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Old 04-09-2013, 19:08   #16
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Re: Milwaukee cordless winch drill - experiences?

We have 2- 28 volt right angle drills and 2 spare batts. Been useing them for over 5 yrs, no problems!! Connie has raised me at 210 lbs up the 60 ft mast on our current boat, no problems! Im 75 and these sure help! LOL and Connies 5ft and 110 lbs and can raise the main and control our genny no problem! We have Milwakie drills, but Im sure other brands would work as well! Just sayin, if ya want some help, this sure beats the price of electric or hydralic winchs!!
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Re: Milwaukee cordless winch drill - experiences?

I bought the Winchrite and love it. It will easily hoist a man aloft to the top of the mast as well as running the main up. One of the best items I have purchased for my boat!
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Re: Milwaukee cordless winch drill - experiences?

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Combine that w/ their M18 Red Lithium XC 4.0 battery pack for twice the run time of the standard battery pack.
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This battery pack must be something relatively new. Thanks for the news, a more enduring battery will be a major improvement. Do you know if the new battery can be recharged with the original charger or must that be replaced as well?
The standard charger works w/ this battery pack and w/ the standard battery pack.
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Can anyone speak to this tool's ability to haul someone up the mast? I'm 225 of dead weight and quite a heavy load to have to hoist. I had a boat with a power winch and it was great for going aloft but it took a lot of torque (and amps) to get the job done so I really wonder about this handheld drill's abilities.

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Mine is the 28v model. My main halyard has a purchase it in and I have size 44 winches. I use it to hoist a smaller person (~60% your weight) up the mast and it works well. When I use a single halyard it works, but the drill will get pretty warm and runs the battery down fairly quickly.
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Old 19-09-2013, 03:36   #20
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Re: Milwaukee cordless winch drill - experiences?

Does anybody know if the Milwaukee 28v right angle drill is available in Belgium / Holland / Germany / France ? ( 230V )
Or do manufacturers like Dewalt, Makita,Bosch offer capable models ?

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