Best Cordless Drill for cable tech?
My husband had a Black & Decker Cordless 18v Drill that died on him at work and now needs a new one; a really good one. He mentioned a drill a buddy of his at work has that was very light in weight and I believe it was a Makita? My question is, is this drill the best for his job? The drill in question is the Makita LCT200W 18-Volt Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit. I hear it is light in weight which is a plus for many reasons including he is starting to show signs of carpal tunnel. I also need to mention he uses it at almost every job and does 5-10 jobs daily (5-6 days a week) and is on a tight schedule so he is tough on his tools. I've done my research and have found that the battery life is good (not great, but good but I can upgrade to the 3.0 battery). So, is this the best Cordless Drill out there for a cable/satellite tech? One more question,,what does lithium/ion mean? Thanks ahead for your help, it is much appreciated. .and to my husband.if you happen to see this I suggest you keep your mouth closed OR ELSE you will end up with CLOTHES, CLOTHES, CLOTHES like Christmas 2007! Ranger: that's just it, he did not say it was what he wanted, he just mentioned it because of it's light weight. I want to know the best drill from a man's perspective, that's all.
Makita is a good drill I have one. I mainly use dewalts drills I just like the feel of them better not to mention that My Makita had to be rebuilt more often then the dewalts I have regular and impactor drill and my dewalts hold a charge longer Not to mention durable Ive dropped it off of high places and picked it right up When I drop my Makita had to replace it the next day I work in construction, so they get a lot of use I use the makita at home and dewalts at work, as preference but a man and his tools everyone has different tastes in tools. Some like craftsman I prefer snap on, for the same reasons more durable Ive replaced many craftsman and rarely replace snap on but they cost more money too And I have one Makita and 5 dewalts, comfort, reliability, is the main reason why and weight Your husband probably don't use it as much as me.OH if you wind up buying him clothes Tell your Santa to send me his dewalt lol Hope that helps Lr
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Purchase the replacement NiCad cells you need to rebuild the Makita battery(Makita 194205-3 battery)from an electrical store. You will find they are widely available.
Place the Makita NiCad battery pack on a workbench. Look at the label on the battery to find what the output voltage is. It's clearly labeled, and says either 12 or 18 volts.
Heat the soldering iron. Put the end of the soldering iron onto the first cell terminal. Introduce a small amount of solder, and let it melt onto the terminal and connector. Quickly remove the soldering iron and solder once it has melted. Repeat the process for all the cell terminals. Turn off the soldering iron.
Makita is a manufacturer of professional tools, including a large range of cordless power tools. The current range of cordless tools is powered using lithium ion (Li-ion) battery packs, as each cell produces three times the voltage of a nickel cadmium (NiCad) cell, so fewer cells are needed and the battery packs are much lighter. You can still purchase replacement NiCad battery packs for Makita power tools if your battery pack goes dead, but a less expensive option is to rebuild the battery pack yourself.
Insert the replacement cells into the battery compartment. Be careful to place the positive cell terminal in the positive connector and the negative terminal in the negative connector. The positive battery terminal and connector is labeled "+" and the negative terminal and connector is labeled "-."
Put the cells you've removed from the battery pack into a clear plastic bag. NiCad cells must be discarded at a battery-recycling facility. Never put them in your regular trash. Use the link in the resources section to learn about disposing of NiCad cells.
Calculate the number of replacement NiCad cells you need to buy to rebuild the Makita batterysuch as Makita BH2433 battery. Each NiCad cell produces 1.2 volts so divide the output voltage given on the battery pack label by 1.2. For example, if your battery pack is 12 volts, you need 10 NiCad cells; if it's 18 volts, you need 15 NiCad cells.
Heat a soldering iron, as the cells' terminals are soldered in place. Have a small flathead screwdriver nearby. Put the end of the soldering iron onto the first cell terminal, using one hand. As the solder melts, use the flathead screwdriver to pry the cell from the terminal connector. Remove the soldering iron as soon as the solder melts. Repeat the process for each cell, until all the cells are removed. Turn off the soldering iron.
Remove the cover from the NiCad battery pack so you can access the cells. The cover is held in place using six Phillips screws, so use a small Phillips screwdriver to remove them; then, simply lift the cover from the battery pack.
Put the battery pack cover onto the battery pack. Insert the Phillips screws in the screw holes. Tighten the screws using the Phillips screwdriver, then put your rebuilt Makita battery (power tool battery for Makita 9000)into the device it powers.
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