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Amazing Idea

Post by keymaker » Fri Apr 26, 2002 11:25 pm

I bought a bunch of 18v cordless knockoff cheap drills..<p>I just thought, Why can't I upgarde the motors and batteries somehow??<p>Can I do that and get dewalt like performance?
I could turn $100 each on them then!

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Re: Amazing Idea

Post by bodgy » Sat Apr 27, 2002 5:30 am

Maybe this is a time when British English and American English don't quite mesh.<p>To me Knock off means stolen and probably wouldn't be something I'd want to quite share with the rest of the board. Mind you I can see how it would also mean cheap!<p>Bit like flog; to me, flog is to sell something cheap possibly stolen, here in Australia it only means stolen.<p>bodgy
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Re: Amazing Idea

Post by keymaker » Sat Apr 27, 2002 7:11 am

Holy lord... If I was gonna deal stolen things, I'd at least do it right and sell genuine name brand...<p> :D <p>
Knockoff, It looks like a dewalt drill, but doesn't act like it..<p>It's just a cheap version of the best drill, Not a :eek: stolen :eek: drill!

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Re: Amazing Idea

Post by josmith » Sat Apr 27, 2002 2:51 pm

To knock off a comercial buyline:<p>"Quality is built in not added on"

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Re: Amazing Idea

Post by bodgy » Sat Apr 27, 2002 3:57 pm

See how easy it is to be under a misaprehension (there's a joke there somewhere) even when speaking the same language.<p>Wars have been started over less!<p>
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Re: Amazing Idea

Post by Gary » Sat Apr 27, 2002 5:35 pm

You could put two batteries in paralell I suppose to get increased battery life.<p>Are these Harbour Freight (HF) by any chance? If so they are probably okay for ocassional use, or you can treat them as disposables. Not really professional grade of course, but their price is pretty good. I shop at HF quite a bit.<p>The DeWalt name was bought by Black & Decker BTW, in an attempt to recover from a bad reputation for cheap power tools. DeWalt tools are Black & Decker, so don't assume that they are always "professional grade" just because of the name and the yellow and black color scheme.<p>[ April 27, 2002: Message edited by: Gary ]</p>

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Re: Amazing Idea

Post by keymaker » Sun Apr 28, 2002 5:36 am

Black & Decker bought Dewalt?<p>My god.. Is nothing sacred?<p> :(

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Re: Amazing Idea

Post by Dean Huster » Tue Apr 30, 2002 10:02 am

So? MTD bought the original International Harvester "Cub Cadet" brand. That's like adding Mercedes models to the Plymouth stable.<p>Dean
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Post by pbweber » Tue Apr 30, 2002 8:53 pm

Latest news suggests that B&B are moving operations over seas to compete with HF. :p
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Re: Amazing Idea

Post by HomeBrew » Wed May 01, 2002 1:34 am

Well.....they have done that too !!

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Re: Amazing Idea

Post by Gary » Sat May 25, 2002 12:44 am

In american english, flog just means to hit repeatedly.<p>Heard a rumor today, that in english english, "keep your pecker up" means to keep a good attitude and your head held high. In america, of course, it means something else.<p>Is this true?

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Re: Amazing Idea

Post by bodgy » Sat May 25, 2002 8:55 pm

Gary,<p>It depend if you're wearing a smirk as you say it.<p>Your right on both counts - view carefully any Carry-On films assuminmg they made it to America.<p>bodgy<p>PS just in case a smirk is a slighty lascivious grin
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Re: Amazing Idea

Post by Boristhechaste » Sun Jun 02, 2002 6:28 pm

'Smoke a fag' means something entirely different on either side of the pond.

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Re: Amazing Idea

Post by Gary » Tue Jun 04, 2002 6:54 pm

Yeah. No redeeming value in doing smoking either meaning of the word IMHO. The term "smoking" having further special meanings of course.<p>Pardon me, I have to spend a penny.

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Re: Amazing Idea

Post by RED44DWARF » Wed Jun 12, 2002 12:30 am

DeWalt 18V motors cost about $40
The transmission ass'y and the clutch ass'y of your knockoffs could also be inferior.
Also, when you change motors, you have to make sure the motors pinion matches the transmission.
you could try to remove the pinion from the old and new motors and replace the new one with the old, but I doubt you could do it without bending the shaft.
Don't know if this helps.
I used to be a TV/VCR tech but have been repairing power tools for the last 9 months.

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