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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Quaker Hill, CT


    The dewalt 60/20v batteries can be used on both 60v and 20v tools. They have one that comes in a 9.0 amp hour size. I don't have one personally but we have them at work and they run for a very very long time. Definitely an expensive option for a homeowner but they sure do work nice.
    2016 25 taps on buckets got me hooked
    2017 51 taps on 3/16 tubing and DIY oil tank evaporator

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Walpole, NH


    Unless you have a weak battery or drill that is burnt out, most drilling problems are the drill bit.
    Sugaring for 45+ years
    New Sugarhouse 14'x32'
    New to Me Algier 2'x8' wood fired evaporator
    225 Sugar Maples Currently,(105 on 3/16" and 110 on Shurflo 4008 vacuum, 10 gravity), (16,000 before being disabled)
    1947 Farmall H and Wagon with gathering tank
    2012 Kubota with forks to move wood around

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Oneida NY


    I've used DeWalt 18V for years, tried others, always went back to DeWalt. I now have DeWalt 20V. I have a cople of 2AH, some 4AH and 4 @ 6AH. I like the weight of the 2's best.
    When using, be sure to have a sharp TAPPING bit, not something in a bit kit or from a hdwe store. Then as the drill shows signs of slowing, change the battery. Especially on the Lithium batteries, they go from good to dead very quickly, but while good they last far longer, it just at the end of charge where they go quickly to dead.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, down to about 700 in '16, up to 1000 for 2019?
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    website: www.cnymaple.com

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Haverhill, Ma


    I will add that I am using a 1 year old Canadian tapping bit.
    2018 - New Mason 2X3 Hobby XL and homemade RO
    2017 - 49 taps on gravity, 6 on buckets.
    2016 - 19 taps on new 3/16 tubing, 24 on buckets
    2015 - 51 taps, 26 buckets
    2014 - 50 taps, 14 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, new 2X3 continuous flow Phaneuf from Homestead Maple
    2013 - 33 taps, 12 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, steam table pans
    2012 - 26 taps, 10 buckets, steel railroad toolbox converted into arch, steam table pans

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