August 17, 2007, Newsletter Issue #37: How Your Cell Phone Can Help When Purchasing Cordless Tools

Tip of the Week

When you are purchasing cordless tools, it’s a very good idea to use the same criteria you use in purchasing a cell phone.

How does the tool fit into your hand?
How long does it take to charge?
Most importantly, how long will the battery last? If you buy a cordless drill, you want to be able to get as much battery life out of it as possible.
What happens when the battery begins to run down? With a cell phone, you get service until the battery finally just conks out, but with a drill you may get reduced power, deceased torque, or other issues.
Does your cordless tool also have a “corded” option in case you do run out of battery?
Or will you be sidelined until the tool is charged again?

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