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[Canadian Tire] CT - Brushless Rockwell Tools - Instore Clearance (YMMV)

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[Canadian Tire] CT - Brushless Rockwell Tools - Instore Clearance (YMMV)

Brushless Rockwell tools on clearance at CT:

20V Brushless Cordless Drill - 99.93 (reg 299.99) - http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/rockw ... p.html#srp
20V Brushless Cordless Hammer Drill - 127.93 (reg 319.99) - http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/rockw ... p.html#srp
20V Brushless Cordless Impact - 114.93 (reg 329.99) - http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/rockw ... p.html#srp
20V Brushless Cordless Impact (1/4") - 99.93 (reg 299.99) - http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/rockw ... p.html#srp

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mention which CT you saw these at please
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Good reviews on Homedepot.com for the hammer drill (some are promo reviews, which I obviously ignore).

Interesting point is that many reviews state they have a life time replacement on their batteries.
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Good prices and a good brand. A few comments though on things I've noticed from Rockwell's website:

- 20 year warranty on the tools and batteries
- Rockwell cordless tools seem to only be available in Canada at CT (at least for now). Since they are on clearance, does that mean that CT is dropping Rockwell or are these just discontinued models being cleared for the next generation?
- These four drills listed in the OP are the only current cordless tools listed on Rockwell's website. ***EDIT: There is also a 20V sonicrafter (oscillating tool)
- None of Rockwell's tools are offered as bare tools, so if you want to buy any additional tool, the only option is to buy it with additional batteries as well.
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TrevorK wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 10:35 pm
Brushless Rockwell tools on clearance at CT:
Damn, that promo video had me smiling... the one with the guy suspended in the rain off of the side of the oil rig. Pretty cool commercial imo.
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Love RW tools ... But no luck at my local CT (online price).
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The problem with batteries is life.

If you don't condition your batteries and keep them healthy, they quickly die & you won't be able to get more than 10mins of heavy use out of them before they die. All you need is one winter (where they go dormant & deep discharge) & they're useless.

Great concept. Unfortunately highly high-maintenance dependant for longevity.
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bubble.tea wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 8:38 am
The problem with batteries is life.

If you don't condition your batteries and keep them healthy, they quickly die & you won't be able to get more than 10mins of heavy use out of them before they die. All you need is one winter (where they go dormant & deep discharge) & they're useless.

Great concept. Unfortunately highly high-maintenance dependant for longevity.
While I agree this was an issue, it's less of an issue with lithium ion batteries today then it was with other types of batteries in the past
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Was hoping to get a sonicrafter, but if it's only the 20V line that's on clearance, the 20V sonicrafter is available online only :(
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bubble.tea wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 8:38 am
The problem with batteries is life.

If you don't condition your batteries and keep them healthy, they quickly die & you won't be able to get more than 10mins of heavy use out of them before they die. All you need is one winter (where they go dormant & deep discharge) & they're useless.

Great concept. Unfortunately highly high-maintenance dependant for longevity.
I blame the charging systems. They are not balanced charged at all, so over a period of time some cells are not charged and some get overcharged. I found 2 packs thrown out at HD, I opened them up and charged each cell individually and remade the cells with balance leads.

It has been my experience that about 80% of lithium ion batteries thrown out can be restored to working order.
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sirxterminator wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 9:53 am
I blame the charging systems. They are not balanced charged at all, so over a period of time some cells are not charged and some get overcharged. I found 2 packs thrown out at HD, I opened them up and charged each cell individually and remade the cells with balance leads.

It has been my experience that about 80% of lithium ion batteries thrown out can be restored to working order.
I think almost all of them use standard 18650 lithium-ion cells internally that you can buy in bulk, so I suppose you could just replace the bad cells.
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I knew Rockwell Automation is very famous but First time to know Rockwell Pwer tools. They are not the same company.
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18650 is a standard cell physical dimensions not electrical specifications. If you want to replace the cells replace them all the same time and get high performance ones for the discharge rates that I assume these have.
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Thanks OP. I purchased the hammer drill for $144.56 after tax for ISPU since I need a 20v cordless hammer drill (brushless) with an extra battery for a gift.

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