I'm wanting to redo/repair/upgrade my boats' interior
, and it will involve some amount of woodworking and cabinetry of course.
I have a pretty good workshop at home, with more than enough tools (not really, who ever has enough "tools"), but that is some distance from the boat, so I commute periodically.
My present tools are mostly individual ones, and full sized, EG: circular saws, router, etc., heavy stuff.
I normally transport a bunch of other tools anyway for electrical
and mechanical jobs, etc. Adding bunch of woodworking stuff is pushing things, my 'Burban/SUV can only carry so much, dang it.
I could do a lot of measuring and shuttling back and forth and probably get frustrated with the logistics of it, or carry half my workshop with me onto the boat and then back home; neither option is appealing.
Or invest in this 'system':
I came across a new (to me anyway) series of Black & Decker tools (I'm not trying to plug
them, have no vested interests, etc., I've had good ones and bad ones from them) that seem to maybe be an ideal kit.
It's called the "Matrix Quick Connect System". Seems to be reasonably priced (until you add it all up maybe...), and might be a handy set of very portable tools (linkies below, wish I could insert some pics).
This is the overview link:
Black & Decker Power Tools
The base unit is a pretty standard portable drill (2 choices of battery
power, 12&20V, and one corded), but it is designed so that the drill chuck portion can be removed and replaced with a variety of other tools on the business end, such as a small 'trim' circular saw, a sander, jig saw, router, oscillating tool, impact, etc.
After looking at this on the shelf at Wallyworld, and on the B&D website, I'm thinking this suite of fairly lightweight and portable tools might be an ideal one for the purpose of periodic boat work (not living aboard
all the time, yet), or onboard ones.
Of course, the $$$ seem to add up a bit, but no need to get everything at once; the subtools can be acquired as needed or not (like the impact-drill head
is probably not essential).
Has anybody used this line or type of portable tools? And if so, any advice or comment on their utility, durability, etc.?
(I assume other manufacturers may have something similar)
Black & Decker 'MATRIX 20V MAX* Lithium Drill/Driver' and two attachment tool links below:
Black & Decker Tools | MATRIX 20V MAX* Lithium Drill/Driver BDCDMT120
Black & Decker Tools | MATRIX Trim Saw Attachment BDCMTTS
Black & Decker Tools | MATRIX Router Attachment BDCMTR