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shawkshaw
07:33:43 Mon
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im pretty sure the dudes who helped develop nowra would know what they are doing. Do a little research sloper.
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ratt07
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ametuer, started in 99, i've forgotten more about bolting than you actually know! of all the FA routes & rebolts of existing routes i have never placed a dodgy bolt & never ruined a cliff. If you don't like ring bolts don't clip them.

  
sloper_dan
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lol, ok fine i lose, but still if your asking about what drill to use and you been doin it for that long you should know what drill to use already shouldn't you

  
ratt07
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sold my ryobi petrol drill 5-6 yrs ago, can't buy them any more, needed to know the next best alternative. from discussion bosch seems the go

  
cogsy
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Personally I've placed a lot of bolts too, and the odd dodgy one, but I'll only tell you which ones if I like you!
So bad luck Sloper.... have fun out there, and be careful which ring you fall on!!:lol::biggrin:
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Cragx
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No one climbs your chossy routes anyway Dr C.

  
thesimplepilot
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i don't own a drill, but i've done some window shopping and i would get the new lithium ion bosch.

  
hatman
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I realy hope you know how to drive cos i dont wanna be dead cos you can't drive properly!

If you had ever bolted a route you would realise it takes more than money. It is bloody hard work and the average moron would give up very soon.

Simple solution for you sloppy_dan is to keep away from any of our super short, contrived and poorly bolted climbs. They are all rubbish.

I think Im going to call my next route "Biting the hand"

  
shawkshaw
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hope you have some $ there simple. i dont think the extra expense for one of those is justified personally.

  
Cragx
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Anyone got one of the newer 36v dewalt rotary hammers?

  
thesimplepilot
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the Li-ion drill is $1000, which is what your drill cost not that long ago. they are lighter and more powerful(more holes), plus they don't have any memory effect and you will get more recharges(more holes) out of them, plus li-ion batteries are cheaper to make, so replacing them should be less painful.

but iv'e never actually used one, i'd be very interested to hear from someone who has...

  
shawkshaw
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still 25% more expensive than mine was with 3 batteries. you would need to get at least 25% more holes to make it worthwhile in my book which would mean at least 50 bolts. im sure its better technology just not necessarily the most cost effective.

its not often you would place that many bolts in a day anyway. i think the most ive done is about 25 in a day. Im sure hill has used hisgrid to place more than 50 at a time though.. :smile:
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Cragx
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Dont forget the weight Hawky, if you can carry 1 or 2 less batteries that would be a big bonus.

  
tnd
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Panasonic 24V are gold. About $950 with 2 x 3 Amp-Hr batteries. At least 15 rings on each battery.

  
shawkshaw
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judging by how smashed i got yesterday walking out, weight is definitely an issue. two ropes was the main problem this time though...

  
hatman
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if I ever buy a new drill, I am going to buy one without Ni-cad bats,
the memory effect can be warded of buy draining your drill before charging ect but eventually it sux.

Or I might just make up a battery pack to sit on a wist belt or backpack. Makes the drill easier to handle to.

  
shawkshaw
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for all you drill junkies out there word is that page 144 of todays trading post has an ad for milwaukee 28volt cordless drills for $500!! if they are the rotary hammer variety this is a crazy price. they were retailing about 6 months ago at $1100 so not sure why these are advertised so cheap. has anyone got the trading post to shed more light on what the specs are?

  
thesimplepilot
10:40:49 Fri
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i rang them today and you're right, the drill is only $500..... but the batteries and charger are an extra $550!


  
shawkshaw
20:44:45 Fri
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very sneaky. that is not such a good deal...

  

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