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  Reply # 1474487 19-Jan-2016 12:09
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Stu: I have a 5Ah battery I use on drills etc, primarily on bigger tasks. No problem at all.
  Well according to Amazon, the 4AH batteries weigh 800 grams, I imagine your 5mah weighs near 1kg, does that sound about right?  

 

On a line trimmer that's probably not significant, but on a drill it probably would be.

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  Reply # 1474488 19-Jan-2016 12:09
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networkn: I notice the Ryobi has a 1.3MAH Battery at 18v http://www.bunnings.co.nz/ryobi-one-18v-line-trimmer-1-3ah-_p00240100   Our current batteries are 1.7MAH and don't last that long, I think 15 minutes when they were newish, MAYBE 20.  Would it be that these last only 10 minutes?  
I'm looking at the same strimmer as I have a number of one+ devices, but I've got 2 x 2.5ah batteries... If you can find the wattage then you can get an approximation of how long a battery will last... I haven't so far...
  And do all their One+ tools take the same different sized batteries. I am finding this horribly confusing. Is it that they all have the same connector, so this battery would go into their One+ impact drill but not last as long as the 1.8Mah version, or is it that the 1.8M Mah battery won't fit or be practical on a drill?   Sorry.  
Yeah their batteries are interchangeable, so you can use the 5AH batteries in a drill that is supplied with a 1.3AH or vice versa... Obviously if it supplied with the larger battery then you can be sure that it will suck the smaller battery dry quicker :-)  I like the system as I can get lots of different useful tools for little bits of house work but keep only one battery charger.

 

 

 

I thought the POS materials made it really clear that it was fully interchangable.




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  Reply # 1474491 19-Jan-2016 12:11
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Stu: I have a 5Ah battery I use on drills etc, primarily on bigger tasks. No problem at all.
  Well according to Amazon, the 4AH batteries weigh 800 grams, I imagine your 5mah weighs near 1kg, does that sound about right?  

 

 

 

I dont have a scale that does that sort of range sorry, but I dont have a problem with it on the drills. For light stuff I have a cheap ozito 3 cell drill which does the trick for small holes into wood.




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  Reply # 1474493 19-Jan-2016 12:12
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Benoire:
networkn:
Benoire:
networkn: I notice the Ryobi has a 1.3MAH Battery at 18v http://www.bunnings.co.nz/ryobi-one-18v-line-trimmer-1-3ah-_p00240100   Our current batteries are 1.7MAH and don't last that long, I think 15 minutes when they were newish, MAYBE 20.  Would it be that these last only 10 minutes?  
I'm looking at the same strimmer as I have a number of one+ devices, but I've got 2 x 2.5ah batteries... If you can find the wattage then you can get an approximation of how long a battery will last... I haven't so far...
  And do all their One+ tools take the same different sized batteries. I am finding this horribly confusing. Is it that they all have the same connector, so this battery would go into their One+ impact drill but not last as long as the 1.8Mah version, or is it that the 1.8M Mah battery won't fit or be practical on a drill?   Sorry.  
Yeah their batteries are interchangeable, so you can use the 5AH batteries in a drill that is supplied with a 1.3AH or vice versa... Obviously if it supplied with the larger battery then you can be sure that it will suck the smaller battery dry quicker :-)  I like the system as I can get lots of different useful tools for little bits of house work but keep only one battery charger.
  I thought the POS materials made it really clear that it was fully interchangable.
  Hehe I've been around long enough to know that "fully interchangeable" usually has a little star with about 99 different little caveats. IF this isn't the case, then that is fantastic. Now to find a weight and MAH battery combination I can live with :) Bunnings couldn't tell me for certain that all One+ Batteries were 100% suitable for all One+ Items, saying that if it was, the batteries that come with most of it's drills would only power a garden tool for a couple of minutes!

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  Reply # 1474495 19-Jan-2016 12:15
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Not quoting because that has become a mess...

 

There is a definate lower power from the 5 cell ones compared to the 10 cell ones when really stressing the drill with a 32mm auger bit or similar, and with the circ saw, but for normal drilling and the recipro saw etc they are all good.




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  Reply # 1474496 19-Jan-2016 12:15
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Stu: I have a 5Ah battery I use on drills etc, primarily on bigger tasks. No problem at all.
  Well according to Amazon, the 4AH batteries weigh 800 grams, I imagine your 5mah weighs near 1kg, does that sound about right?  
  I dont have a scale that does that sort of range sorry, but I dont have a problem with it on the drills. For light stuff I have a cheap ozito 3 cell drill which does the trick for small holes into wood.

 

 

 

Thanks. I am only buying one set of gear since I do very very little DIY, but I do want something that will be practical. Usually when I do drilling it's for seconds at a time, usually when I do weed eating it's for 10 minutes at a time.

 

 

 

I am thinking a 2.0 or 2.5AH battery might be the go. Question is whether I can find either the drill or the trimmer with those batteries included, and the other item with no extra battery!

 

 



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  Reply # 1474497 19-Jan-2016 12:16
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richms: Not quoting because that has become a mess... There is a definate lower power from the 5 cell ones compared to the 10 cell ones when really stressing the drill with a 32mm auger bit or similar, and with the circ saw, but for normal drilling and the recipro saw etc they are all good.

 

 

 

Yah honestly I don't really know what that stuff is, chances are if I did need it, I'd hire someone with the tools to do it for me :). 

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  Reply # 1474499 19-Jan-2016 12:19
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networkn:
Stu: I have a 5Ah battery I use on drills etc, primarily on bigger tasks. No problem at all.
  Well according to Amazon, the 4AH batteries weigh 800 grams, I imagine your 5mah weighs near 1kg, does that sound about right?  
  I dont have a scale that does that sort of range sorry, but I dont have a problem with it on the drills. For light stuff I have a cheap ozito 3 cell drill which does the trick for small holes into wood.

 

What about your kitchen scales, so useful when you're making scones or cakes?!

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  Reply # 1474503 19-Jan-2016 12:23
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Stu: I have a 5Ah battery I use on drills etc, primarily on bigger tasks. No problem at all.
  Well according to Amazon, the 4AH batteries weigh 800 grams, I imagine your 5mah weighs near 1kg, does that sound about right?  
  I dont have a scale that does that sort of range sorry, but I dont have a problem with it on the drills. For light stuff I have a cheap ozito 3 cell drill which does the trick for small holes into wood.
What about your kitchen scales, so useful when you're making scones or cakes?!

 

I dont have one of those as I do not make scones or cakes. I have a bathroom one that tells me I am fat and a small one for weighing rings and stuff.




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  Reply # 1474518 19-Jan-2016 12:37
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networkn:   And do all their One+ tools take the same different sized batteries. I am finding this horribly confusing. Is it that they all have the same connector, so this battery would go into their One+ impact drill but not last as long as the 1.8Mah version, or is it that the 1.8M Mah battery won't fit or be practical on a drill?   Sorry.  

 

 

 

All the One+ Tools use the same batterys regardless of their AH size.

 

 

 

You can't put a 32v battery into a 18v tool and vise versa. But any One+ 18v battery will work in a One+ 18v Tool.

 

 

 

 



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  Reply # 1474527 19-Jan-2016 12:50
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Hmm thinking about it, I think I should probably get a drill + 2 1.3Mah Batteries in a combo ($199), then a trimmer (with no batteries) for $139.  That way I have a lightweight battery for my drill and 10 minutes approx of runtime at worst for my line trimmer, and if required I can use the second 1.3AH battery if things get hairy?  Sound sensible?  Do Ryobi go on special much? I think I saw a special over xmas, but I think it was like $5 off.    Offtopic, but do either Ryobi or B&D make a dual purpose handtool that does drilling/impact driving, or are they always separate?

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  Reply # 1474538 19-Jan-2016 12:56
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I got the impact driver, drill, sanding mouse, light and circular saw in a bag with 2 2.5AH batteries for $500 over Christmas, seemed to be a reduced price given that the circular saw is $250 alone roughly.

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  Reply # 1474544 19-Jan-2016 12:57
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There is a new model saw, Did you get that in the bag or the older one with the slightly smaller blade?




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  Reply # 1474552 19-Jan-2016 12:58
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Don't know, it was the same as the one on the shelf whatever size that was.

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