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  1. Hi, watching reviews on you tube about dewalt power tools batteries, I found out that between 18v and 20v batteries there is not difference at all. Basically that works for every brands that has adopted "the 20v battery Strategy", I mentioned dewalt just cause its the brand that I use , 20v nominal batteries are practically 18v. Inside the battery, no matter if it is rated 18v or 20v, there are always 5 batteries 3.5v each, ( 3.5x5 =17.5) 18v , exp for "entry level" 1.5 - 2a battery. That explain why in Europe, and Thailand (i am italian living in Thailand) I can not find 20v tools and batteries , only 18v , Lows are different, in USA it is allowed to rate a nominal value "Max 20v", in Europe or here in Thailand only the effective power can be rated, not the nominal one. Cause I am not a born English speaker may I miss understand what youtube reviews are saying therefore please corrrect me if what I just said is wrong. If what I just told is correct what about using a dewalt 20v hammer drill as exp (I just bought a dewalt dcd996 in ebay, only new bare tool, no batttery and charger) with 18v battery? Some body out there has never tried it ? More important, I have a dewalt 10v to 18v charger, what about charging 20v battery with a charger rated maximum 18v ? Have you never tried ? If the youtube reviews are correct it should not be any problem about. I will love to know what you tink about and be corrected if I did not fully get what that youtube reviews are saying about 18v and 20v batteries that practically are always 18v, the 20v is just a " Strategy market operation" that in some country is allowed in some other dont. Thanks a lot
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  2. Thanks, I brought the subject knowing already that you guys out there know about since long time, I am the one who just found out about. I never dig out about the subject before. I begun watching reviews cause I could not explain to myself why here or Italy 20v tools are not sold. Now I know why......... Basically for my new DeWalt hammer drill 20v dcd996 from USA, bought in eBay, I am going to use 18v battery cause again here the 20v are not sold. Buying them trough eBay costs practically double price cause shipping and import fees.
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  3. You might remember recently I reviewed the Milwaukee 25' magnetic tape measure. I was so impressed with it that I went back to HD for the 16' version, and picked up one of the compact ones too: While there I saw a steal on a Fiskars splitting axe, marked down from $39.97 to $10.03: There were three of these left at that price, all a bit shopworn, but it's an axe, not a doily. Nonetheless I picked the cleanest of the three. The instructions for getting the tape measure out of its package are stupidly complicated: I understand why they have to do that, I guess, but it seems kind of silly that you need a tool to take a tool out of a package.
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