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Old 07-15-2009, 04:31 PM
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Really ? I have had no issues with battery life or performance. I even grab the cordless where I would have normally grabbed the corded drill.

On 1 battery I drilled 2 holes 3/4 of an inch in diameter and 8 inches deep in a brick wall (to pass 1/2 inche conduit) then bored 2 sidewalks 4 ft wide and installed 6 puck lights (drilled posts and installed mounting screws) on a single battery. Just the opposite of you James I have had bad luck with the hitachi stuff. Never been let down by the dewalt.

Maybe its in how we take care of our stuff... Are you running your batteries til they run out or are you topping them off and rotating them often. With Nimh cells you should not run them real low like Nicads used to preffer. Never charge a hot or warm battery either. One point you do have is the dewalt is heavy but it works.

I am looking for a small 6 or 7.2 lipo drill/driver for tree work.
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:46 PM
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I am looking for a small 6 or 7.2 lipo drill/driver for tree work.
I have the smaller Milwaukee drill works awesome. What is the one you are talking about?
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:59 PM
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I have gone through a few dewalt batteries. It seems they die about the same time.

Hey Billy for tree work go to lowes and look for this http://www.wernerladder.com/catalog/...?series_id=372
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:13 PM
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That's awesome. My lowes didn't have the werner accessories I was looking for last year. My Lowes sucks. Billy even got the velcro straps for the ladder rack when he got his ladder. My Lowes didn't have that.

Hey, I'll be driving through Canada soon--I'll be able to find a "Canadian Tire" store and buy that cool modular tool belt like James has! No kidding, I'm googling Canadian Tire right now.

Here's the mastercraft tool belt with detachable components.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/search/se...08474396672839
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:06 PM
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Mike I found mine over in the ladder area. Then the other day I saw them on the ends.

Hey Mike gives us detail on what you will doing while you are up in AK. With some detail. I think it is cool. I have looked at jobs up there. I think it would be cool to do.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:12 PM
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Mike, the 'new' Mastercraft tool belt with detachable components is not the same as the old style which has been discontinued. I would advise you to look to Sears USA that has the Cliptech system (same as the old style Mastercraft)

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00948385000P
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:19 PM
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my ladder tools are much simpler... a 3 gallon bucket with everything I need in it.
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:30 PM
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Billy the cliptech tool belt is a really good product. You can attach all the tools you need, drill, cable, and even a big pouch for fixtures into the various clip on components and climb up safely knowing you are not swinging a bucket of tools (leaving your hands free for climbing and rigging). When you are on the ground you can easily detach and re-attach the pouches as required.

I wear mine with full suspenders that takes the load off of the hips. (wrong side of 40 now!) It really is the best tool belt system I have ever found.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:18 AM
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I have a nice tool belt. It just becomes annoying when your up and down then digging then on your knees putting a fixture in. Who said I climb with the bucket ?
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:41 AM
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Billy, we're talking about being up on a ladder. Ha, I was picturing you up on a ladder with a 3 gallon bucket!!! Well, I'm going with Billy's bucket idea for ground work. He must have been inspired by fishing in a swamp.

James, what the heck are you talking about--suspenders to support a tool belt?????? That's funnier than Billy's bucket.

I'll check Sears for that clip tech name, but check my link, they have many different models/set-ups of the master thing, are they all sucky?
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