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  # 1854611 29-Aug-2017 10:35
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Ayejay: In response to kiwifidget question on page 1 of this forum,
'There are RCD things in the switchboards so the whole house is RCD protected, yes?'

Well, NNNnoooooo!!!!!!
RCD in your home switchboard will not provide adequate protection for wet works with power tools. You can get a sparky to install a suitable protection device in your switchboard, otherwise you need to buy a plug in RCD. The multi boxes that say surge protection don't cut it either, the cheapest options from mega10 are i think goldair, at about $30. They need to have test, reset buttons on them with the little red light. They will trip out within 1/100th seconds with a minute imbalance in the power supply that suggests you are earthing power through your wet hands!

 

I have one of those test/reset plugs and I have been using it, just in case!

 

Thanks for the warning.





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Ayejay: In response to kiwifidget question on page 1 of this forum,
'There are RCD things in the switchboards so the whole house is RCD protected, yes?'

Well, NNNnoooooo!!!!!!
RCD in your home switchboard will not provide adequate protection for wet works with power tools. You can get a sparky to install a suitable protection device in your switchboard, otherwise you need to buy a plug in RCD. The multi boxes that say surge protection don't cut it either, the cheapest options from mega10 are i think goldair, at about $30. They need to have test, reset buttons on them with the little red light. They will trip out within 1/100th seconds with a minute imbalance in the power supply that suggests you are earthing power through your wet hands!


This post is nonsensical. "RCD in your home switchboard will not provide adequate protection for wet works with power tools. You can get a sparky to install a suitable protection device (???) in your switchboard, otherwise you need to buy a plug in RCD. "

An RCD provides a high level of personal protection. While RCD protection minimises the risk of serious electric shock, it does not eliminate that risk. The important thing about switchboard mounted RCDs is ensuring that they actually feed the circuit that you are plugged into.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1854893 29-Aug-2017 16:53
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There are some countries where they have a 100mA one for circuit protection vs the normal 30mA so perhaps that's where it came from?




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  # 1855284 30-Aug-2017 14:01
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Back to power drills... Accidentally accessed Bunnings Australia instead of NZ looking at Ozito Power X Change tools... WOW their prices are so much lower!

 

Brushless Drill Driver AU$79 (NZ$86) vs NZ$128 

 

Reciprocating say AU$49 (NZ$53) vs NZ$78

 

Angle Grinder AU$49 (NZ$53) vs NZ$89

 

and so on... 

 

 


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  # 1855378 30-Aug-2017 16:42
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Have a look at Home Depot.....then weep ;-)

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  # 1855394 30-Aug-2017 16:47
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I did - looking at Ryobi One Plus 4.0Ah battery 2-pack US$99 (NZ$136) vs NZ$229. Argh!

 

 


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  # 1855431 30-Aug-2017 18:33
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If you go in on a regular basis, they have some really good specials.I got an 18V Milwaukee impact driver, LED Torch, bag ,battery& charger,$95 USD

 
 
 
 


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  # 1855438 30-Aug-2017 18:52
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Brunzy: If you go in on a regular basis, they have some really good specials.I got an 18V Milwaukee impact driver, LED Torch, bag ,battery& charger,$95 USD

 

My son had his Milwaukee brushless 18v impact driver stolen on a worksite.  He just replaced it with a "bluetooth enabled" model.  I have been giving him a very hard time about it.  He thinks it's great because he can disable it so whoever steals it next will throw it in the river thinking it's broken.  Apparently if someone "borrows" it and it's within range, he can track it.  Not sure what he does when he finds it.


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Yes , they were on display and the rep told me about it. Really neat feature, unfortunately not the $95 model;-)
Hopefully will become standard. It uses the tile that they sell ( to enable you to find it) inbuilt to the device

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  # 1855543 30-Aug-2017 22:40
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Won't be long till someone finds an exploit to reflash them to disable Bluetooth and still work and then whichever dealers know that will have a good supply of hardware.




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