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Screwdriver bits are generally considered consumable. Regardless of the brand, they eventually break/wear out. Hardware stores sell them in packs of 5-10 for exactly that reason. I wouldn't put too much stock in what kind of tool the bit originally came with. The only exception is if you're using an impact driver you might want to be a little more picky. ...


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In an ideal world the power tool tips would be stronger. In reality the quality of the tips is anybody's guess. In general those with a large tool company's name on the package are better quality. But I have bought brand name sets that broke the first time they were used. I have had the kind you buy at discount stores work well. As with any power tool you ...


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I just cut some 1/2" 6061 aluminum using a Rockwell Versacut 3 3/8" circular saw and it worked great. The saw came with an aluminum cutting blade which looks like a regular inexpensive steel blade. I made several strait and clean cuts thru the 1/2" aluminum without using a saw guide with no problem. While the saw has plenty of power to cut thru the 1/2 ...


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You are going to pay far more for a step down transformer than you would for two copies of the same tool for different regions. Can you use a 60Hz AC motor at 50Hz? Probably, it will spin/oscillate 17% slower which might cause issues but that is unlikely. The same line of AC motor are very often made in 115V and 230V models just with different windings. ...


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It will work with a step down transformer since the output should be 120~10 (120 with 10 +/- possible) with a low quality transformer, which, apparently the tool can handle. In a good transformer it should be 120~2. So the output wont be much different than regular 120 volt output. If it also increases the frequency, that would be much better. And make sure ...


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It's not clear to me why you wouldn't just buy the right voltage in the first place. At a glance, Makita makes a similar tool; I'm sure there are others. That said, if you plan on other wrong voltage tools in the future, I'd overdo it as much as possible on the transformer. You'll get longer on/off cycles and more flexibility in general. Check the specs on ...


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I just rebuilt 3 battery packs with 2800mAh cells. Cost me $32 and only tools I used were cordless drill with star bit to disassemble, razor to cut back heat shrinked battery leads and a soldering iron. You could also rebuild using Lithium Polymer packs like those used in RC toys. Put two 11.1V packs in series and buy a new charger for $8



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