Jump to content

Why are Brushless Drills Better?


RobertSmith

Recommended Posts

I am thinking of buying a drill online, but got confused between the brushless and brush drill, can you suggest which one is better and why, and which one is more reliable for long life. I don't want to buy anything crap and waste my money. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Brushless is more efficient, so you will get more power and longer run time.  They claim the motor itself will last longer too.  IMO, brushless is a little overrated but if you want the best, most powerful tool; you cant go wrong with brushless.

I own brushed and brushless tools and they both do the job they were built to do.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 months later...
  • 2 weeks later...

Brushless drills are the here and now, man!  Brushed tools belong in classic episodes of Home Improvement and museums.  🤡

 

Seriously, most of my cordless tools are brushless.  I like the compactness, power, efficiency, and so on of these.  That said, the biggest fallback to brushless tools is same thing that makes them so great, their reliance on electronics and circuitry.  While fairly rare, a faulty or damaged circuit board or switch can lead to expensive repairs or replacement.  Brushes wear out, but many brushes are easily replaced and can give a tool multiple lifetimes.  

 

I draw my opinions from my days as a material handling equipment technician specializing in electric fork trucks.  I've swapped out many a set of brushes on the basic machines.  Brushes and/or contacts were the cause of a lot of issues with the various Crown, Halla, and other equipment I diagnosed and repaired.  Some of the more computerized equipment, though, such as rail or wire guided turret stock pickers, had complex circuit boards that would cost the customer a lot more to replace.  

 

Then again, I'm just bored at work and waiting to see how backed up the gas stations are on the way home.  If my truck was electric, I'd be happy regardless of whether it used brushed or brushless motors!  😁

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Member Statistics

    15,799
    Total Members
    5,540
    Most Online
    Karateinthenow
    Newest Member
    Karateinthenow
    Joined
×
×
  • Create New...