So how's its durability?After watching AvE dissect one of these on his Youtube channel, I decided I had to have one.
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How bad can a $30 18V 1/2" Chinesium impact be?
The real thing retails for around €259 in Finland without battery and charger. I've been wanting one for a long time but can't justify the real thing just for changing tires twice a year. I already have lots of 18V Makita gear so I have the batteries and charger to use with it, and buying any other brand of power tool is out of the question for the same reason.
It came in the mail today. It knocks off and on lug nuts without a care in the world. As for longevity, I've no idea. The battery doesn't slide off and on quite as easily as a real Makita but you probably wouldn't notice anything was off unless you knew what a brand name machine should feel like. I'm guessing it'll get better with a bit of use.How bad can a $30 18V 1/2" Chinesium impact be?
That's a bit misleading, the mAh rating was clearly calculated at the cell voltage of around 3.6V rather than the output of 5V. That drops it down to a far less impressive 14400mAh. My 85Wh power bank is rated the same way though, at around 3.7V to get its initially impressive 23000mAh rating.Some converter I found on google tells me 18V 4Ah equals 72Wh.
I also have an Anker 20100mAh power bank. Anker themselves claim it's 72.36Wh. So they're the same size, then.
They have sold 36V batteries for a while but this is a totally different type, they're essentially just trying to play catch-up to DeWalt. Except DeWalt batteries are downward-compatible with 20V tools and these aren't.So they're upping the voltage now? I thought Makita were all-in on the 18V platform since they have things like lawn mowers with four 18V battery slots, etc.
There are also like a million models that go from like $150-1000 so it also depends where on that price scale you land.a friend described his roomba as “as dumb as before, the difference is it pings your phone when it gets stuck“ I guess he has an older model.