door hinge because the short ones they come with worked loose and stripped the hole out
      >Head out to the pole barn
      >Load up the diesel drill/driver on the trailer using my custom-built gantry crane
      >Trailer sinks into the gravel floor a bit, good thing I'm on duallies
      >Use a combination of levers and ramps to unload the drill at the house
      >Roll it inside on a series of round form stakes
      >Slowly lever it up to the right height on a stack of tubafour blocks
      >All systems go!
      >Entire house rumbles
      >I'm wincing at the cacaphonous sound because I don't believe in hearing protection -- it's a badge of honor to be deaf due to having done too much hard work
      >Screw head snaps off when it bottoms out because, heh, no clutch on this old girl
      >Weld the hinge to the headless screw
      >Job's done, dear

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Needed to drill out/enlarge some holes out on a 3 point hitch in a hay furrowing bar to go from category II 1-1/8" pins to category III 1-7/16" pins...
        >Cordless drill ain't gonna cut the mustard.
        >Grabbed the holesaws, die grinders and a nice low RPM air drill.
        >Didn't want to wait on my pickup mounted air compressor to catch up while using air tools cause I got shit to do.
        >Frick it, I'll hook onto the tow behind compressor.
        >Needs diesel, fill er up.
        >Crank it up, black smoke billowing out while she runs up to full speed and the bleed off valve is open.
        >Shut bleed valve and it quiets down to an idle.
        >Hook up air drill and die grinders and go to town enlarging hitch pin holes.
        >Barely even revs the compressor up off idle. Instantaneous and infinite air.

        Frick yeah bros.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      go back to jerking off to roy underhill and leave this board

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