What Is the Difference Between a Brushless Tool and a Brushed Version

In this video, I take you through the differences betweek a brushless and brushed motor and how they affect cordless tool performance. Hopefully this video will help someone when they are trying to decide which way to go when shopping for a new tool.



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    5 years ago

    Great Instructable. I for one will stick to my brushed motors, they are simpler, and brushes are easy and cheap to replace. I would be more likely to toss out a brushless. Now if we could just get the prices of the batteries down to an affordable price!

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    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I talked with a high up rep from Ridgid recently and we discussed brushless drills and he says that he doesn't see Ridgid going that way very soon. They feel that there are still improvements with the batteries that will give them a bigger bang for their buck. I thought that was very interesting to hear.