36 Volts - As Good as Corded?

There's been a lot of debate about the pros and cons of cordless power tools versus their corded counterparts.

Cordless provides convenience when you're away from a mains power supply but the normal disadvantage is that you just don't get the same power from the batteries.

36 volt cordless products come in various guises. There are drill drivers, combi drills, SDS+ hammer drills, circular saws, reciprocating saws, impact wrenches, angle grinders, jigsaws, flashlights and more. We now also have a range of 36 volt garden tools including lawnmowers and hedgetrimmers.

Of the big 3, Bosch were first to release a 36 volt product followed by Dewalt and more recently by Makita.

Since 36 volt tools were launched 3 or 4 years ago the major suppliers have been keen to state that the tools are virtually as good as corded tools.

Is this the case? Let us know your experiences in the comments below.

What 36 volt tool do you use?

What do you mainly use it for?

Would you recommend them?

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